I wish I would have started taking pictures of our Blanding home the year we moved here because we have done SO MUCH to this home since. I decided to take a couple of pictures for 2014, especially because we made enough changes that cosmetically changed the look of the home...
New windows and a new front door...
This picture probably shows the best view of our new living room window and front door. We also had the old white fence in the front yard removed.
I was trying for a full lot view, but we have a big tree in the picture. I happen to love that tree!
Some day, you will be able to tell that we have lilac bushes growing on the right side fence line of our home. For now, it still looks like weeks!
This blog is basically becoming a record of my quilts. It's okay with me. At least I have a photo of them!
This first quilt I bought fabric for quite a while ago. Afterwards, I realized that I didn't like red/white/blue quilts. So, I never made it. I had someone in town, whom I've sold quilt tops to in the past, ask if I had any for sale. I didn't have one made, as I haven't sewn a lot this past year, but I knew immediately that this would be the quilt for her. It was! She loved it.
This quilt is a Tumbler Quilt. It was very easy to make, easier than I had expected! I was inspired by Sebrina Brown, the 11 year old whom I have taught at quilt camp the past two years. She made a tumbler quilt last May. It turned out so cute that I decided that I would make one as well. I had lots of fabrics around and thus created this quilt.
I recently completed this Stained Glass Quilt Top and posted it on Etsy. My shop receives a lot of hits when I have a Stained Glass Quilt listed. It was only out there about three weeks and it sold. I am so happy!
Don't you like how the sunshine is creating that stained glass affect?!?
I have decided to close my Etsy shop for a season. I don't know how long that will be. Maybe a season will equal 'forever'. I don't know. I still have items that I want to sell. Maybe I'll take these quilt tops over to Kathleen's shop and see if I could sell them over there. I am ready to have the tops sold and out of my home. I like sewing, but I don't need all of these quilts!
Grayson Country Quilters co-sponsors a quilt camp with 4-H each summer. It was held on May 30 and 31, 2014 at the Blanding Arts and Events Center. I assisted Sebrina Brown this year. We were partners last year too.
Her tumbler quilt was challenging. I honestly didn't think we'd finish it. Before we left the first day, I had her stack each row, so we could just sew the next day. When I came home and sat down, I realized that I had her stack double the amount of rows we needed. With this knowledge, I realized that we would easily finish by the end of the next day. We did, we were done by noon! I was so tired! But, her quilt turned out darling!
While up in Salt Lake, I've been cleaning and packing up our home on Laurelhurst. We are going to put it on the market in the spring. I found this doll bed with a mattress and pillow that I was given as a child. Instead of moving it to Blanding and storing it for another 50 years, I decided to sell it.
I had visions of painting it white, making a new covers for the mattress and pillow and cute doll blanket, but that never happened. (I'm sure it would have had I had any children!)
The mother who bought it said it reminded her of a wooden doll bed she had as a child and was absolutely thrilled to purchase it. I am so glad that I listed it today on ksl.com. I have to admit, I enjoy selling items that I don't use any more and someone else will enjoy. As the left, the mother said, "This will be our family heirloom!"