New Quilt Projects
Whenever I buy a new collection of fabrics I really enjoy trying to use every last big of them in quilt projects. I have several things I’ll be sharing with you soon! I bought the batik Destination Amazon fat quarter bundle to make the Black Diamond quilt that is hanging on my new Quilt Keeper. This is such a neat product and I’ll be doing a review on it soon. I have it hanging on the laundry room door just off the kitchen and my daughter noticed it right away.
Last week I shared my easy Autumn table topper tutorial and someone asked about making a table runner with it. I cut up my leftover scraps and made a mini table runner about the size of a placemat and then a larger table runner. My scraps are almost gone!
Last week I took care of this little cutie while my daughter and her girls went on a trip. Tasha is a long-haired dachshund and as sweet as can be. The first time I ever watched Tasha was in 2017 at the River house. Where does the time go??
Mickey and Tasha get along fine, they pretty much ignore each other LOL.
16 x 16 Deck
Bob was able to get our new deck completed and we just love it. This size is 16 x 16 so we will have plenty of room on it. He hurt his knee when we moved to Ankeny and had a week when it didn’t hurt too bad and the weather was a bit cooler and completed the deck.
Can you see how brown the grass is? I think the last time our yard was mowed was in June. We finally got some rain this week and it is starting to turn green again.
We seem to move a little fast when we decide to buy a new house. It would have been so much easier to buy a house that already had a fenced-in yard and a big covered deck. (I still wish we had a pond behind us). Note to self – next house make sure it has everything we want.
We decided to buy a metal gazebo and place it on the deck. We bought the Mellcom 12 x 16 hardtop gazebo, we couldn’t find a bigger one. The first gazebo we put up only lasted 3 months and was destroyed when the derecho hit in 2020.
The gazebo came in 6 boxes and I think there were over 1,000 pieces! Bob and I decided it was too much for us and hired someone to put it up. They have done this many times and made it look easy (we know it wasn’t).
It took 2 days to finish putting the Gazebo together, Bob has secured it to the deck and hopefully, it will withstand the winds here. I believe it can handle 30-mile-an-hour winds. Hopefully, we will never get another derecho!
This isn’t the greatest photo but at least you can see the finished gazebo. We are all enjoying the shade on the deck. Next, we’ll have to move Bob’s grill back here.
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