Sunday, December 14, 2014

Forced Organization

After being gifted with new carpet in all 5 bedrooms, we had a leak in the roof that dripped through the ceiling fan in our bedroom. So, I was supposed to be moving stuff back in, but ended up having to move more stuff out...

All of this had to be removed to make room for the ladder necessary for cutting the scuttle hole that the drywaller forgot to cut for us. 

Yes. It's an unfinished bathroom. Fooled Ya, huh?!

I am trying not to pile it all back in there, but it's really hard. I did move my sewing desk in there and found out that the unplumbed toilet is a perfect height for me when I'm spinning. So, I'm slowly filling it up again. Money will be tight for a while (Christmas, you know) so I'm sure we won't be getting the plumber out anytime soon. I have piles of stuff all over the house & refuse to put it back in here until it's all sorted. So far, the photos are in the kitchen, my spinning, knitting & quilting supplies are in Jacob's room. He's in Berea for school most of the time now, so I've sort of claimed that space. 

Anyway, it's a slow process but I have the living room cleared enough that we should be able to get our Christmas tree sometime this week. This is the first time in 8 years that we haven't had our tree up and decorated for Meredith's birthday. It's a little less festive, but we'll survive. 

I'll keep you posted as I get around to finding a home for all my stuff. 

I started here:

I'm happy. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mom's Table Runner

I started this project at least a year and a half ago.  Mom's birthday is July 4th & we always celebrate with a little red, white and blue. I decided (after an emergency clean up) that I would get it quilted for Christmas. Here are a few photos of the center square. 

Hope your projects are progressing with the magic of the holidays (and not being naughty & taking longer than expected).