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Saturday, November 22, 2008

More UFO's....Longarm practice and the Kitchen redo is done!






When the professor and I bought our home this past summer....we decided two things we had to do, was put in additional kitchen cabinetry as kitchen was cute but lacking... and a deck onto the back of the house.Well, we found a very talented in law family member who could take my measurements.... ( which could have turned out very badly) but because of his talent...he made a custom cabinet for our kitchen... giving us about 70 % more cabinets and room in the kitchen area! Can you believe the first time he saw my kitchen was yesterday when he brought the cabinet to my home to be installed. And he only did the figures about 6 weeks ago. I took photos of the existing cabinets...and requested that they be painted to match the other ones. Just not going to have all new cabinets put inot a temporary dwelling. They turned out fabulous. I am so lucky...it is a delight to be in that kitchen. So happy it is here before Christmas when 2/3 of our family will be with us. I haven't decided where to hang a little quilt or two yet in there...but I am thinking about it. The quilt on the counter...is a little practice Harvest topper...done when practicing doing the free form flowers...for a customer quilt. Think I will do the same thing for a Christmas topper. Libby showed off her special bowl...so I had to include a photo of my favorite mixing bowl...quite the antique.... and one of the first things completed for the holidays is the Chex mix we always have to eat .... perfectly mixed in that big old bowl. I also finished up another UFO, which was begun while still living in South Africa, it is quilted, and finished binding it as well. I used some of the new techniques I learned in my longarm class. This was done free hand..... with minimal marking. I had to show the front and back...as I did it in a bright lime green.... and it is pretty fun on the back too! Lots of fun to do. I think it turned out pretty well. This dear little picture of the wee one...sitting amongst the pumpkins.... loved it. Hope you all have a lovely holiday...I will try to post again before we leave for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your families.... I have so much to be thankful for this year. I will probably have to include a tic list of all my gratefulness.

7 comments:

The Jen said...

Lovely long arm work! Holy smokes. That kitchen looks good too.

Miss 376 said...

Love the quilt. Enjoy the kitchen, know how it feels to get a kitchen sorted. They'll be expecting lots of goodies coming from there now

Kitty said...

The kitchen looks fabulous! As always, gorgeous quilting. x

Micki said...

Congrats on the new kitchen. That is so exciting for you, and it turned out lovely! Now, think of all the wonderful meals you will be making in there.
It was fun to catch up on your posts and thanks for visiting my blog.
Micki

kitchen said...

Hey Coleen, congratulations on the remodeling of the kitchen

Your New Kitchen is fabulous. some new kitchen cabinets are available online.

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Clara
www.kitchencabinetsanddesignsonline.com

Libby said...

How exciting to have the new cabinets installed in time to make use of them for the holidays . . . such timing is a rare gift *s*
Love that bowl! I would add it to my collection in a heartbeat. And Chex mix *yummy*
And last but not least, the Wee One - the cutest pumpkin in the patch *s*

Niki :-) said...

You’re invited! To the LAST PUSH quilt-a-thon I am having . Come see what it’s all about!
http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/
The more the merrier! Spread the word, and grab the button! Quilty hugs! Remember, Dec 13 is the special day! Niki in AZ