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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Charms and Construction


They jumped out at me and I had to take them home with me! These are the Moda charms from the Roman Holiday collection that I purchased at the Chicago show in April. I bought them at The Creative Stitch from North Manchester IN, a small town near the cottage. I frequent it fairly often. One of these days, they promise to have a website. We are getting ready to build a garage here at the lake with living area above it and I'm thinking I might like this in one of the bedrooms. The sashing is Moda's Crackle in a light gold and that would be kind of pretty on the walls.

Currently, we are moving a couple of walls in our teeny-tiny cottage kitchen and putting our fridge where there was a closet. Now that most of it is put back together, I know it looks like we've done nothing. My grandmother always called it a "one-butt kitchen" ..........now we'll have room for two butts! :>) It's amazing how big the footprint of a fridge is! As Jim works on the electrical or the plumbing, I sneak in a few seams on the Roman Holiday squares. The rest of the time I've been the cleaner-upper or the gopher. He does a great job on these projects but we're always happy when they're done. The next phase calls for cabinets that he will build, new counter tops and some new flooring. We're trying to make the proverbial silk purse out of a sow's ear but it's cheaper than starting from scratch. You'll be hearing a lot about the old garage demolition and the new construction. I'm excited about some extra space for company.

Tonight is a night alone - just me and my gal, Leah. Jim is at his class reunion.........a good time for some extra stitching, don't you think?

10 comments:

Wendy said...

So funny...That happens to me too when I stop at quilt stores "they jumped out at me and I have to take them home". The reno's on the kitchen sounds like a big improvement, it more fun in a kitchen with 2 butts...

Betty said...

I love the setting that you have used the charm blocks. Be sure to show us a picture when you've finished the top!

Betty
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Leigh said...

A one butt kitchen.......I love it!!!
Your fabrics are gorgeous I can understand them jumping out at you. I like the way you are putting them together.

Nicole and Phil said...

what a great way of using these charms....I can never quite work out what I would do with them.

Debi said...

I have been eyeing the Roman Holiday collection myself. I may just have to pick up a fat quarter or two. Don't you just love charm squares?

swooze said...

Pretty fabrics. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Libby said...

How funny - we call our kitchen a 'two butt' kitchen, too *s*

atet said...

I love that fabric -- can't wait to see the finished top! My kitchen is another 2 butt one -- but at least it keeps the number of cooks down. My husband says I get in his way!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love those fabrics, I've been enamored by them too! I am all about decorating a room (yet to be built) to match a quilt. Love it!!

Jeanne said...

I told my DGD that the fabric has to speak to you before you buy it. She has really good hearing!! I hope you made the most of the evening alone while DH was at his reunion.