I bet most of you are wondering if I’m ever going to post a quilt tutorial or pattern again! It will happen but right now this remodel/move is slowing me down!
Want to see what is happening?
Our kitchen counter and sink finally came the other day. It is huge so we just went with laminate, I would have loved hard surface counters but I want a quilt studio so I’ll go with this. It looks beautiful with the white under-counter sinks.
Builder Bob has also been working like crazy putting up the casing and trim. Then I go along and fill the nail holes. We still have to touch up with paint.
Rug for the dogs
We decided to go with the Duraceramic because of our older dogs but we still want rugs on some of the floors.The other day we made a quick run to the river house to pick up some of my bookcases and we also grabbed this rug that we had used in the basement.
It is 8 foot x 12 foot and fills up the room, hard to believe we had two of these in Bob’s man cave!
Eventually we’ll get something else but for now it works.
Do you see the table I bought for the TV? My daughter took me to Home Goods the other day…….I can now see why she loves that store! I’ll be heading back there soon!
Sleeping with dogs
Both toilets were finally installed downstairs which meant we could move the beds downstairs.The beds we are using are just temporary so we didn’t setup the frames. The dogs really love the new arrangement!
If you look closely you can see Sadie laying on the pillow. If I come to bed later……I have a hard time finding a place to sleep!
A better photo of Sadie
Little Sadie looks so sweet! She has actually been kind of cranky and will snarl at all of us at times. Poor Mickey just can’t figure her out. If it is HER idea, they can lay next to each other otherwise…..look out!
Setting up my quilt room
I am finally able to setup my quilt room! We moved the beds downstairs and put the frames in the basement. The twin beds for guests won’t be coming upstairs anytime soon.I was dreading having the quilt room upstairs as the steps are so steep but I have to admit….they aren’t that bad when you’re not going up and down them 50 times a day! Don’t tell Builder Bob but I get used to this setup.
Have I been doing any sewing? No, but I am sure having fun arranging things! We brought up three bookcases so I could get a few things organized. I still haven’t found my favorite rotary cutter…..good thing I have a few spares!
I love having all of my AccuQuilt dies back on shelves! Builder Bob had a leftover piece of plywood and I had him cut it to fit on top of some of my containers. I’ll use this for a ironing table and possibly a cutting surface.I’ll really miss my 4 foot by 6 foot cutting table! It will go in storage for now.
I have set up my computer in the other bedroom. I will also have all of my Ikea Algot storage system baskets in this room.
The tall ones are perfect for my AccuQuilt electric cutter and all of my Island Batik fabric are in the baskets.
I still haven’t brought up my comfy computer chair or desk. I have a feeling the desk will go in storage for now but this works. I also have another bookcase in here with my books on it.
Mickey got a haircut!
Mr. Mickey went to the groomer here in Maquoketa yesterday and I love the way she groomed him! Here he is lying on the floor next to me while I’m writing this.
What do you think about using a bathtub like this?
Now that we have our new shower finished downstairs we won’t be using the upstairs tub.
I brought a load of quilted pillows up the other day and just threw them in the tub for right now.
I am also going to hang up several colorful quilted wall hangings. Before too long I’ll have them hanging everywhere!
April Showers – free quilt tutorial
Batik Umbrella Quilt is a quilt wall hanging that I did a couple years ago as an Island Batik ambassador project. It was made with a die from AccuQuilt but if you don’t have it, I also have a template that you can use.
Gosh, when I got looking back, I realized that the very first blog post I did on WordPress was my birthday post in April of 2016. Where does the times go! There was even a photo of me riding a fish!
Be sure and check out the tutorial on it, you can click on the photo to go there.
Don’t forget to checkout my quilt tutorials, I bet you’ll find at least one quilt project you’ll want to try!