Friday, April 16, 2010

A little finish!

And it's a VERY little finish! LOL This is my charity quilt for the BPF quilt retreat, coming up in 3.5 short weeks! I still have pincushions to finish up and a few other items as well..I'd better get crackin'!

P.S. I still have no kitchen to speak of...but I do have grouted tile in the breakfast area! I will be getting some painting done this weekend and with luck the balance of our tiles will be in! Since dinner is limited to microwavable meals, it's leaving me more time for crafting in the evenings..LOL so there IS a bright side to the tile delay after all!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What was I thinking?

Day 3 of our kitchen renovation experience...What WAS I thinking when I said I wanted to upgrade our kitchen??? LOL's not all saw some of the "bad" in the previous post.

 Here is what's been done so far: The mud flooring has been laid as a foundation for the tile...hmm...cement on my kitchen floor? What was I thinking? LOL

And here's the beautiful tile that was laid today! now wait..what's wrong with this picture? There are gaps without tile by the right corner you say?

Lemme take a closer look at that....

My GOSH, YOU'RE RIGHT! And here's an whole gaping room!

Well our tile guy is AWESOME, but he can only lay what we've got for tile...that's the problem..we didn't buy enough of these little decorative fossils! Not enough by a LONGSHOT! But all is not lost...we went to the tile place and bought what they had in stock..which was enough to finish the breakfast area, but not enough for the kitchen...but  they have some on order...but they're not coming in for 10 days to 2 that enough "buts" for you? LOL it sure is for me!

So everything is extended by at least 2 more cabinets trim...BUT..we can paint the room AND we can grill out since I will have no stove or dishwasher for about the next 3 weeks or more! So there IS always a bright side :) Hey, and I don't have to clean the kitchen, 'cause there IS NONE! LOL

I'm gonna go quilt on my frame...and admire my freshly-laid tile again :) 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It really IS time to quilt!

'Cause I sure don't want to be anywhere else in the house today other than my quilting room! LOL There are lots of MEN down in my kitchen and I have NO kitchen at the moment! We are having renovations done, and this is my first official "Reno" experience! After a last minute call from our contractor late yesterday, I removed everything from the kitchen base cabinets and pantry.

Here's where it all ended I look like a candidate for Hoarders? No? how about now?

He was at my door around 9 this morning and they wasted no time in stripping the kitchen to the walls and start laying our new floor!

where's my fridge and stove, you ask? Why HERE they are! Geez...I really AM a Hoarder LOL

We are hoping to have the floor finished by Friday of this week and we will call the appliance folks and the countertop folks and with some luck my kitchen will be completed before the end of the month!

 So what's a girl to do while she's got no kitchen? Why QUILT of course :) I'm going to finish up my pincushions for retreat, and my charity quilt, as well as a few other goodies! I wonder...will my sewing machine be loud enough to drown out the hammering? LOL