First of all, thanks to the many of you who have been concerned about my absence, lately -you have no idea how much it means to me! It amazes me how quickly the days go by when you're busy! Just taking the car for it's 60,000 mile service involved nearly a day as the dealer is an hour away! Same with doctor and dentist - another hour away in a different direction. We've also been very busy around the house!!
Stephanie has been hosting a "No Strings Attached Challenge". I decided to participate as I'm also trying to use only stash this year along with Ulla and others. I finished my first project, which is a gift, so here is just a peek. I'll reveal the whole thing once the gift has been received. This is great fun using your scrap strips to make blocks, then making those into whatever comes to mind! I had no plan when I began this project, but as it evolved, it became clear what I wanted to do! I also made up a new pattern of freehand machine quilting, and am quite pleased at the result!
The reason I'm a Happy Camper is because our other rug finally arrived! Here it is below as I unrolled it to make sure it was the correct color before the delivery fellow left!
Now I can finally reveal our newly painted and decorated dining/living room! There is still a considerable amount of "tweaking" to be done with my decorating, and also the chandelier will be replaced and re-centered over the table with something different. Enjoy the photos, and bear in mind that it's difficult to take photos of the true colors!
Below the TV is currently on a table. We plan to hang it on an adjustable arm from the wall just above the table.
Last week I received a lovely "Hello and Welcome" email from someone who has been reading my blog. Amelia (no blog) and her friend Betty (also no blog) had been trying to figure out where the Squash House was located. After my post on porches, they realized I was right in their town! I replied to Amelia's email and invited her to meet me for coffee! We had a wonderful, long chat and realized how much we had in common - we both fly fish with our husbands and we both quilt! Amelia and her husband are also transplants to this area from another state. We both look forward to getting together again! Isn't blogging fantastic?!