Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Morning kitchen

I can't deny it... I love my kitchen.  Love working in there at all times of the day, but in the morning as the sun is rising over the hill behind our house is my favorite.  The morning light is divine.

I had a few minutes to play around with Photoshop Elements this afternoon and was delighted to try a free action from the CoffeeShop blog.  I used the CoffeeShop Web Drop Shadow action on the photo above.  It wasn't hard to do at all.  Really!  And free is good, right?

Plus I did a little googling and discovered how to remove the irritating little gray line that blogger likes to place around all of the photos.  The tutorial that I used was Jacq's tip.  Worked like a charm! 

Are you starting to think about what you'll be making for Christmas gifts this year yet?  The girls and I have been talking about some projects that we have planned here and I thought you might like to see how we make our boys' favorite denim quilts. 
Daniel with his quilt~ four years ago now!
 Not only are these quilts super-easy to sew, but they are very inexpensive if you save denim from old jeans like we do, and they are very warm to boot~ what's not to like?  Four years ago the girls and I made new quilts for eight of the boys (Timmy was a little too young then for a heavy denim quilt).  Here they are that Christmas, showing off their new quilts.

We make two sizes... a twin size and a crib or youth bed size.  As time allows I'll take photos and post a tutorial for you.  In the meantime, save those worn out jeans, ok?

Enjoying autumn here,


  1. I would look forward to that! My three boys would like that.

  2. Oh, your kitchen looks lovely in the morning! I had to seems there is a perpetual clutter of milking equipment, etc. over here. Good to catch up with you!

  3. You've been busy posting Susan and I have not had the luxury of visiting friends too much lately. Soooo...there was MUCH to catch up on! I so enjoy my visits here. :)

    I *love* those quilts!! What a lovely gift!! I am now sad that I have gotten rid of jeans that were too old to pass on just recently! :( BUT...I will save them from now on and hope to see how you make them into quilts.

    Sending you hugs from Canada. :)

    p.S. And your kitchen is so lovely...I have always thought that. :)

  4. I am looking forward to the denim quilt tutorial


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