Thursday, January 07, 2010

Happy New Year + Post #500



uvfloeer 001 I finally found a spot of sunshine to expose my UV thread-flower to, to see it turn color. This is the same white flower from the previous post. Below I laid it on the snow, & waited just a minute . Wouldn’t that be fun on a summer daytime indoor wedding dress? I heard about a gal who used it like that. She made butterflies to float all over the dress, & when the bride stepped out of the church & into the sun, her white dress BLOOMED into color! It would be great for a hat or lapel pin, or on a purse. Indoors it’s just white.

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After the holidays, I started cleaning & rearranging. I spent 12 hours one day moving shelves & reorganizing my kitchen. It’s still all very temporary, we’re doing little bits at a time, & the kitchen is low on my priority list right now. We have the cupboards (the golden piece in the center), but nothing is actually installed yet.

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In the after picture below, I want to build a pantry closet where the shelves set on the right. On the left I have an old dresser, that I painted & it will remain there until I’ve decided how I want to balance out this wall. I really need the drawer storage, so maybe when we get to the actual remodel, I’ll get something to go with the pantry. The cupboards we bought are no longer available, so we’re going to have to get creative.

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Below is the latest customer quilt I finished. I would have liked to treat each block as an individual & done a really spectacular design on them, bur she just wanted a utility design, so I went with leaves similar to the print in the outer border. She called it a lap quilt, but it took a twin batt. I used Green Batting again. I really like how it quilts, & it’s thin, but warm, & good for the environment.

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I hope she is happy with what I did.

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The guys came today to install the wood stove downstairs.

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Here it is in Warren’s bar. Now we can start working on the floor!

Well this is my 500th blog. If you comment on any of the last 5 posts before I post again, I’ll put your name in the drawing for some of my Threadplay! Thanks to ALL YOU KIND COMMENTERS!


Vicki W said...

Congrats on your 500th post! The UV flower is so cool....and not just because it's lying in the snow!

Rian said...

Happy blogiversary! I have seen tee shirts that burst into color when you put them in the sun. Very cool. But the idea of the butterflies on the bride gown is spectacular!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! Very cool flower!

Ali Honey said...

Well done on posting 500 times. Wow. Pretty wee flower .Stay warm!

Marsel said...

As always, your threadplay is amazing! I love the idea of the wedding dress...that would be so pretty.

I've thought of you the last couple of days while we've been cold and snowy here in Georgia -- you would laugh at us, I'm sure!

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, the color changes are more beautiful than I expected! The quilt it great, how could anyone no be happy with it?! Nice renovations.....they are slower than we'd like but they do get done eventually!

Françoise said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!! The UV flower is stunning.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your uv flower is beautiful, I love the idea of the wedding dress, summer or winter with snowflakes on it. Warrens bar is looking great and cosy.

Steph said...

That flower is so pretty, I like your idea about a wedding dress!!

Cut-N-Shoot Quilting Diva said...

Woohoo! 500 posts...outstanding! I love the flower too. Very pretty.

quiltmom said...

COngratulations on reaching your 500th post Deb.
That sounds like a very cool thing for a brides dress- it would be a stunning effect to see the bride's dress bloom.They. create the most amazing things these days
Warmest regards,

Deb Geyer said...

Oh! Oh! Put my name in the pot!! I'd love to see your thread play up close and personal! ;-) Congrats on 500!!

I like the quilt with the overall pattern. Custom would have been nice but sometimes overall is best!