Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pin It Weekly #161 and Cajun (French Louisiana) links

Those of you who ready this blog somewhat regularly know that I live in Louisiana, was born and raised here, and love my home. Occasionally I share some information about this beautiful state. Usually it has to do with places that we visit. Today, though, I want to share two videos of Cajun French music. The first is called the "Cajun Wedding March." The bride and groom and their families walked (marche means walk) around the dance floor thanking the guests for attending.

This second video is the Cajun French version of "Amazing Grace," which is translated "La Grace du Ciel." The singing group is called Les Amies Louisianaises (The Friends of Louisiana). One of the things that I love about this video is that it shows scenes of our beautiful state. I hope you enjoy them both.

So now on to Pin It Weekly. Having just moved the new table into the dining room, I've been thinking about how to add a little color. Of course quilted table runners came to mind, so I started out looking for patterns and ideas. Honestly, I do not need to look for more since the board I've built already has 400 pins, but you know what it's like when you're an addict--you have to pin! 

On Sale: Windows Improv eProject – Quilting:

25 Table Runner Patterns:

Teaginny Designs: Autumnal Table Runner | wow, love everything about this:

Disclaimer: this absolutely would not be "simple" for me but it is stinking cute and I think I could probably handle it.:

Pressed Leaves table runner by Tonya Alexander.  Made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics and text print.  McCalls Quilting September/October 2015.:

Modern quilted table runner by sandydekker1 on Etsy, $36.00:


As you can see, I'm leaning toward a skinny, but long runner that has a modern vibe and probably lots of color. I started sewing scraps together this afternoon with no idea of how I might use them, so this may be something to consider, but also I like some other ideas, so we'll see. Then again, I may get over the whole idea! I'm reliable, aren't I?

Sunnybrook Farm: #Sunnybrook #Farm ~ Old red barn and stone wall.:

I've also been pinning some odds and ends, like this barn above and this cute bag.

Rainbow Rays - Free Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern:

Personalize DIY fabric storage bins to stay organized at home, in the car, at work, pretty much anywhere! Give our easy-to-follow tutorial a try and you’ll have useful and adorable storage bins in no time!:

Empty your drawers and reclaim some space by crafting a hanging jewelry organizer with the help of this tutorial by Jo-Ann’s. What can you see yourself using this organizer to hold?:

Cathy Cullis:

Doctor Who Embroidery Inspiration:

1 comment:

jenclair said...

Of course you need a new runner (or two or three) for your lovely new table!