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Saturday after lunch, I visited a small fabric shop called Quilt‘n‘ Things at Montrose, CA. It has some of the most beautiful fabrics, perfect for paper-piecing when you are looking for that particular shade of a color. I was inspired while looking at all the gorgeous, vibrant colors and already have ideas for most of these that I picked out that day. My cat (the Honorable Tuffleberry Treestone) insisted on.. Read More
I designed a paper pieced music notes quilt block about a month ago and since then I wanted to make a mini quilt with colors from the four seasons. Spring brings new leaves and new life. Summer is for light colors, carefree time for being a bit nostalgic and daydreaming under a starry night sky. Trees in fall are dotted with bright and gorgeous orange, red and brown leaves poised.. Read More
It all started with these Ikea Granas chairs. Then I wanted to paint the dinning room. After a couple of Home Depot runs, the colour was decided. It’s Marina Isle from Behr. On a rare rainy Saturday here in southern California, I finished painting the dinning room. For the left wall, I used four photos I took in Scotland at the Border Abbeys. The pre-cut mats that I bought didn’t.. Read More
Our dining area is fairly small and I tire easily of shopping for furniture. So after looking for a set of lightweight chairs with little result, I decided to just give our old Ikea chairs an overhaul. I finally got all the materials and finished them about a week ago. They are much sturdier and more comfortable than the original chairs. The first chair taken apart – (I had to.. Read More