Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pin It Weekly #121

Happy Weekly!  What are you pinning this week?

Top 10 Abandoned, Amazing and Unusual Old Homes. | Most Beautiful Pages

Old Green Farm House:

AbAndoned house

Abandoned Renaissance Faire, Fredericksburg, Virginia

abandoned, empty, forgotten

Forgotten old Victorian home


Abandoned, Forgotten, Rust, Abandoned Places, Abandoned House, Abandoned Building

abandoned house in France - I would love to know the stories behind these abandoned beauties!



Lost | Forgotten | Abandoned | Displaced | Decayed | Neglected | Discarded | Disrepair | Staircase

Low tide!... Deserted but not forgotten... Would like to stand in the upper window in the mist...

Ransom Gillis House in Brush Park, Detroit. This was once one of the grandest homes in Brush Park, which was a beautiful neighborhood in Detroit. Now most of the once proud homes in the area are abandoned.

Abandoned school in Kanona, Kansas.

Abriendo Puertas

Hiding in the weeds

There’s something beautiful in those old abandoned buildings, and I don’t know if that’s because of the spooky atmosphere or something else, but I admit, old abandoned buildings are amazing, and I’m not the only person that thinks this way.

With over 450 pins on my "forsaken, heritage" board, you'll find many more abandoned homes and buildings.  Go take a look!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Modern Monday

I've made a few of these little rosary wallets.  After I made one for myself, I got rather enthusiastic: I wrote this tutorial and cut out three or four more.  I've been able to sew up one.  So much for enthusiasm.

A friend who has a small shirt business (which I wrote about here) has asked me for help sewing the appliques onto some of her shirts. 

Those projects have kept me plenty busy enough, but then there's also been work.  Specifically, homecoming.  A parade, football game, class activities, pep rally, and dance.  I had to chaperon the dance, which means strobe lights, loud noises, sweaty smells, and a late night.  In a word, migraine.  Ah, the things we do for students.

So I've been keeping busy with lots of modern fabrics and small projects, but it's almost time to get back to a quilt or two.

What modern fabrics / projects have you been up to lately?

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: K I T C H E N

not that I've been in mine lately.  The kitchen is supposed to be the hub of the house, and ours was when the boys were teenagers and we couldn't afford the copious amounts of meat they consumed. 

Make space for two dishwashers instead of one. | 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home:


Love Ina Garten's kitchen organization ideas:): here's the Barefoot Contessa kitchen that inspired me. Go to this HouseBeautiful link. Counters are Caesarstone in Raven; Benjamin Moore White Dove cabinet color; love her modern simple hardware in brushed nickel too:

Easy and Smart Diy Kitchen Ideas in Bugget 4:

2013 Old New 30's by Lecien... nanaCompany: If you have always loved the look of a farmhouse inspired kitchen but aren't ready to rip out your old (or new) cabinets and countertops, there is a way to add a few inexpensive elements that can give you the feel you want!  Get 7 INEXPENSIVE tips to help give your kitchen a farmhouse feel!:

Reminiscent of robins' eggs, these 5 speckled enamelware bowls are too pretty to tuck in a drawer.:

Baking supplies storage. love the colors and love how accessible everything is:

Tinting mason jars:

And now the quilts...
fab quilt with a kitchen theme. I am in love with her patterns. I want this in my kitchen!

25 things to make and sew for the kitchen!: DIY potholder,recipe card, and spatula. Great gift idea!:

Oh my, these cute chickens made me laugh out loud!  A Cuppa Tea With Me: fairy garden:

Quilted teacups by Laurraine Yuyama.  Patterns at PatchworkPottery: Tea Time:
Protect your hands from grill and oven-related mishaps with this fantastic quilted oven mitts tutorial!:

Cups and Saucers, paper-pieced kitchen quilt design by Maaike Bakker | Martingale | December 2014:

Kitchen Stitching quilt by Pam RuBert | pamdora: China cupboard quilt by Pati Fried:

Ten Blocks, Ten Favorite Things quilt by Sandy Klop, from A Baker's Dozen - Kansas City Star Quilts book:

"Coffee with Vincent", a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh's still life, "Blue Enamel Coffeepot, Earthenware and Fruit".  Posted by Orange Crumpled Napkin.:

Coffee Cup Cafe, 10 x 22",  wall hanging applique pattern at Sweet Season Quilts: "In From The Cold" quilt top at The Shy One Sews, with link to free "Hot Cocoa" pattern by Kate Spain for Moda (2013):

Teapot Art Quilt, 17 x 36", by Kate Themel:

"Goin' Tea Party Mad",  35" x 68 1/2", at Robin's Quilt Nest.  Alice in Wonderland quilts.:

Four Teapots by Linda Morand, 2012 Wine Country quilt show, photo by Quilt Inspiration:

Cupsey Turvey quilt pattern by Karen Brow at Java House Quilts as seen at Quilt Inspiration: