Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Room update

My room is coming along.  With the yellow walls it is so bright and cheerful.  I had to empty the closet the other day which was a chore.  The closet had a built in system with shelves on each side of the center drawers.  Man, did I have stuff in there.  Stabilizer, interfacing, zippers, fabric, patterns etc etc etc.  Everything is out, holes from nails are patched so yesterday I primed the wall.  Hubby painted the ceiling in the closet tonight.  Tomorrow I will paint the walls yellow.

Carpet and padding have been ripped up.  Baseboards are off.  Tomorrow night hubby wants to paint the baseboard heat cover.  Thursday he will start putting down the bamboo flooring.  I had to buy a new saw blade for his chop saw yesterday - $90.00 on sale.  I could have had a lot of fabric for that!!  Oops, better keep quiet or the floor won't get down.  He is taking Friday off so hopefully the floor will be done before the super bowl game Sunday. We will leave around 5 for my sons - kickoff at 6:30.

The past couple of months I have listened on my iPod some really good books -
     The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
     A Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
     Juliet by Anne Fortier
     Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
     Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Oh yeah, I did a little damage online at Fabric.com.  Sale plus free shipping over $35.00.  I bought Kaffe Fassett fabric because I didn't have any in my stash.  Actually, I do have a project for some of the pieces.  They should come the end of this week.

Going to try to get a couple of paper pieced blocks done so good night all.

Happy quilting
Charlotte





Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A good day

Started this morning making yogurt - well, it's still has two hours to go in the yogurt maker.  Also made a beef stew for dinner in the crockport.  A stop at Sam's wholesale for coffee and ended up spending $76.00.  Guess you can't go in for just one item.

 Then off to 'THERAPY'.  There were 8 of us there working on different hand projects.  Therapy is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at a local library for 2-2 1/2 hours.  Actually it is an 'applique' group but 'therapy' sounds better!!!  Was a productive afternoon for everyone.

I have been working on the last two blocks of Christmas at Elm Creek.  I really want to get them done either tonight or tomorrow so I can start the center block which is approx. 27" square and appliqued.  Need to get to my stash to pick out fabrics for the trees etc.  I have all the border blocks done so just need to sew them together once the quilt is assembled.

Phone call to Directv this afternoon for about 40 mins.  A couple of weeks ago, channel 7 (WHDH) in Boston pulled broadcasting with Directv.  They have been in negotiations but this is getting OLD!!!  Missed Betty White's 90th birthday show, golden globes plus others.  I hope they work out their differences before the super bowl.

Today it hit 52 degrees - can you believe that - 3rd week in January and I was out with a long sleeve jersey and a vest.  The next few days are suppose to be in the mid 40's.  This is so bizzare.  Hmm, wonder where the snow is!

That's about it for today - Happy quilting.






Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Update 2011-2012

Where did the time go!!!  Seems like we were rushing around to get everything ready for Christmas and here we are in the middle of January.

Saturday, Dec. 24,  DH and I got up around 8 am.  Forget what we did during the day but Christmas Eve we went to my daughter's and had a lovely dinner followed by 'Santa' coming.  6 grands out of 8 were there along with the parents.  This is where the fun begins.  We left around 10pm and drove back to Nashua, NH to attend church at 11pm.  We didn't get out until 12:20am, drove home and packed.  3AM we drove back to my daughter's for her to take us to Logan Airport.  We were there at 4:13AM and let me tell you the airport was PACKED!!!!  I got the 6:15am flight and DH had to get the 10am flight bound for Dallas, Texas.  Son came home from work at 2:20pm and 'santa' came again!!!  Dinner then for 17 and dessert at 7pm for additional 20ish. I didn't get to bed until midnight Christmas night.

DH and my son spent the week putting a 'lift' kit on oldest grands jeep.  Also they had to repair a leak in the upstairs bathroom sink that had started to drip in the foyer ceiling below.  Never a dull moment.  DH came home on Jan. 2 and I stayed until the 8th.  Had a couple of soccer games to attend.

Now back to reality - DH finished spray painting the ceiling in my sewing room - took a couple of coats.  We ended up having to prime the wall first.  Yesterday we finally put the color on - yellow - looks nice.  I thought I could start putting things back and then DH suggested that we put a hardwood floor in.  I just about dropped - that means that I have to empty EVERYTHING out of the built in closet system.  UGH - where am I going to put all the stuff - I already have stuff everywhere.  So we'll buy the flooring this week but then it has to sit in the house for a week to acclimate to the temperature in our house.  So, guess my room won't get done for a few more weeks.
This is the 'office' where I have piled most everything.

Sewing room painted a light yellow.  Lighting in this photo is not great.  All this stuff has to come out to put the floor down.  Depressing to say the least!!!

Oh well.

Happy Quilting
Charlotte