I heard on the news yesterday that over 1,000 cities set record high temperatures yesterday, my city (haha I don't live anywhere near a city) was one of them. Forget spring, we've hop scotched into summer, which made my next quilt pick for the living room so easy.
This is Lifetime Quilt #60, A-Mazing Abundance. The pattern is Ashcombe, by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. I just love this quilt, it may be one of my favorite top ten quilts and I can't even tell you why. It's just the right combination of fabric, interest and color. It sure makes me happy to have it out.
(Every time I blog about my living room quilt I get at least one question about that rod. It's just a regular drapery rod from Home Depot. I bought the rings there too, they are right next to the rods.)
I got some other spring things out while I was in the mood,
and a spring runner for the kitchen island. And YES, the freak of nature poinsettia is STILL hanging in there. As long as there are red leaves on that plant I'm keeping it!
This week Nicole, at Sisters Choice, and Carrie at La Vie en Rosie, blogged about their various sewing accoutrements and accoutrement containers. I just love peeking into folks sewing spaces, I thought you may want to see what I have on my sewing table.
That plastic document holder on the left holds the pattern and notes for the project I'm working on along with the rulers I use the most for that project. I like how it keeps my space neat and open, yet right there when I need something. That little flower on the far right waves back and forth at me when the sun hits it. One minute it's just setting there, the next minute it starts dancing up a storm.
I keep pens, pencils, reading glasses, rulers, scissors, and rotary cutters in this pink leather box.
Items that are too small for the pink box stay here. Do you keep tweezers nearby? I'm amazed how often I use them.
I noticed that Carrie and Nicole kept extra presser feet close by, not me! I'm a place for everything and everything in its place kind of girl.