Sunday, March 7, 2010

Time Off-Time On

Sorry I've been away from blog land for a week. It was spring break at the college I worked at so I took some time off-didn't go anywhere or do much of anything, but I did get some rest and R & R right here at my home. Back to reality tomorrow!

I did manage to get sewing on the Meadowsweet fabrics I had.

I'm using one of Heather Mulder Peterson's books, Livin' Large, and this is the quilt on the back cover, Pretty in Pink. Obviously I'm using a different colorway but I like how this pattern has a secondary plaid going and it shows off some great fabric very nicely. So I'm poking along on this.

Also while off work I did some trash to treasure shopping and found this.

I had been looking for a round table for a reason. My grandson has a favorite chair in the great room. There used to be a rectangular side table next to it where I was afraid he was going to poke his eye out on the corner, thus the search for a round table. I was hoping to find something I could fix up cheap. I have literally been looking for a year-I know my daughter and I looked in Maine last summer. Well at Goodwill this one was $5-SOLD! But it gets better. When the saleswoman pulled off the price, which was taped to the top, a bit of the finish came off with it. I kind of went "Oh," and she said "How about $2." I said SOLD again! So I'm planning on painting it as the finish on this one needs work and it hopefully will look like an expensive Maine Cottage one when I'm done. A good week all around. Hope your week ahead is good too! 


  1. What a great little table you found. I'm sure it will look great when you're finished with it.

  2. I really love that table!!! What a great find!!!
    Love your fabric too!!
    Thank you for your kind words. I use to be a pretty good seamstress.
    I haven't made any clothes since I had a very bad fall in 02. No, I am wrong I did make a couple of blouses since then, but thats all.
    That fall has changed my life and not for the better.
    So glad you can to visit!!!!
    Hugs, Fern

  3. Look forward to seeing your completed gem...

  4. great buy!! i would love to find that table somewhere! i think i would paint it white.

  5. Looks like a nice sturdy table too with the lower shelf. Be sure to show us what it looks like when you get it done.

  6. Hey, that's a very cool quilt that's coming together and what a fantastic little table you have there! I'm happy to see you got a little R & R as well. You definitely deserved it. :)

  7. Oh! And I love your new header. Very cuteamous.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.