Thursday, December 19, 2019

I like Thursdays: December 19, 2019

Good morning all!  Well it's a balmy 16 degrees here with a real feel temp of 3 degrees.  BRRRRRR!

The older I get, the more I tend towards decorating seasonally instead of for particular holidays.  One of the first things I do when it is cold is bring out my Nana Betty's painting:
When she passed, a lot of her writing and sketch pads were given to me.  I loved this one image and had it framed like this:
Nana loved winter and snow.  Through most of her life she disliked being hot and I'm sure that is one of the reasons why she gravitated to winter scenes.

I've spent some time sewing this week and finished a "good to the last drop" project."  This kind of project is my attempt to bust my stash by using as much of a particular fabric as I can.  I told my best friend I was working on this particular fabric and she made me laugh.

 "Good!" She said, "I never liked that fabric!"  Brahahaha!  Anyway,  I sent her photos of the finished top and wall hanging.  Her position about the fabric seems to be softening now :)  
Lap Quilt top
Wabi Sabi wall hanging.

This is all that is left of that fabric:
It's very satisfying to have an empty space in my cupboard!

I saw this idea on Pinterest for a different kind of sewing kit and think it is charming.  A teapot sewing kit!  Isn't it adorable?

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Home Sewn By Us said...

Good Morning Michele! Brrr is right. We have that cold weather here as well, but winds from the South means it will warm up this afternoon. You should warm up tomorrow as well, I assume. That teapot idea is so cute. I have a friend at work who collects teapots but she doesn't sew - otherwise this would be PERFECT for her. Your Grandmother was a very talented artist. Her drawing/sketch looks so nice - I'm so glad you can enjoy them. Finally, your lap quilt looks so pretty. I'm glad you friend has changed her mind about the fabric now that it has been sewn together - I can see why. ~smile~ Roseanne

Julierose said...

Great "I Likes" this week;))) that thrift tea pot is a super cute...hugs, Julierose

LA Paylor said...

omg the teapot caddy!!!! I like your paintings, seasonal decorating that lasts for longer than a holiday, wabi sabi quilt, sound of no one talking! something is coming your way as soon as I can face the drive to the PO here said...

Oh it is cold. Is it wrong I am excited about 30 degrees? The paintings are amazing, but man they make me chilly looking at them. Cute tea pot sewing kit.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Hope you are staying warm, Michele! I really like what you did with that fabric! I often think those wild prints work much better when cut up smaller. Love that fun teapot repurposed as a sewing kit!

PaintedThread said...

LOL - I need to get that coffee sign for Rob. That's totally his attitude. Love those quilts. How nice to just have a handful of fabric left. Excellent use for an old teapot.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Besides your grandmother's lovely art, that tea pot caddy caught my eye. As you know, I love repurposing things and there is usually a shelf of tea pots at the thrift stores. A great and unique use for them. I really like your quilt too, the white really sets it off.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love the teapot idea! It's such a great way to use an older piece. I love that coffee sign! I think it describes me most mornings! I love those quilts. I really like the patterns. Your grandmother was so talented. What treasures for you to have!