Monday, March 22, 2010

design wall monday . . . on the ironing board

Right off the bat? Don't forget to sign up for my very first GIVEAWAY!!!

Actually, I wanted to share this non-quilt offering (which is on my mat) . . .

Remember on Friday, when I shared the link for the "tie" dyed Easter eggs? Well, while we were out on Saturday, I stopped by the local Goodwill store and picked out these beauts!

In the article, she mentions that the uglier tie, the more beautiful Easter egg you've got. *I* am going to have some of the MOST beautiful eggs ever! *Especially* the green and orange striped one . . . yeeesh! It makes me mindful of a clash between the Scots and the Irish! LOL!

I *do* have a new project in the "getting ready" stage. I'm assembling the parts and pieces of this cute spring project . . .

From this book (which I also picked up in our wanderings on Saturday). This was the weekend that I spent money at a local small business. I'm doing my part to help the economy! :)

As you can see from the cover, this book is full of cute, seasonal offerings. Just perfectly sized for an RV wall. I *had* to get it! The fall wall hanging caught my eye, too. There's also a "Home" hanging that I'll want to try.

This is what I've got so far (on my design ironing board) . . .

I opted to have it say "give me spring!" vs. "give me the simple life". Because I can.

Have a super-HAPPY MONDAY!

:)

5 left a comment . . .:

Diane said...

love your design 'ironing board'. The spring wall quilt is soo sweet and the ties...well they are special aren't they! Look forward to the transformation into beautiful eggs!

Quilter Kathy said...

I like how you are making the design your own! It's very cute!

Goblinf said...

Thanks for the eggs link, I'm going to try it!

Teaquilts said...

OK Denise you'll have to let me see what you do with those ties when you're done. I have 2 containers full of very ugly ties. I need motivation so I'm looking forward to seeing the actual project. Wishing you lots of success!

BarbC said...

I have this book, but haven't made anything from it yet. Lots of cute projects. I hope you post a picture of your tie eggs. We used some of my FIL's old ties to create throw pillows after he died. Did a crazy patch with pieces from the ties. The back is an envelope flap with a cloth covered button (more tie fabric) and my SIL used her machine to embrodiery "Family is the Tie that Binds". Made one for each of my kids. Great reminder of their grandaddy.

Barb C.