When I picture the windows open in a room, I imagine warm sunshine streaming through as the wind gently blows the curtains. Fresh air hits me and I am compelled to take a deep breath. The refreshing energy fills my soul. Of course there are only certain seasons when it's practical to open the windows, but my goal is to fill my heart, home, and family with a beautiful serenity that always makes me think the windows are open!
Tuesday, February 2
Well, I’ve been spending a lot of time these last few weeks on bed rest while we wait for our little one to enter the world. Which means I have NOT been working on all the wonderful projects I’ve been wanting to post. In fact, the only good thing is that I have LOTS of time to come up with more projects that I can’t wait to tackle in the future.
But I did want to share something and keep this blog alive. It’s heartbeat was getting pretty sluggish. . . . :o)
So, since I stare at them most of the day anyway, I decided to show you some cutter quilt pillows I made a while back that sit on the window seat in my bedroom. You can find cutter quilts in a number of places from garage sales to a relative's attic. I ended up going to EBAY and finding some for a good price. A cutter quilt is nothing more than an old tattered quilt that, as a whole, is too battered to put on a bed. But often there are smaller areas of the quilt that are not damaged and can be used for smaller projects (e.g. teddy bears, pillows, etc).
Using a sewing machine and basics for making a pillow, I sewed up a few different pillow shapes and stuffed them with polyfil. This particular “feedsack” material reminds me a lot of the quilts my grandmother made. It gives the room a comfy vintage look that I love.