Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A win and some Progress

First off, I have to say a big thank you to Kelly at IHAN. I was one of the winners in her Island Batik giveaway.  I got this LOVELY roll of batiks.
All rolled up
 Oh and check out Kelly's card --it is a magnet and now lives on my refrigerator!
Unrolled for your lusting pleasure
I have some ideas for them! Ooohh...my precioussssss....

 Remember that I promised I would show some  of the 'along the way' work on my latest handwork piece?  Well I almost forgot, but I have been doing other things so it isn't TOO far along.  So I decided to share a picture with you.

this detail lets you see that I really did do some handwork on it.
I have added more machine work as well as a little hand work.  Lots more to do on this though. (P.S. Love that Aurifil wool for hand work!)

And now a funny story.  Mom was with me when I opened the batiks from Kelly.  She commented "You sure have got a lot of fabric. What are you going to do with all of it?"  I could smell the fabric lust on her.  (is it contagious??)  I said, "I use it to make things.  Why do you want some for something?" (I know she doesn't sew.)  She said "I was just thinking that some of it would like nice on my headboard to make it look different."   Ha, I remember the headboard she had when I was living there. I can't imagine it.  We go to her place and look at the headboard. Ahhh! it is a brass headboard.  Now I get it! She wants it padded.  I didn't tell her, but I have a great idea for a quilted cover for it. The nice brass knobs on the posts will still show but the boring straight line headboard will be covered with quilty goodness.  Now I have to get it made and surprise her with it.  I should have measured....sigh..maybe I can sneak around and do that tomorrow evening when I visit.
Of course I wonder if she was just planning on draping some fabric over the top rail like bunting...you never know.


12 comments:

Pat said...

That would be a great surprise for your mom...if you can do it without her noticing, of course!!! (No easy trick, I suspect.) NICE win!!!

Teresa said...

I think she would love that, Gene. Congrats on the win. Did I see where you won something at Richard and Tanya Quilts? I love what you won, if it is what I think it is.

Jackie said...

I am loving that work you are doing... keep posting those pics pls!

Connie said...

Congrats on your wonderful win Gene and that is really going to be a neat surprise for your mom when you make something to cover her headboard.....will you use the batiks?

Barb said...

Oh....those batiks are sooooooo wonderful...yep...only a quilter knows...

Can't wait to see what you do for your mom's headboard.

sewyouquilt2 said...

congrats on the win! what a nice surprise for mom. can't wait to see it!

Frog Quilter said...

Lovely batiks. I have a bin full. Funny I rather pull out scraps and play with them...

Keep stitching your pink master piece. It will be beautiful when finished.

You know we want pictures of the head board when finished.

Linda said...

Oh, I'm jealous! I love batiks!
I love the idea for the quilted headboard. Your mom will be so thrilled!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

How fun would a quilted headboard be? Oh geez...I got to see this one.

Kelly

JJ said...

Lucky dog!!!!!! Those batiks are nice and a quilted headboard is a nice thing to do for your mom.

Barbara said...

Nice win, and neat headboard plans, will be watching! But for now, I'm enjoying your handwork. Who knew, handwork by Gene? Nah, he's the fancy machine, Go cutter guy! But there it is, and in all it's Gene wonkiness. You inspire, I love it!

Barbara said...

Nice win, and neat headboard plans, will be watching! But for now, I'm enjoying your handwork. Who knew, handwork by Gene? Nah, he's the fancy machine, Go cutter guy! But there it is, and in all it's Gene wonkiness. You inspire, I love it!