Friday, October 25, 2019

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop - or Maybe a Whoops Whoops?

Hi, all!

OMG - I woke up this morning and (after my coffee and a little while to get my eyes open) realized that IT IS FRIDAY AND I HAVEN'T WRITTEN MY BLOGPOST!  So I get a big "whoops whoops" today, for sure!  But because it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - so let's get started!


It's been a very busy week around here, working on a bunch of projects, many of them not specifically quilting related.  I prepped for my first class at Joann's, which happened yesterday and went really well - I had one student (a good way to start out and not be nervous) who made her first quilt block and finished it off as a really cute pillow cover! 

I also finished a t-shirt quilt for a friend...

...and I'm happy to have that particular project off the "to-do" chart!  The only commission work I have left on there right now is stuff with no particular finish date, so I am now free to work on my own Christmas projects in between other things.  Whoop whoop!!

But I think this may be the most fun I had this week...

I needed to find a way to decorate my husband's truck for a "trunk-or-treat" celebration at our church, and after coming up with an idea, the first step was to make a backdrop.  I purchased a canvas painter's drop cloth at Lowe's, stretched it out on the dining room table (over a plastic drop cloth, of course!) and taped some outlines on it with wide painter's tape.

Next step, fill in the un-taped areas with color!  I'm grateful that it's now possible to buy sample sizes of paint - for most of these colors, I only needed one jar, so I don't have lots of leftover paint now!  

After moving the tarp to reveal more unpainted area at the bottom and pulling off one of the tapes, I added in the gold horizontal stripe and extended the dark blue at the bottom...

...and voila!  I have a fair copy of this image!  Our theme is "Life Was Good" and we have a full-size skeleton to sit in a camp chair next to a campfire, with a little dog skeleton to sit next to him.  A fishing pole and anything else we can find "outdoorsy" to go with it will complete the scene.  I'll post pics on Monday - I think (hope) it will all come together nicely!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. Fun idea for the backdrop and for the Trunk and Treat! It looks great! I'm sewing along here and not taking pictures apparently...maybe I'll get to it today. But it is HOT here! 94 yesterday in Cambria. Fall disappeared!

  2. Very clever and creative way to make your backdrop! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great project!! Very clever!

  4. Love the idea of a painter's tarp! But your slogan is "Life IS good!" It's the same slogan I use for my blog on Wordpress! ;) And life most certainly is good. Blessings to you!

  5. Great job on the backdrop! You are just so clever and efficient. And I love the "Life is Good" theme! Can't wait to see the whole set up :)

  6. Oh, I think that one student had no idea how lucky she was to have you as a teacher, and her as the solitary student. Wonderful! And your reconstruction of that mountain scene is awesome. Looking forward to see the whole decorated truck!

  7. OH I want to see pictures of the trunk or treat! I hope we'll see those next friday?

  8. You did a really nice job on that tarp! Well done!

  9. 'Love the truck tarp! Creative and functional.


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