Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekly update...

It was last Monday, the last time that I posted so I thought I would update you all on our MESS! Not much sewing going on here, but I did finish the binding on this huge flannel quilt. If If remember correctly this quilt measures 96x104 or something close to that. I quilted it back in November and I am just now getting around to finishing the binding on it. This is the last binding that needed to be done. If you remember in my last post I talked about the fact that I could not get up to my quilting room for a while because of the stairs. They still are not completely finished but here are some photos. Just look over the mess. Richard finally got the stairs up! :) We still have do 2-3 coats of stain and a couple of coats of poly on them. Each coat will take at least a day to dry in between and most of that depends on the weather too. Richard is very proud of his stairs and so am I, he worked so very hard on them. They went from standing Oak trees on our farm to stairs. He cut them down, sawed them on the sawmill, dried them out, planed them down, cut them to size, installed them and then sanded the crap out of them. They are as smooth as a baby's bottom! Which may be a little too smooth because I will be the one to bust my butt on them. We still have to do the banisters, newel post, and all of the wood work that goes around the sides and the wall area. Here is a closeup of one of the treads. After he got the treads on I took a quick trip upstairs and snapped a few photos. Nothing much has changed up there since the other photos. Here is the girls room, as you can see it is being used for storage right now and es, that is a toilet sitting there. It goes in the upstairs bath but we need to get the tile down first. Andrew's room, still need to to more mudding and sanding in there too. Can't wait so I can get that bed out of the middle of the room. A couple of quick photos of my quilting room. Here is the sewing table that Richard made for me it measures 36x79. If you look close you can see where I stopped painting at the beam by the window. I still need to finish painting and do the trim too. That big 12ft tall wall behind my table is 40 ft long so it will take a while to paint! Here is a photo of the other side of the room, I moved that bookshelf in a couple of weeks ago. And I still need to get the doors for my storage areas behind the frame. Here are a couple more photos taken downstairs. Hunter is having a blast on his scooter in my kitchen. See all of the spots, that is the dust from the drywall and sawing flying around in there. All of the downstairs needs to be taped, mudded and sanded. In this one, Richard is putting up the last piece of drywall in the hallway. The big french door goes in my bedroom and will lead out to the side deck which isn't built yet. :)Here is part of the main bathroom downstairs. The tub is installed but the toilet and sink are sitting in my closet. Waiting to get the tile put down before we install the toilet and sink. Oh and he has to build the cabinet for the sink too. Hunter was confused on why I was doing the bathrooms in dark green and I had to explain to him that it is mold resistant drywall, he just looked at me like I had lost my mind. :)So that is it for now....I guess we will start staining the stairway this afternoon. Richard has finals this week so that has to come first!
Kristie

10 comments:

Saska said...

I'd be proud of the stairs too. He's done a wonderful job.

Have you posted pictures of the outside of the house that I've missed?

In the picture of the sewing table, there's an implement seat/chair. Did somebody make that?

vtquilter said...

Wow, that is going to be one beautiful house! Give him a pat on the back - he did a great job with the stairs.

Libby said...

It really is beautiful Kristie! Richard should be so proud of the work that he has done! WOW!!

Yvette said...

WOW! I am so jealous! It is really looking great.

Narelle said...

I love having tours through your home ... thankyou for sharing :)
So glad you were able to finally pop upstaris.

mlcquilts said...

I really enjoy your blog and reading about your house. He did a wonderful job on the stairs. One of my sons is a carpenter and stairs are not the easiest things to build right. He should be proud of them. You have done a lot of work already and looks like a lot more to be done. Thanks for the pictures.
Mary

Mary said...

It makes me tired just thinking of all the work you've still got to do. We've never built a house and I doubt we ever will....certainly not one we have to do ourselves as neither of us are very handy.

jillquilts said...

It's looking good! Coming along well!

Guðrún said...

Thanks for sharing, I love to see the progress.

Vesuviusmama said...

What a wonderfully big sewing space you will have!