Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Whatcha working on....

Spring may have arrived, crocus and hyanthis, and tulips OH MY.

I know I may sound excited, but remember this is a new home for us
and I will be experiencing a whole new landscape.
When we moved in it was mid November. All the trees and plants had gone to sleep.

While I have been reading over all of my new comments and getting to know all of you, I came down with underlining pnemonia.
When spring is here my allergies start up.
I have allergies to mould. Between the thaw and rain my yard is one big lake.
So I stayed in , on the meds for seven days and am taking ADVAIR to keep my lungs clear.
So what sewing have I done,...........well here is a sneak preview of my grandaughters dissappearing ninepatch. Can't show too much or the suprise will be gone.
I made her pillow cases to match the backing.

Here is a set of 6 placemats, you know the ones that are cheaters.
Just add some fabric to the sides and add your batting and backing and we are off the the races.
I decided to machine stitch the binding instead of by hand so that they will stand up to repeated washings. I know they will be put to the test. These are gifts as well.

We inherited 4 card chairs. All they needed was some tender care. My dh took them apart and I reupolstered the seats and backs and he cleaned up the metal with CLR.
The chairs had been damaged by water and rust had formed.
I picked up this 70's material at our fabricland. Don't you just love those bright orange flowers.
It reminds me of wallpaper we once had in a kitchen.

Sew off to my scap bin to find fabric for the jelly roll blocks.
I'm a little behind........ Now what other ufo's have I to finish................

I just happened to look out of my window and these big snow flakes falling.
What happened to SPRING????
I hope to see you soon.....



  1. You have been busy! Right now I'm making pillows (small ones) for a craft show I'm doing in May. And I'm making sewing buttons onto yo-yos to make flowers. So much to do!

  2. Oh Linda, I do hope you are feeling better. It's a challenge to maintain ones' health in such changeable weather conditions. Surely Spring must come to you soon. Take care of yourself and rest. Your sewing projects are lovely. Ann :-)

  3. I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. I have COPD and take the Advair, it works great for me. Don't worry Spring is coming!

  4. Just keep repeating: Spring is coming, Spring is coming..... I love what you did with the chairs! A very creative touch.

  5. Hi Linda,
    Feeling under the weather are ya?! Pooey!
    I loved the chair you recovered...it indeed reminds me of some wallpaper my MIL once had...retro now!

  6. Oh, I hope you are feeling better today. Your chair is just so cute. What a great job you did.

  7. I hope that your health is on the mend. Just sit on one of those beautiful card chairs and you will feel the spring. Don't despair spring is on the way as autumn is for us. Take care.

  8. You have been good finishing up all those lovely projects :-) Thank you for joining my giveaway Sorry you didn't win this time, Please come and join when I have my next one.