Sunday, October 28, 2012

Just A Little More

Its been another busy and tiring week, renovations are on track and we have finally ordered a house lot of new carpet.........our first installment will be laid in two weeks so it means we now have to finish both the lounge and the hall to be ready.  Its all exciting and Ive had to call in the "big guns" aka Dad, to help me out :) one of the perks of his retirement I guess!
In those rare, spare moments of my day, I have added to my new quilt and loving the progress so far:
I just adore these Bonnie and Camille fabrics.......Ive ordered some of their "Marmalade" range for a new bed quilt for our room :)
Yesterday marked exactly one month until Maddi heads off to Cambodia with a group of 11 other enthusiastic students and three dedicated teachers.  They have worked so hard all year raising money for the trip and to build four new houses for a much needed community! It will be a wonderful experience for her and Im sure this will be the first trip of many.....the countdown is on :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Touch Of Vintage Modern

House renovations are still in full swing (doubt they will ever be finished) and the targetted room at the moment is the lounge room. Over time your tastes change and gone are all the warm country colours, the dark timber skirtings and doorframes, the handstitched cushions, the walls filled with tapestries, cross stitches (never wanna see those again) and wall quilts........all to be replaced with things a little more modern and fresh or "grown up" as a friend of mine likes to refer to it (hey Jules lol)
So a new room needs some new quilts and I started with these gorgeous fabrics:

These colours are so pretty and I have loved working with the fabrics so far:
These are the first five rows Ive managed to get done at night after a hard day sanding, filling countless holes and cracks and painting. Happy with the way its coming along and looking forward to adding the next section.
Looking at ways to display a few new quilts in the lounge and I remembered I had this stand:
My MIL used to use it in her bathroom to hang towels but I think with a good sand and a new coat of white paint, it will work perfectly :)

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