These last few days have been a race toward the finish line of my 30 Days Pinterest challenge.
This project was supposed to be a baby quilt, but when I opened the package of batting, I saw the words "microwaveable" and "not safe around children"- I didn't even think to read the label at the store.
Instead of a quilt, I hand quilted placemats from left over fabric using painter's drop cloth as backing.
We have used the placemats 3 times already and they get softer each time I wash them.
The window seat cushion was a case not of "saving the best for last", but saving the hardest for last.
The plan was to use the left over white fabric from making slipcovers last summer- I am big on using what I have.
There was not enough for an 8 foot cushion so off to the store I went.
I could not believe my luck finding a 5 yard piece of red with blue and white stripes - the entire cost was less than the cost of 1 yard of the only other fabric I liked.
I made red checked pillows and made one of the red and blue stripe fabric, but it is just too much red.
I would love to say that the lobster and crab pillows are mine, but I borrowed them from my next door neighbor to see if I want white pillows.
I am heading to Home Goods tomorrow in the off chance that they still have the pillows.
One of the projects was a cute little metal chair which I hoped to find in my parents' garage - no luck there.
I decided that I could put quilts on the one metal chair I own.
3 quilts were too many so the extras went in a basket beneath the chair.
At the end, there were 2 projects left that I no longer wanted to do.
When I pinned the film reels, I was hoping to find some in my parents' garage - not in the cards.
And, when it came to painting my copper tub, I just couldn't do it.
To make it 30 projects in 30 days, I looked back at other projects I had done in the last 30 days and realized that both the the little flag table I painted and the Button Checkers tablecloth were things I had pinned.
Reflecting on my challenge, more than half of the projects were things I created,
quite a few were simply vignettes,
only a few involved buying anything.
By far the most time consuming was the window seat cushion.
And now, as the saying goes, my personal challenge is "Done and Dusted".