This is the second quilt I made, and I made this for my Daddy right after I finished the Crayon Quilt I made for my daughter. Again I used the “Learn To Quilt The EZ Way” method, and between my daughter’s quilt and my Dad’s quilt, I learned how to rotary cut and strip piece – MAJOR time savers! I was hooked after this. I made many quilts and have given most away. As I find pictures of the quilts I made in the past, I will post them!
MY FIRST QUILT! I am a self-taught quilter, and this is the very first quilt I made! I made this for my daughter, Sarah Mae, in 2000, when she was 9 years old. At the time I made this quilt, I was not familiar with a rotary cutter, strip piecing, or chain sewing. I cut each piece of fabric individually! I used “Learn to Quilt The EZ Way” to sew this quilt.
My First IKEA HACK – Malm table repurposed into a TV stand with shelves underneath. I found an old bookcase in the garage, trimmed it, painted it to match, and slid it under the Malm table to support the TV.
While going through some old files, I found an old birthday card given to me by my father before he passed away. I wanted to keep the envelope because he wrote my name on it, and to see my name written in his handwriting made me happy. I had a see-thru picture frame so I cut the envelope to the same size of the picture frame, put it on my desk and use it as a paperweight. I look at it every day and it makes my heart smile. My Dad was the BEST! I miss him more than words can say. For Daddy With Love.
Spent a lovely day with my beautiful daughter, Sarah Mae, of my future blog to be entitled, SARAH’s MAKEUP MINUTE”, celebrating her 23rd birthday. Life doesn’t get any better! I love you, Sarah Mae!
Am I the only one crazy enough to get excited when my new HGTV magazine arrives so I can challenge Sabrina Soto’s “low” finds to see if I can do better than she does? I cannot imagine other people spend time doing that. I find it SO CHALLENGING to try to beat her low prices and am so proud of myself when I make those finds. I, obviously, have too much time on my hands!
Take for instance the July/August 2013 issue. Starting on Page 85, you will find The High/Low List. She starts off with a high $60 geometric patterned pillow and a low $20 pillow almost identical. Well, I found a 16×16 yellow pillow, very similar in color and design, at WoodnDoodads for $9.50! Then we go to the red lacquered wood bookcase, high $1,645; low red steel frame bookcase for $509. Check out Ikea red bookcase for $89.99. Moving on to the blue plates, $80 for a set of four is the high, $40 for a set of four is the low. Yes, I did it again, a set of four blue and white dinner plates at Target.com, $23.99.
I could keep going as I turn the page, but I will save that for tomorrow as it is late and I am dragging.
Move over Sabrina!
Nite everyone from Midlife Modern!