Wednesday, January 24, 2018

This 'n That

Not much sewing this past week because I'm re-doing the upstairs bathroom. My philosophy is when the mood strikes go for it! 

This job was long overdue. I removed the old wallpaper, grouted some tiles, painted the walls and woodwork, ordered new light fixtures and a rug. I'm going to hang a little quilt and a picture or two :)  


In the meantime, I ordered my 2017 blog book from Blog2Print. Now I've got 4 years' worth 2014-2017.

Last month I bought this bundle of browns for $2 at our guild meeting. It is a nice assortment of fat quarters and 1/2 yd pieces. I've already found a use for two of them.

Then I bought some neutrals, a double pink, and a blue for various projects and a brown floral vine for the backing of Patch Basket.  

I made a sample block of Birds in the Air--the quilt that caught my eye at the Schuyler Hamilton House last month. The colors are really 'off' here but I have lots of scrap triangles I want to use. 

I spend time nearly every morning (early!) sewing Churn Dash blocks for Barb V's swap :) That's a purple print on the right not black.

It was so pretty outside after the last storm . . . 


. . . I saw a few animal tracks of big and little creatures that were out and about in our yard. 

Have a great week!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Good for you! I hate renovations. Love the results, but I am not patient with the "before" work! Nice score at your guild. Lovely fabrics. I did not do Barb's swap so I am enjoying watching you all make your churn dash blocks. I haven't received my Blog 2 Print book yet but it has been shipped. I do like looking at it all in print. If I had the $$ I would print out all my favorite blogs (like yours!) and have them on my shelves!

  2. Nice fabrics and blocks! I really enjoyed seeing your pictures of your place in the snow. While I hate even the idea of having to deal with snow problems, I do love to see beautiful pictures of it. Thanks for sharing! ---"Love"

    1. Thank you--and you're welcome! Fresh fallen snow is so peaceful. Love it until it's time to shovel and use the snow blower, lol!

  3. Good time of the year to tackle a makeover house project! When you are done can you come and help me strip my old wallpaper off the bathroom wall?? LOL
    Very fun little snow prints...

  4. Great time to do your bathroom renovation. It will be nice to have it done. Wonderful bundle of browns and new stash. Always like to collect double pinks. I just finished my churn dash blocks as well. Can't wait to see all of them.

  5. I hope you've had a handy man with you for the bathroom ! ;) Just 2$ for this lovely bundle... oh my God !! A real bargain !! Your swap blocks are beautiful Barbara ! I am making my last 44 and will end up next week !

  6. Oh I love your bathroom! I love those tiles and built in cabinet - jealous! I miss my mid-century bathrooms in NJ.
    Your blocks look great Barb and what great fabrics.
    great snowy photos - I study tracks too ;)

  7. I'm sure you'll love the bathroom when its done. Snow outside is a good time to tackle indoor projects!
    Love your guild fabric finds and your blocks!! Have a great weekend.