Home Dec Sewing

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action 
-Brendan Francis
I have been sewing. Not quilting…not piecing…just sewing. Sewing dust ruffles, pillow shams, pillows, table toppers. You know home dec stuff. Yup! nothing like whacking up fabric that costs $24.99 per yard to make a quilter twitch!  I’ve had enough of making piping and lining bed skirts. This was supposed to be my in home vacation, to heck with that this kind of sewing resembles WORK. 
Porch got a little fluffing up, covered the cushions and made some new pillows, table cloths..round table to my right not pictured here. We eat on the porch every evening. Tonight I’ll be having some wine out there!

Dust ruffle finished…Shams and pillows to follow, almost done! It will look better when I’m finished. I promise.

Sham fabbies…There is fabric all over my dining room!

Pillows for the sofas. I love the lambs..and the toile underneath. When I start something like this there is no stopping me!
Here is the funny part. When sewing on one project, I’m thinking of sewing a different project. I start to get antsy. I talk to myself and I say things like   SELF, hurry and make these 8 pillows (with piping) and  you can go work on that quilt on the design wall.”   Can anyone explain this? Perhaps I need professional counseling, an intervention, or maybe just a margarita. Please come and help me. I’ll be on the porch waiting!


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    Your home is beautiful, Pat!

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    oooo Pat I love your porch. I have been looking for white wicker furniture, but there is none to be found in our area. Everything is brown wicker. Brown, brown, brown!!!! Everything is going to be so beautiful and after you get this out of your system, you can QUILT!!!!!

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    As they say when you can get yourself in that creative mode you will creative for awhile. TIll something goes wrong. LOL This is my problem start something and don’t finish it becasue you have thought of something else and you need to start it then.

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    Oh wow…..you realling do go on a tangent….looking awesome!

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    Goodness I would LOVE to come join you for a margarita on your beautiful porch. I’m afraid that I would be dreaming of a quilt if I was sewing up household items too LOL.


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    Beautiful! I love the lambs too, in fact I think I have something like it in my stash (fancy name for the pile on the guest bedroom floor). See you soon (after I get over my strep infection). Karmen

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    Everything looks great…and wine on the porch sounds terrific!!! Hey…..when I was having trouble getting emails bounced back that I was sending to you, I did send my snail mail address after you said I won something. Did you get that email? If not, let me know. ENJOY your wonderful new “look” there at home!!!

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    You did a gorgeous job!
    Yes, its a shock to start sewing that thicker drapery fabric after sewing the nice, silky cottons we use for quilts!

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    Love the blue and white on your porch! I’ll be over shortly for dinner:)

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    I’m just the same about the next project all the time, so I can’t help, but I’ll come and sit on your gorgeous and wait for help.with you

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