Sunday, June 23, 2013

Blog Break

Oh dear .... that time of year again when I take my annual break from blogging and quilting.

Renovations on our home have progressed along quite well, and it is now my turn with the paint brush to do my miracle of transforming things around our home.

To start, there are 3 more of these wall units to paint.  One unit is done and the paint just needs to cure before putting things inside it.

There are chairs galore to be refinished.  On the left, there are 4 of these, in the middle there are 4 of these and on the right, there are 7 to be done.  To help me, DH has purchased a super duper stapler that works off of a compressor.  Oh yes, that will be fun to play with!  :o)
After doing my daily stint of painting baseboards, door frames and doors, I will catch my breath outside on the swing and in the evenings work on hand quilting my Grandmother's Flower Garden.  There has been progress on that quilt and it is on my guild's Round-to-it list for completion by our September meeting.
 We will enjoy the antics of Miss Ashes:
We don't know what will happen with Miss Hank.  She has developed a large lump on her right hip and we will be taking her to the vet this week to have it checked out.
In early August, I will be doing a trunk show for the Northern Lights night time guild here in North Bay, Ontario .  You can't imagine how thrilled it was to be asked!!!  :o)  Also, in August, I will be travelling south to take in a trunk show by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts in Fonthill, Ontario.  At that time, I'll be meeting up with my We 3 Quilters buds and have some fun time with them.

So, my friends, enjoy your summer.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I took a hint ...

On my previous post, the picture said it all ..... and I took the hint and have been seriously plugging away on hand quilting my Grandmother's Garden. 

After doing 10 rows horizontally, the diagonal rows are being done now.  I might as well do them in sections like this because I can see results to keep me motivated.  For the first half of the top, all the horizontal rows were done first, followed by the diagonal rows.  I got bored and the project got abandoned.

As you can see with this photo, the end of the center portion is in sight.
Lately, my time has been taken up with painting.  I found a milk can through Kijijii and it got spray painted.  People were complaining that they couldn't see our house numbers clearly.  Do you think they can now?  A solar light for night time viewing will complete the project. 
The next job for spray painting will be this chair to be used as an outdoor plant stand.  Another idea that I saw on Pinterest (the milk can was another Pinterest gem)!
Neighbours on the street think that I am so creative. Sorry, but I can't take credit for these projects. Pinterest is my source.

Talking of neighbours, Mr. M gifted us and another two homes on our street with plants after we each completed an outdoor home improvement project this spring.  Talk about kind and generous neighbours!  We love it here on our street and are so glad that we chose this neighbourhood to settle in.

This is our neighbour's gift to us ..... a beautiful clematis plant.  It will be gorgeous once it grows and fills in the wall space above.  Mr. M must have read my mind, since I was planning on buying a clematis for this very spot.  He beat me to it.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

So true!

Doesn't this say it all .....
Have a great day!