Sunday, August 12, 2012

Combining Blogs . . . For Now

Since I'm not managing to do enough quilting these days to warrant keeping my quilting blog up-to-date, I'm going to take the easy way out (at least for the foreseeable future) and post about my handwork projects here on this blog. (Clear as mud?)

I did take an R & R day last Thursday and spent most of the day in my quilt room finishing up a set of three table runners I've been working on little by little all summer. They've been dubbed my "summer" table runners and were put into place on August 10th. (Hey, it is still technically summer, right?)

They're all different . . .

. . . but I used the same assortment of green and neutral fabrics in each one.

This one made up of three blocks of Courthouse Steps ended up on our phone shelf.

The one I made using the Split Rail Fence design is all but hidden under the basket that we use to hold materials to go back to the library and outgoing mail.

Simple squares set on point form the design in this runner on this display shelf in a bookcase/storage unit at one end of the kitchen.

When my dear husband noticed them, he said I'd better get busy on ones for fall. Fortunately, I have two matching autumnal-toned runners that I really like so I'll just have to come up with one more that will look good with the other two. Plenty of time for that. Uh-huh, sure. Methinks fall will be officially here before I know it!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh How lovely..

Carolyn Renee said...

I was wondering where your quilting was headed. Because, you know, there's just time, time time around the homestead :) Canning with one hand, stitching with the other?

Katidids said...

Beautiful. I think the simple designs are always best showcased with wonderful fabrics such as these. Fantastic job! I love to see your work

Sparkless said...

Those look fantastic! You need Fall ones? The only thing I change with the seasons is the dust. We only decorate for Christmas.

Stephanie said...

I think it's a great idea to share them here :) I love the runners!!

Mama Pea said...

Renee - Thank you very much!

Mama Pea said...

CR - Oh, how I wish I could can with one hand and stitch with the other! When I'm canning, I have to concentrate solely on that 'cause I'm always afraid I'm gonna do something awful terrible bad wrong and kilt us all!

Mama Pea said...

Katidids - Thank you for the encouragement, talented person that YOU are!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - I LOVE your sense of humor. (What? You weren't kidding?) ;o]

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Stephanie!

Connie said...

Beautiful tablerunners, I like that they all coordinate! Your husband is too funny.....thank goodness you only have to make one for fall!

Lisa said...

Love the way you take the time to make seasonal items for your home dec. You are so organized, even though you probably don't know it, or don't 'feel' it! Your garden looked great a few posts back. I'm trying to get a little caught up this morning, as I've been behind.... again.

judy said...

Absolutely breathtaking,your work looks superb !and now I have my eye on greens also.My daughter happened to mention its her new favorite color so I have to keep my eye open for future reference(kids clothes ,clothes for her ,a rug,you name it)this cooler weather feels wonderful doesn't it (if I had time and aptitude to do, here is where I would insert little picture of snow flurries )

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

ooooo Ahhhhhh! Very pretty.

Mama Pea said...

Connie - Welcome and thanks for commenting! Considering I'm still knee deep in garden harvesting and preserving, it IS good that I have to make only one for fall!

P.S. Your work is gorgeous!

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - Right now I feel like I'll NEVER get caught up reading favorite blogs. Or garden harvesting. Or preserving. Or decorating. Or sleeping. Or . . . oh, never mind. ;o}

Mama Pea said...

judy - I definitely have a thing for the color green. I have more green fabric than any other color!

And, yes! The cooler weather at night (still hot during the day here) is WONDERFUL!

Mama Pea said...

Jane - Thank you, kind lady!

Erin said...

Beautiful colors! I think it's a great idea to combine the blogs since nobody lives by gardening alone... we have many more things that interest us and it's fun to see all of yours together to get the whole picture. (Says the chick whose posts are completely random hahaha!)

Lisa said...

Ditto! :)

Karen L. said...

What a good idea ... combining your two blogs. At least then I don't have to keep checking the other one "just in case" there was a posting (yeah, right! jk). Gardening, quilting, cooking, preserving, DIYing, etc., you do it all so might as well include it all here. It is "you". Nice table runners! I love table runners but I hate the fact that we always put something on top of them so you cannot see the whole design. Oh well, that's what we make them for, right?

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Our posts are not supposed to be random?? Oh, no. I think that drums me right outta the Correct Blogger Club!

Mama Pea said...

Karen L. - I did it totally for you, m'dear! So you wouldn't wear out your finger clicking over to my poor ol' neglected quilting blog that has done nothing but gather dust for ever so long! ;o]

Susan said...

Oh, I love green! Those are just so lovely, Mama Pea. You are so darn talented. Thanks for posting them - I was wondering how you'd be able to keep two blogs going with the five hundred other things you do each day...

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Thank you for being so complimentary! The "five hundred other things I do each day . . . ?" That would be more like the three other things I do each day and the 497 things I transfer over to tomorrow's list!!