March 23, 2009

Cock-A-Doodle-Do And a Quilt or Two!

Cock-a-doodle-do!!!! I have a new light to show you! The following two pictures are of my new rooster light over my table. The picture does not do it justice. The shades look a bit orange in the picture, but they are red check. The light is pewter colored and has roosters all around it, with hooks hanging from the grid.


I would really like to paint my cabinets red, but NO, hubby says NO. I also want to remove that chicken wallpaper. It has been on these walls for 25 years since the house was built. Yep, I've been lovin' these chickens/roosters all these years. The bottom portion is ash paneling. Nope, can't paint it either. I love the prim look and was thinking about putting old weathered tin on the walls, but not sure. Anyone have any ideas. ?????




So we leave the kitchen and look at a quilt or two. The following is the quilt I made for my new Great-Nephew, Noah Grant. His room is decorated with a Monkey theme, so the quilt is monkeys. You will notice my little quilting protege' is showing the quilt....Oh wait...is that Vanna White????? I had planned to quilt it this weekend, but I didn't have the right size batting. Fixed that -- ordered a case of it today!



The second quilt is my string quilt made with all western fabrics. The blocks are from a Wacky Pac swap. We all chose our theme and provided the background and the center strip. Mine is read with rope on it. I'm planning to put a small black "stop border" (technical term I like to use--makes me sound like I know what I'm doing....hehehehehe) and then come back with the red fabric I used for the center strip.

SEW, these are the fruits of my National Quilting Day and weekend. What all did you do?

10 comments:

Pat said...

Love your little quilt demonstrator!!! And...of course I love the string block quilt (since I've recently dug into my strips to make a quilt with them).

MOLLY said...

Great Job! on the quilts. No red cabinets? What is wrong with RE? I guess you can't tell him what to do with "his" kitchen--can you? Hey tell him you BRAND NEW cabinets and price them---he will be ready to paint! TA DAH!
Oh Yah!! Great Job Vanna!

GARI said...

I continued to work on the wedding quilt that was due one year ago: the applique overwhelmed me. but that part is now done and I am getting ready to put the top together, finally. I love the idea of red kitchen cabinets and my mother, who also loves chickens, would just have painted them anyway.

hetty said...

What's wrong with these guys? My husband would have said NO too! I love your lamp though! And your protege is excellent. Great quilt! As to what I did on National Quilting Day, sorry, I had great plans but I caught a cold and slept most of the day, and weekend.

Cindy said...

What a cute protege. A Vanna White in the making. LOL

The quilts are great.

Chickens - didn't know they aged so well. LOL

Zlaty said...

Enjoy your new light! Doesn't make a big difference in the room!?

I have been working on my secret project - my sister's wedding quilt!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your new light looks great. I so wish my hubby wasn't so against me going a little wild with color..but he says we need to sell this place in less than 4 years...so keep it pretty neutral. Love your color sense. That string quilt is lovely, love the colors.

Teresa said...

The new light is great - has so much personality! Kitchen makeovers are fun, but exhausting. We are still working on ours now, and it has been over a year...just taking it a little at a time.

*karendianne. said...

Fun post! I love the lights. Funny how DH doesn't want to go with the red painting. Men. :) Your quilt for grand nephew is fun and I love the string quilt work going on, too!

Quilter In Paradise said...

great light! why do men think they know all about decorating?? mine is the same way - even picked out the pots and pans that I ( in a big letter ) use... ( he did get good ones so I didn't complain LOL )
Love the quilts,,, btw!
Beth/Dallas