Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This is a Get Your Behind Moving Day

I declared today was a get your behind moving day. I have so many UFO's (unfinished objects) around I decided I needed to get them underway. I didn't technically finish anything today, but I got them to a point that it won't take long to finish them. These are projects I can take to work to work on. I get bored at work if I have nothing to keep my hands busy. So now I have two projects to finish up. I don't have another cross stitch planned...yet. I'd like to make another pattern of my own but it will involve buying a computer program to chart it. So... that may take awhile. lol

First, is this cute flag I bought that was already sewn together if you'll remember. All I had to do is add the backing and batting and then quilt it. I've decided I'm going to hand quilt this one.

Next was my other quilt top I started awhile back. Not really my favorite colors or theme, but I had the fabrics on hand so I used them. LOL. This is an attempt at machine quilting and it isn't the way I'd really like it to look, but I'm learning. Better to mess up on one that probably won't see the light of day. I have the binding all ready to turn to the back and stitch. Again won't take too much time to finish.

Do NOT look closely at this pic... LOL... you will see that some of my seams to line up exactly. LOL. Just enjoy the overall look...

I decided to do a black binding to make it look like it was a picture in a frame. I know deep isn't it. LOL.

I had to clean up my dining/sewing room a little because I uh went to the uh thrift store. I know I know... lol I need to get rid of not buy more. I have actually sold a lot of my old stuff through the booth and on my selling blog. yiippee!!!! I bought some great stuff but best of all I got these gorgeous chairs!!! I resisted the first time I went to the thrift store. I bought a bunch of other stuff that time and kept looking at the chairs. I came home jumped on Facebook and asked what I good price would be for ladder back chairs. Well, one of my friends Renee talked me into going back after them. LOL. So, I made a second trip to the thrift store to buy them. She reminded me if I didn't I would always regret not buying them. Luckily, when I went back they were still there. They were meant to be mine!

Could you resist these??? The color is perfect and the seats are still perfect. (sigh) I LOVE these chairs. BUT I didn't know where I'd be putting them so Renee was kind enough to go through my home pics and tell me several different places I could put them. I'll wait for another day to show you where they actually ended up. It involved cleaning up my dining room though and a few other places... :)

I am still having a hard time commenting on blogs and some of you are having the same issues on mine. I've been told to sign completely out of blooger and not have it remember your name and password. Just sign in everytime you get on. I think my problem is Steve's computer. It is on it's way to crashing too. (sigh) Hopefully I get mine back before then. But until then I will read and not be able to comment. But I love visiting all of you so I will do what I have to to catch up with everyone. :)
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Anonymous said...

You are one busy woman, Mary!

Love that Americana quilt!

I'm having the problems with blogs that have the comments on the same page as the post. Those that bring up another page give me no problem.

Have a great evening!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the chairs Mary - don't know what you paid, but I'd say they're definitely worth whatever! Loving your quilts too - especially that little flag one (maybe it's the time of year!) Sounds like a productive and satisfying day....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt and I had the same problem for so long and I did what you said in your post(last week) and have not had a problem since..Have a great week..

jennifer768 said...

Love the new chairs !Just admit it ...thrift shopping is an addiction . LOL! Love your quilts! Hugs,Jen

renee said...

Well, I saw on Facebook your display! It looks great! Aren't you glad~ ahem~ that I told you to go back and get those beauties now? LOL! They LOOK WONDERFUL! I love it all! I need to hurry and get my garage done so I can get to it on my homestead a bit more!
At least I motivated the hubby to install a ceiling fan that has been sitting for over a year! Hopefully after that, I can get him to hook up the new bathroom lighting! LOL!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

I'd love to be getting myself in gear but I just don't have the desire...seems I'm lagging on most projects these days!

Love the quilt tops - and the one you picked up and are finishing is wonderful...i love it.

Beautiful chairs.


*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

You have the best thrift store I know of, mine is usually full of cast off junk!! Contact me and I can tell you about a free program to chart your cross stitch patterns! ~Kriss~

Chris said...

Hiya Mary
Weird huh???....I have been having the same trouble with leaving comments...even replying to comments on my own BLOG, but it seems to have righted itself now (as you can see...coz I'm

Love reading your posts...and honestly if I ever feel a bit stressed because of the length of my "to do list" (which is usually quite long) I just give yours a thought and feel much better...hee hee. Keep up the good work,
Chris (Australia)

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Those chairs are gorgeous - you find the best stuff girl!! With your long work week and all you have going on, you are a whirlwind of activity - you are amazing!! I am tired just reading this - but don't stop! Even though I don't always have time to comment, I enjoy visiting you all the time. Have a great Sunday! Hugs!