Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Guest Room – part 2

Ta Da! The curtains are done. The rod gave me fits though. After I finished the curtains, I hung them on the rod and, while arranging the folds, gave it a bit too much of a tug. And pulled one entire support out of the wall. Four days later, after much spackle and sanding, I put it up again. But since I was impatient to show it to you, I put it in the same place I’d just patched. Brilliant. So it stayed up long enough to post the pictures but that’s about it. I’m going to move the brackets out an inch, but I promise not to bore you with those details. In the meantime, here’s how I got the curtains done… Continue reading…

Yellow & Gray Quilt – part 6

Forgive the poor quality of some of these pictures. I got lazy today and didn’t feel like hauling out the camera. I ordered my backing fabric from Hancock’s of Paducah, and it arrived about 2 weeks ago. Here it is so you can all see it before I turn it upside down. And cover it up.

Top & Backing Together

Top & Backing Together

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The Guest Room – part 1

This project is in tandem with, well is the larger part of, the Yellow & Gray Quilt. We have lived in our home for coming up on 8 years now. Our poor guests have had to sleep in the most uninspiring room. It hasn’t stopped them from visiting us, but I expect it has them wanting to be in any other part of the house rather than hiding out in the guest room.

Just imagine how much lovelier this room looked when it had the wood duck border around the whole ceiling line. Continue reading…

Gallery #5 – Textures

This week has been a study in colors and shapes. I went back to the farmers market but also to our conservatory. There’s a very cool light sculpture exhibit that I have yet to see. Future pictures to come on that. In the meantime, here’s a close up of one of them that I took from my soap booth at a craft fair that was held there.

Gallery #4

Winter Squash

Winter Squash

My husband has been carving a lot of pumpkins lately. As a result I have spent a crazy amount of time at farmers markets and pumpkin patches. These are from a recent trip. And taken with my iPhone. I love what I can get on the spur of the moment. Continue reading…

Yellow & Gray Quilt – part 5

IMG_0969It’s taken me a few weeks to get back to my double bed guest room quilt. But I finally got the top together. It isn’t quilted yet, so don’t get too excited. I have to order the backing fabric first. Continue reading…

The Entry Hall

The Original Vinyl Tile

The Original Vinyl Tile

The vinyl tile floor in our entry way was serviceable enough when we moved in to this house, but who really wants the look of a kitchen in the front hall? So I set my annual project to bring the cherry flooring that was in the back of the house to the front.

We already had a supply of cherry flooring from a few years ago when we had the kitchen/family room redone. We used contractors for that. A whoooooole ‘nuther story. And I had put down the floor in M—’s room so I would have practice when a bigger job came along.

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