a quiet house


i finally had a moment to breath over the past day and a half. it’s been amazing. i’ve had the place to myself.  for some reason the only thing i really wanted to do this entire holiday was get out my sewing machine and work on the quilts that i started months ago.

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thanks to a quiet house and a law & order: svu marathon yesterday i did just that. it feels good. really good.

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owning my little inn is wonderful. but i do miss having a house to myself at times. there are days i want to stay in my pajamas all day, turn up my music a little too loud and leave a couple dishes in the sink, or a lot of dishes…who’s counting. lately i cherish days like these. they are far and few between.

i managed to piece together the entire top of my quilt.

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then, yesterday, i pinned everything together.

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i had this light blue gingham vintage sheet i used for the backing. i don’t think it could be any more perfect.

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then i started quilting. i feared this part.

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i’m happy to report its much easier than i thought. is it perfect? hell, no. but i’m learning to love imperfection these days. attempting to be perfect it just way to much work.

happy 2012 everyone.

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  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    Fascinating! And I say that because I don’t know the first thing about quilting and am curious as to what kind of top stitching you are doing! Can’t wait to see more!

    And glad you have a quiet day for a change. YES!


  • Ali Richardson at

    Oooooooh, it’s looking gorgeous!!! Happy to hear you had some quiet time all to yourself 🙂 Happy new year!

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar at

    So interesting to see the quilting process – thanks, M and a very Happy New Year to you. Hope 2012 is full of good health and happiness!

  • Vicki at

    Happy New Year Michael! I love your color combo! I’m impressed, the whole sewing process scares me. Enjoy your quiet time! I have too much of that and long for loudness sometimes. 😉

  • InMyOwnStyle at

    Hi Michael-

    It is nice that you are getting to enjoy a little bit of downtime – doing what you love. Is it snowing there today? – that would make your comfy cozy day even more cozy. I tried making a quilt when I was in college, but I am not very patient at the sewing machine. I am looking forward to seeing it when you are done.

    Happy New Year

    My best-Diane

  • Melanie at

    I made a doll quilt for my daughter before the holidays. I would love to make a bigger one soon. Mind if I ask what kind of sewing machine you use, I need a new one. The quilt looks beautiful by the way Michael, good job!

  • Jill at

    I embraced imperfection awhile ago and it holds such freedom. Cute quilt!

  • Linda at

    Hi Michael…Happy New Year! Quilting is a process. Good for you, you are biting the bullet. I have never done it. My Mother quilts, however. Have fun…..Linda

  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade at

    Happy New Year, Michael!!!

    I am so excited to see the finished quilt. I have only finished one myself and it really does feel like such a huge accomplishment once finished! I’m excited for you!!! 🙂

  • Melissa P at

    Crime dramas and quilting go together perfectly. How did you know?

    I’m so excited by your progress. Great job!

    Have a wonderful New Year.

  • CosmoGirl Carla at

    Glad to hear you finally have some “alone” time. It seems to help recharge the battery a bit, don’t ya think? Your quilt is just darling. Love the bright, cheerful colors. Did you know the Amish purposefully leave at least one imperfection in their quilts (and other creations)? I think the story is because perfection only comes from God.

    Happy New Year!

  • Dizzy Lizzie at

    This is gorgeous! What a neat job you’ve done!:)

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    This is looking so great! I love the colors and the gingham back. I’m seriously considering gingham of some sort in the nursery. Congrats on facing your fear of quilting. I agree that it’s not an act of perfection. Happy 2012!

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