Friday, November 09, 2012

finish it up Friday, 11/9/12

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Today I'm blogging from beautiful Colorado. :) It's quilt retreat weekend. Hurray! :) :) :)

I have a few finishes to share. It's been quiet here on the blog but life has been anything but quiet. Oh. Mylanta. In the midst of everything I managed to finish up yet another rag rug, which was a gift to my fabulous and lovely friend Tara. (there is a tutorial here, should you want to make one yourself...and I think you should. ;) )
I also finished painting the trim in my basement this week. (a big fat hurray for that!!!) I started putting my sewing space back together. I even got to sew there for a bit before I left. And it was good.
This is what the trim looked before. (I'm l-o-v-i-n-g the white trim upgrade.) 

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes and cheer each other on as we share our finishes! (Please remember to link to a specific post when you link up.) 

Happy Friday to you!

106 comments:

Marion McClellan said...
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Svetlana said...

love the rug, it looks so happy and scrappy! Have a wonderful time at the retreat!

Carin said...

The trim looks great! How do you like your Juki? I am interested in possibly getting one, primarily because I need a better machine for free motion quilting. So I'm curious what your thoughts are on the machine. Thank you

Glynis said...

Amanda, 'twas a great joy to meet you face to face last night at the trunk show at Mama Said Sew in Fort Collins (which was also a GREAT discovery)! Y'all are gonna have such an amazing time at the Scrap Management Workshop. Thank you for gracing Colorado with your delightful presence. Your relaxed, easy-going nature, genuine heart for relationship, and authentic joy in listening and sharing life prove the preciousness of your online presence. You are the real deal, and I consider it a great gift, honor and blessing to have met you! You make an impact for good, Amanda! Thank you for doing your part to bring people together and bring out the creativity God has put in each person as we become all we were made to be and do all we were made to do in adding value to this world!
Congrats on your excellent book, and may all you put your hand to prosper in every good thing!
Pressin' on -- Glynis Cozza

Chase said...

Love your rug! I don't have a project to share today,, but for sure will check out others.. Thank you and have a great weekend..

Jamie Lee said...

Those rag rugs are quite lovely!

I just finished re-reading your scrap organization chapter in Sunday Morning Quilts and I ended up using a shoe holder on the back of the door to hold everything. It worked perfectly. What a great idea, thanks!

Laura C said...

When I learned to knit a couple of months ago, I thought, "Oh good, I can finally knit one of those selvage rag rugs." Scrap use priorities, right? :)

Anna said...

happy retreat! love the white trim, too!

Emily said...

Congrats on finishing up the painting!

Lindy said...

The white trim really updates the room. It looks so clean and modern.

Emileigh Mimi said...

I love the rag rug! I'm currently working on gathering enough scraps to make one, too. It's a great project!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Lovely rag rug!
I agree the white trim is gorgeous and your sewing room looks great :)

syglad said...

Love your rug .
Have a nice day :)

Suzanne said...

Thank you for being you, Amanda! I hope you have a great weekend!

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

I loved your rug! I intend to do one with my scraps.
Happy retreat!

beth said...

I'm never disappointed when I paint something WHITE! What a nice quilting space you have!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the rug! I always wonder what to do with the final little pieces.
First - love the book but would love to win the V&Co copy for my sis. I think she would love it too.
Second - we are supposed to say (I think) we love your calves.

Anna said...

saying hello from the V & Co competition, love the rug and your other projects!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

You make so much awesome-ness :) Great linky, as usual!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

V&CO me mandou dizer que te amo...Então TE AMO Amanda!Eu quero ganhar seu livro,adoro de verdade seus trabalhos e blog.Bençãos.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Laura said...

I love your scrappy ideas!

Linda said...

HUGS FROM V&CO.!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Amy DeCesare said...

Thanks for sharing the finishes. I love the white trim. So spiffy and fresh!

Lisa E said...

Vanessa said to say hello to you. Your book looks great!

Tara said...

I'm wishing I could have any chance of being your friend "Tara." Bummer! But I was sent here from Vanessa. So perhaps we can become fast friends soon enough. Cheers!

kelli said...

Hello from V & Co... I love the rug!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Love that rug!

Terri in BC said...

Coming here from V & Co. I'm so glad to have found your blog again. I have your book on my wish list (it looks wonderful!), and I'm going to give your rag rug a try, but in crochet instead of knitting.

careyall said...

Also coming from V& Co-- Your book looks fantastic and I've been looking for a scrap system that works for me. Colors is how my grandma did it but your system looks intense and amazing-- just my style!

Jenny said...

