One thing about me that hardly anyone knows is that I used to play the piano. In fact, I have had a piano since I was a little girl. We have a beautiful grand piano in our home in California that I have hardly played. My grandson loves playing it, so that's good!
When we built our cabin here in Central Oregon, I had asked the builder to make sure there was space for my piano. Fast forward to 7 yrs later and I learned that moving a piano from California to the High Desert in Oregon isn't smart so I needed to find a piano here. I have been looking periodically but last week I hit pay dirt and found the most beautiful old upright nearby for sale.
It was owned by a young woman looking to drive around the country unencumbered by "things". Her dad was a concern pianist and bought her this piano! So I figured I couldn't go wrong. The brand is Tokai, which I hadn't heard of. No matter--it sounds amazing and hasn't even been tuned yet (after it acclimates to its new home!)
The help I need is for the bench! It's a bit tattered and is covered with a cheap vinyl. So I of course checked out the LQS and my stash and found some musical fabric. I'd like to recover the bench and I am stumped as to what to do! It measures 13 x 34. I was thinking some blocks but I'm not sure what to use. I'll obviously put heavy batting under my "top". Here is my "pallet!!"
The person who offers the best alternative will win a load of fabric!! Deadline? Friday June 24th. THANKS.
What have I been doing since I've been stuck with this giant boot on my foot? Well, listening to lots of books! And sewing.
I unearthed two quilts waiting for bindings. Don't ask me why I waited so long to get them done. They are two favorite quilts of mine, really!
This was a Primitive Gatherings kit from a few years ago. Lots of small flowers done by wool appliqué and put together with the tiniest of half square triangles you can imagine!! I am trying to figure out if it's washable or not since it has wool. No idea what I'll do with it. I do love it, though.
The second quilt was a Bonnie Hunter block design that I really love. In fact, I was thinking of using that block for my piano bench with musical notes in the center. Block is called "Diamond Tile".
I had great fun fussy cutting the centers, which you can see by these blocks:
These few centers are from Tula Pink, Di Ford and French General! Such a fun block and quilt to make. The border is also fun, with flamingos throughout! Just a fun quilt!
Hope you have a great week. it's finally warming up here in Central Oregon and my foot has improved enough (in my eyes, anyway) that I'm going kayaking on Thursday. CANNOT wait!! I'll probably change my header photo with lake and snow pictures!
Take care, be kind and be grateful,