Thursday, September 12, 2013

What's New : :

Vintage Ironing Board

Isn't it pretty?! This was a very lucky pick for just $10 at a lawn sale we stumbled upon this past Sunday. I love the old wood and plan to use it as a shelf, like this. I think it's beautiful!

Vintage Ironing Board

Vintage Ironing Board

Have you noticed? I have a goal. I do! My goal is to finish up at least one quilt every two weeks. A goal made back while I was making Haila's Nordika Quilt, to keep me focused and happy for when the kids were back in school. If I'm being completely honest here, I have to mention that I'm not the best at keeping goals, but this is one I feel has promise!!

Nordika Zig Zag Quilt -- Finished : : July 8th
You & Me Quilt -- Finished : : July 29th
Applique Art Quilt -- Finished : : August 8th
Ant Farm QAYG Quilt -- Finished : : August 19th 
Indie Symmetry Quilt -- Finished : : August 27th
Butterfly Quilt -- Finished : : September 3rd

And, I'm almost finished with my newest Rock 'n Romance quilt who's pattern definitely deserves a name! I'm still deciding on that one?

In between all that work, I'm also keeping up with an etsy shop that's pretty busy these days! Birthday crowns, Fox Pillows, & felt orders -- here's a few pics of some recent orders.

Birthday Crown

Fox Pillow

Birthday Crowns

Fox  Pillow

Birthday Crowns

Without a doubt, it's your sweetness and encouragement for those finished quilts listed above that has truly helped me keep this goal. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Thank you!    Maureen

35 comments:

  1. The ironing board is beautiful and will be a wonderful shelf! And you are AMAZING!

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  2. Absolutely love the ironing board!

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  3. What a nice find, love the dark grain. Your new pieces are so fun.
    I won some felt and a book, need to make some things. They are christmas items, so thought they would be nice for nursing home residents or some items for our local shelter auctions.

    Debbie

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  4. Adorable! I would like to talk to you about some things concerning your etsy shop. I would like to get my going a little more and would like to pick your brain!

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  5. I picked up an old ironing board a couple years ago, $5, but not as nice looking as yours. Mine has painted green legs and a well used top. About 2 months ago my ironing board's leg actually bent in half & I decided to pad up the wood one & have actually been using it since. Love the idea of the shelf.

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  6. Maureen why not name the quilt the name of your new niece. I am sure when she grows up she will always remember you for that.

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    1. That's a lovely idea! Around the house all the quilts I've been making are called by who they were made for. But for pattern design purposes only, I would like to come up with something clever for this one. I may just have to ask you all for some help on that! :)

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  7. I have two old wooden ironing boards - I have one folded up in a corner of my living room displaying a quilt my Mom made. I need to set goals also!

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    1. Setting specific and even challenging goals for myself, only helps me. I may not always see them through, but I've noticed that I'm much more likely to stick with a goal if I share it with the supportive people in my life! When it comes to sewing -- that's all of you! :)

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  8. The ironing board is fantastic!! The dark wood is beautiful....what a lucky find! Maureen, your quilts are just so beautiful & inspiring....I love watching what you create....
    How in the world are you able to finish 2 quilts a month??
    :)

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    1. Thank you!! Well, so far I am, not sure exactly how it's been working out so well. I can probably credit it to staying up really late once I start a new one. And, I also think it helps that I've been alternating quilts with quilt as you go quilts, which come together super quick for me!

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  9. Love the ironing board, and using it as shelf is brilliant!

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  10. I have several of the old wooden ironing boards. However only 1 is still an ironing board. Two have been repurposed after I removed the legs. One I cut down the middle lengthwise and used them as two shelves in the rec room around the pool table. Great for sitting drinks while shooting 8 balls. The other, I hung flat on the laundry room wall and add coat hooks. Great coat rack! i am always trying to repurpose old antique items.

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  11. I am SO envious of your find, especially after I saw this on Pinterest last weekend: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/163748136424487623/.

    Congrats!

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  12. A quilt every two weeks - ambitious! They are lovely, as is the vintage ironing board. What a special find! I must say, though, that I'm completely taken with the Fox pillow. =)

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  13. I love your find. What a great deal! I have my eyes open for an old ladder. I figure I'll come across one some day.

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  14. Lucky you! I love garage saling and thrifting! It's so exciting. You never know what you might find...

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  15. That ironing board is phenomenal! I too have a secret (or not so secret now LOL) goal of finishing a top or quilting a finished top each week. Definitely keeps me more focused than I tend to be LOL

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  16. Love the ironing board. Isn't that wood absolutely gorgeous.....Great find.

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  17. Received my order and I thank you thank you thank you for picking such beautiful colors!

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  18. The wooden ironing board is such a neat find. I always wonder about the stories pieces like that could tell. I love your quilts and felt projects. I am always so inspired by all that you accomplish!

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  19. Cute idea with the ironing board, and good luck with those goals!

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  20. I was admiring an antique ironing board at a farm sale a few months ago and I could kick myself for not buying it...grrrr!!! BTW Love your find! Its beautiful!

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  21. Lovely ironing board ~ and a clever way to use it too.
    You are one heck of a busy person! a quilt every two weeks AND keeping up with the shop, plus 3 children and a husband? Whew ~ so impressed!

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  22. Nice ironing board! I have one similar to it that I purchased for $1.00 at a yard sale about 31 years ago, shortly after we moved into the neighborhood I still live in! Mine is all wood and the board top is one solid piece. I purchased an ice cream scoop for 25 cents at the same time and I still have that too! And I use my ironing board but it's always hard to find a cover that fits because of it's size. I may be forced to make one one of these days!

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  23. Your new ironing board is soooo cool! :)

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