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I'm Back!

Oh my! I have been very absent from the blogging world in the last few weeks.  What, you may ask, have I been up to?  I wish I could show you a plethora of beautiful sewing that I have gotten done.  Unfortunately that is not quite the case. 

At the end of September we took a vacation to northern Minnesota to visit Lake Itasca and the headwaters of the Mississippi.


The pine trees were impressive and the fall colors were absolutely beautiful.


 


Even the lake was wonderful.  Perfect and peaceful.  Not to mention the guys managed to catch some nice Northerns over the weekend. 

 
Right before we left for our trip I had my monthly quilting class. It is always my favorite night of the month.  Great company, great quilts, and great food too.  Our last project during class was a rail fence quilt so that we could work on some accurate cutting and 1/4 inch seams.  One of my girls worked on laying out this beautiful lap quilt.
 

The monochromatic color scheme is fabulous.  I wish I was going to be the recipient of this quilt, but I know that  her daughter will absolutely love it when it's done.  She's planning on doing some covered button accents on the top too.  Cute idea.  Can't wait to see it.

Well, now that we are home its time to get to work at our own house.  As I was unloading our house trailer from the summer I thought it was a good idea to start on some improvements to my sewing room and some other area of the house before I packed our things back in. 

I started with the living room.  We have a nice built in hutch that I can't justify posting a before picture of.  When I moved in I need storage fast and it was empty.  The nice glass front cupboard got filled up with book and games.  Last week I pulled everything out and put in some decorative things that actually belong there.

 
The glass doors finally open onto some of my beautiful quilts and a few nicknacks.  I think that area still needs some updating though...



And who can't resist the folded quilts!  Now this is how my quilts should be...on display!  Not folded up in the closet. 

Lets see if I can get a quilt on the wall some time in the next year as well...

And the last update that I am working on is a new coat of paint on my sewing room wall.

 
There is still more work to do and this is a work in progress.  I should be finishing up the sewing room update this weekend.  I can't wait to use my sewing room again! 
 

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