Next up, I am scanning all my old family photos. This will be a big job, but it's fun.
Till next time......Happy Stitching
|A shot from my living room, looking out the front window. LOL!|
|Photo taken before the storm, when he was caught being naughty.|
|I've finished two projects started long age. The Mermaid is a quilt I started using my daughter as the model in a class with Charlotte Warr Anderson in 1993. My daughter was 10. This year she turned 30 and kept checking on my progress on this quilt, I am happy that 20 years later it is finally finished and in her hands.|
|The second quilt I finished for a new baby. When my children were little, I taught at the local quilt shop. I taught a class on the book Calendar Quilts by Joan Hanson in 1991. One of the class samples was the Bunny Quilt that was for a spring quilt. The top was in my UFO pile when the I needed a quilt for a baby shower. The new mother babysit my children when I worked at the quilt shop, so it seemed appropriate to quilt this top for her new baby girl.|
|Now I'm working on a bed quilt for my other daughter. I am making 205 sawtooth stars that are 4 1/4" finished. I've finished about 80 and have another 25 cut out and waiting on my new sewing table. The sewing table is much wider than my old one and I can fit many cut-out blocks on it while I sew.|
|Fall has finally arrived in Michigan and it's a beautiful 50 degree day.|
Till next time.......Happy Stitching.
|Here's the table with a baby quilt I'm working on.|
|There is a large leaf that folds up to make the surface much larger. The leaf is supported by legs on casters that easily swing out. My last table had a support that hooked into a screw, that soon fell out. The old table's leaf was also on hinges that only worked if I sat on the floor and held it up with my head while I set it up. LOL!|
|The left side of the table is much wider than my old one. But it I do need extra space, it also has a really cool double leaf.|
|The first leaf is on easy to use hinges. And the second leaf is on top of it.|
|The second leaf then folds out to complete the surface. My old table didn't have the leaf to complete the rectangle and large quilts would fall into the space and cause trouble.|
|To complete my sewing bliss is my big screen TV. This is my view from the machine. That's Reggie Bush who's kicking some Bear butt.|
|We removed the shelves and the wall that framed the door. Now when we come in from the garage, it's a large landing, instead of a small landing and a closet. The Martha Stewart units did not fill up the whole space, so we'll put some more hooks on the left side.
Till next time......Happy Stitching.
|From the garage before. The bar between the dining room and the; kitchen was moved about 18" into the dining room and the soffit above it was removed. We added two drop down lights. The dishwasher is now next to the sink instead of under the bar. I get a lot of compliments on the floor. It's not much different from what I had, but it is prettier. It is vinyl and the counter tops are Formica.|
|Old fridge area before. The fridge was on a short wall, that made the entry from the garage narrow. By moving the fridge to the wider wall, nearby and replacing the fridge with a short base cabinet (18" deep where the fridge was 26" deep), it opened up the space. The fridge now sticks out just a bit from the new wall.|
|I was afraid that moving the fridge would make this wall way too small, but so far I'm really loving it. In the old photo you can see the door to the basement where I'm standing for the next picture.|
|This comparison gives a good comparison of moving the counter further into the dining room.|
|Here's the view from the living room. It's surprising how moving the bar just 18" really made the kitchen so much bigger without really affecting the dining room.|
|Here's the view from the dining room. I do miss the white cabinets, I
loved how bright it was. But we decided on the wood, for a bigger change
and they were considerable cheaper, too.
Now, back to hand quilting the Mermaid quilt. It should be finished soon. : )
Till next time.....Happy Stitching.
|We are also getting a new counter top in the basement. You can see the right side is pieced with wood scraps.||
Some dry wall mud got put in the mud room
|The stove area has doors.||The sink area is taking shape.|
|The back wall shows the new beverage station.||More cupboards above the counter.|
|The dishwasher is in.||The new custom cupboard on the far wall.|