Monday, May 7, 2012

Progress is made!

As some of you know, I'm remodeling a room in our house for a long arm quilting machine I bought in February.  My husband said it would take a week to get the drywall finished, 2 months later this is where we're at!

 That's my husband on the ladder.  You can see drywall dust hanging in the air!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Goodwill bargains!!!

Don't you know, I just HAD to stop by the Goodwill store yesterday!   I was thrilled to find 4 (four!) $35.00 12"x12" scrapbooks for $6 each.  

As you know, I'm making 6 Civil War themed quilts, 5 are for family members, 1 will hang in my school.  I'm making scrapbooks for each family member to go along with their quilt.  These are perfect!   My great great grandfather fought with Sherman in the Civil War.  He named my great grandfather William Tecumseh after the General he fought with.  I'll include stories of the battles, photos of the battles in which he was wounded.  But the main reason for creating the scrapbooks is to document the meaning behind each block in the quilt.  The Civil War Journals quilt uses blocks that were created during the war, with names such as the "Uncertain Times" block. 

I'm using Civil War reproduction fabrics in all the quilts.  Don't worry, I'll update everyone from time to time with photos of my progress.