Saturday, June 2, 2012

Catch-up!

Wip by jenib320
Wip, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I can't believe how long it's been since my last "regular" post! May was such a crazy month! I'm looking forward to things slowing down a little bit! Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways! I'll pop in tomorrow and announce all the winners! Okay, let's get caught up! :)

I squeezed in a little free sewing time this past week and dug into my stack of works-in-progress.  I ended up working on putting together this quilt, using blocks made by the Twice Around the Block Bee ladies! I added to them so they were all 12.5" square, and made two more.  I am really happy with how it's turned out so far.  I think I'll finish it off with some pebble quilting!

Pouch by jenib320
Pouch, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I made myself a new zipper pouch! I got this fabric combo stuck in my head (Habitat by Jay McCarroll and Wonderland by Momo), and a pouch seemed like the perfect project! I use Kelly's zipper tab method!

Grand Hotel by jenib320
Grand Hotel, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
There has been a bit of fabric mail lately.  I was really behaving for a while there... and now, not so much, hehe! This delicious stack is Jenean Morrison's new line, Grand Hotel! I love, love the colors! I bought my stack from Sprightly Fabrics. You can also find the entire line at Fat Quarter Shop.

Yarou by jenib320
Yarou, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Look at this cute little guy that arrived today! I could not resist adding him to my collection of stuffed animals.  He's so well made and so tiny! I purchased him from Protopye on etsy!

Before and after! by jenib320
Before and after!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I actually have a non-sewing finish to share this week! At our last apartment in Ohio, some one put this little chest of drawers out for the trash and I snatched it. It's pretty cheap wood (but it is wood!), and it was in bad condition, but it's been the perfect size for all my shipping supplies.  I finally had a chance to refinish it last weekend! I painted it with chalkboard paint and some knobs that we found at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $.50 each! I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Pink Pyrex by jenib320
Pink Pyrex, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I actually found a bit of vintage pyrex recently too! I found these three pink refridgerator dishes tucked in a corner at an antique mall last weekend.  They definitely weren't thrift price, but they are in awesome condition and it was waaaay better than online prices! Now I just need the 502 and my set is complete :)

Garden by jenib320
Garden, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My garden has been doing great! I put plants in on Mother's Day and Michael did a great job taking care of it when I went to Quilt Market.  I put down a bunch of leaf mulch since this shot to help keep the weeds down, which has been great.  I even have a few flowers on my tomato plants already!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George has been good too!

I'm excited to welcome three new sponsors to In Color Order! The Annex Sewing Lounge, specializing in vintage fabrics, notions and quilt kits, Bloomerie Fabrics, a great selection of fabrics, books, patterns and even baker's twine, and finally Form and Fabric, beautiful modern fabrics, great customer service and discounted US shipping! I hope you'll check them out! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh air
Sound of: Monk
Taste of: Diet Coke
Sight of: New fabric
Feel of: Warm sunny day

Good Things about Today:
- Productive day!
- Taught a quilting class at the Sewcial Lounge!
- Happy mail!
- George has been extra cute today!

14 comments:

  1. You are so talented! will you send jyst a reaction of ur talent my way? Please? :)

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  2. Love the cabinet!

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  3. we have been watching monk on netflix lately.

    We missed this great show when it was on tv. We both just skipped past it back then.

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  4. That cabinet redo is great! I love the double-knob look with the chalkboard paint... very fun!

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  5. George is sooo cute!! I wish I could have a bunny:)

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  6. Congratulations for every thing and for your Garden I wish to see tomatoes, Martha Steward has great recommendations for gardens and, I want to know about Mr.George and his family soon.
    Sincerely, from Venezuela.

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  7. Thanks for always letting us know where you source things; I always visit those sites and quite often pick up a bargain. Heading over to your new sponsors now.

    P.S. I have always loved Monk especially as I can relate to many of his OCD 'quirks'.

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  8. Cute job on your dresser - looks like a double breasted suit now! George Bun, just melt our hearts!

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  9. So good to see what you've been up to! I love the neutral quilt top! It's great to see such range, since so much of your work has been about color! I also totally love the furniture before and after-- it looks like a great find, I love rescuing pieces like that!

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  10. oh jeni, i just want a teensy bit of your productivity...i'd be an sewing beast!

    love the zipper pouch and quilt! i like the way the zipper uses the tabs! so nice!

    thank you for always inspiring! :)

    geoooooorge! big hugs!

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  11. Yarou is adorable! The garden looks good too.

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  12. Wow, those pink Pyrex are sooo cute! I'm impressed by your garden!

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  13. Love the pouch! That color combo is fabulous. And I love the quilt top you finished! It's lovely. Are you planning to keep the back and binding neutral, or add some pop? Either way, I think it will be wonderful!

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