Friday, January 28, 2011

Colors and fabrics

Redecorating is continuing. Remember I posted those two color samples for the living room walls? We weren't quite sure about either I got another one, Benjamin Moore's Tyler Taupe. Here are all three on the wall...
Peanut Butter, Fudge Truffle, Tyler Taupe, respectively. It's funny, with the last one up we revisited the Peanut Butter and decided that one was it. It's funny how colors look depending on what they're next to, isn't it?
Last weekend we bought a chandelier at Lowe's and hung it in the foyer.
Up until then, we had the ugliest brass/glass fixture that the builder installed. Ick! I just kept putting it off, couldn't decide what to get, etc. Anyway I really like this one, it's not too big which is good because we don't have an "open" foyer. But it's different enough to be interesting, I think!
On the crafting front, I've been quilting this guy.
I decided to stitch-in-the-ditch around each block, inside and outside the borders. Plus a little square 1/4" in from the block's center. Simple enough, but turning the quilt a million times on my machine is tedious! I think I have four blocks done. Slowly but surely, right?
Would you like to see some fabrics I've gotten recently? These are some Fresh Palette prints I got from Fat Quarter Shop's 50% off sale a week or two ago...

And these are some Lakehouse prints I got recently as well. They were 50% off too (except for the top panel).
Actually they all look nice together! I have no idea what I'm going to do with them, but a sale's a sale!
Last night I made Sharon's Ranch Chicken for dinner. Mmmm, was that good! Nice and creamy and perfect with the angel hair pasta she suggested. I used low-fat mayo and milk, but canceled that out with all the butter. Ha! It was worth it!

Have a great weekend...

♥ Jen


  1. PB still has my vote on the paint. The chandelier is very cute! I wish I had a place for one. GOOD LUCK with the quilting. I applaud you because I would have sent that baby out. I just can't see doing it myself. I'm too chicken. Lovin' the Fresh Palette!

  2. Love that chandelier--great pick!!! I want a new hang up lamp for over my ice cream table and chairs set--but have no idea what would look nice????
    Love all those new fabrics---they are right up my alley--love small prints and pastels--have fun deciding what to make with them!!
    Have a fun week end--
    Hugs,di and miss gracie

  3. I love the paint color and the new light fixture.
    I adore the fabrics you purchased and after all they were on sale! Don't you just love getting fabric in the mail :)
    I quilted a quilt yesterday and today for a friends' b'day present and my arms are so tired from twisting and turning!
    I will send some warm air your way ... I was thinking about you yesterday with all the snow in the northeast. Stay warm.

  4. I was going to say I like the Peanut Butter the best and then you said you'd already picked it! Great minds!
    I love the chandelier. Well done :)

  5. You are on a roll girl. Love the fabric, quilt and paint.

  6. I like the color you chose. We will be making a decision about livingroom paint color very soon, I have to finish the curtains firs so that we can make our choice. It will be similar color tones to yours. Love to see your new fabrics, I have bought a few pieces lately that I have no devinate plans for. Your chandelier looks great.


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