Friday, June 25, 2010

Yesterday wasn't Today

Have you ever had one of those weeks that just flies's Thursday and really it feels like Monday or Tuesday so you get excited because the weekend is just around the corner instead of 4 days away?  Or, do you sometimes have one of those days when you think it's Friday and it's really Thursday?  Well, that's what happened to me yesterday.  Let me explain...

Yesterday we were scheduled to have our final inspection on the construction project, which would give us our C.O. (certificate of occupancy) and allow the homeowners to cash in on their first-home-purchase tax rebate....and we passed!!!!  YAY!  Definitely an answer to prayer!

Bill overseeing the installation of the septic tank and drain lines

So, Bill decided to take a much-needed break and we drove to town for lunch, and also ran some business errands.  The temperatures here have been in the high 90s so I was more than happy to clean up my paintbrush and pile into the car to go eat mexican food, even if it meant chasing around town!

This is Uncle Harold (aka 'Jorge') - he's a big 'sweat-er'

All these little details started putting me in a celebratory mood, and it must've made me start feeling like it was a friday.  Friday night is pizza nite at our house and so I say to Bill on our way back home...."what time do you want to eat pizza tonight - 6 or 8?"  He looks at me strange and wonders out loud why we're doing that a day early....Aw, crud!  I thought it was Friday!!...ha ha...I can tell by the way you're laughing at me that's it's happened to you, too, right!!!

Anyway, I wanted to show you what I completed this week to share at amylouwho's Sew and Tell Friday (by the way, here's a big THANK YOU to Amy for hosting this each week and for having wonderful friends who'll step in a pick up the slack while Amy's settling into her new digs  - Sew and Tell has really helped me meet new blogging friends and I LOVE browsing thru everyone's little projects!)
Thank you, Amy!

I've been collecting red, white and black fabrics for over a year now, as I wanted to do some sort of project with that trendy combination of colors.
This week, I made this little pinafore and bloomers set to add to my growing collection for sale in the shop

I also used crazymomquilts stacked coins quilt tutorial she posted last year as a guide, although this is made with 4" squares cut in half.

Starting with 4" squares instead of 5" charm squares proved to be a bit more time-consuming.  Of course, I started with fabric yardage and not charm squares, too, which didn't help.

I backed it in a red and black polka dot that seemed to fit the bill perfectly, and then spent about 2 weeks hand quilting it with stitches running the length of the quillow along the pieced rows.  It's now sitting happily in my quillow shop waiting patiently for a new owner!

I still have a tub full of scraps leftover and I hate to see them go to waste so I put them up for sale in my Etsy shop - I figure $5 is a pretty good deal, considering all the work I've put into the cutting!

Oh - and don't forget today is the last day to enter my blogiversary giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a nice, relaxing weekend!!


Miri said...

The pinafore and bloomers is sooo cute! So adorable I'm smiling just thinking of it!

Terrific quillow! Love red, black and white! (Hope to finish my log cabin in the same colors very soon!)

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I love all the black, white, and red! Congratulations on passing the inspections. Happy Sewing! :o)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love that stacked coin quilt! Great colors. Your little outfits are always cute, too:)

Congratulations on the inspection. We've built 2 houses so I have an idea what you're going through. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful home!

amylouwho said...

1. baby drress is adorable!
2. love the coin quilt! I've been wanting to make one for ages!
3. I'm glad you are enjoying sew & tell so much!!
4. The "Studio" clip from your last post is hilarious!!

Dee said...

Okay, there's so much quiltey and sewing goodness going on here, I could just spit!

Love the outfit and the quillow is just stunning! Wow!

Way to finish the week!

Carla said...

You are a lady after my own heart. I love, love, love that quilt! It's perfect and the outfit is just too adorable! Too bad it doesn't come in larger size. Just kidding :o) Have a great weekend!

Dayna said...

Fantastic! The bloomers outfit is yummy! The quillow is beautiful! Love the color combo!

Darla said...

That little bloomer set is so cute. I love the shape of the back! And the quilt is beautiful; I actually really like the 4" coins; the strips are a little thinner, and I like it.

Michelle said...

Black red and white is always stunning, and you've managed to use it in both clothes and quilts. Can't get any better than that. Thanks for the yummy show!

trish said...

Beautiful!! I have to show my daughter the quilt. She is making a black and white quilt right now. :o)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I'm seriously tempted by thatfabric...seriously tempted.

I really love the way this quillow turned out. It is stunning!

Congrats on the CO. Does this mean your life will return to normal now?

Kathleen said...

Love everything you made with those fabrics! Sorry QIMP, your temptation is gone... I snagged it!

Kathleen said...

And congrats on passing inspection... even if you were sure you guys would pass it still has to be a relief.

trish said...

I have a new little button on my blog titled "bartering" where I am hoping to exchange my handcrafted jewelry for fabric scraps/remnants, etc. I would love for you to drop by any time. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

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