Thursday, 30 October 2008

Lemonade Anyone......

I love it when I feel as though I am having a productive week.

I think it is mostly due to my being quite organised this week. I really want to get some projects that have been in my mind for ages done and finished. So far this week I have achieved another of those. I think it may be time for some lists. That seems to work for me.

This is one project that has been in my cupboard for quite some time now. Well, at least the pattern has been. This is an edge on a set of sheets for our bed. I am so pleased with how it has turned out. Not so sure how it will go down with the other person who shares my bed though!!! All that frill!! It is a Crabapple Hill Studio pattern called Forget-Me-Not Bedding set.

I have had the "Hannah Bella" fabric in my cupboard leftover from the quilt "Angel Story". When I purchased this fabric I bought the full fat quarter set - all 50 or so pieces of it. I have made the full applique quilt, a baby size quilt and thought that this may use is up - well I think I could still made another dozen sheet edges or even another applique quilt with what I still have left.

There are 32 petals across the sheet and you only require a 3" square for each!!

I really love this range of fabrics, so it isn't so bad still having some leftover still.

One of my favourite places to visit is the Tender Centre. People take their unwanted bits there and it is open to a tendering process. Some people pay way too much for somethings - which I guess if you are a seller is great.

Just look at the great things I scored this weekend.

A great old suitcase for $12.

This lovely stool for $13.

I am not sure what I will do with the stool. I will paint the legs, but not sure what with the top - paint or fabric or oilcloth?

And, finally the best find ever!! Well, maybe not quite, but I am pretty excited.

I am fairly sure that these very cute decanters were around the $100 mark in the shops and I get this one for $24!!! It is in perfect condition and looks great in the kitchen!

Now I just need to find a great Lemonade recipe. Any out there among my blogging friends?

So far an enjoyable week! Best get onto some work in the office now and then hopefully something else fun to do!!


Janellybelly said...

The lemonade decanter is gorgeous, what a brilliant find. Leanne Beasley has Rosalie & her lemonade recipe on her 8th October blog post.
Janelle :)

Sal said...

You did well with your finds,especially that decanter.
I love old suitcases too! ;-)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just love the pillow case covers you made. They look very expensive too. Crabapple Hill always have really beautiful patterns. I enjoy looking at their webpage. Great finds too. The lemonade decanter very cute.

Deb said...

The sheets look fabulous. Tough luck for the other side of the bed, tell him just to sleep and at least he will have sweet dreams!!
What a find in the lemonade decanter, well done you!

jeanie Sheely said...

Absolutely LOVE your lemonade decanter. What a bargain!!!!
My fav lemonade recipe...
4 medium lemons
4 cups caster sugar
2 cups water

Remove rind from lemons using vegetable peeler avoiding pith. Combine rind sugar and water in large saucepan; stir over low heat, without boiling until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil, simmer uncovered without stirring about 10 minutes or until syrup is thickened slightly, cool. Squeeze juice from lemons - about 1 cup of juice. Add juice to syrup, strain into jug. Keep refrigerated. This can be mixed with water or mineral water (as you would a cordial). Enjoy.

Busy Brissy Mum said...

Just catching up on some old E+R posts. I recognise the old stool (I think). Is it now covered in red and white spots? Very cute! Finding treasures is so much fun.
We still enjoy the gorgeous baby quilt you made for Miss M. It gets a lot of use in our home with the two girls.