Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The home stretch

I am nearing completion on Mason's quilt!
I'm working on stitching the binding down now...although I must admit I haven't had much time lately to knock it out. School is ending this week...and that means picnics, chaperoning, plays, teacher gifts, etc. So needless to say, I've been sorta busy. Anyway here's a sneak peek of the quilting...
I used a Gutterman cotton variegated thread, in shades of yellow. I like it, it seems to work well. Once it's all done, labelled and all, I will post pics of the entire quilt.
I got a few cute new things I thought I'd share. Check out these placemats, aren't they adorable?
They're from Kohl's. I got them on sale, then 30% off, then free shipping. Can't beat that! I love the cherry appliques.
Then I found this painted wooden tray at Christmas Tree Shops this morning. I have a thing for trays! Seriously, if you put all the stuff that's on your counter or dresser on a tray, it looks so much more organized...give it a try!
Annabelle's teacher gave me this set of baskets as a thank-you for being the Room Mom. I love them!
Baskets are another thing of mine (for the same reason as above). She also included a thank you note that all the kids in the class signed, it was so sweet. When I was there yesterday, a bunch of the kids even asked me to sign their yearbooks. I was very touched! They're a sweet bunch.
I have a bunch of stuff to do this afternoon...it is the last day the kids have a full day of school so I need to take advantage of it. Although Willow does have a good idea...
Well, maybe later! Anyway have a  great day!

♥ Jen


  1. What great stuff! Oh to live the life of that kitty.

  2. Jen,
    You did a great job with the quilting on Mason's quilt. Love the cherry placemats, the tray and your new baskets as well.
    My kitties have the best life too!
    I can't believe your kids are just getting out of school ... They will begin here in about 5 weeks.

  3. You are coming right along with Mason's quilt. Maybe after my vaca, my sewing mojo will come back full-force.

  4. wow I LOVE the placemats....
    congrats on the quilt, so cute!!!!!!


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