Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Home Sweet Home

 Rocky Raccoon eating an M&M cookie the juvenile delinquent boys gave her/him.
 Another of the table runners I was able to finish up, this time it is a summer table runner.
 This one reminds me of lemonade, I think I might do some embroidery on the ends. Maybe lemonade 5 Cents or something.
 It was so darn dark in the cabin I couldn't take photo's even in the daylight. This one is a fall table runner with some modern fabrics with a fall feel.
 As much as we love visiting cabins I could never live in one, just too dark for me.
 The backing is a traditional fall fabric. I did add top stitching on each side of the seams to dress things up a bit, but you wouldn't have to do that if you want a super fast sewing project.
This was sitting on the coffee pot when I went to make coffee this morning. Yes, I screamed and ran. The boys enjoyed their fun at my expense. Sometimes I feel more like their Den Mother. Now you gotta admit this rubber bug looks real.

 Al, OH as well as NC have checked in, we have all made it home safe and sound. I don't rest until I know everyone has made it home. Motorcycles are a blast to ride but are scary things. We saw way to many bikes down during this trip :(

I might have forgotten to mention our mountain trip was our 38th anniversary celebration. We have been doing this long weekend trip since our 25th Anniversary. For the first 25 years of marriage our time and money was devoted to the kiddo's. It is now our time once a year to do what we want!! Ain't life grand, Ha

The quilt as you go table runners I made on the last day were done with leftovers from jelly rolls. I did add a bit of extra fabric to even things out, the backings are also from my stash. Two table runners for free!!! As an added bonus I was able to use up most of the jelly roll leftovers that have been hanging around and thinned out a little more of my stash. I do love "Making Do" 

Now that I am back home and on the family PC I wanted to share with you the link to the tutorial I used for making all of the pillow slipcovers. Linda has so many cute tutorials to share with everyone, you will enjoy her blog!!

The car is unpacked, the mail sorted (Some happy mail to share tomorrow), we have had a visit with all of the grands to deliver a little surprise for each of them. Now it's on to our bed. Vacation was great fun but home is where my heart is!!!


  1. love those table runners that you made. I am finally at the sewing machine starting on a baby quilt that has to be made by October 6th!!

    Can't wait to see what you got in the mail,


  2. Happy Happy Anniversary to you both, Debby! I do so love those table runners; I agree reminds me too of Lemonade. Sure the grands were all excited to see you both. Happy Mail? I do love getting that too. Sleep tight, don't let those rubber bugs bite. Hahaha...if you hadn't mentioned I had thought it too was real.

  3. Happy, Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many more years.

    Welcome home - I've missed you.

  4. Wow, what a trip! We used to go off-roading a lot when we lived in Athens, GA. It was so much fun. Your photos bring back a lot of memories! (We were in a Jeep, so it was a little warmer!)

  5. Those rotten boys!! They're all the same!! :P lol! 38 years is wonderful, Debby!! Congratulations!!! :) Love the runners! I need to get moving on my sewing or I'll never get stuff done!

  6. I am going to take a look at the tutorial. It seems I cannot give up trying to make old things look new again. Sigh.