Sunday, April 20, 2014

SarahRose Table Topper

As many of you know, I have almost completed remodeling my kitchen.  I have a new round, oak table for my small dining area.  This is the centerpiece for that table as I have chosen to add teal accents to the kitchen.  I chose the colors because my son gave me a teal Fiesta Ware cookie jar. This pattern is from SarahRoseQuilts. She includes the pattern and photo instructions in her blog.  This table topper is easy and quick to make.  I have a Bernina 830 so I quilted the topper in the hoop.  I also have made it in Moda's  Paris Flea Market fabric which I gave to a friend as an Easter gift.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Goat Zentangle

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a blog that mentioned a zentangle goat.  I found the goat at Mia's blog:  The Accidental Embroiderer.  I know you will find her site quite interesting.  Mia gives a free design each month and you just have to ask for it.  This is my interpretation of her zengoat that I downloaded this month.  Isn't he beautiful!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Kitchen

This is my newly remodeled kitchen.  It is new from the floor to the ceiling.  My favorite feature in the under-cabinet lighting. The floor and backsplash are tile in a neutral tan/gray color.  The cabinets are from Custom Woods in St. Marys and they are made of hickory with an auburn stain.  The counter top is a black and brown granite. I tried to keep to the lighter side of the color spectrum because my kitchen is small.  There are still a few details that need to be finished, but I can use the kitchen after six weeks of dust and work...I am very happy with it.  I am extremely happy with my contractor.  Matt Prim did a great job of keeping everyone on schedule and using quality workmen.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Big Unveil Coming Soon

The kitchen is coming along nicely.  The cabinets are in and the granite will be installed on Wednesday.  The tilers will be here to install the backsplash on Thursday.  Then I think most things will be done.  Just a little plumbing with the sink and dishwasher to be done.  The electricians were here Friday morning to install lights.  Oh, how I love the under-counter lighting.  It is amazing...back again later in the week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Name Above All Names II

This is the second Name Above All Names quilt that I have finished.  We found the OESD pattern when we were in Houston last fall, so this one belongs to Roxane.  I showed this to a Women's Tea Group at the local care facility and they loved it.  They really had a delightful time looking at all of the quilts that I brought them to see.  This one is quilted in the sashing and border with a long serpentine stitch.  I really like the look.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Kitchen Floor is Finished

The tiles were grouted yesterday.  It took a couple of hours for Dave to apply the grout, let it dry a while, and then wash off the excess.  Daisy gives the floor her seal of approval.  She is so happy to be able to walk on it again and use it for her favorite place to take a nap.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Floor Tile

The kitchen and bathroom floors have been scraped and cleaned. A layer of concrete sheets has been nailed to the floor.  The tiles are finally being put down. All it takes is four hard-working guys who show up at 8 a.m. and leave at 2 p.m. after getting the job finished.  They did a great job.  Tomorrow is grouting day.  Then it is wait for the cabinets...