Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Making Do!!

I finally have a finish to add to my sidebar list!!
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Before, I always had my Big Board on top of my ironing board, so it didn’t matter how the cover on my ironing board looked…
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But I will not be making any large quilts here, so the ironing board cover had to be recovered!
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I found a cute 100% cotton d├ęcor weight fabric on sale at Joann’s.  I cut the fabric about 4” larger than my ironing board top and made a casing all around and used thin elastic for the gathering cord. I did add a layer of batting under it, as well. I think it looks perfect!  On to the next project!!
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No design wall here…and can’t make more holes in walls adding one… so I bought a flannel backed tablecloth, folded one edge down to make a casing.
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Bought a tension rod and slipped it in!!  Voila!
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Portable design wall!!  YAY!!
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So, I can put it up when I need it and roll it and store it in the corner when I don’t!!
Here’s one of the placemats I’m making from the bricks I cut from the Strawberry Fields fat eighth bundle.
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We are in the middle of the “Snowquester” here in the DC area!!  
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It is really coming down!
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Schools and businesses and government offices are all closed!  So DH is home today!
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We are both still in our jammies!!  Watching movies and had a frozen pizza for lunch!!
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What are you up to today??
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10 comments:

  1. Yes, in my book moving counts big times. We moved here 7 years ago from WA, where both my husband and I lived all of our lives!! Moving is something to count!! Yogi is cute in the snow!!

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  2. Very cute ironing board cover! I love you idea for a design wall. Might have to try it myself

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  3. We had a snow day yesterday as that snowstorm moved through Illinois. It would have been nice to have someone home with me, but me and Dottie Dog played in the snow when I wasn't shoveling. The ironing board cover and design wall look great. I still have to get my sewing area organized.

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  4. Good grief, Prudence is all upset that you are having a snowstorm and ate a "frozen" pizza - I had to explain. Where's Yogi's coat?

    Have fun.

    Hugs

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  5. Don't you just love a fresh, new ironing board cover? I'm do for one but I keep putting other stuff first. I'm bad - but my ironing board cover is "badder"...LOL

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  6. Necessity is the mother of invention and quilters certainly know how to make do when we need something. Love snowstorms and Jammie's.

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  7. Oh Yes! Moving a house you have lived in for 15 years counts! Twice actually - it is so much work.

    Your little blog story about make and do reminds me of when I was first married and in our first apartment. I too had a sewing machine tucked away in a little corner where I made curtains, pillows, placemants etc. That was many decades ago. Kind of fun isn't it? The anticipation of a new home in the near future.

    A nice lazy snowed in day....good too....we have a few of those every year up in Canada. I don't mind them at all.

    All good stuff. Have fun.

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  8. My husband and I moved into a new small 1000 sq foot home with our three little children in 1975. We moved out in 2001!! That is 26 years. Our whole life in that little house. I understand what you are going through. We have moved twice since. The older one gets the harder it is. I am enjoying your moving posts and I look forward to seeing your new home.

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  9. The ironing board cover looks great, as is your design wall, necessity is the mother of invention!!! All that snow looks a bit overwhelming!!!!

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  10. Your ironing board looks great & so much nicer than anything you could buy in a store. I especially loved the design board. I don't have a designated sewing room and thought I would never have room for a design board - you showed me otherwise. I have everything I need to get one up today. Necessity has made you one inventive & creative lady. Have fun & relax on your snow day. You both both deserve a little down time after the move.

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