Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chair and stool purchased at Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store for $19

I used fleece throws purchased at K-mart for $5.99 each. The size was 50" x 60" and I used 7. So, for under $75, I have a new chair and stool. The fleece had a white background, but I dyed it brown. Overall, the upcycling of this project is several hundred dollars.

Love the chair and stool!!!!!!!!

Chair project completed

Upcycling--bringing an object up a level or tow

Covering a Chair with Animal Print Fleece

More Homespun Hobbies programs

Homespun Hobbies--a tv show airing on Community Television or streamed on on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Upcoming programs:
Covering a Chair--part 2 April 5 and 8
Using Fabric Remnants--April 12 and 15
Flowered Quilt--April 19 and 22

Be sure to tune in and watch. This show has aired for over 6 years. Channel 6 or 12.

Cold days are great days for making quilts--a time-honored craft.

My son's dog, Achilles, is helping.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tumbler ---a quilt pattern I enjoy making

a truly traditional quilt pattern. 

Been Making Quilts from Free Fabric

A lady gave me tons of free fabric last July. I have completed many projects this year. Been working on 3 quilts this week. Not finished, but ready to quilt. Going to use the "string-tie" method because the fabric is too thick to sew in my sewing machine.

The fabric for 2 of the quilts is upholstery samples from a furniture store. Each measures 9 inches x 12 inches--making great quilt blocks. The fabric I am using for the backing was also donated by the same lady.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Homespun Hobbies Schedule:

February 22 and 25  Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
March 1 and 4 Sewing Bags
March 8 and 11 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
March 15 and 18 Solar Energy with Stephen Levy
March 22 and 25 Flowered Quilt
March 29 April 1  Solar Energy with Stephen Levy
April 5 and April 8 Covering a Chair part #2
April 12 and April 15 Using Remnants
April 19 and April 22 Flowered Quilt

Be sure to watch Community Television and my show, Homespun Hobbies.

Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. Saturdays at 8 p.m. Channels 6 and 12

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Notes on a Scandal--a movie with a twist. Not like other movies you may have watched.

A GREAT movie Notes on a Scandal

I've been staying inside to stay warm lately. Watching some great movies. One I recommend is Notes on a Scandal with Judi Dence and Kate Blanchette--a very different kind of story; very good.

Ava Maria with Russell Watson and Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan and Charlotte have split up

Jonathan will be touring with Russell Watson---what a treat.

Charlotte is going to check out a career singing in plays.