Coming from Vanessa's to say that I've been following you for a long time and I "love your awesomeness." :-)

Barbara said...

Just stopping by from Vanessa's to tell you that I would love to win your book. I have checked it out so much from my library that I can't get it anymore =(

lynaeve said...

hello! I love your blog

Gill said...

Vanessa sent me!
I love your awesomeness!!

JaneB said...

Hi From Vanessa at V&Company. I adore that rag rug, gonna try that one.

Barb said...

I really do think you are shear awesomeness! And I'm trying to win a copy of your awesome book ;)

Lyudmila Afanasyeva said...

I'm here from V & Co to say HI to you! I like your blog!!!

Alexis said...

Visiting from V & Co, but I read your blog regularly anyway. I really like that rug. Thanks for sharing. I might just have to give it a go.

Marcia W. said...

I love your awesomeness! Visiting from V and Co. today but I do read your blog regularly just because I like it. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessica Lemley said...

Hello! Here from V & co. Great rug!

Needled Mom said...

I love the white too.

I had two aunts who made the most gorgeous rag rugs. Yours looks terrific.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I like the upgrade too :o) I'm taking a page from your book and planning to redecorate my girls room with a neutral on the walls. I'm going for grey with lime green and pink as the accents. Hope it works out as good as it looks in my head! :o)

Tiara said...

Love your blog I just realized that you wrote Sunday morning quilts

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

visiting from V&Co even though I follow your blog! Love the white trim, beautiful!

Dana Lynne said...

Hello! I came over from V & Co!
I love your craft room! While I have a room that I can turn into a craft room, I have yet to do so *sigh*

Fiesta said...

I love the rug you made. I have been making some with clothesline but I like the look of yours too.

Tamie said...

Sent over by Vanessa but I was just here 15 minutes ago. I'm loving your white trim too.

Patchwork and Play said...

visiting from V & Co, although I am a follower too! :-))

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Mmm, white trim indeed!! I'd looooove a little shelf like that in my sewing room!

PS - hello from Vanessa's blog!

Mama Said Sew said...

Vanessa sent me to tell you how much I love your awesomeness! You're fabulous Amanda Jean!

Darcy said...

Love the idea of using your scraps to make a rug...I think I will need to try this!

Darcy said...

Visiting from V & Co, love your awesomeness!

Jane said...

I think the white trim is an upgraded, too! Love the rug!

Lisa Marie said...

Hi Amanda Jean! Saw a preview of your book over at V and Co. and it looks great!

Holli said...

Hi Amanda Jean! I love your rug (and your book which I've had since the week it came out!) - I don't know how to knit - thinking I could do it with crochet, what do you think? I was sent here from V&Co (happy birthday to Vanessa!), but I follow you anyway!

Suzzy said...

Love the bright colors of the projects on your blog. I have plenty of scraps to make the rug. Thanks for sharing.

Kathie said...

I love the white trim also! I just finished painting all the cupboards and trim in my small bathroom white and it looks so clean :-)!

Toni said...

Hello from v and c. I have made a scrap rug with batiks for my daughters they love it. I like yours too.

stephanie said...

Stopping by from v and co...the white trim does make a huge difference!

SuzyMcQ said...

A big hello from another of V's subscribers. The rug is adorable, so, so cute!

QuiltSwissy said...

I headed over here from V&Co. I do love the rug, and am inspired by your awesomeness.

glen

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I just pinned a rag rug, I'd love to make one!

Sallie said...

Hello from V and CO.

rush said...

waving hello from eastern north carolina. love your awesome book!

jennyg said...

Hi I love your site and the interesting thins you av made

B Greene said...

What a wonderful rug!! I have ignored painting our trim for far too long - need to add that to the To-Do List.

Kate Brown said...

LOL Vanessa sent me and You are so awesome and you have great calves :) :)

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

hi! came over from v&co

jennifer said...

Jumping over to see you from V & Co --Hoping your day was wonderful! Keep up all the inspiring that you do!

happyhubbub said...

The white trim looks fantastic - good choice!

Beth said...

Love the rug! Visiting from V&Co, although I read your blog regularly already!

sweet stuff and tiny said...

coming from V & co, and so glad i did. i think im going to be stuck here for a while. love your blog.

elizabeth said...

I, too, am coming from v and co but I will be subscribing! I am amazed at your stuff! beautiful! And, yes, the white trim looks much better!! not dated!:)

turtlegirl00@hotmail.com

VickiT said...

That rug is awesome (Oh and Vanessa sent me to say YOU are just as awesome too)! I've always wanted to make a rag run using the crochet technique. I'll take a peek at yours though too. Either way I'm going to have to relearn that skill since I haven't done either since I was a young child.

