Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Lamp

I found this vintage black panther lamp at the thrift store recently.  The price was $2.99.  It worked and I love vintage planter lamps.  I had no idea what I would do with it but I brought it home.

My New Halloween Lamp

Isn't this just the cutest Halloween lamp.  Perfect for the little table under the Halloween quilt.  I purchased a small lampshade at the thrift store for 99 cents.  It was covered with pink gingham fabric.  I removed the fabric and wrapped the shade in black and orange tulle.  I added a few plastic black cats under the tulle.  Both cats and tulle were in my Halloween box of goodies.   When the lamp is turned on the cats really pop.

I love my Halloween Lamp and the cost was $3.97. 

Below are two closeups of the shade before turning on the lamp.     

I'm linking to Tuesday's Treasures.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I've Been Away at the Fair

I just returned to Arizona from a wonderful three days at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio.  What a wonderful time my sister and I had visiting our cousin and attending the fair.  We saw so many  vendors with great items.  We bought a few things and came home with lots of ideas.  The weather was beautiful each day.  We especially appreciated the mild weather.  I always love fall in parts of the country were they have trees and grass.  It was my first visit to Columbus and it is a lovely city.  College students were moving into dorms this weekend and it was fun to see all the students walking around downtown.  Brought back memories of falls long ago in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona U.  I have such great memories of my college life at NAU.  

The trip was the perfect way to get in the "Fall Spirit".  I hope to do a little Fall decorating this week even if we are expecting 100 degree weather!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another Baby Quilt

I have this little cowboy quilt ready for binding.  I started on it this morning.  I went through my stash of cowboy print and found this piece with little cowboys.  It is for our friends daughter and son-in-law.  They are expecting their second little boy later this year.  It seems many of our friends are expecting grandchildren and one a great grandchild.  I've decided that quilts make the perfect gift.  Hope they like it.

All the fabric is from my stash.  I'm very pleased that I have been able to complete a number of projects using my stash.  I still have many more yards to use but it is a beginning.  A friend gave me the batting.  It was left over from one of her projects.  I didn't have to make any trips to the fabric store to complete this quilt.  I'm giving myself a "pat on the back" for this one.

Monday, September 5, 2011

September - Is it Fall Yet?

I've been away from blogland for most of the summer.  DH is recovering nicely from knee replacement revision surgery.  I am officially off the "Taxi service" assignment as he was released to drive last week.  We are experiencing the hottest summer on record here in Phoenix.  So I'M HOPING FALL WILL ARRIVE SOON!!!

I finished this Fall wall hanging last week.  It is from a Fat Quarter.Com quilt kit.  It is made from a pack of charm squares.  It is the perfect size to display below the shelf in the dining area.  I've also completed 1 quilt top and have another nearing completion.  I have been able to find a few moments each day to sew in the studio.  I hope to post more photos later this week.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and that you too are looking forward to Fall.