First - the weather is gorgeous - the spring I've been whining for, for so long. It was sunny and bright and warm - I had the doors and windows open most of the day. So then I set to work - washed, dried and folded three tubs of towels, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher (it won't be full for a couple more days), and worked on the Grandmother's Flower Garden Hexagons.
I have a box full of hexagons that have been glued (washable glue stick) to the fabrics and cut out
And a box of hexagons strung like beads - with the yellow center, 6 of the dark color and 12 of the lighter shade - ready to be stitched into "flowers".
Oh - and a little tin full of paper hexagons too.
This is the first official "flower" for the GFG quilt - it isn't quite finished but it wanted to be in the blog too so I let it come in unfinished. I'll finished it up tonight. You can see another GFG quilt that I made by going here.
Then I made some curtains for the laundry room. We've lived here over a year, and I've had the fabric almost that long. It is soft and feels so good, and so pretty, and I got it for $1.00 a yard at Walmart. While I was working on the curtains I happened to read the edge - and it is 100% pure silk - can you imagine - silk curtains in my laundry room?? And silk for $1.00 a yard?? I was pretty impressed. I also made a valance and a half curtain for the long window by the washer and dryer - but have to get some tension rods to hang them up. It looks like the sun is shining in there all the time now.
Next - I decided to re-cover the ironing board. This photo came out fuzzy, but I can guarantee, you DON'T want to see it clearly anyway. I can't remember where, or why, I got this cover for the ironing board. The needle threader is there to show you how big and ugly those blue dots are on the turquoise. Who designed this? And WHO bought it? It must have come on my ironing board, which was used when I got it - because I KNOW I wouldn't have bought this on purpose.
I was at a sew-in recently and there was a stack of give-away fabrics. You bring stuff to give away and you can take from the pile also. I found this pretty rose patterned fabric, a nice heavy, almost canvas fabric and brought it home with me. I didn't really have a plan for it - but it was calling my name, and I didn't want to be impolite and not listen. Once I got it home I knew what it would be. And today it became the new ironing board cover.
Now isn't that better? And it even has a little purple in it to go with the iron. I will certainly enjoy ironing on this - it is so springy and bright.
And that was my day without Ben - dinner is ready (steaks, potatoes, green beans and tossed salad) - I sure hope Ben comes tomorrow so I can get some rest.