Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I am going to be a bad girl

& it's all Jo's (@Polstitches) fault! I was all set to not buy anything this month so we had more money for vacation the last week of December. But Jo had to go & make me be bad by posting this:

Mountain Mist, this month's Limited Edition piece. I am getting the opal linen. Now, I just need to try & be stronger & not order anything else. (Which is really hard with Laura's new chart coming out.)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Opinions Wanted

On my Love4SALs forum. I would like to have a year long finishing sal.

Post on forum:
I have been thinking about having a year long finishing sal. Each month is a different finish. We can post progress pics, links to websites on that month's finishes, directions,etc. Examples would be like:
January~ flat fold
February~ scissor fob
March~ pin cushion
April~ pillow
May~ fabric framing
August~ jewelry boxLink
September~needle book
October~ biscornu
November~ ornament
December~ (maybe an exchange?)

What do you ladies think? ideas?

Feel free to post here or on the forum: or to join us.

Thanks so much!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just In Time

We got the Dining Room done Wednesday night (almost)! After we put everything back together I decided to put curtains over the french doors. So on Tuesday I ran out to Lowe's to get another set of curtains & holdbacks. However when I got home I realized I grabbed the wrong holdbacks so I need to get the right set. Besides that, it's all done. Paul's room is all done & Maria's need some touch up paint where the tape pulled some paint off.

View from the Living Room.

View from the Kitchen.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Started Laying

flooring that is. Hubby started putting down the hardwood floor in the Dining Room last night. (Maria & I helped.) I also followed behind him cleaning up the adhesive. Here is how it looks so far. (The paint can is for a low spot in the sub-flooring.)

Close up of the wood:

Monday, November 14, 2011

IHSW November

Yipeee! Yep it's that time again! Everyone grab your needles this weekend & Hermit! I will be working on my part of Sophia's RR. If I finish that then I will be working on MotDB. I'm not sure how much stitching I will be able to get though as next Monday is mine & Hubby's anniversary so I'm not positive of weekend plans. Hope everyone can join me & relax before the holidays get too hectic. If you do want to join click on the hermit on the side bar to sign up. --->

Catch Up

I have been so busy trying to get all the reno done before Thanksgiving that I've been bad in posting my pictures. Okay, I've been bad about stitching as well. But I am getting more stitching in as we get more rooms done.

I'll start with Holland Landscapes. I was really bad with this one as it took me the whole 5 day sal to finish one corner. I want to finish the other 2 corners next month. Then I can move on to the next part in 2012. Here is where I am at so far:

Close up of the corner:

Last week I did get some stitching in on Sophia's piece in the Mira 2011 RR. This is the last one I stitch on before I get my piece back! This is the bottom of Christmas Elegance. She has a lot of bling! I can't wait to see the pics when she is all done! (I'm thinking of adding her to my wish list.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winter Fairy Spirit Progress

I put WFS away yesterday & pulled out Holland. I finished the bottom left side of the tree branch. I decided to replace the stitched snowflakes with white beads. Here she is as I put her away.

I created a new blog for my finishes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Progress on Maria's Room

We are in the middle of switching the kids' rooms. Paul's room is too hot for him & Maria's is too cold, so the swap. First came remodeling the alcove for the full size waterbed that Hubby got for her to fit.Then we painted the walls. Maria found these curtains she really liked which gave us the idea for the walls.
These are all colors in her curtains. It was so much fun to splatter the paint on the walls, & they look really cool! These are her hand prints in the closet with all the colors we used.

This is the alcove for the bed. The area that is taped off we are going to make into a dry erase board.

Today we are painting the doors & trim. We are also hanging her curtains. I think this is a room she will like now & into high school. Tomorrow I'm hoping to start prepping Paul's room.