Saturday, February 25, 2012

Catch-up!

George Quilts by jenib320
George Quilts, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I feel like I have been saying this for a while now, but it was another crazy busy week! My Mom came to visit from Ohio for four days! We had a blast! There was lots of shopping, thrifting, and eating! We even squeezed a movie and some sewing in too. I miss her already!

I've been slowly getting back into my normal routine, and was able to spend some time in the sewing room today.  I finally turned these stamped George panels I made into mini quilts today! They were quick and a fun way to use these panels.  Although, I don't think I'll be using linen for binding again anytime soon.  It was a bit fussy and thick to mess with.  But, oh well! I used Coquette by Pat Bravo and Reunion by Sweetwater to frame them!

Another Tank by jenib320
Another Tank, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Yesterday I made up another Wiksten Tank (by Jenny Gordy). This time I used some Innocent Crush Voile by Anna Maria Horner. The voile wasn't quite as easy to work with as quilting cotton, but it fits a lot better and was really lovely to wear, so soft! Plus, I was able to get an entire tank out of 1 yard since it's extra wide. Woo hooo! :)

Ironing Board Cover by jenib320
Ironing Board Cover, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
After I dropped my Mom off at the airport on Thursday, I needed a little project to cheer me up. I decided it was high time to recover my ironing board! I used Randi's sew-along, it was super easy to follow!  The fabrics I used are Lark home dec by Amy Butler, Kona Coal, and an unknown turquoise solid from a scrap bundle. I love my new cover!

Stitching by jenib320
Stitching, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I've been stitching away on my pillow top! I'm a very slow hand quilter, but I think it will be worth it! I like how it's turning out so far.

Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House by jenib320
Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Eeee! Look what has arrived?! Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House! The colors are so fresh and have me dreaming of spring! I bought my bundle from The Intrepid Thread as soon as it came in! Now I'm just waiting for the Jewel prints from this line to come! :)

Vintage Sheets by jenib320
Vintage Sheets, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
We hit the motherload of sheets this weekend! I'm trying to be a bit pickier about the prints I carry, so I was happy to find this many in one week! They're all in the shop now!

English Muffin Bread by jenib320
English Muffin Bread, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
When I found this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I needed to try it immediately.  I love toast, and this English Muffin Bread recipe promised to be the best.  And I have to admit, it's really good! I halved the recipe and made two loafs on Thursday.. and I'm almost through the second loaf already, hehe!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Toast
Sound of: The Muppet Show
Taste of: Toast!
Sight of: Vintage Sheets
Feel of: Warm slippers

Good Things about Today:
- Productive day at home!
- It was sunny!
- Restocked the shop!
- George!

18 comments:

  1. I love your tank. I wish I could sew clothing.
    And... I adore George.
    xoxo

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  2. Wow you've been busy. Love that you stamped your own prints for the George mini's. Wish I could make clothes those tanks have all looked great so far.

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  3. Wow! You are always such an inspiration - for productivity and creativity!

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  4. Wow, such a great collection of things you got done! I also need to recover my ironing board, but then realised the fabric I'd chosen for Randi's sew along wasn't going to work, so I'll need to go and buy more (darn it ;o) )

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  5. Love the ironing board cover! I want to re-do mine soon! And bunny bookends- on the blocks at the start and George at the end of your post! Cute!

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  6. i really need to make a new cover for my ironing board! mine is sooo old and gross! i love how yours looks!

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  7. You do always have the busiest weeks Jeni! Your ironing board cover is so cute - I have one on my sewing to do list too :) Can't wait to see your pillow top finished, my hand sewing is ridiculously slow! It will be worth all your hard effort in the end :) do you use a hoop when you do it? Jessie, xo

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  8. So much stitchy goodness I hardly know where to start! Love your new top and those stamped bunny minis. I need to get me some hello pilgrim too :)

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  9. The cute George quilts made me chuckle the first instant I saw them. very cute.

    You definitely hit the motherload this week. All those new fabrics are gorgeous.

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  10. That tank is beautiful as well as the new fabric. Great idea to recover the ironing board. Thanks for including a link to a tutorial. You rock!

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  11. All that new fabric, the tank, the George quilts, the toast (looks yummy) and George ~ all that wonderfulness is almost too much to handle!

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  12. Love your hand quilting project. Can't wait to see the end result!

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  13. George is just so stinkin' cute! How can you keep from squeezing him to death?

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  14. your bunny panels have me dreaming of spring! love all of your photos today too!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  15. Ooh, I need to make that bread! I'm glad you had such a fun time with your mom! Your ironing board cover looks fab! I need to make one for myself pretty soon.

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  16. you are so incredibly busy! and cute! It was nice to meet up yesterday even if it was for just a bit. I love the voile tank! I have so much voile saved up for garments, I need to start making some!

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  17. For your pillow top are you using embordery thread to quilt the top?

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  18. Absolutely lovely! I love all of your fabric .

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