Thursday, July 17, 2014

from country to traditional

It’s done, it’s done, it’s all done.  Whoop, whoop. This is really not a quilty posting but more of a why it’s not a quilty posting. Here are before and after shots of some of the work we’ve had done in the past 2 weeks to our townhouse.

The walls were blue and the carpet was grey.  The walls are now cream and the carpet is beige.  And the banister is just beautiful.

We had the banister replaced on July 1st and 2nd.  The entire house painted upstairs and down July 7th, 8th and 9th and the carpeting replaced on the stairs and the entire second floor on the 15th .  Things are starting to go back where they belong.

I relocated my sewing room from a bright and sunny second bedroom to the basement 3 weeks ago.  It works, it’s just not very cheery.  I had to get all of my stuff out of the room so that it could be painted and the carpeting replaced.   Since all of the upstairs was being repainted and recarpeted it made sense to relocate my stuff.  My sewing will stay in the basement until we move sometime next year. The problem with doing so much of the house at one time became that lots of stuff needed to be relocated to the basement for the short term and it ended up boxing in my machine and fabric.

In all that time I managed to finished my sisters quilt and pillows(by July 3), 3 quilt blocks and a tiny bit of knitting.  Most nights I have come home from work and carried boxes up or down stairs.  Lots of shredding and trashing too.  But it’s all done. I hope to get some sewing in tonight.  I asked MJ to clear a path to my machine today and I have great faith that he will have done that before I get home.

I started this post on my lunch hour and we had a power failure before I could finish it. I'm home now and yes I can sew and iron and cut fabric tonight. He is so good to me. I'm off to the basement, I have a lot of catching up to do.


  1. That is a lot of work done all at once - but, it is done! I like light color walls, they open things up so.

  2. It does look beautiful! I'm glad to hear you are back in business...even under less than desirable circumstances.

  3. It is such an achievement in such a short time. Well done
    Now let the sewing begin!

  4. It's so good to see these changes/improvements in your townhouse. You're taking great steps towards Florida! Yay!


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