Friday, June 5, 2009

A Little Decorating


I, finally, got the chance to play around with my Dining Room Cabinet. I put up one of Jo's Little Women Club quilts that I made. It's Jo's Calicoes Surprise and is now in her book 'Yesterday's Charm'. I just got in this book and also her latest book, 'Vintage Journey'. Both books have some of her earlier Little Women club patterns in them. Found quite a few that I would like to do when I get back to my sewing room.

It's been warmer here, so I've been out more than in. I've also done a little more shopping with neighbors, so I am behind on housework. Oops, the dreaded H word. Next week is the last week of school, so the house will be even worse then. I figure while we have sun out, I'll be out with the kids and worry about major cleaning when school starts back. My little guy goes to Kindergarten in the coming school year, so I'll have more time to myself to clean and quilt! Yippee! Just a few months away.

12 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's such a pretty quilt. It looks so nice over the cabinet.

Pat said...

This quilt is SO charming!

Quilt Hollow said...

APPLAUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dana, you know I'm a real sucker for Jo!

onlymehere said...

I love this quilt! I like the vintage patterns also. I'm glad I found your blog! Cindy

Meredith said...

My Dh just bought me her new book. You found the perfect home for your quilt. It is really cute.

Karen said...

I don't have the new book yet but need to check it out.
I really like the brown & blue quilt on the wall. I would not have thought to hang it with the length going sideways but it does look good that way.

Orcsmom said...

Love the Jo's quilt. We just finished her quilt in our Jo's class, I think its the largest she has done. Love her new book also! I with you, enjoy the weather, who wants to do housework when the weather is so good outside!

Regards,
Pam

Jan said...

Beautiful. As Karen says above, great way to display it sideways. Love the antiques on the sideboard. I always admire how people can make a simple display look so beautiful. Even when decluttered, my sideboard doesn't look that good.
Can't believe Thomas is old enough for K this year. My kid will be a sophmore in the fall - ouch.
Glad to see you posting again.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

A gorgeous display!

Gayle said...

You haven't posted for awhile - just wanted to let you know that you're missed!

Barb said...

Love the quilt

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