So many things still to do and yet, I haven’t done any real sewing in nearly a week. So when I spotted some tiny hourglass blocks in the sewing room, I decided this was a project of a size I could finish before work today. I added some vintage indigos and a claret border from my vintage fabric stash as well as a vintage shirting for the back/binding.
It measures 6″ x 7 3/4″.
I do have one slightly larger finish as well.
I bought this step stool at Ikea about ten years ago. About time I stained it!
Not much sewing but lots of house projects this week. Here are a few pics of the almost finished guest room.
The oval pictures show my grandfather in his World War 1 uniform and one set of great grandparents. I found the vintage night shirt long ago and always wanted to hang it on a wall. This felt like the perfect room. I do need to find the perfect vintage hanger though. This one is not right. My lovely DIL bought this picture frame for me.
The picture shows my paternal grandparents on their wedding day in 1922. I would like to find a vintage looking headboard yet but will wait until I see something I really love.
The doll bed project has been more of a challenge than I expected. It will definitely look distressed when I am done…..or maybe that is how I look working on it. I sanded forever and the stain looked like this:
Yuck. This morning I decided to spray paint the whole thing. I used what paint I found in the garage. I will probably knock it back with sandpaper yet. Still not happy with it. And I thought that would be an easy job!
I’ve also cleaned the freezer, cleaned several closets, mowed the lawn, and a number of other mundane but necessary chores. So much more I want to do before the hubby gets home tomorrow night but I work 1-9 today. I better get moving!
Lots of painting this weekend! The guest room has gone from this:
There is much more to be done but the projects in mind are more fun than painting over the orange!It took three coats tocover that wall. One coat on the rest since I stayed with the same yellow. I have been shopping my house for things to go in here. I tried this:
Nope, too new. But I have some wonderful vintage bits here and there that I will use. I will show you those treasures when the room is all done. I also have this:
My hubby bought me this at Ikea years ago to display some of my doll quilts. It has been in my closet for ages. Time to make it look old. Hope to show that finished project tomorrow.
I also started playing with these:
They would make a great little quilt for my doll bed.
Not that I need one, I have dozens! But this room will be an opportunity to use a number of quilts that have been in storage.
I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times. Go check out what others are working on.
What I would like to work on today:
What I am actually working on:
Dear Daughter #3 moved into her new room last night. It is all painted and clean and she is getting things put away. Now I can work on the guest room. I am filling holes and will paint today. Thankfully I won’t have to paint trim in here. I hope to finish painting today and get the carpet cleaned tonight. I can’t wait to set up the bed and get a quilt on it!
I finished the binding on this last night. It is a lovely day out. Got a carpet cleaned and trim painted this morning. Now I am off to work!
It has been a busy week around here. Hubby is gone and that always seems like a good time to paint. Daughter #3 and I have repainted Daughter #1′s old room. We still have trim to paint and the carpet to clean and then she can move in. After that, her old room will become the guest room. I hope to get that painted as well before hubby comes home. Not much sewing has happened but I did make progress on the QOV I showed earlier this week.
This will have a border of the flag fabric added and the the top will be done. I hope to get it loaded today but since I work this afternoon, it is iffy.
Back to work!
I got up yesterday morning and decided to just load the bright triangle quilt before work.
Then I thought, I will just quilt until I have to roll.
Looks cool maybe one more roll…okay one more and I will get ready for work….. Okay, ready, still have time, one more…..and pretty soon, it is done.
This is all free motion work.
I WILL wait on the binding….