My new highschool pictured here, a newer building, and on the same island that we chose to live, Ladys Island. We have a newer rental, that meets all our needs, as we still have the 3 cats and dog and community college attending daughter.
Yesterday, part of hubbys' birthday gift was to travel home for a week, live on our boat in Sandusky, and attempt to sell it or arrange for storage. Leaving our old pick up truck behind, enabled him to travel and to also assist my dad and step mom, the latter of which took a fall and is recovering. Timing was good for him to be there on several fronts.
I did manage to make something first week, after uncovering my sewing machine, deep into a spare room closet...I needed a dust ruffle for our new bed, We donated our old foam set that sat on a drawer platform to my son, so the new bed was naked. I had a queen ruffle, cutwork in design, that matched a curtain panel I already had., It definately didn't stretch far enough. So a quick trip to the local Salvation Army helped me find some curtain panels that I spliced into the center, and added cotton sheeting to join the two large pieces. Here are a few pics, feel free to ask for a tutorial, if you need clarification. You can find lots of great linens and parts you can join to make a large piece.
I took a long curtain panel, centered the cutwork design at the bottom;
I split the queen size skirt in the middle, and then spliced in the curtian panel, centering the design, and adding more to one end so that the panel went the length of the bed. I didn't save construction photos, but you can get the idea. You might recognize this grandmas garden quilt, from a large table in my former great room. I have found homes for almost everything that came with our move, just repurposed and have things in new places. The only things we had to buy, were a table and chair, bed and most recently a Facebook sell buy site, washer and dryer.
I hope to post more tutorials and ideas, as time goes on. Since I am teaching Foods 1 and 2, my pinterest is very food focused. I will share some of my discoveries here in the coming weeks. Stick with me, this will be a view into a new chapter, that will provide you some great ideas for making a change to pursue your passions!