First official visitor

We had our first official visitor in the new house this past week and as such, I didn’t do any sewing. We took her to our favorite restaurant on the beach, Bummz – twice actually!

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DH & Pam

While she was here we went shopping for area rugs and some wall decor, here’s a few shots of what we bought. Excuse the boxes, I’m still deciding where to put stuff :-p

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Living room rug
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Carolina room rug
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Dining room rug
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Kitchen wall art

I still need to find something for over the server in the dining room and I plan on putting valances on many of the windows…ugh, still so much to do!!

Before she arrived on Monday, I finished piecing the Shattered Triangles top and it’s been sitting on my design wall all week…I can’t wait to get in there later today to decide on the backing fabric and maybe even get it basted.

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We’ve been experiencing an early heatwave the past few days and it looks like it’s going to hang around for a few more…a good reason to stay indoors and sew!!

I wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day…

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Another quilt done

I finished up the Bonus Blocks quilt yesterday and I’m really happy with it. I struggled for several hours about how I wanted to quilt it and finally decided on a variation of orange peels… or I think that’s what it’s called, lol

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After I squared it up I realized I had enough backing scraps to make the binding so that’s what I did. Since a few of the strips were already sewn together I just went with a straight seam instead of bias seams for the binding strips. I really like how the gray frames up the top…and it might just be my new favorite for binding in the future!

I also got the backing made for the Criss Cross quilt, I’ve had this print in my yardage bin for far too long and it seemed perfect for this quilt since the words are colors! I plan to get outside today to spray baste it so it will be ready for quilting when I get back from my business trip (see below).

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In other non-quilting related news…we still don’t have all our furniture in the new house yet!! I’m getting really good at ‘minimalist’ living – ha! I have a business trip to Chicago next week and will be gone Monday – Friday, UGH! So, no quilting for me and no furniture either 😦  DH promises we’ll get it moved the first week in May – yeah, right…we’ll see!!!

We have our first guest planned for a visit May 20th…that should give him extra motivation!

We’re getting used to the area and ventured out last week to a Mexican restaurant on the beach called Banditos. The food was really good but the views were even better!!

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And yesterday was so beautiful, DH took the Corvette out of the garage for a ‘top-down’ drive to the beach for lunch at Bummz. I could get used to this!!

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That’s all for now…have a great rest of your weekend 🙂