Monday, July 11, 2011

Started a new one...

It has been a long weekend. Not sure what I have done but my hips and legs were killing me all evening and through the night. I had hip and leg injuries a year or so ago and from time to time they still bother me but this is the worst that it has been for a while. Better today but still not completely better. Anyway....

I finally got that antique quilt quilted and off the frame. I will post photos of it later as I have to trim it up and bury knots. I started a new quilt! I know I really don't need to do that but I've been a good girl and working on and finishing some UFO's lately so I thought it would be okay. Here is my first block! It is a traditional block called "Wheel Of Fortune"
The other day I decided that I wanted to do this quilt so I printed out a zillion of the paper piece sections, bought some red solid and was ready to go.....or so I thought! Silly me cut up all of my scraps from my scrap bin a day or two before for the "Road To Jericho" and "Windmill" quilts that I planned on cutting out and bagging up for kits! Can you believe that????? So now I guess this quilt, as much as I love it, will end up being a WORK IN LONG PROGRESS! I will just piece it as I collect scraps for the centers. Oh well....

Now on to a little more house progress....first off here are my kitchen countertops. It is not attached but just sitting on there so that I could see exactly what it was going to look like. Hopefully, if my hips can stand it, I will be staining my cabinets this week. My countertops are nothing fancy but they are what I could afford and I am very pleased with them. Now I just have to dig out the new sink and faucet that I have stored.....somewhere. LOL! I think I bought those back in March. We plan on having a wood ceiling over the living room and my quilting room and that measures 24x40 ft and the living room ceiling is 22 ft high so I dread Richard putting that up. Yesterday he cut down the 12" pine boards that he had drying out and had planed down smooth. When he sawed them on the sawmill he cut them 12" wide and we decided that we would go with 6" boards on the ceiling so he is cutting them in half. So while he did that I was staining them. Let's just say that his job went a lot faster than mine. That is almost 1000 sq ft of lumber that needs to be stained! :( So this morning since my hips are still bothering me a little, he is out there staining them for me. Here are a few of them that are leaned up in the living room drying. I'm loving them so far!I guess I had better get off of here and try to get my butt in gear!
Kristie

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

I love that new quilt block--one I have eyed before, but wasn't sure about. It is such a fun, scrappy look.
Sorry for your pain--I have trouble with my back and legs due to a spinal abnormality. It also comes and goes in severity and when I want to be doing and it won't let me it is very frustrating!
I think your countertop looks beautiful!
Oh, the memories of all of the staining I have done in our house--cabinets, bannisters, dressers, desks, chairs, baseboard, chair rail, doors, BUT--I can honestly say I have never stained a ceiling! That is such a cool idea. I love it and it looks beautiful!

Honey Bear said...

I love your new block too. Will be anxious to see the finished quilt- even if it takes awhile. I save my scraps too and hate to waste any. It may be awhile before i start new one - one son just returned from Afghanistan and another with his family are moving home from Bulgaria. They will both live in the Austin T X area- about 4 hours from us! :0)

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Wanda said...

WooHoo, I am so glad you got that quilt finished. I know you had a time with it. However, I am anxious to see it.

I love your countertop, it is great. As are the boards for the ceilings. You have been very busy (as has your hubby).

As for the quilt block, I had never seen that one before and now I have another block on my wish list (thanks to you). Really, I love it and hope to make one some day.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Rhonda said...

Love the countertop... I know you're excited that you're one step closer.
Love the new block. Paper piecing is a wonderful way to sew.

Libby said...

I love your counter tops! Those look so nice and will be so easy to keep clean:) Mine are really light and now (20 years later) look pretty bad.
I really like that quilt block too. Is it paper pieced? Your points are perfect!!

jillquilts said...

Oh I love those countertops! And the boards are looking nice! Your new quilt room is going to look fantastic!

Guðrún said...

What kind of trees do you use for the building, floors, ceilings etc.?