Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Truck, Chairs, Fabric

Another highly descriptive post title. ;-)

First up, the "new" truck:

It's a 2000 Ford Ranger, and DH LOVES it. I'm not so fond of it but since I'm not the one driving it every day, that's just fine!


Today I went on a fabric acquisition expedition for some more blacks and light greys for my current quilt project.

The large brown bit on the right will be the borders, the ones on the bottom will be added to the darks, and the ones on the top will be added to the lights. The bright fabric on the top left is one my boy picked out and I'll probably add it to my fat-quarter drawer--I'm sure it'll be the perfect "zinger" in another quilt.

This quilt is just flying along--I figured out that it takes me 45 minutes to choose, stack, cut, sew, press, and trim 10 blocks. Not too bad! I've got 58 blocks finished right now, with another 10 to press and trim. The goal is just under 200 blocks for a queen-sized quilt so I'm more than 1/4 finished. Not bad for having started less than a week ago!


On our trip to get the truck we stopped at Ikea.

I LOVE Ikea and could spend hours and hours there. Luckily for my family, I managed to restrain myself this trip. We came away with two chairs, two trash cans, an easel and some finger puppets for the kids, and a set of dishes which are totally awesome.

Here's the easel in use:

It's been a huge hit with the kids, especially DD. Here she's drawing a pirate ship on the ocean, complete with sea creatures.

Here is one of the chairs with its slip cover:

There are two chairs but one is in the living room at the moment. They're very comfortable!


On the knitting front, I made some progress on the socks for Rebecca:

I'm actually much farther along than that, but I didn't manage to take any pictures today.

I'm a little concerned that they're going to be too big, so I'll probably hold off on going much farther until Rebecca can try them on.


Hopefully my next post will have some fair results, and it opens tomorrow afternoon and I'm dragging the family over there tomorrow night.


Opal said...

What a snazzy new truck! I'm kind of glad we don't have an Ikea here in Hawaii. That store just sounds too dangerous. Love the socks. The yarn is just my color. Love the picot edge!

Penny said...

DH and I love Ikea! He took me there on a surprise trip last year for our anniversiary, and we came home with a new kitchen table, four chairs, eight stackable outdoor chairs, plus other assorted odds and ends. Fortunately he had the foresight to take the second and third row seats out of our minivan before we left Tulsa!