Friday, March 9, 2012
Well, almost two finishes. While work commenced in my sewing room, I was doing a lot of hand quilting upstairs. I bound this small quilt last night and washed it this morning. It measures 38"x 48". Just the right lap size for me and it sure is warm. I used Quilters Dream Wool. I love this stuff. It's easy to quilt and gives it just enough loft to show my stitches.
This is the third quilt I've used this little toile as the backing. Would you call that a toile? It's Halcyon Days created by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics.
As you can see from the first photo, my sewing room is almost complete. That's the second finish. Go to this post to see what it looked like a year ago. Here are a few shots I took this morning.
I've set up a cutting station on the buffet. We moved this down from the dining room because there really isn't enough space in that room for it. This is part of the set I want to paint - a big job so I'm dragging my feet.
I'm so, so happy with how it looks. My DH did most of the painting (with a little help from DS1 and me) and laid down the new floor. Just vinyl tiles, but I think they look real. He still needs to do a little work around one wall and put the tile in the closet under the stairs. The closet is behind the design wall. He plans to do that this weekend.
You can see the old (1970's?) vinyl tile in this photo. It had actually grown on me, but there were places with stains and others where it was coming off.
To do the flooring we had to move EVERYTHING out of the room. Wasn't that embarrassing! As I moved all the quilting stuff back in I filled 2 shopping bags full of stuff for the guild yard sale. I have to be honest and say not everything went back into this room. I still have scrapbooking stuff to look through, but I have room in the cabinet to the left of the design wall for that stuff. Some stuff I had already gotten rid of and a couple bins of jeans are in my daughter's room. I wonder if she will move back home after graduation. She wants to travel so I'm thinking not. But that also means her stuff needs to go somewhere. Yikes! I hope she isn't planning to bring it here. We may need to get a storage unit. I hate the idea of that, but maybe just for a few years as my kids move into adulthood.
Not much on the calendar this weekend - I'm free to putter and stitch! How about you?