Welcome to ScrapHappy Saturday. The weekly linky party for all things scrappy and happy. I'm still happy to see all of your scrappy orange creations and looking forward to getting my own sewing room set up again. So close! Painting is done, baseboards and door trim have been installed. There just seems to be a strange waxy residue that I am trying to clean off of the wood floors and then I will set everything up again. I packed it all up this week thinking it would be ready for a sewing day today. Then the floor issues surfaced. Progress is being made though, and the orange month will not be a total loss.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
It occurred to Kurt yesterday that it didn't make sense to start putting up baseboards until the walls were finished, so much wall painting followed. I thought he should just start the baseboards in the places I had already finished painting, but he had a different order in mind. So this is Syndey's room. The hard wood floors had a week to finish so it seemed safe to tromple all over them.
I did actually sew this week! I have a few Tiny Tuesday blocks in the works. This Tuesday is a guest designer, but after that I will be all ready for orange!
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Don't you just hate it when you sit down to sew and realize that you don't have any fabric? It went to the new house. I thought my sewing room would be set up there by now.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with the air conditioning, and so the sewing migration has stalled. No problem though, I wanted to take a look at some paint samples, so a quick trip was in order. Anna's room has a coat of the blue that she and Ryan both agreed upon. Don't mind the doors and closets. They are on the list of summer projects. The people who lived there last really liked paint.
We've picked out baseboards and they will be here Wednesday along with window and door trim. The main floor has been painted with two coats of Balboa Mist, everywhere else is primed and the ceilings are no longer mustard! Progress is slow but steady.
It is done though, and many lessons were learned. If I ever had to do that again, I'm sure I could do it much better next time. Hopefully I won't have to test that theory.
I had three possible colors picked out for the main bedroom. From left to right, Sea Salt, Waterscape, and Celedon Pottery.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
I promise that someday I will get back to quilting related posts. The floors are almost done. Refinishing hardwood floors goes first on the list of things to never try again. I think that we managed to recover after a rough start. We've put down two layers of sanding sealer and one of poly, so the homestretch is in sight.
Friday was senior prank day at school. I came in to 28 new "students" all in desks with handy little name tags.
The theme was camping. Student had tents and hammocks spread around campus and sang campfire songs while eating smores. Speaking of "ends in sight", just 20 days until graduation! Ryan is the middle child, he will be headed to the University of Florida in the fall. The nest is getting emptier every year.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
We used many sanding machines over two weekends. The floors are all stripped now and waiting patiently for varnish. Hopefully they will end up better than they started, though I am not convinced. My back may never forgive me for all those hours of bending and squatting.
I did finish painting the kitchen though! Everything in the house is torn apart now and half finished, which is starting to make me bonkers. Kind of like that feeling of having too many UFOs and not making any visible progress. So I picked on project and crossed it off the list. We still need to do back-splashes, but at least everything is functional.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
I wanted to try something a little different today. I actually needed to do something involving handwork as my quilting supplies seem to have gone into hiding. Moving houses is so confusing! Instead of doing normal applique in which a shape is sewn onto background fabric, we are doing the reverse. Background fabric will be sewn onto the top of the focus fabric, framing it decoratively. You could do regular applique if you prefer, but it is fun to try new things from time to time.heart template. You may print it directly onto freezer paper or print it out on regular paper and trace it onto freezer paper. Trim the freezer paper to 5 inches square, which is the unfinished size of the block.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Where does the time go? Just 4 more Mondays in the school year and it is getting both frantically busy and winding down at the same time. We are still busy working on the new house. The old house is now under contract again. Fingers crossed that it works this time. My dear husband decided last weekend that we were going to refinish the floors in the new house. That is a mistake we are still trying to recover from. On the bright side though, I officially started the relocation of my sewing room and hope to have it set up and ready to use quite soon.