Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rednesday Quilt and Menu Board

Wow!  I didn't realize my last post was Saturday!  Here it is Rednesday!  Are you going to visit all the Rednesday posts?  I always try to, spread the love!  Make sure to give lots of it to our wonderful host, Sue @ Sue Loves Cherries!


It's been pretty warm here in Iowa, muggy as all get out!  So my outside time has been limited.  Even in the house you'll find me in the basement, in my crafting room.  It's also where the kids spend more than their fair share of time.  In their playroom.  Seems a little odd calling it their playroom these days, they are 15 and 12.  The only playing going on is Nintendo!


It's a bit more grown-up looking now...just another room for me to hang quilts!  (Notice quilts in corner!) When we have a house full of guests it doubles as an extra bedroom.  The sofa is a sleeper.  Not really my style anymore, but the condition is nice so it will do fine in their room!


I just finished this quilt a few months ago.  The first quilt I've finished in a long time.  I'm much more interested in card making now.  I mean I have quilts EVERYWHERE and you can only give so many away!  They are expensive to make and you really need to be sure the recipient wants a quilt! 


Anyway, one of my favorite things in this room is my menu board.  I got this at an auction about 8 years ago.  I was the sole bidder for $1.  Now it was not in this condition.  I had to spruce it up.  I had to cut off the bad portion {SIGH.}  Then, with help from my great uncle, I framed it.  I only wish it fit in my kitchen!  The obvious place for it to hang!  I have NO wall space in my kitchen...darn open floor plan!

Have you notice my obnoxiously large photos?  What do you think?  I changed to the new Blogger updater and Extra-Large is an option.  If only I took better pictures....

15 comments:

  1. Another perfect example that great things can be found at auctions! That menu board is awesome. Just look at those prices! I could go for some baked beans with rye bread right about now. And Shelley, that quilt is just gorgeous! You're a very talented quilter, and you poor thing, if you ever feel the need to give away some quilts.....you know where to find me!
    Happy REDnesday and Happy Summer!
    Carol

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  2. The quilt is fantastic and what a great room!!

    Debbie

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  3. Hi Shelley!
    Oh my gosh, your quilt is beautiful and looks wonderful in your room. I've always loved quilts, how lucky you are to have so many and made by you! And your sign is so much fun and is making me very hungry ... it's lunchtime over here on the west coast. I'd love some home made bean soup for $.25. :)

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  4. Hi Shelly,

    Your pictures are fine! I like the new format. You are a talented quilter. The one you posted is amazing. I wish we still had the same prices today. I would be eating in restaurants more often LOL. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne-Marie

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  5. Beautiful quilt. I used to quilt too, but I agree-you can only give so many away. I am in love with the menu board. Wow, what a deal you got!

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  6. Wow, that quilt is amazing! I have never even tried to make a quilt, because it looks so daunting! I do like to crochet, and although it is faster than quilting, the blankets sure don't have that kind of detail! Your quilt is so beautiful!

    The menu board is pretty cool, too!

    I really like the extra large pictures! I love big pictures, and it goes really nicely with your template.

    Have a great day! :)

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  7. I like the big pictures, and I LOVE that menu board! $1!

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  8. What a lovely quilt, and the menu board is truly fun. Oh, for the days of 10 cent coffee. :-)
    ~ Sarah

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  9. I can't get enough quilts. I just love them so much. That sign is oh my goodness gracious, AWESOME

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  10. Awesome Quilt ! I love the menu board & the big pics !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  11. I love your quilt , you did an amazing job !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  12. Hi Shelley,
    If you have gotten multiple comments from me it's became I am a really big fan . But also , Blogger has been saying the service was unavailable when I tried to post.
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  13. Shelley,
    I just saw the comment you made about the Vera towels. I didn't know that they made those either. I saw a bunch of the scarves at the same sale, but didn't buy them. At The Little Round Table Blog -Candy has a ton of info on Vera Tableclothes. She's actually kind of cataloged them. Pretty interesting. Anyway-thanks for the comment!

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  14. the menu board and quilt are both cute, if only we could get those deals on the menu board! Love the colors and your pictures look great!

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  15. Love that menu board. Can't believe you got it for one dollar! That was a lucky day!

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