Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's progress...

I woke up at 4:30am this morning so I got some sewing in before everyone else got up. So far I have the 16 star block done that measure 6.5". These will be the centers of the larger stars after I get them squared up. I will be starting on that later tonight....hopefully. :)So after we got our morning started we worked on the house some. I put a second coat of stain on the stairs while Richard worked on some stuff in other parts of the house. So here they are so far....Seems like the camera really picks up the knots in the wood but they really don't show up that much. Richard has sanded and sanded them and they are as smooth as glass. I can't wait to get them done. There will be a trim piece that goes against the back of them. We still have all of the trim work to make but right now we are just trying to get the actual steps finished so that we can go upstairs. As of right now, I plan on one more coat of stain and then two coats of the clear poly to seal them. After I got them stained this morning I had just walked in the other room and Hunter let Jazz in the house and he ran straight up the stairs and back down! I had little dog prints in my wet stain! I was sooooooooo irked! Had to go back and try to wipe it all out, I'll be able to tell more about it after it dries real good.


I am sooooo sick of all of this rain! Everything is a soggy mess. It really doesn't up much in this photo but it is pouring rain. This was taken from the front porch of the house this morning. Oh and this is my front step! LOL! This big flat rock was one that I found on the other end of our property and had Richard to bring it for our front step! Let's just say.....he didn't enjoy it! LOL! Had to use the bucket on the tractor to get it here and it measures about 2.5ft x 4ft or so and is about 18" thick.
And since it has turned off cool again for a few days I put my ugly flannel quilt back on the bed. It was just made with flannel scraps that someone had given to me years ago but it sure is warm and soft.

Other than this I haven't done anything today but I did take a nap for about 3 hours. I guess with this cool and wet weather my leg was aching and I heated up a rice bad, went to bed and snuggled up with Hunter and napped. Now I probably will have a hard time sleeping tonight.
Kristie

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

The stirs look great.... how exciting for you to get things done at your new house!!!

Yvette said...

Your stairs look great, they remind me of mine. My girlfriends hubby made mine and I remember the staining and coating process. I had to live downstairs till they were dry.

I don't think that quilt is ugly at all!!!

julieQ said...

I just love those star blocks! Stars are one of my favorites. What a wonderful job you and you dear husband did on those pretty stairs!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Your stairs look wonderful. Don't you love staining wood - it's such instant gratification. Love your star blocks too!

Texan said...

Your stairs look great! We are about to do ours. They have the laminate that was on the floors before we tiled. We are going to do them in knottiest pine we can find! I want them to look really rustic. :O) I even found some of the old timey big square head nails! I think they will add a nice rustic touch! I will be staining ours when we get them done as well! Again yours looks super! Great job!

Love the star blocks. Lately I have made four goat coats and now two fabric baby books. I have never made these fabric baby books before. I will again though. What easy cute little baby shower gifts these are and they are just so darn neat!

Guðrún said...

The stair looks great!

Libby said...

Your stairs are beautiful!