Saturday, February 14, 2009

Trip to Calif, part 2

After I did that last post, I felt really guilty that I hadn't taken any pictures of the giftys that Janet gave us all. It was just a case of the lazy's on my part. So, I gathered everything up and grabbed my camera and here's the "loot". Sorry Janet, I didn't mean to seem ungrateful!
Fun stuff, huh?
And this is what I purchased at the quilt stores. Not much, but then, I don't NEED anything! I'm trying to use my stash and finish up all those UFO's and BOM's I have looming about. The border paper is to help me quilt my own stuff. I'm very challenged when it comes to machine quilting, so I thought that maybe this little aide will help me. Couldn't resist that wool piece. I'm a woolaholic for sure! Patty had that pattern in her hand and I thought it was so cute and since there was only 1 left...guess what? It's now MINE!

And now, on to the tour of Janet's house. I made her that little house quilt. Sure wish I had made myself one too.

Marsha made this quilt for Janet when she was her Secret Santa two Christmases ago.

Patty made the cute table mat. It's all wool.

Aren't those snowman ornaments absolutely darling? Janet made those and gave all of us one a few years ago.

Marsha made the quilt above the sofa a couple of years ago. And the best part?...she made one for each of us!

Look at what she did with this tray. Isn't it darling? (I hope it will enlarge for you).

Her brand new iron bed.

This is what she looks at in her computer room. Very cozy! Marsha made her the framed quilt block and I made the small quilt on the cabinet.

I was trying to get a picture of the little glass shaker candle and Patty decided she needed to "go". Just kidding, she's just wanting her 15 minutes of fame. LOL.

So, that's it for my Calif trip.
Hugs, Anne


Lorraine said...

Thanks for sharing the pics.....I just tried to post this comment and it disappeared into cyberspace......! Love taking "tours" of houses and seeing all the great decorating ideas....never mind the new bed....check out the fabulous quilt and matching pillows....!!

Kaaren said...

I think you'd make an excellent photographer for a country decorating mag. Super photos the way in which you've captured the "moment" in each shot. Isn't it fun to see how others decorate their homes? It's always so inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

KCQuilter said...

Wow, what a great house tour--loved it so much. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Stephanie said... favorite is the snowman ornaments in the glass jar! How cute.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I loved all those pictures and have way too many comments for each so will just have to sum it up as LOVE IT ALL!

I had bought up a bunch of the borders made easy before got my LA. When I quilt a mini on my DM thet borders made easy really is GREAT and easy, easy!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a fun post and love the fav is the 2nd pic of the star quilt, I just love it so prim and perfect. Love Patty's picture Everyone looks like they had fun and that's what it is all about:)

Jeanette said...

Wow, the decorating in that house is amazing! I love everything!! Thanks for the pictures.

Sandy said...

I loved all the displays!
Everything looked all so great...thanks for sharing.
Happy Valentines Day to you and your Family :)

Carol said...

Thank you for the house tour...what fun! Great gifties!

PamKittyMorning said...

What a great tour!! Thanks!

Wendy said...

Where to start of love all those pictures. The red house quilt has been on my list for a long time. I love the red plaid couch and the feathered star red quilt...anything red, I LOVE!

Sherri said...

Everything is beautiful, but I love the house quilt and the quilt on the iron bed the best!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Thanks for sharing Janet's home with us. I love red and how wonderful for her to have her home full of handmade gifts from all of you. You are mastering your camera skills. Great pics.
Love your red wool piece and such cute mittens. Do I see another tutorial coming on using your quilting paper? Happy Valentines Day Anne.

MARCIE said...

So much fun to have a tour of Janets house. Looks like you had a great trip to CA.

Ginny Worden said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, looks like you have some very nice, and generous friends. How wonderful.

Mary said...

Wow is all I can say...beautiful quilts and pictures, love the one on her bed!!! Isn't California beautiful? Thanks for showing us all the pics,
Hugs, Mary

C. C. said...

What a nice post! Janet's house looks so cozy and wonderful! Her candles are so charming; thank you for sharing with us.

C. C.

Candace said...

Incredible "eye candy", Anne! Thanks for the great tour! I've made that house quilt, too - and you will love the stickum border paper - I've had lots of fun with it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

thanks for the tour. What a cute house. I loved all the quilts. And why didnt you make yourself a house quilt? That's really cute.

Cindy said...

I absolutely enjoyed all the wonderful photos. The decor is so homey and inviting. I literally have gone over the wonderful photos 3 and 4 times to catch a "little" something different each time. Warm and cozy with the love showing through.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with all of us.

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW I agree with everyone - so many fun things to see in her house, lots of darling ideas, like the snowmen heads in the jar. Loved that checked sofa, it's in my favorite color - red. Thanks for taking us along. You all sure give each other awesome gifts - can I join, LOL.

Hugs - karen

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Janet's house is gorgeous. You guys must really like each other -- those are fabulous gifts. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the house quilt that you made for her!