Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bunches of Creativity

At the moment I am working on a project that I really can't say a whole lot about.  It is a big project that is taking me a while. My family always comes first in my life, and since they have been keeping me very busy this summer, I have been trying to sqeeze in time here and there to spend at my sewing machine.  So since I can't show you what I am working on now, I thought I would bunch a few of my past projects together. 

Starting from top to bottom with the quilt rack and shelf.  I found this piece at a garage sale for $2, reinforced it and spray painted it white. I love garage sales!  In fact, most of my house is decorated in garage sales, thrift store items and hand-me-downs!

Next is the quilt, and it's name is 'Twist'.  This is the second quilt that I made and it has a story behind it.  This is my husband's favorite quilt. After I finished my first quilt, my husband told me how proud he was of finishing it, and he loved how much I enjoyed making it.,so he took me to the store and picked out the quilt pattern and the fabric for this quilt, and gave me my next project to start on. He loved the pattern and he thought that it symbolized how the two of us were 'twisting' our lives together into one beautiful quilt.  Needless to say, we had only been married for a few months! I don't think my husband realized then, what a hobby this would become in the next eight years of marriage, especially when it comes to seeing the checkbook after I have made a trip to the quilt shop.  But he has always supported my quilting, and has only encourage me to challenge myself and grow in my talents, and I love him very much for that.

And lastly is this table. 

This table was my grandparents.  I lived with my grandparents for a good portion of my childhood, and this table was in my bedroom there, but always covered up with a table cloth. As a child the drawer was a great hiding place for things that I didn't want my older brother to take from me since it was hidden under the table cloth. Even the inside of the drawer was covered in crayon scribbled 'secret messages' from my childhood. So when my grandparents passed away recently, I asked if I could have this table, not realizing why it had a table cloth over it for so many years.  It was ugly!  So I decided to make it pretty. 

I still have nowhere to put it in my house, I had to move my husbands recliner just to have a place to take a nice picture of it, but I had a lot of great memories of this table, so I will keep it until we have the house of our dreams and the perfect place for this table.

There is usually a purpose or a story behind most of my projects, and I love to share those stories, so I hope you enjoyed them.