Saturday, August 10, 2013

QAL Flying Geese and More...

108 Flying Geese
Finished for Melissa's QAL at Happy Quilting

 Spools Galore!!!  OMGosh....I went with hubby to pick up a jalopy part in a neighboring town and stopped at a new to me antique type market.  I'll share more photos in days to come.  For now....feast your eyes on all these spools.   Rarely do I find this many in one place anymore.

 Weather this year is weird for summer.  These two photos taken of same sky within same minute.  One from the sky above me and the other of what was coming our way.  Ugly!

Friday we stopped by the house in hopes of getting to see the upstairs where my quilting will be.  The stairs weren't in yet so this was the best I could do for a photo of it just above the two car garage.

A cute story to share with you from a sale I made on Etsy.  I wonder if you will relate when it comes to your own quilts?

Myra writes, "Oh...Mary I just received my quilt and I couldn't be more pleased.  It's just gorgeous!!"

I responded back my thank you etc.

Myra writes, "I must tell you your quilt has caused a major change at our home.  The table I selected to display my little gem was next to our floral couch....ugh!!  It wasn't making the statement it needed to.  Soooo today darling husband took me shopping for a new couch.  It's being delivered on Tuesday...ya gotta love it!!"


WoolenSails said...

It is looking good and a lot got done in a short time, at least it seems that way. Good excuse for a new couch, gotta love it.


Saskia Smit said...

I want a new bathroom. Do they sell quilts for that too? (Hope my DH falls for the trick)

Leeanne said...

Hehe great Etsy story!! Funny!

Cathy said...

Great Etsy story! a few years ago, I leveraged our need to get rid of the white floor in the kitchen (decision of the prior owners - who puts a white floor in the kitchen?) into an entire kitchen remodel.

Janet O. said...

Luscious looking flying geese!
I wish you could blow some of that dark, foreboding sky in our direction! We need the rain!!
Looks like you will have a really nice vantage point from your sewing room!
Hey, I wonder what new stuff I can get on account of something not matching a quilt? Never thought to try that before! : )

Lesley said...

You must be so anxious for the house to be exciting! Love your Etsy story!

belarmina said...

me gustan!!! son una maravilla

paulette said...

Love your story!! And love your new must be so thrilled!!

Vivian said...

Your flying geese look perfect. What's your favorite way to make mass quantities like this? I have 4 or 5 methods, and I seem to move from one to another, never totally happy with any of them--either time involved or fabric wasted or lack of precision. Curious which you prefer.

Wish I could find shops with lovelies like you found. My heart would have started beating wildly.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute, a new couch to go with her quilt. :-) Gotta love it!
Love the spools~ how many traveled home with you?
Happy weekend!

Lynn said...

Wow, your house really looks like a house. You are right it has been weird weather. I can't remember this much rain and humidity in the summer before, not that hot, but so humid.
I'm lobbying for a new coffee table, hmmm I'll have to try Myra's trick.
Love the spools.

QuiltSue said...

What beautiful looking gees.

Your sewing space looks as though it'll be great. You'll have loads of room and a good view from the look of it.

Love the Etsy story. I'm going to have to remember that for when I next want to redo somewhere.

Kaaren said...

The new digs are looking good. I'm so excited for you.

Your Etsy story sounds like something I would try to pull but without success I might add. Funny!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I made some flying geese yesterday and not one turned out like the next one. :( Yours are gorgeous! blessings, marlene

Barb said...

wow - how exciting to be building a new home!
your flying geese are great - love them with muslin

Me and My Stitches said...

I want to know if you brought any of those spools home! They are hard tor resist. Your house is looking great - I'm looking forward to more pictures!

Kindred Quilts said...

How exciting to watch the progress on your new home! I'll bet when those steps are in you'll be flying up to your sewing room two at a time! Have you arranged it in your mind yet? Great ESTY story... who wouldn't want to redo a room around a particular quilt! Buyinh a new sofa sounds like a great starting point!

andsewon said...

You always make such perfect geese and other patches as well!;-)Cute story. Not sure that would work on all hubbys! Great old spools. Have not been 'old junkn' in a long bit. Your home is really coming along!!!

Loris said...

Loved the ETSY story! We're all going to try that now :-)
That second story looks to be making way for a sweet retreat! Do I spy a doorway frame to a future deck?

Carrie P. said...

that is a fun story. she gets a new couch to match your quilt. fabulous.

You look pretty happy in front of your new house.

Sue-Anne said...

I love all those old spools, they are very hard to come by here and very expensive. Your new home is growing every day and I love the story about the new couch!

Melissa Corry said...

Your geese look fantastic!!! What a beautiful flock you have there!

Kellie from Indiana said...

I can never find a single spool! You did hit the jackpot! So I wonder, if I buy one of your quilts will my husband buy me a new couch too??! Hmmm...

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

looking good!!! Love the quilt story. I wish my husband would do that for me. That one is a keeper!

Valerie Z said...

You look great standing in front of your new home! Love the excuse for a new coach...might give that one a try myself! Hope you are feeling well and you have a wonderful week! (I'll try to keep the rain here!)

Wendy said...

I have a small spool collection. There is an antique shop about 2 hours from here that has a "spool room" filled with spools.

MARCIE said...

So funny about buying a new couch to match your quilt! Love seeing the progress of your new house! Lucky you!

Jeanna said...

Way to help a friend get a new couch!

Your new home is coming right along Mary. I'm soooo excited for you :)

Jo said...

Cute story. So how big is the quilting room??

Diane said...

Your house is coming along nicely. I wonder if the Etsy customer's husband will let her buy anything else from you, they may have to redecorate the whole house!! Love it.

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