Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What I have been doing now that I have some time to spend....

I am home from work for a few weeks recovering from a broken ankle. The first week home from hospital was more about pain management & learning how to get from the bed to the washroom & back to the bed. Also trying to keep my foot elevated when I really was feeling restless & just wanted to go outside.  My family brought meals to my bed, cups of tea, and took care of me from 'head to toe'. I am being well taken care of.
But a few weeks have gone by now and I am not afraid to get around on my crutches so I have ventured into my little sewing room  (it is only across the hall).  I am so thankful for all the supplies of fabrics and thread I have stocked up! What a treat. I simply had to learn to use my left foot rather than my right to work the sewing pedal and I was all set.
This is what I have been up to.
This is the first of two tablerunners that I have sewn. This fabric (isn't it fabulous?!) is called "Hello Betty" from Moda fabrics. I collected the entire line of these '1930's style fabrics. I love 1930's style fabrics!!

 This runner is approximately 63" in length. Please note the addition of 'prairie points' on the ends, a la one of my favourite bloggers "Pleasant Home" (such a great blog!).  I am happy that I collected alot of this fabric as it has been discontinued, but I do have enough for at least one if not two quilts (so long as I mix it in with some other fabrics!)
 I love collecting white milk glass & have built up quite a nice collection.  I say 'no wonder' I like retro fabrics so much, they give off the 'same vibe' as my milk glass pieces. So pretty, yet so 'everyday'. I think that is what I like most about them , they seem so familiar....
OK, last shot of my 'Hello Betty' runner. Cute, isn't it?


Jodi Nelson said...

How cute is that! ADORABLE!!! Seriously. Love everything about it.

Darlene Barnes Rosner said...

OK ! My week has been 'made'! Jodi from Pleasant Home commented on my (!) blog post. Cool.

Anonymous said...

Another winner Darlene - love it!