Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August projects


This is the only thing I have to show right now. I have been working on a project but I can't tell you what it is yet. I'm going to do this Jan Patek project in wool on cotton and it will be perfect for the autumn vacation we have planned.
Sewing room emptied! I'm thinking about painting as long as the room will be empty and the carpet will be pulled up. If you love your sewing room walls, please tell me what color they are and send me a photo. I'm always partial to eggshell, since it is so light and easy to work with. (yes, boring!)
I'm looking forward to cleaning what's left in there and giving it  a bit of an update.
Two rooms shoved into this one that has new carpet.
Many of you asked about my quilt rack. This is how it looks. The rods are closet rods. You would only need to put in 3 rods unless the quilts you want to display are very small. These are not small quilts so I cannot fit quilts on each rod.
Close up of the rack.

Thanks for being patient while I enjoy summer. The last two mornings I've woke to a brisk fall feel. Tomorrow morning I'll put on a pair of gloves for my sunrise run. Summer is coming to an end soon.

21 comments:

  1. cuantos proyectos!!!!!
    las paredes de mi cuarto de costura son blanco, pero esta tan lleno de cosas que casi no se aprecian
    te dejo
    mi blog y lo puedes ver
    http://lesmiscosicates.blogspot.com.es/
    saludos

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  2. Of course! I was just thinking I need to get this one done and started....you gave me a GREAT idea on the color combinations...where is your vacation? You never did share...or maybe you did. LOL....I can't remember.

    Staying home this weekend so maybe I can get motivated to get it traced and all stuff chosen.

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  3. Is your new project titled 'Flowers' by Brannock & Patek? or am I thinking about a different pattern? Do you have a source or know of a possible source for purchasing it? I have been looking for 'Flowers' for quite some time to no avail...

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    1. Yes, that is it. When I'm done with it I'll gladly pass it along. I'll need your email address though. Just send it to me via email loridweightwatchers@gmail.com

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  4. I'm still riding Miss Purple at 8:30pm! Nice warm evenings here and the mornings are perfect for yard work, you notice I said yard work and not running.... Have a wonderful vacation!

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  5. Love your quilt rack! Wonderful way to display them! Looks like a great new project in the works.:)

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  6. Choosing a nice neutral paint may seem boring but in the end it's nice be ause of our fabric colors! Right?

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  7. I am an eggshell kind of gal, too. So easy to change the look of a room with just the decor when the walls are neutral. But that said, the walls of my sewing room are a very pale sage green--it used to be my son's room and I didn't bother repainting when he moved out. It had been painted pretty recently. I really like it, actually.
    Thanks for the close-ups of the quilt hanger. Wonder who I can talk into making one? : )

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  8. My sewing room is the color of butter, a pale plesant yellow, I love it. Its fresh and yet not loud or distracting. We took up the carpet, best thing we ever did. Initially it was done because I am allergic to dust. Sure makes cleaning up the sew room so much easier.
    I was admiring your quilt rack, very nice.

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  9. We do have the same taste. I had been looking for a pattern for the prim flower quilt you are planning on doing this fall. About two weeks ago, I came up with a source for it. I put the pattern away as I have so many projects in the works.

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  10. I'm a neutral wall color kind of girl too. It makes changing seasonal decor so much easier! Will be watching your progress on the Jan Patek design!

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  11. I seem to always pick paint with food names, like the yellow in my room is called " spiced cashew". Or the kitchen which is "Portobello".
    Sorry I'm no help!

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  12. My current sewing room is December Starlight by Valspar (off white). However, in the past I've had smaller sewing rooms, which I painted yellow. An easy way to get a pale yellow is to go to Wal-Mart for a gallon of Country White. Go to another store, such as Sherwin Williams, for a quart of high quality yellow. In a bucket pour the white and add enough of the yellow to make you happy. Every room I've painted has different lighting at different times of the day. But this is one way I've found to create the color that worked best for me in that particular room. Happy painting.

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  13. I have fallen in love with a pale grey color by Benjamin Moore called Passive. Thinking about painting a room in my house that color. My quilt room is by Behr called Swiss Coffee and its a soft creamy white. Can't wait to see what you choose!

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  14. It's a big job but it will be worth the effort. I need a new wall colour as well, so not much help in that area.

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  15. love your new header and that quilt rack!
    when is the marathon? sunrise runs, I feel like a wanker :)

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  16. My favorite sewing room wall color was light Granny Smith Apple green. It was just bright enough to make me perky but not too yellow to get me hyper! It was just relaxing and inspiring at the same time. I say WAS cuz now that the boys are older, I had to give up my sewing room to give him is own room. So now my sewing room is .... a mess! ;)

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  17. Hey Lori! I know this is being kind of nosey, but where did you find the stationary wood part of you quilt rack? Or, am I going to have to find someone to make me one?
    I'm not very helpful with wall colors if you're wanting to go light neutral. I prefer neutral colors, but I am a bit more dramatic. Love the Pittsburgh Designer colors, such as Willow Tree or Spiced Cider. All those earth tone colors go with so much. Have fun!
    And , keep up the great work!

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  18. I would live to know how far apart the poles are (pole to pole). I assume you used a skill saw?

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    1. Andrea you have no email address shown, so I hope you check back here. The poles are about 10" apart. You can use any kind of saw.

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