Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Quilting/Sewing on the Back Burner

I am really getting withdrawls from my sewing and quilting but the renos and the house have been taking up so much of my time and my purse strings! The end is near though and soon I will hope to be back to my sewing again. Although I probably won't get to play with my machine til after Vacay.

So where to start.. hmm okay the house.. hee hee. We hope to have the house 90% complete of renos by Friday. The remaining 10% would be Mum's basement apartment and my sewing studio. Today the contractors managed to finish my kitchen floor and the ceramic tile floor in the porch just off of the kitchen where I will be converting the back porch closet into a pantry. Tomorrow the grout will go in that tile area and should be complete by days end! I love how it is looking! All the painting is now complete in my part of the house. Although I think there are just a teeny tiny couple of touch ups. I really love how all the colours go together in my new home and I can't WAIT to move in..

Which brings me to that topic. Moving day is this Saturday afternoon!! WHhooopiiieeeeeeee!!! I finish my last class Saturday morning. After that I meet up with the moving truck at the U-Haul storage unit I have been renting for the last 5 years to FINALLY get my furniture and my things I have stored for too too long in my home! I'm sooo excited! Funny thing my stuff gets moved in this Saturday and Trevor and I head to Vancouver that following Thursday for Vacay for 12 wonderful stress free and relaxing days! When we get back, then we will continue with a few more moving projects such as getting Trevor's things added to the home, and get to work on getting my sewing studio set up the way I want it to be. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will get a good refund on my Income Taxes this year!! LOL

So here are the most recent photos...

It's a bit hard to really see the chocolate brown on my kitchen walls, but I just love it! Here the carpenter, Paul, is getting part of the floor prepared for leveling before the dark brown wooden laminate can be installed.

I had to go to 3 different hardward stores to get enough leveler cement packages to get the job done. Seems everyone in town is leveling their floors and the store shelves are bare!

A view of the kitchen from the dining room door.

Umm err yeahhhh, so this is my bathroom, minus a toilet and a vanity!! I hope if you have to use the facilities you have good aim!! :) You can't really see how nice the tiles are as the grout is still drying between the tiles. But trust me, now that they are cleaned up, I love them!

Alot of primer had to be used in this room to cover over the gaudy purple the previous owner had in this room!

The Living Room.

I just looooooooooooove my living/dining room accent colour!! I can't WAIT to see my furniture in here!

These two boxes contain my bathroom vanity and granite counter top!

The vanity being built

Trevor's "Man Cave" The brick panelling was actually in the future sewing room and was used to make up two rooms down there. He loves anything retro and he didn't want this to be thrown out, so it is now nailed on to one of his walls in his "Man Cave". He says he now has his own version of Pink Floyd's The Wall!!!

We hope to have all the major painting and carpentry stuff done by Friday at the earliest. I hope so, since I have some major cleaning ahead of me!! LOL

I also thought I would post a few photos from last Saturday morning from the quilt class. One of the three gals, Shirley now has her quilt top complete. We spent the three hour class layering and basting her layers together to prepare for machine quilting. What a beautiful job she has done with her quilt!

Joanne is very close to finishing her quilt top too. Hopefully this coming Saturday we will have her quilt top layered and basted too. For now, she is busy working on her seminole borders.

As for my third lady, Madonna, she has been away the last two Saturdays spending relaxing time with her family on a trip to Florida. We will see her this Saturday. Unfortunately she will have an unfinished quilt by the end of the course, but she is a quilter and has made other quilts in the past, so I feel confident she will have no problem finishing this one at home.

I hope to have a group photo Saturday morning to post.

I also wanted to share this photo. I was recently involved in a blue and white star block exchange with my friends at the Quilting Board. I received these beautiful blocks just last week! When things start to settle down and I have a sewing room again, I'll be putting on my thinking cap to figure out the best layout for a nice quilt!

So this has been a recap of this past week in photos. Between now and Saturday I will be busy at the house cleaning it up and getting it ready for my furniture. I am not sure if I will be around to give an update before that, but I will be taking photos of Moving Day and Post Moving Day to share with you all! I am anxious for all the renos and move to be done so I can play with my sewing machine again.

If we don't speak til after the weekend, I wish you and your families (those who celebrate) a wonderful and safe Happy Easter Holiday!!!

Quiltingly Yours


Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love the pics! What colour tile did you pick? So exciting to see what's going on...

Sweet P said...

Wow! You have made a lot of progress on the renos. I can't believe how much you have gotten done so far. I bet you are excited about moving day.

Debbe said...

Oh my gosh,

You guys are sooo fast!! I can't believe all that you have accomplished!!! Thanks for the pics and have a wonderful holiday!!!!