Archive for August, 2008

IKEA Quilt Hack Idea

August 25, 2008

Two weeks, two cities, two IKEAs.  Life is good.  If you’ve never seen IKEA Hacker, it’s worth taking a gander.  I look at things a little differently now when I’m in the store.  

I love the colors IKEA is showing right now in their sheets, bedding, and fabric.  

The bright Bibbi Snurr duvet sets are 100% cotton and I think they will make great quilt backing.  And the price is especially nice since you can get two backs from each cover.  With a pillowcase to spare!  The twin set was $19.95 and the Full/Queen was $29.95.

Too bad I can’t hack fabric with chocolate, other than just eating it while I quilt.  I have another minor hack that I’m working on.  I’ll post it when it’s done.

Friends Are Never Far Apart

August 22, 2008

I had a Mrs. Schmenkman sighting a couple of weeks ago (and it has taken me this long to write about it!)  

All of the fabric I purchased–cut by her nimble hands–is still sitting out all over my (still unfinished) living room!

Years ago, when my teen-agers were babies, we used to have a Sunday evening ritual.  I’d put the kids to bed and then go over to her house for an evening of quilting, a movie, eating–and Diet Coke.  

So it was wonderful to hang out Chez Schmenkman this visit to watch Mad Men together.  Especially the way her P-Doggs #1 and #2 welcomed me by draping themselves across my lap as though they had known me for years.

Miss you, Mrs. S!  Can’t wait to get back up your way again!