Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's a Grandma to Do?

I am very excited because my two granddaughters (and their parents) are coming to Clearwater from New York for a visit tomorrow! So what's a Grandmother to do but get busy and make their visit as special as she can. Here is one of the things I came up with. First off, I got this table second hand dirt cheap (nothing!!). It is solid wood and in my opinion it is gorgeous. It could use a bit of oil, but I didn't get to that. That will occur before the next visit... I decided that my little princesses needed placemats for their "new" table. I started digging through my stash and what you see below is what my stash told me to make. Yes, I sometimes hear voices... but that's another post! I love purple and lime green together, and I love pink and green together, so I thought (or the voices told me) why not use all three? So I grabbed a bit of each, and then remembered my Hoopsisters design CD and the rest, as they say, is history.
For the names that I embroidered onto the placemats I used a font from the Embird alphabets. I made the bias vine using my wonderful Simplicity Bias Tape Machine, and the whole project was done in no time at all. Or so I thought.... When I set the table I thought, "Geeze, wouldn't it be nice if I had some pink napkins...." Back to the stash I went and sure enough I had enough pink fabric from the binding left over to make coordinating cloth napkins. Then I was sure I was done, right? Nope. The table needed flowers. After considerable digging I found, hiding in my linen closet, this vase and I couldn't believe my luck. A perfect match! Now I am ready for my Princess Granddaughters to come and visit...
And so is Baby Sally. She can't wait until the party begins...
In the meantime, Go USA!! Don't cha just love the Olympics?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quilter's License Plate Search

I have been searching like crazy for a vanity license plate that says something cute about quilting. I don't need a frame. I have that. I need a cute plate to go inside the frame on the front of my car. See, when I attached the current plate to my car, I made a few mistakes (to say the least) and now I need to have a plate there to cover up the extra holes.... I am astonished but I can not find one to purchase! I would have thought that there would be a multitude of quilter's license plates to purchase. Is Florida the only state that uses only one plate on the car anymore? I don't get it, but either way, does anyone know of a place to purchase a Quilter's vanity plate? Post a comment with the link if you do!