Friday, June 01, 2007

June goals

Last month's goals were met plus I got fabric cut for the 365 challenge that jumped into my path and is waiting patiently for me. Ok. I'm ready for June! The next two months are going to be quiet months for me quilting-wise, so sewing friends beware. Leiya is coming in the middle of June and she and I will be going to California in the middle of July, so I don't see a lot of sewing being done (but you never know).

So June's goals will be simple and non-pressured.
  1. Finish the applique border -- Hah! Fooled you! I'm done! I worked on it this morning and it is up on my piano! Nadine, I even made the label and IT IS SEWN ON!
  2. Finish quilting the Wonky Word quilt. Hmm... That puts some pressure on but if the sewing machine isn't out this may be the only sewing I do for awhile.
  3. Make a kimono apron. I've got Mrs. Ide's beautiful fabric and I really want to use up the left-over kimono fabric I have sitting on the table.
  4. Quilt my four blocks on the Bazaar quilt.
  5. Make the last feathered star block (before I forget how)
Here's Vel trying out my border while I was getting ready to sew the binding on. I love the way cats christen all quilts when they are being made.

And here is my piano border! Not bad, not bad. Kind of cheery. Not exactly what I'd been imagining. I'd been thinking of country when I started. The black piano (which no one plays) is a dark spot in my living room and I've always had a quilt or tablecloth on it to lighten it up a bit. It's always seemed a shame to me to have a quilt on it since most of the quilt can't be seen and the cats just layer it with fur. So... I made the border and tacked it onto an old tablecloth and Ta-da! A cheerful piano cover! Well! It's June first and my first goal is completed!

Now to clean up the sewing room. Maybe I should start posting housekeeping goals. It's the only way I seem to get anything done.


Leah S said...

Creative thinking on your part! Definitely a beautiful way to "doll" up your piano. :)

Also, I love the cat drawing/hanging on the door frame, made me take a second look to make sure it wasn't real! :)

anne bebbington said...

Tanya - your piano topper looks wonderful. Why do they always make pianos in such dreary woods? They always seem to suck the light out of their surroundings. This is just what the doctor (or should that be the conductor) ordered - a little ray of sunshine brightening up a dark spot

Connie said...

Tanya, I love your new look on your blog! It's wonderfu! The piano cover looks perfect there and it's a wonderful design! Kudos! You are a very creative person and it shows in every way.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Great border! The dark really sets it off.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I love the piano cover too, and yes, it does brighten up the corner!

Elaine Adair said...

It's a lovely addition to that piano, but have your show that Log Cabin in the photo?

My mouth is watering.

VERO said...

Tanwa !! This room see lovely whith your works . Precioso el borde que hiciste para el piano . Felicitaciones !! Que tengas muy buenas vacaciones . Hugs , Vero

atet said...

What a great way to dress up the piano!

Goals. For housekeeping. You know what? It's just crazy enough it might work!

Shelina said...

Tanya, your piano border looks so beautiful. I enjoyed looking at the whole room, actually. You have a very nice house.

I have a question for you. Sushi and I are trying to think of a good gift for the host family. Is there anything that is more readily available in the States than in Japan that they would like? We really don't know anything about the family except that there is a 15 year old girl.

keslyn said...

Certainly bright and cheery on your piano, not sure you will acheive very much sewing with your other plans for the next couple of months, have fun what every you do.

Patti said...

Oh, very very pretty! You did this quickly - I don't remember you ever mentioning it before. It sure does brighten up that corner of the room!