Thursday, October 16, 2008


One small problem that comes with house hunting is the ever growing desire to buy new furniture. And get rid of a lot of what I already have. What is that? Honestly alot actually if not all of it was given to me when I first moved out on my own because others didn't want them anymore, and it is just time to start adding my own stuff to the collection. So I decided to slowly weed out what I can and replace with items that I will love. I am so excited to show you my newest purchase, I am dying to spread the word. I have admired these Tolix chairs since I first saw them a year or so ago in the Sundance Catalog. Figured someday I would break down but for now that was just too much money to spend. I was heart broken when I discovered that Pottery Barn had them over the summer and had placed them on clearance and then was happy to find out that you can now back order them, and at the clearance price. Now I am in search of the dining room table. I really want one made of recycled barn wood and was told of a place around here that makes them pretty cheap. Here is a picture of the chairs that I got:

Love them! Oh thanks to all those who joined in on my giveaway. The winner has been contacted and her little package will be on its way this weekend. Speaking of the weekend I am excited to be going a little trip up to Jim Thorpe. It will be beautiful and this is the fall foliage weekend with vendors outside and we are going to a Ghost Story Telling of the Old Jail at night. Hopefully I get some good pictures to share. Things have been really sparse around here but honestly that is what has been going on, pretty much nothing.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fall Mini Quilt and Giveaway

Fall Mini Quilt
Originally uploaded by quietlygoingmad
I have been so inspired by all the mini quilts and fall patchwork that I have seen on flickr and online that I had to make one for myself. I quickly placed two small fabric orders on etsy for the more fall prints and the rest I pulled from my stash. I decided to sketch out a pattern so things couldn't go to awry. It was a quick and satisfying project from picking the fabrics to the binding. Finally figured out my bias tape maker but learned I had the wrong size late in the game so the binding isn't perfect but I like it learning curves and all.

I realized that it has been a long time since I have done any sort of Giveaway on my blog so I thought in the spirit of fall and fun patchwork I would give out some extra squares that I had left over from my project and some other fall goodies. Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner by next Thursday!

bee fabric and my folklore blooms are from

fall trees are from