Monday, August 19, 2013

Monkey See Monkey Do and A Win


Good morning sweet Chickadee's

My mom used to say Monkey See Monkey Do when someone did something someone else was doing.  Well I did just that. lol  This has just been a cutting table for me for some time.  When Lori over at http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/ showed us how she did her pressing/ ironing table I knew I had to do it.  My creative room seems very small with my quilt machine in it.  There is just not much room for the ironing board and I have been searching for a solution.  So my sweet David unscrewed the top and we stabled batting first, then ironing material and last the sweet gingham from Flower Sugar 2013, you can find the fabric at http://www.donnaslavendernest.com/   I still use this as my cutting table but when I need to press I just have to remove the cutting mat.  If you want to see how Lori did it you can visit her at http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/  Thank you so much Lori, this has made things a lot easier.


This is one of the Quilty Barns I did over the weekend.  I think there is one ahead of this one, hopefully I will get to sew it this week.  Well as you can see my corner stones should have been a darker lavender.  But I loved the little purple flowers so much they clouded my judgement lol.  I had not done a lavendery/purpley barn yet and I guess I was just determined.  You know if you have not started your Quilty Barns it is never to late to start.  You can visit http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/ to get started.


A few weeks ago I got these really cute patriot kids in the mail.  I rarely win anything so when Marlynne over at http://mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com/ emailed me and told me I was the winner, I was over the moon with excitement and could not wait to get them in the mail.  Thank you so much Marlynne for these cute kids.  Every time I display them I will think of you.  If you have not visited Marlynne at http://mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com/ you really should, she is a very talented lady.

I have been piecing and quilting for a couple of ladies in town and that has been keeping me busy and I just can not believe August is half over.  

Hope you have a wonderful day and get to create.

Hugs
donna


13 comments:

  1. Your pressing board is not only functional but very pretty too and congrats on winning the cute patriotic couple! I hope you have a happy and lovely week Donna.

    xo Danielle

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  2. Nice pressing table. You sound like the world is your oyster. Keep on having fun miss retiree.

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  3. Your table turned out darling. Just home from vacation, can't wait to look at my new fabric from your shop.

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  4. Love the fabric on your pressing board. I love all your fabric selections, so of course, your pressing board would be equally pretty. August has just flown by. My University life is insane. I keep wishing it was still July.

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  5. Your ironing board is such a great idea and the cover fabric is lovely. Always love your barn blocks of course!! Hugs Wendy

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  6. congrats on your win Donna and what a great idea with the ironing board,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  7. I love your barn block! Lori's idea for an ironing surface is great. Yours looks perfect!!

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  8. You girls sure are making cute barn blocks! I love your latest one!
    I'm also so happy to see that you won Marlynne's folk people. I'm a big fan of her art! She's a true folk artist in my opinion!
    Enjoy your new ironing table Donna!
    Erica :)

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  9. Donna I love your barn! That ironing station is awesome, I also was over at Lori's and was eyeing hers as well. ;)

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  10. Your barn is darling, Donna :) You always so such a lovely job with your sewing. The items you won are too cute - congratulations on winning! Have a sweet day, friend. Hugs!

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  11. Love your new ironing table, especially the fabric!! I need one! ;) Your barn block is so pretty and love the lavender in it!! Wishing you a wonderful day Donna!! xo Heather

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  12. The ironing/cutting station is brilliant! Enjoy!!

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  13. Your table is so cute!!! :o)

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