Sunday, October 22, 2006

Catching up



Ok, so lots happened last week. Let's see. Stuyvesant Town has been sold (or a bid has been accepted, at least - thanks for the link, Laura!). We had a small flood in the bathroom the other night after the water was shut off and the toilet inexplicably flooded (so much for that "luxury" living, right?). And I still look a little frightening, with bruising and swelling all over my face. But I'm certainly on the mend and happy it's almost over.

So this is project #1 for my class. It's a cover for a throw pillow, with a button closure at the back. I think it will be a good starting project, and it can be embellished in any number of ways. I made my sample to match my first quilt, which is nearly finished. But it could be pieced with lots of different fabrics, or you could attach yo-yos to it, or cover it with buttons and ribbons, or put piping around the edge... I'm thinking it's a great starting point for making holiday gifts.

And what are my plans for the week? Oh, laundry, vacuuming, spending lots of time with the kiddo, and maybe blogging more than once a week for a change. Maybe I'll even be back again tomorrow? We'll see.

7 comments:

  1. ouch. but it looks like healing is going well, based on the change from day 1 to day 2.

    that pillow is terrific -- I'd love to take a class like that. but can I just take a moment to swoon over the chair??

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  2. I LOVE brown and green. That pillow is wicked. Nice job!

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  3. very cute pillow. i'm planning on signing up for your class!

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  4. oh you poor thing. take it easy, k? go find some red riding hood loveys online and treat yourself.

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  5. Oh, Liesl, I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time with your nose!!! I'm glad you're feeling better and saying you're "on the mend"! The pillow looks great for a first sewing item -- it also makes me curious what your quilt will look like! Hang in there!

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  6. I love love love this pillow. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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