To-Do Tuesday 7-19-16 | Busy Hands Quilts

This week To-Do Tuesday is being hosted by Myra of Busy Hands Quilts. Make sure you head over HERE to link up your posts this week. Also, check out some of Myra’s latest posts. She has started a new Finished or Not Friday linky party that I am excited to start linking up with. She also recently released her Brick Cottage Lane {2} pattern. I love it (and already have it in my pattern library)!!

Kitchen Curtain

I know I promised finished pictures of the house last week, but I wasn’t as ready as I thought. This is our last week here in the house for the summer, so I absolutely will have pictures next week. I did manage to have time to get my sewing machine out of the motor home to make a valance curtain for the kitchen window. I used the Church Cookbook print from the Feed Company line by Sweetwater. I adore all of the little recipes on this curtain, and what better place for it than in the kitchen?! I probably should have put some accent fabric on it to make it pop, but I didn’t want to cover up the recipes.

Those jars!!!
Those jars!!!

Jill, Brad’s daughter in law and one of my favorite people on the whole earth, gave me these vintage Bell mason jars that her dad had at his house. I have to admit to swooning a bit over them. Vintage blue? Glass lids? Ah, yes. And… still swooning.

Reversible placemats made with Feed Company by Sweetwater fabric
Reversible placemats made with Feed Company by Sweetwater fabric

Since I went to all the trouble to pull the sewing machine out, I also decided to make placemats and napkins. I used the Quick & Simple Reversible Placemat Tutorial by Whipstitch to make these. I used the cream and red Labels print from Feed Company by Sweetwater for one side and the Church Cookbook print for the other side.

Placemat Church Cookbook Print

I also made napkins to go along with the placemats out of the red Farmers Plaid print from the Feed Company line. I used the the Make Your Own Cloth Napkins tutorial from Skip To My Lou and chose the mitered corner method. And, seriously, those corners turned out amazeballs!! Brad walked up to me at one point and I told him that he didn’t know it, but he should be totally impressed with what was happening because mitered corners aren’t exactly easy. I love these napkins!

Mitered corner napkins

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Pack up to go home.
To Do Tuesday Button 200 x 200

Don’t forget to head over to Busy Hands Quilts to link up your To-Do Tuesday post this week.

Next week will be our last guest hosted To-Do Tuesday post for the summer and we will be linking up with Amy of Swimming in a Sea Of Estrogen.

The To-Do Tuesday Summer Schedule:

June 7th: Sarah of Georgia Girl Quilts
June 14th: Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
June 21st: Stitch All The Things
June 28th: Amy of Swimming in a Sea Of Estrogen
July 5th: Stitch All The Things
July 12th: Bernie of Needle and Foot
July 19th: Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
July 26th: Amy of Swimming in a Sea Of Estrogen

8 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 7-19-16 | Busy Hands Quilts

  1. NICE mitered corner!!! Mine never look that good. And I am in love with your valance & mat. I’m going to have to book mark that placemat tutorial. I am in dire need of new place mats. I cannoot believe how much you guys have accomplished up there. I also cannot believe it’s almost time for you to head back. Crazy. Anyway, I can’t wait to see more pics!!!


    1. Thank you! I really love how they turned out, but have to admit my favorite side has turned out to be the feed sack labels. I thought it would be the recipes, but nope. Thank you so much for hosting this week!!


    1. I have been in denial about our departure all week. I know I should be focused on moving some items back into the motorhome in preparation for our trip, but I have refused. I will have to get serious about that tomorrow. At least we found a place we absolutely love, and now I will look forward to bringing my kids here in the fall so they can see the house!


  2. Say, you accomplished some great bits of sewing this past week! I love your cute curtains, and am impressed with those mitered corners. 😉 I have a blue Ball jar that I pull out for a vase once in a while. Must have been my grandmother’s.


    1. Thanks, Sharon!! I was so happy to pull out the sewing machine and make something, even if it was just a simple curtain and some placemats and napkins! Sadly I am putting the sewing machine back away today. Time to load up the motorhome. I can’t delay it any longer and have to come out of my denial today…LOL!! Love those blue jars! They really make me smile!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.