October 10, 2010

Goings On

Erik finished up his built-in hutch and I finally got around to filling it!  I pulled objects from closets and other rooms and gave them a new home.

I had the luxury of sewing this weekend with no tests to study for.  I made some major progress on the Lantern Bloom quilt and just had to start putting the top together.  Still have a long way to go, though!  Those bias seams...

I tend to work on these two quilts together since I'm doing a lot of chain piecing with the white Kona cotton.  Alas, I ran out of white, so I started piecing the jelly roll squares to get some color in there.  Still a long way to go.

Today, I'm chilling at home with a minor cold and working on this little secret project and watching movies.

I don't think I've ever shown you my sewing basket.  My grandmother bought it at a flea market for me because it reminded her of the one her mother had. I had some of this home dec weight fabric in my stash, so I made a gathered lining.

I also made a pin cusion/storage piece that sits nicely in the lid, but shows my lack of skill when making stuffed objects.  It's definitely not a nice, perfect circle, but it works and holds my stuff.

And what am I watching?

When I was in high school, I was addicted to AMC and quickly fell in love with Audrey Hepburn.  I had a VHS filled to the brim with one movie after another that I often studied and wrote papers to even into college and beyond.  Mom and Erik both knew I meant business when I was working with Audrey on.  It also meant it would be a long night : )  Once VHS died, I lost my movies: Funny Face, then Breakfast at Tiffany's, followed by How to Steal a Million, and lastly, Charade.  I found these at my Half Price Books and snatched them up.  Still looking for How to Steal a Million.  It'll be a nice afternoon with my sewing and a box of Kleenex.


Jackie said...

The hutch Eric made is GORGEOUS! The man has serious talent. You've decorated it beautifully!

I too have a horrible cold but I'm not being productive. Kind of a lazy day. I hope you feel better soon!

Lisa said...

The hutch looks great!