Monday, April 25, 2011

My Craft and Storage Shed

This shed was given to us by a neighbor friend ,he had gotten a new one and wanted to get rid of this one , he knew I was wanting one ,so my husband and friends went to get it and had it set up for me in Jan. It is not the best but Iwas desperate for soemthing to put my stuff in, as most of this was in one room of the house and some in the living room ,and some in a very small garden shed .

This will be a work station where I do most crafts, gourds and painting, I need to get a better table , I will get that later.Can you belive all this was in the house !!
I know it is not the best looking shed but I will have to make it look better as I go.
This is what it looks like right now , my husband has promised me he would put new doors on it that open like real doors and not slide like this, later on I may paint it and then maybe add a barn quilt to the side .I will be adding more flower pots around the left side & the front .To the right goes to the back yard and my wash area.

 The shed was carried in from a flat bed trailer by 6 guys ,then my husband & I were trying to get it ready for the floor by digging for the blocks to lay the frame , another neighbor saw what were we doing and volunteered to build the frame himself as he knew we were unable to do hard labor, my husband is on oxygen for CPOD, so we were blessed to have the help we did get ,then I had to wait awhile for it to stop being so cold so I could paint the wood for shelves and the tabl , finally he was able to put the shelves up with my help, then I was able to get it filled  ,There is so much more room in the house now .

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Table Top For Ms Robin

This is the random color table top ,I just started cutting the 2 inch squares and then randomly sewed them up .
  This is the outcome ,it is almost 8 feet long ,I had asked members of the family how long the table was and they said they were almost sure it was an 8ft table , so I decided to make it shorter than that so it would not hang over the edge too short or too long .
I did not have a place to hang it to take the picture so, my husband held it at the top of his Golf cart for me. 
This one is the bottom up close 
the middle up close 
The top up close 
Robin was really surprised , it was her anniversary and Birthday present as they both are 2 days apart.
She loves it , took it home and let me know that it fit perfect on the table ,in fact the table was lots smaller than what we thought ,she said it hangs over the edge just right ,I will have to get a picture of it on her table .

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Idea for a 3 Tier Water Fall & Fountian

This is the huge Elephant Ear Plant we have out back by the corner of the house, sometimes they will get as long as 30 to 36 inches from the  top to the point .
I have the instructions on how to use large leaves for the basic shape of a bird bath with cement , I want to make a tiered water fall some day for somewhere in the yard .
There are 2 things that have kept me from making it so far, how heavy it will be and then we will have to run electric to the water pump and add a pool, but I really do think it would be beautiful if i ever do make it and add lots of flowers and plants all around .
We have cut this back so many times and it always manages to come back, even after the cold winter we had in Dec.of  2010.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Good Time with Aunt Kathy & Lou

Aunt Kathy with Lou and Estee          

                          Royce and Lou talking about things in common            

             Aunt Kathy with my sister Rexa, waiting on the Ribs Kevin was cooking

                    Abby and Sarah tending to Estee , resting after a walk              

                     Catching up on news of family and old times
                                          Abby ,Sarah and Emily
          Strawberry cake Aunt Kathy made ,it was very good !                            

                            Newest member to Dusty's family ,Wyatt Curtis Banks ,Rexa's grand baby

                             This is the first time Aunt Kathy has ever been to my house, so I was pretty busy getting it ready for her visit. I am so glad we got together here as we all really enjoyed the  visit .It turned out really good .                                                                                                                                                           After awhile all the younger ones went next door to Kevin's with  the little kids to give us older ones a chance to talk . Royce & Lou hit it off right away as they both had alot in common talking about the VietNam war.
                              My aunt can write a better story and has one on her blog, I will get that down later ,we talked about quilting, sewing ,our time with the costume shop, what we do now and etc, I showed her some quilts she has only seen pictures of and a couple new ones. I gave her a small wall hanging of an old school room .She was pleased about that. She also liked the Farm quilt I had in the weekly contest this past weekend .And really liked the beaded one !
                              There was so much I wanted to show her and talk about, but the afternoon went by too quickly and they had to leave . I had plans to show her the church mural up close ,that will have to wait another another time , I sure hope we can do this again next time they come to Florida. They were going to stay a few more days in Tampa then heading to her son's house and then go to NASA for a visit and then on their way back to Wellsboro ,PA. ,Our home town .She said we all need to go back up there to visit and I am more than willing to go ,so we plan to start another saving to go again. Hopefully by car or Van this time and not worry about a train. But I don't think I want to be the Driver this time .
Kathy's blog is ......    or just look on my list of followers off to the side and it will be there
                            I was worried about it being too hot so my daughter-in-law & I put up a canopy , and we had 3 fans going too, so it was fine ,I don't think anyone complained about the heat. We was going to go borrow tables and chairs from the community center, but when Rexa got here, her and the kids all got extra tables and chairs from in here and around the house , as you can see the little girls were all seated at a bench with milk baskets for seats ,they loves it !.
 All in all it was a great day ! Just hated to see it end .So now back to making quilts!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Went Shopping !

New Fabric from Heartfelt Quilt Shop and Joanne's .

Ready for cutting ,making them  2 inch squares.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ready for the Iron

Random colors of blocks I have been putting together, more to sew up, but these are ready for the iron.I was going to post this last week and did not get to it .
I now have this put together and is almost done .I will post the finished quilt after it is quilted .