Guest rooms and quilts
We are slowly working on getting things all set up in the country house. This is the guest room downstairs that also houses all of my quilts. It is a queen-size bed and has a bathroom next to it. It will be perfect for friends.
My daughter helped me put all of them in plastic bags to move them. She is a lot stronger than me and some of those bags were heavy! I am so glad they are all emptied and my beautiful quilts are organized again.
That is a Bonnie Hunter quilt on the bed. Her mystery quilts are always fun.
Twin beds for granddaughters
My granddaughters were excited to see that they will have a bedroom of their own when they want to stay overnight. The view out the window is all woods and beautiful. Can you imagine the trees covered in snow? That will happen soon!
Here is what the guest room looked like at the river house. It was perfect for the granddaughters.
It isn’t the flu that I have
Last week I mentioned that I had gotten run down with all of the moving I’ve been doing. I just figured that at my age my body was trying to tell me that I was working too hard. I thought maybe it was the flu as I had the chills and body aches and was just exhausted. I started working 15 minutes and then taking a 15 minute break.
We have been very careful who we are around. Last weekend my daughter and the granddaughters helped me move quite a bit of things and we never thought anything about the youngest having a headache and then later a little fever. She must have caught it when she was with her dad.
Two days ago my daughter decided to get tested and was positive for Covid. Ugh! Yesterday I got tested and was positive also. I am so thankful that we seem to have been very fortunate to not be sicker. I continue to take short breaks, I’m not good at lying around unless I’m really sick. I did have two days that I did nothing but sleep. Builder Bob doesn’t have any symptoms yet and I am hoping he won’t get it.
During most of this move, we have been working in different areas of the house and driving separate vehicles to move things. It is isolation time now.
Mr. Mickey has a friend
There are several stray cats around and they are looking for attention much more than food. This little lady is always at the door and I don’t think she can figure out why Mr. Mickey gets to go inside but she doesn’t.
I hope I can catch a video of them as she tries to block him from coming into the house. Mr. Mickey of course is a wimp and can’t figure out what she is doing.
Mr. Mickey and quilts
I found this cute photo of Mr. Mickey laying on a quilt top I had just finished piecing in July that was to go on our bed. Wow, have things changed in our lives since then! I have no idea where this quilt top is right now.
At that point we still planned on adding on a quilt studio, who knew we would find the perfect place out in the country.
Working on my quilt studio
Work slowly continues on organizing my new quilt studio. I am more interested in functional rather than beautiful. I hope it will be pleasing to look at but having things accessible is more important to me.
The black shelves at the back of the room are temporary and will soon be gone.
I started to empty the totes that have my fabrics in them. I don’t have my bookcases setup yet but I took a shelf and am folding the fabrics to fit on it. I can’t wait to start working with my batiks again!
Builder Bob will have to add the drawer on this side but right now he is busy with other projects.
This will be my office area, we’ll bring the love seat down here so Mr. Mickey has a place to lay with his pillow while I work. The new carpet is a berber plush and I love it. Lights still need to be replaced but that is down on the “to do” list.
Builder Bob has spent almost all of his time rewiring the garage and insulating it as it will be his new “man cave”. We have priorities – I will spend most of my time in my quilt studio and he’ll spend most of his time in his man cave.
Stay safe and healthy, I hope to start working on a new quilt project soon!