I’m so sorry. I’ve become obsessed with chalk paint and household updates. I haven't posted in a few weeks and I've done little commenting. Let me explain. All winter I was feeling the urge to update our décor. Nothing fancy, mind you, just some freshening up. I shared our basement update a couple months ago. Earlier this month I went to IKEA and bought new bed linens, curtains and a few other things. I dare you to walk through that store and not buy anything. I’ve been reorganizing and rearranging. Making big messes in the process. I still have a lot to do. I’ve only scratched the surface of what I have in mind. I wish my husband and I had the energy we had 20 years ago. We have big plans, get started early in the day and find ourselves exhausted by mid afternoon. : c /
You can probably understand all that. We all need to take care of our homes. The thing is, I think I’ve found another hobby – painting furniture. I’ve even been visiting blogs about it. Please forgive me. I couldn’t help myself. My household update plans include painting some of our vintage furniture to lighten things up. Most sane people would just pay someone else to do it. Not me. I’m forever saying – “I can do that” – and then getting in over my head. It hasn’t been easy. I want wonderful results right away. I remember feeling the same way when I started quilting. It takes time, practice and patience. I’ve started a few projects and signed up for a class. Oh, no! More projects! How do I get the standard 24 hours in a day changed to 48? I’m very thankful my husband is helping and in many cases telling me how to do things and in some instances, like repair, doing the work himself.
Quilting will always be my favorite. It’s like coming back to an old friend every evening.
I finished this top for a soldier quilt. We swapped nickel squares for variety and then I cut them down to 2 ½” squares. I’d really like to get this done and handed in to the gal in charge of “quilting for others” by the end of the month.
I’m also squaring up my 9-patches from the guild exchange. I counted a total of 270 9-patches and I think I have a design that will use all of them. LOVE my new rotary cutter. It's comfortable to use and releasing the handle hides the blade. So far, I’ve remembered to lock it every time I walk away from it.
Last time I shared my hexies I had 7 “flowers” done. Now I have 12. My hexies are 1 inch.
I feel better telling you. Really, I was feeling guilty!