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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

a little of this and a little of that

this week, for a bit of a change of pace from just quilting, I've been researching and sourcing various ideas for renos on two of our bathrooms; sanding, priming, and getting ready to paint (between rain!) a new set of stairs for our front porch, and deciding on what a two year old granddaughter would like for her birthday.  Definitely a "what comes next?" type of week!  Oh, and yes, there was a bit of quilting going on as well.

One bathroom reno will be pretty quick - a new vanity and sink and new paint - I've pretty much decided on this colour Tahitian Breeze by Behr which will be a big change from the red that it currently is!  The second one involves replacing the tub with a shower, moving windows, doors and closet, as well as flooring, tile work vanity and toilet, and will be a much more involved project. We do all the work ourselves, so it will take some time. Still trying to figure it all out...

Today I was hoping to get some paint on those porch stairs, but it is still threatening rain, so that is on hold at the moment.

Tomorrow is the birthday party, and seeing as the little miss is into Minnie Mouse these days, I wanted to make her something related, without being overly "Minnie".  This is what I came up with


I also picked up some books and things, all of which will go into this pillowcase/gift bag

Monday night is our VMQG meeting and the reveal of our Mini quilt swap quilts.  I'll just give you a quick peek, as I don't want to spoil any surprises, but lets just say I am still having fun with using the long arm rulers on my machine!



I'll show the full quilt after Monday's meeting.  Now, I have to get my head in gear for the next Tangled Textiles challenge, which is due pretty darn soon, and that's what comes next!

Happy quilting!


Leanne said...

Wow, that quilting is great! I have a long arm ruler just waiting for me to get home and give it a try. Have fun at your guild meeting.

Maggi said...

Love the Minnie dress.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Adorable dress for your granddaughter!

Looking forward to seeing your mini quilt at the meeting tonight.

Jo-Snow said...

I am very interested in how you quilted that swap piece you did for Terry Aske.

I understand you did it on your long arm with rulers.

Is there a name for that or a tutuorial for it?

Many thanks,


What Comes Next? said...

Jo-Snow - you are a no reply blogger, so I hope you see this comment! I used long arm rulers on my domestic - i.e. regular sewing machine, and a technique a got from Amy at