Thursday, February 26, 2015

Delta Zeta

WOW I've been busy!
So many orders and my Etsy is doing well.  :)
The shop is near 100 sales and I'm excited!  
Welcome to my newest sorority, Delta Zeta!


I've got to make more pillows because this one already sold!
Guess I've got another busy weekend up ahead of me!  :)


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Wood Working Weekend

What a weekend!
In an attempt to stay true to my new year resolutions, I started tackling the garage.
Not a whole lot of people have seen my garage...
This is why...

And this is in its somewhat clean slate.
I wanted to share it with you now 
because putting it out there in the airwaves 
means that I now have got to clean it...
 and make it better.
It's now a mission  to prove that I can do this.
Good news is that the hubs says that I can have the space!!! 
All of this garage space will be the new home for ECK Design!  :)
So that is incentive!  

That garage door?  It's coming down eventually!  I cant wait!
...and maneuvering around its hardware is a pain...

So for now I started on the opposite side and corner...
away from its hardware.

As I design and build, I also have to declutter and organize.
I decided to build an armoire to start.
 This cabinet will house my antique luggage that holds some of my fabric.

I wanted to make sure that I make this new haven functional and bright
and also in keeping with my personality and ECK Design's sustainablility efforts.

All the the materials for this space will be reclaimed, salvaged supplies.
I had so much fun making this
because part of the design process was working with what I had.

This was all I came up with for now. 
Hopefully I will get to putter around during the week.

Stay tuned!  


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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sebastian's Quilt



Remember the quilt I talked about here?
Well I showed you the back of it and it looked like this.

Well they received it!  YEAY!
...and if you follow me on my facebook account here 
then you would have seen their post!  :)
But you can also like and follow my website page here
if you prefer.  :)

But anyways, here are the pics that his mom sent me
of the quilt in situ in his room.


I am so glad it goes so well with his furniture!  
I put this quilt together not knowing nursery colors and style.
Can you see Sebastian's picture on his shelf?
He has a teddy bear bonnet on!
...and my quilt design has different teddy bears featured!!  :)
So glad everything ends well..  :)

I'll post a pic of him on his quilt when I receive his pic!  :)

For any of you wanting a personalized custom quilt made,
I am currently taking orders now.
They make terrific gifts 
but are also a wonderful keepsake
 that can be passed down the generations!
Email me at eckdesign2@gmail.com


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lemniscate, Infinity, Eternity

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Infinity is described here in wikipedia.

Here is a better explanation of the meaning of the symbol used in ancient times.

I thought that an infinity scarf was very apropos 
as my first project of the new year.

I came upon the idea by chance, actually 
as I sit by the fireside
wanting to do something
 but staying in my comfy chair by the warmth of the fire.

The skeins of yarn disappeared pretty fast
since the knitting was quick.

I was able to make 2 scarves.
(Lucky number for me)  :)


As you can see, T was not too thrilled to be interrupted from her gaming.
Just to model it for me...

But she finally acquiesced on the last scarf.  :)

This link although talking about necklaces, 
provides a concise description of the meaning of the design as an accessory 
and what it means when given as gift.

(N came over today and brought us a serious lunch spread!  YUM!)
Perfect New Year's gift for each of us!  :)

Happy 2015 to all of you.
May all the meanings of this symbol bring you
great health, bountiful happiness, and much love.


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pillows and Things...

Absolutely loving all the sewing time that I have at the moment.
Sent out the last completed quilt in the mail yesterday 
and cannot wait until I hear word so that I can make a post here in the blog.


This is the back.
 I will show you the front when I confirm that they have received it.
It's a surprise.  :)

I have two other quilts in cue to make.
Here is the inspiration of the one that I am currently cutting and laying out...

In between blocks, I am making pillows.

I am trying to increase my Etsy listings as much as I can while I am on break.


I know that when I go back to work after the new year 
I will not have any time to sew again for a while.
Today and tomorrow is time with the sewing machine.



Then on to some wood working making some signs.


My mixed media signs were a hit this Christmas!

Stay tuned for my Mixed Media Gifts section in Etsy coming soon!


By the way, remember the crochet project that I started?


I never did get it right so I made the rest up.
But T likes it.   :)


I then started another one... but I didnt quite get it right either...


but S2 still liked it.
,,,and it is warm!


Hope your days are as productive!
...and hope that you are enjoying this wondrous season.
Happy New Year to you!


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

In Memory

"To lose a friend is hardship,
 but to forget them is as if you died too."
-Unknown
 This was our hand picked Christmas tree this year.  

Different from the past trees, 

It's a tradition every year to go to Sue and as a family, pick our live tree.


Still in the pot, it lives throughout the holidays 
and right after, we plant it on our property.

This year, we are planting this tree to remind us that
"in the midst of death, there is life"









"Remember the best times,
the laughter, the song"
One of our fondest family gathering memory is one bonfire weekend.

When the boys cut down a tall dead tree.
  
The stump is still there as a wonderful reminder of the past.


Just outside of the brush, within the reach of the stump's roots,
is where we planted Tad's tree.



It is beautiful.
It's bright and contrasting green color bringing life to its surroundings.

Just like its namesake
A brilliant surgeon,
a loving son,
a caring brother and friend,
a fun Uncle...

we miss you

but you are remembered.


"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
-Thomas Campbell



Saturday, December 27, 2014

Late Night Stitching

Accomplished alot yesterday.
We planted a tree. 
 Stay tuned for next post...


Was up late finishing the binding on this quilt.
 

I have to start another one today.

 Busy....busy!
 What about you?
 Anything special you're working on?