Colette LeFever's Blog (30)

Other Quilter's Work

I have a guilty secret.  I love to read other poeople's quilt blogs.  Currently there is a blog hop through !Sew We Quilt for Halloween called the Wicked Blog Hop.  I love to see what other people come up with.  While reading the blogs I find new ideas and it really helps get the creative juices running.  Also it is fun to find people who live near where I grew up!

Anyway my pick for the…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 24, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The Simple Things

My sewing room is put together, and I am ready for work. ;D

I have a table runner which I am working on for Halloween, quilted with a stitch in the ditch but I want to do some free motion quilting in some large open spaces, then bind.

I completed 1 block from the Farmer's Wife what a fun book.  I love the letters, and being that I live on a farm in a house built pre-Civil War it gives me a whole new appreciation for what things were like but also to reminds me on a daily basis…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ahh Moment

Well my sewing room is essentially "put together".  There are some small things to do such as change out the electric outlets, finish my cutting table, get a big cork board, and at this point in time we are considering using the leftover board from my cutting table for a new sewing machine table (which of course will necessitate purchasing two more storage shelves!).  :D…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 8, 2012 at 9:04am — 8 Comments

A Reason for Everything

Yesterday I was whining that I could not get the top for my cutting table I so desperately was looking for.  I was lamenting my plight to Honey while working on the boiler for winter and laughingly said maybe it just isn't meant to be.  Honey just laughed and suggested that I try one of the "other" major hardware/home improvement chains like the one in Toledo.  So while he was mixing chemicals for the boiler and feeding the fire, I used my handy…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 5, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Best Laid Plans

One of my favorite sayings is: 

The best laid schemes of mice and men

Go often awry,

And leave us nothing but grief and pain,

For promised joy!

By Robert Burns…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 4, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Laughing through the Day

Today was one of those days if I didn't laugh I would be crying.  :)

I love to re-purpose things:  In this case I was going to re-purpose 3 shelves which used to live in my laundry room for storage once upon a time and many homes ago.  Those shelves no longer were needed…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 3, 2012 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

Feeling of accomplishment

After a couple of sunny days which required working outside with Honey to get our wood done for the winter, I got to work on painting my sewing room.  I finished all the prep:  taping, going around the ceiling, around the floor and two walls completely painted while waiting for Honey to fix the wall, and help me move a bookcase.  So.....finally all the mudding and sanding was done, the bookcase unloaded, repaired by my "Handy man" I am such a…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 2, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

A Little Bit Will Do Ya

Today I started to work on my sewing room.  The majority of stuff has been moved out.  Walls scrubbed, and the taping has begun.  There are some small patches which need to be made so for now my progress is halted until Honey gets home from work.  After much consultation with the littlest minion and his mother we decided to not paint the ceiling. 

Hmm all this nice white ceiling paint....maybe it is time to work on the sunroom/mudroom ceiling?!?!?  There is a reason for everything…


Added by Colette LeFever on September 26, 2012 at 11:13am — 5 Comments

The Breaking of the Dawn

Even though I didn't feel spectacular today physically (why do little ones bring home every sickness and disease known to man once they start school).  Emotionally and mentally I was a ton better.  I worked on the quilt that Honey bought me during our trip to Florida.  Putting on the borders I am so stoked! 

Added by Colette LeFever on September 24, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments

New beginnings

Ok I will admit it I am in a funk.  I could almost say that my funk has changed to "funktion" which believe me is not a good thing. My life needed something so the "funk" would become "dysfunktional" and I can move on.


Step 1.  Change of scenery---ok that has been accomplished, I was released from the account I worked on for the…


Added by Colette LeFever on September 22, 2012 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

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