Polly said...

Stopping by to say Hello. Found you on V & Co. blog. What a happy find. Love your colorful style!

Fran said...

Hi Amanda Jean, popping in to say that I love your awesomeness (I'm a long time follower & yes, you really are - awesome I mean!).

Barbara said...

That rug is great! Once I have more scraps I'll definitely be making one (:

Dawn said...

Dropped by from V and Co. Terrific rug! I like the white railing much better.

lori said...

I follow your blog, and v & co too. Both your blogs are awesome!

Barbara M. said...

I hope to win your nice book Amanda. Barbara from Italy

JLL24 said...

Hi, Love that rug, I really need a rug, or dozen like that one, so cheery it is. Saw it on V and Co. Really need to win your book.

Deborah said...

Coming here from V and Co but I regularly read your blog and enjoy it!

cherylj said...

I already follow your wonderful blog, but I am coming over from V &Co website to tell you that you are awesome!

Michele said...

Very cool rug. And I'm not saying that you are awesome because V told me to, I've said that all along.

Elsa said...

Vanessa sent me over to check out your blog ~ I really like it and tell you how awesome you are (you really are!).

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hi Amanda Jean, I've enjoyed your blog for a while and I've just popped over from Vanessa's blog to say hello. Sarah

Sewinlove9 said...

Hello - from V and Co. Love the rug but love your fabric boxes even more
sewinlove9@gmail.com

LauraH said...

I'm visiting from V&Co and I wanted to let you know I think your rag rug is great!

rutigt said...

Hallo! Just wanted to say how great your ideas are. I´ve started knitting the rugmat and friends knitted a hammock!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Valerie Joan said...

ok..I got so caught up on reading your blog, I had to come back in and leave a message...I LOVE LOVE the knit from scraps rug! I need to make a new one for my kitchen below my sink in varying room colours and for the bathrooms in the colours of. I am tired of buying them and just not being right! This I love, when I first saw it on V and C, I thought V made it! but here I came to leave you a message of how awesome you are (from V and C said: leave her a hello comment and that you love her awesomeness) and got caught up in just how awesome you really are! Love your inspiration! I can see this as the upgraded version of my grandma's rage 'braided' rugs and mats! Thank you!
her a hello comment and that you love her awesomeness (leave me a second comment that you did, with a contact email)
Valerie

justacraftymom said...

I have got to make that rug!!!! love it. oh, and you rock!

ashacpatel said...

So happy to have found you! Came from V & Co!
ashacpatel@gmail.com

Maureen said...

What a sweet rug! I really must try it! And I too love white trim around my floors & walls. I'm in the process of doing the same...back breaking work but so worth it! Love your blog!

Lynne said...

I am here from V & co., but come here often. You are high up on my bookmarks! You are awesome.

Karen said...

Loving the rag rug. So cheerful and happy and a great way to use up scraps!

JenH said...

Oh wow, love the paint job. Excited to be following your blog now that V and Co. introduced it to me!

Cecilia said...

I'm here from V & Co., and I do love your awesomeness. :-) Cute rag rug.

Carmen said...

I'm here from V & Co and lookin' around. Looks great! Signed up to follow your blog! I've been waiting for your book from the Library! I'm sure it will be worth paying for though!!

Kim-the-girl said...

I am also visiting from V & Co and I think this is a great site! I am totally inspired by your super scrap happy quilt top! It is amazing!!! Makes me feel a bit better about saving all my tiny scraps too. :) And that mini quilt your friend sent you is simply stunning! Love it! Loving the awesomeness on your siteI! Thanks for sharing. :)

Heidi said...

Coming from V & Co. You're awesome! Great rag rug.

M.W. said...

Love the rug. You are amazing
Shawn

PearlsForMyGirls said...

Beautiful rug! I too, am just starting to repaint all of our trim white!!

Brynn said...

Hooray for finishes! I just need to get a few done around here :)

Anna said...

Love the white trim! Amazing work.

Erin M. said...

Leaving some blog love. I've been a reader for awhile now and have made several things inspired by your work. Love that you use all your fabric- scraps and all and still make creative, colorful projects.

my happy bluebird said...

Your rug and your space look great. My daughter just mentioned that she wants to make a rag rug -- thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Brenda said...

Yikes! Now I want to sew so I can make some scraps, so I can knit rugs and make some of those storage bins from your book! I am a knitter, and in my mind's eye, I can see several of those baskets lined up on an old bookcase I have, with all kinds of sock yarn scraps filling the baskets. There just isn't enough time to do all this stuff.

Brenda.