Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This & That!!

Everyone needs a "this & that" post!!! So here is mine!!

Been stitching and accomplishing some things, but oh so much I have planned to do and so little time!! Hence less posting and commenting!! Miss that!

Grandmother's Choice blocks! For once I made one on time and I'm not behind!!!

I had nearly forgotten that I had not posted about the sweet, surprise gift that I received from Dawn!! She recently moved from California to Colorado ( I was raised on the Western slope of the Rocky Mts on the Wyoming/Colorado border) so I felt like she was moving to my "home"!!! She has an amazing blog and is such a student of antique quilts and sewing gadgets - her posts are always a treasure trove!! Several months ago, I purchased one of her patterns, and am looking forward to the day when I can start it!! Anyway, after she moved, she sent me the most gorgeous toile "Colorado" fabric!!!

Be sure and click on the photo to enlarge and get a close look at the lovely scenes!!! I"m waiting for just the perfect project, but for now I love to look at it and drool!! Thanks Dawn!!

This past week I received my "falling stars" quilt from Janet O., and it's a thousand times more beautiful in person than on the computer!! I love, love, love it!!

My photos really don't do it justice either, but wanted you to see that it has a "center of attention" spot!!

And the last of the "this & that". I sewed up a shoe caddie! Our closet/dressing room was in the old part of the cabin. We had taken out some windows and boarded them up on the outside, but on the inside there was still the space. That space is behind my hanging clothes, but I need a place for my dress shoes and bling/bling flip flops! I had some very heavy upholstery fabric that had been given to me, so I googled some info and then designed my own! I'm pleased as punch! It has 20 pockets and of course I made it to fit just in the spot! Now the drawer that I had my shoes in can be used for more fabric!!! Yeah!!!!

Blessed Fall Ya'll!!!!!!


Raewyn said...

Lucky you with the lovelies in the mail. The quilt looks perfect in your house :-) Great idea with the shoe hanger.

Janet O. said...

Your Grandmother's Choice blocks look wonderful, Doniene. Way to go on keeping up!
Dawn is a very good and talented woman--I have appreciated her blog and her generosity. Your gift to her was very sweet and what a nice piece of fabric she sent to you.
I'm glad you like your Falling Stars. I wish I could have done more, for your very sweet donation quilt. You, my friend, are a jewel!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Way to go girl - that's a really cool shoe rack!!! And your quilt from Janet is really beautiful - you will enjoy that for years to come :*) And what can I say about that toile? It's simply amazing!!!!

Maureen said...

Congrats for keeping up with Grandmother's Choice. Beautiful as they are, the blocks don't look easy to whip up.
Dawn is so sweet to think of you. That is an awesome gift! Would you cut it? I think I'd surround it with pieced blocks but that is just me.
Your setting is perfect for the Falling Stars quilt. Janet sure does crank out those little quilts!
The shoe caddie is very clever. I have projects like that in mind, but my stitching time is always dominated by quilt projects.

Denise :) said...

You're way ahead of me in the GC blocks -- I whipped out the first stuck on the fourth and haven't made another since! I need to get busy! The piece from Janet is beautiful and it looks so sweet on your sideboard!! :)

Denise :) said...

Oh ... and you shoe caddie reminds me that I'm going to buy one of those heavy-vinyl-like kind and do a small hanging herb garden next spring. Keeps the critters out of your plants! :)

Kathie said...

that toile from Dawn is beautiful
how lucky are you! I am huge fan of toile
the quilt from Janet is just special
so nice of her to do that for you.
thanks for sharing