Wednesday, January 5, 2011


The Christmas glitz is packed away, and the cold weather has settled in here in Colorado. I was ready for some 'cozy cabin' feel to my house. I figured a quick quilting project was the answer.

In a few hours I made a new patchwork table runner for the dining room. It consists of seven identical blocks with a paisley border and is machine quilted.

To top it off, I have a good, old-fashioned cold; my sinuses feel like they may explode. So I think I'll go get cozy in my chair and read a decorating book I borrowed from a friend this morning.

I will be linking up with the following linky parties. Be sure to check them out for lots of winter inspiration.

Kim at Savvy Southern Style
for the Boring to Better party

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Table Top Tuesday

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
for Saturday Nite Special


bj said...

Hi, Sally...
I love your new runner. Really pretty.
Sorry you aren't feeling well.
Would you do me a favor and see if there's places to vote on the poll on my sidebar. On MY screen, there isn't. I've had nothing but trouble with it since I put it on.
Just email me back, if you will.
Thanks, friend.

Brown Shoe said...

Beautiful quilting. Feel better. Everything looks bare without all the Christmas glitz. Good to warm up the house in a new way. Blessings.
Linda J

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your tablerunner. The pattern is fabulous and the colors are wonderful. Your box with the bottles is the perfect accent. I so hope you feel better soon. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

Ohhh sorry to hear that you caught cold, sweet friend! I guess this is a good time of the year for that. Sending prayers your way!

Well my dear, I think that you definitely achieved that "cabin cozy" ambiance with your beautifully handcrafted quilted tablerunner! Such pretty fabrics! I love all paisleys...the pretty navy paisley border is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your new pretty with us today! You take care and feel better, Sally!

Love ya,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very nice and you made it so quickly. I am not a seamstress so that would take me days and make me sweat. Thanks for joining the party.

Marilyn said...

I'm so jealous--time to sew something, finish it, and show it off. Retirement is starting to sound like something I'd enjoy. This is the second time I've had that thought in the last three weeks. What does that mean? ♥♫

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Sally! It does have a cozy cabin feel! And a belated Happy New Year...I'm up to my elbows in grandchildren! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! You whipped that runner up in just little while? It looks wonderful! It looks perfect for a cozy effect!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love the colors on that runner, Sally. Sorry you are not feeling so well. I hope you are better soon. Oh, could you send a couple of snow plows over..hee hee hee. Linda

SmilingSally said...

You're so good with sewing projects; I envy you.

I'm sorry to hear that you've been wrestling with sinuses. They can become quite painful. I'm recovering from a cold. Ah well, it's winter.

Stay warm!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sally, I love the new runner and the apothecary bottles are fabulous.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely lovin' your new runner! Hope you feel better soon:@)

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your runner! Feel better soon!

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely table runner! You must be a fast quilter ~ takes me a lot longer than a few hours.

Chatelaine said...

Pretty and perfectly colorful for dreary winter days.

Donnie said...

That is just so pretty. I hope to start quilting in the summer when we go back up north. I love the table runners.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sally I pray your up and about real soon my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Sally,
What a cute runner...hope you are feeling better, soon/
I think it is amazing that you had the foresight to keep all of those day planners and write in them...what a great way to remember!
THANKS for the sweet comments on my girl's was so fun!

Anonymous said...

Sally I do hope you are over the sinus stuff! That is certainly not fun to have.

I am loving your table runner. You are just amazing with all your sewing ability!

I get to see Marty and Ceekay next weekend and I think we are going to a huge fabric store that has fantabulous prices! I am excited and have a million projects that I would like to buy fabric for. It will be fun to see what I come home with.

I got a tooth pulled yesterday- ouch- not sure which hurt worse the tooth or the bill!

I enjoyed you previous post too about your day planners. Wow you even keep them all and know where they are! I have lost my new planner already! My sister gave it to me and it had darling little bees all over it!! I am hoping it is at the Aguilar building- I looked once but will scour the whole place Sunday when we go.

Bee blessed

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh! It's a runner. It's so pretty, and I love your carrier that is holding bottles. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I hope you're still checking your blog. Thank you for popping over to see me. I hope you're enjoying whatever you're doing and staying warm.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)