Friday, March 28, 2014

Rainy Day

 Feeling blue yesterday, without the gumption to get up on a ladder to paint the kitchen ceiling, I took advantage of a rainy gloomy day and sewed.  I have had this linen calendar for a long while.  What's the significance you might ask...well, in 1974 I met my sweetheart...in May, the 25th to be exact. What attracted me to the calendar were the songbirds.  I knew I would use them one day.  What attracted me to my sweetest you might ask...It was like a lighting bolt...love at first sight, but I digress...
So I took some fusible web and ironed it onto the back of the calendar...it is linen it and needed a stabilizer.
Then I cut the birds out leaving a boarder and including the names of the birds.  I ironed them into place on the prewashed flour sack towels, them zigzagged them into place.
 A quiet and gloomy Thursday, turned productive.  I love when that happens...

 A quick trip to the local thrift and I have another quilt.  It's "denim blue faded up to the sky..." a old Cat Stevens song, but apropos to this blue beauty.  A double size and a perfect Ravinia blanket, picnic in the yard blanket, make up the bed on the deck blanket.  
 Commercially made,
and very cool....and I also got a picnic basket...you didn't hear that here 'cause I need one more of those like a...well you know. ;-)

They are tearing up the street in front of my house and it sounds like summer...There is a saying that there are only two seasons in Chicago, Winter and Construction...started early this year!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy this beautiful day.

6 comments:

Lynne said...

Very productive on a rainy day! Love what you made with the birds. Fun quilt . . . you luck out girl at with your bargain finds!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Okay, I have to tell you this.....when I first saw the calendar I thought of my mom. She had one. And she and my dad were married on May 25th. Yup. 40 years married. And no matter how long they're "gone", I'll never forget their anniversary! Now I'll think of you, too, on that date:) Love the towels, really do.

Debby said...

Ah sweet about the year. It was the same way with my hubby. People may think it doesn't happen but it does. Love the birdies.
The quilt has my favorite colors of blue in it.
We have had some of those dark gray days. Once in awhile the sun comes out. Snow tomorrow they say......geez.

Blondie's Journal said...

Penny...I have definitely had days like this, too, and though I'm not creative or skilled with some of the things you are, any activity will force you to look at other things. I absolutely love the quilt. I bypassed one the other day. It had a patriotic motif and I didn't want something I could only pull out in July.

I am checking out the Ravinia schedule. Hubby wants to see Crosby, Stills & Nash, and I want to see Hall & Oates. Maybe we an do both! :)

XO,
Jane

Melanie said...

I'm sorry you were feeling blue, my friend. Love how you just "whip things up" though. I do that too, but not with sewing or crafting. I do it through cooking. "Whipped up" a batch of strawberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies yesterday. Your quilt sure is pretty! I love keeping blankets like that in the trunk of the car for spontaneous outings. Hubby and I like to go to this particular park by Lake Michigan in Evanston. Picnic baskets...I just gave a beautiful, vintage one to my mom! It was just sitting in my basement, unused - so it found a new home.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a great idea, those birds are just beautiful, and now they make some very handsome looking towels. I also love the quilt that you found, like you I could not have passed that one up, beautiful blues. Hope you're not feeling blue to long...tomorrow is said to be near 60, so I'm headed out to my garden. Have a great weekend!