Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Homework

It has been a homework week.  Working on the home, having work done at the home, doing sewing homework......

I finished the 3 pieces I committed to make for the AQSG Seminar next month.  Thank you , Wendy of The Constant Quilter, for the wonderful border fabric on this quilt!
The backings I picked - they still need labeling.
 Close up of one of my favorite quiltings patterns, interlocking cables.
 I am so grateful to have a home where I feel safe and secure especially in light of the hurricanes down south.  I had a crew of 6 men around the past few days repainting our decking.  It was a huge job!
 Aaahhh, that is better.
I put away my summer quilts and decore - Yay it's fall here in CT.
 I switched out my Nana's dishes for the brown transferware.
 Yay - I remembered to hang up my paint by number fall painting.
I grew that gourd and made the little green pumpkin.
I also made these fabric pumpkins.  You can read a fun past post about them here.
My favorite spot to decorate - the window above my kitchen sink.
I love how it looks at night.
And finally, my friend, Diane of Persnickety, sent me this fabulous Abe bust.  It is the same one as the little one that Mary B sent me years ago.   I'm doing a little sewing for her and I'll share that another day.
Off to Ann Arbor tomorrow.   Have a great week.
xo

25 comments:

  1. I love your fall projects. The deck is looking great. It certainly is time here in New England to get those fall decorations out. Your home looks lovely.

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  2. Abe looks right at home in his new digs, amidst your beautiful autumn decor.

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  3. I changed to my fall quilts this week too! Love your Abe!!

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  4. Gee I don't have any fall quilts. So I might be at least making a table runner for the living room. Any excuse will do for sewing lol.

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  5. You are getting me in the mood, Barb! Though I usually hold out for the first day of Autumn. I have a gorgeous late Summer bird quilt from a dear friend, and it deserves its prominent place for as long as possible. Your commissions are gorgeous. And that border print is delightful! September 22nd...

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  6. Love your quilts, on the table and hanged, your fall decoration, the bust of Aby is a little treasure and your decking is brand new !
    OMG ! What a week ;) !
    xoxo

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  7. I have told you previously how much I like your brown transferware. Do you actually use it or just for decor? And, of course, I like your paint by number fall picture.

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  8. Love your little donation quilts! I remember how I loved doing Paint-By-Number as a child (back when it was oil paints)! Wish I still had them! But I think kits can still be found on ebay!

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  9. Your home looks warm and seasonal. I, too, remember doing paint-by-number with my grandmother. We will enjoy decorating with your maple leaf quilts at the AQSG Seminar!

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  10. What a delight to change your decor with the seasons. Lovely.

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  11. I like cables too! Lovely homework of several types--the decor looks great. I would love to have workmen painting at my house just now! I'll have to settle for the window guy this weekend. Lol

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  12. For some reason it seems more fun to decorate for fall than any other season. I always love what you do. I think you get an A+ for your homework.

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  13. What a fun post, Barb! Your decorations look so warm and inviting. Love your little AQSG donations. I still have the one you made for AQSG Cherry Hill :) Another wonderful Abe addition to your Presidents Wall of Fame. The paint-by-number is fabulous!

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  14. Love seeing your fun pumpkins and fall displays--puts me in the mood to do a little decorating. Did you do the paint by number painting? It's such a nostalgic looking piece!

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  15. have you shown the stars and alternates quilt, that you have on the table, in such a way we can see the whole thing? Love it! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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    1. i was going to send you a photo - but you have no email on your profile.

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  16. The seasons are changing and it looks like your house is all ready! Hope you're having fun in Michigan!

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  17. Once again...a happy and inspiring post!!!

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  18. I am so ready for Fall (and the end of hurricane season)! Thanks for wafting a little breath of Fall my way!!

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  19. Your pumpkins intrigue me and I checked out your original post, which I don't think I ever saw before. Since we downsized we don't have a mantle or piano to display things on, but I could put some on my tall bookcase and china cabinet if I get any made. I love some of your fabrics - especially the brownish leafy fabric. I have had that in orange and green and it's always been one of my favorites. Thanks for showing your fall decor. I need to change things around here.

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  20. Wow! I knew as soon as I saw that fabric that you would do something terrific with it. Hope I get to sit at the table it is on! Your Fall decorating is beautiful. I'm a little behind - o.k, I'm a lot behind, I still have spring quilts on the sun porch! Can't wait for seminar!

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  21. Ahhh...you are going to Ann Arbor...I miss my Michigan home. They have a GREAT Ethiopian restaurant on the corner of 5th and Washington...the Blue Nile. My favorite place to eat when we lived there. No Ethiopian food in NW Alabama...:o( Your fall quilt and decor are so beautiful...your have such a nice touch for making things seem special and lovely.

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  22. Such a wonderful post. I always love seeing how you decorate your home for different seasons, and occasions.

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  23. Looks so cozy, and inviting! Bring on autumn, I say!

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