Tuesday, October 06, 2009

First off - a great big thank you from Hubby and I for all the anniversary wishes. We kept our celebration pretty low key, a nice dinner out and then home to moan over being too full and to watch some television.
The number of boxes piled up continues to lessen. I thought it might be time to share a peek upstairs. This collage is the master bedroom. The wall color is called Sergeant - just the color of an old army blanket. I've ordered fabric to make curtains and a dust ruffle for the bed. There are mini-blinds in the windows, but they look so stark. So I decided to hang quilts in the meantime.During the day, I can just unclasp one end and push the quilts to one side allowing in some light. At night, not a speck up light comes in making for great sleeping.
The days are starting to feel normal enough to set up the sewing machine and do a little stitchin'.
What fun to stitch up a pile of hst's. Hopefully this afternoon will bring another session where they will begin to turn into blocks.

23 comments:

Gail said...

You are moving along with the settling in! Just think it will all be a memory soon! We moved many more times than you--military family--and I always thought opening the boxes was like Christmas! I hope you get to sew those HST's this afternoon.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, love the Sergeant color so much. And you're killing me with the fabric in the HSTs...is that Aged Muslin? I'm insane for that stuff.

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! You are being so creative- love the "curtains".
And you're sewing! Double bonus!!!

Julia said...

Oh, I do love that muslin in your HST's!! What is it and where can I get it? Lots of it must make it's way into my stash! lol

Screen Door said...

Smart girl with the window quilts. Can't wait to see the fabric you ordered. Nice to read about normal things--- half square triangles... is that your tea dyed muslin?

Judy said...

Okay, I have a question about curtain rods. Are those hangers the ones that came with the curtain rods or are they the brass colored 3M(?) hanger thingys that come off when you pull the stickum tab at the bottom? I remembered you used those a lot in the old house so I thought maybe you did again. If they aren't I simply must find some smaller holders like that here. I swear most of the rods I find stick out from the wall by 5 inches!! and I hate it!

Gotta love that Aged muslin!

Linda, NE Iowa said...

What wonderful progress you're making and I'm enjoying each and every picture. Love the quilts covering the windows and all your paint colors. Hope you have room to hang them elsewhere after you get your permanent curtains. Leaving on vacation tomorrow and am already anxious to be back home so I can sew!

Quilt Hollow said...

Like the wall color!! When I went to bed last night I was thinking of all our moves since we've been together in 25 years and military. I came up up with 14..longest in anyone place 3 years. Three of the moves were in two years.

Stina said...

Ohhh.. thats dark.. I who sleeps during summer with no blinds..lol.. and remember sun is up at night..;o))
But they are lovely... think I havent seen the one to left.. lovely as always!!! Hst´s... hmmm.. that can be a lot of things.. but I wonder whatwill be of yours??

Cathi said...

What a great idea to use your quilts on the windows! Ever since reading about Lucy Boston using quilts to cover drafty windows at the manor house in England, I've thought about it. I think I may have found a use for a quilt in the winter that isn't on the bed!

paula, the quilter said...

Putting quilts over the windows is similar to the Warm Window coverings, just minus the vapor barrier. The quilts will stop the drafts, you know.

Janet said...

I remember a house here in a new estate I walked passed and I got all excited because they were using a quilt as a temporary window covering, great idea. Glad you have been sewing.

Candace said...

What great way to use the small quilts! It must have felt wonderful to sit and sew, Libby!
Cheers!

Stephanie D. said...

Yay! The therapy has begun!

WoolenSails said...

I love the quilts on the windows. I really love that first quilt, what pattern is that? Also, what did you use to clasp them on with, I like that idea.

Debbie

Dixie said...

Your quilts look darling over your windows, Libby. The wall color is wonderful too. Glad the boxes are diminishing so you can get some sewing in. I'm sure you have missed it...

dee said...

So glad you are back to sewing. I miss my machine somuch. The fingers are just itching to get going.
Great minds think alike-that 's the color of my living room.

Sweet P said...

Belated Happy Anniversary! I love your curtains. Great idea!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I think I remember that first quilt from California. Or do I remember that I have the pattern and haven't made it yet! Either way, it's a great quilt. Now that you are sewing again, do you miss the Cubby?

Guðrún said...

This is a great way to show off your quilts!

Jeanne said...

Time flies when you're having fun. Congrats on your recent anniversary. Love the HSTs.

Quilter Kathy said...

I think you should stick with the quilted curtains! Love it!

kjquilts said...

Great looking window treatments! I really love the color of the walls. Can't wait to see the fabric you've chosen.