Saturday, October 20, 2012

We Have Come a Long Way Baby

 We did some running around yesterday morning of hubby's old stomping grounds growing up. We couldn't end the morning without swinging by our first apartment. We started out in a one car garage at a cost of $75.00 a month including all utilities. Way back then there was no such thing as Internet or cable! Ha The apartment had no heat or air, a drop down kitchen table, 2 burner stove with a tiny oven. We were young and happy to afford a place of our very own!!!!!
 We then picked up a DEAR family friend to treat for lunch. Such a special lady and a great time catching up. 
 In the afternoon I set up my sewing machine to work on a little Christmas cheer.
 While the bed isn't the best place in the world to lay out pieces it worked in a pinch.
 I finished up the table runner this morning. The kitchen table in the hotel isn't as large as a standard kitchen table but you get the idea right?
 I used a charm pack leftover from last year and yardage from the UFO tree skirts I finished last month.
I stuck with straight line quilting, easy peasy.
Quick post as I am headed out with a GF to see what one of the local quilt shops have to offer. Beautiful football weather and some great games to enjoy this afternoon before the dinner and dance tonight. Roll Tide!!!!!


  1. Our first place was a 1 bedroom- 400 sq foot apartment. We loved it since we loved being together all the time!
    You have come a long way!

  2. Love your little Christmas runner! It puts me in the Christmas mood.
    Our first place was a 10' x 53' mobile home on the university campus. We married our junior year in college. We paid $3,000 cash for the mobile home and lived in it until after graduate school, when we bought our first house. What memories!

  3. Our first house was a two up two down.....

    Love your table runner. Never thought of taking my sewing machine on vacation....mind you we haven't been on vacation for a while.


  4. The runner looks great! Wish I had the ability to just 'whip' things up like that!

  5. Loved that you sacred your first home with us!! Memories.... :)

    The table runner is awesome!! I've never made one like that, I need to try it cause it's gorgeous!!