Monday, September 12, 2011

Lots to report and the re-do bedroom giveaway!

I ended up going to see my nephew play, because the friend who was going to come over for a binding lesson had to cancel. Apparently if you machine quilt for too long on her machine it overheats and melts some of the plastic gears inside. What the heck?! Added comment: I will post what the service person finds once she gets her machine back. Maybe there is something else other than machine quilting for hours that contributed to the problem.So she couldn't finish the machine quilting and will have to wait two weeks to get it back from the repairman. She has a Husqvarna. Here is my nephew playing with Colin John. After the first set I asked Michael if he knew all the songs they played and he said he only had heard two of the songs, all the rest of the material was new to him!

Here are the drapes installed. They are short enough to clear the baseboard heaters. I only made one set of tie backs and the mother asked for another set for the front window. I have enough fabric leftover so that is not a problem. The tie backs are installed high so the babies can't reach them.

I worked Saturday and Sunday on the I Spy quilts. Here is where they are right now
Gosh I made their names BIG! Claire's is sewn together, but I think I want to add another row along each side to make it a bit wider. I haven't started sewing Sophia's together yet. Oh, I have to have these done by Oct. 9.

And now the giveaway. As you all know I have been working on the re-do bedroom for a while now. Well, it is as done as it can be at this point in time. I still have to solve the water issue before I can install the baseboards and I have to wait until I save a little money until I can buy the closet doors. I have a room upstairs that also needs closet doors so I want to buy both sets at the same time so when I get my brother over to help me install them, we can do both at the same time. I will eventually move in the bed frame. It rained or threaten to rain all weekend so I could not spray paint the metal bed frame. The shelf along the west wall still needs some primping. I installed the door on Sunday - not an easy job to do by yourself! I ended up having to plane the top of the door because it was sticking and would not close. But it is installed with new hinges and a new door handle and I am a happy camper!

Here are the befores and afters - then I will talk about the giveaway.

Now the giveaway. The winner gets a group of fat quarters that is inspired by the rooms colors. I am feeling pretty generous so I will probably throw a few more goodies.
You have three chances to win! 1. Enter a comment - come on I need some love. Let me know what you like or don't like about the room. Do you have a question about how I did something? I started this project about August 1 so you could always go back and see what I was doing.
2. Become a follower and leave me another comment saying you became a follower.
3. Post it on you blog about the giveaway and leave me a comment saying you did this.

I will draw a name Monday morning, September 19. Thanks for stopping by!


QuiltSwissy said...

I am a follower, definitely! LOL.

And I love the room because you are bringing it to completion! New and clean and exciting and wonderful and better!

I also love that you took us step by step through the process.

I love that it inspired me to do a little cleaning up in my room, which is overwhelming and daunting

I love it all!

QuiltSwissy said...

I have a post coming out about your post on my blog at 6 pm tonight! i put some of my construction photos up to get the readers in the mood!

I had to come back and defend the honor of Husqvarna. that is so odd about your friend's machine . I have had this machine since the yr before Katrina and I sew on it non-stop for hours and hours and hours. I machine quilt on it as well as piece. We have no dealer here so it has gone without service because I can't bear to part with it! LOL


upstateLisa said...

I follow you but I am sooo behind this week on my blog reading that I needed you to tell me to ready your blog LOL. Love the decluttering! You have been very busy!

Heather A said...

I'm a follower though I have been following via Google Reader. Because you asked, I clicked on your Follow button to make it official for you.

Heather A said...

I love the colours you've chosen to work with. I wish I could love gray for myself but even though I'm attracted to it and make quilt with it for other people, I can't live with it myself. I think it's because I live in a place where winter and cold weather occupies most of our year so I feel inclined to surround myself with warmer and/or sunnier colours. Still, I very much like this colour for YOU.

I'm mostly impressed with the amount of the renovation work you do yourself! You go, girl!!

Exuberant Color said...

I am amazed how striking the gray and yellow combination is. I think I need to do a quilt with those colors and I can see the yellow has to be bright. Great job!

Exuberant Color said...

and I'm a follower. I wouldn't miss your posts. You are my home remodeling hero!!

Marie said...

OK - so Glen sent me (and I'm glad she did). I am now a follower. I like the room and like the fact that you did it.

DanaJ said...

You stayed true to your inspiration photo with the bold yellow, right down to details like the bookends. Way to go!

Thanks for posting regularly and sharing your life and projects, and the steps, and the headaches and the triumphs.

i'M A Fan.

Charlene S said...

You did it with so little help. Wow! That gray is so cool and calming. Great job!

Charlene S said...

I enjoyed reading your blog so much that I became a follower.

Janet said...

I think you are an amazing handywoman! I love the yellow and grey decor.

Janet said...

I follow your blog.

Loretta said...

I found your blog via Glen's and love what you are doing with your room, especially the yellow furniture. I especially admire that you are doing this yourself. I'm getting ready to lay flooring in my bedrooms--can't be too hard.
Also, the FQ are really neat--grey makes a wonderful sashing in a quilt--I've used it in a QOV that I sent to Colorado and a scrappy quilt that I need to finish.

Glad I found your blog.

Loretta in Louisiana (no blog)

patty a. said...

Loretta, I have no idea how to put the accent mark over the o in your email address. How about you email me at paltier at rpj-aps dot com so I have your email address so I can contact you in case you win the fat quarters? Thanks Patty