Friday, August 17, 2018

I'm Fine!!!

Thanks so much for all the emails to make sure I'm okay. I'm fine! I've heard from sweet readers from all over the world. Just been busy with home life and lake stuff. Since I last showed you the dark brown beams, I should show you the new color. I like this much better!!!! It's a pretty gray and looks great with the floors. I'm happy! No more beam dreams!

I haven't been sewing - almost nothing done on that front! But that's okay - sometimes life gets in the way!

We'll be moving into the lake house in several days. Yay! Yes, we will still keep our cottage in the Auburn area. This is why we downsized a couple of years ago - we knew the lake house would be ours and didn't want a big house in Auburn. Now we own two small homes and will go back and forth between the two on a whim. Someone will be living in our cottage while we are at the lake home for a couple of months. But we will still be back and forth often and as needed. There will always be a free bedroom for us at the cottage. I'm still trying to decide what sewing projects to take with me to the lake. I want to take them all!

That's it from here - just wanted to check in and let you know I'm fine!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Obsessed with Beams...

No sewing here. I was incapacitated one day due to lack of sleep the night before and a huge allergy attack. And I've been having beam paint thought overload.

This is the lake house living room ceiling. It used to be a popcorn ceiling. The designers have covered it with wood and added beams. I like the ceiling and beams, but I don't like the brown paint. I especially don't like the brown paint on the trim and around the windows. Everything else in the house is more gray. I'm in discussions with the designers - will meet with them next week to decide what to do. I know - in this big world of problems this is a small thing.

On a positive note, I love the new mirror in one of the bathrooms.

Because we have recently asked them to replace the toilets we are having a bit of a delay. When the toilets arrive, the plumber will come and do all the plumbing - connect dishwasher, sinks, refrigerator, bathrooms, hot water heater, etc.

The plan for today is to attend the Waverly Tomato Festival (and grab a yummy BLT!) and to sew!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Plugging Away!

I'm still a bit off my quilting schedule, but I'm doing what I can. Monday I made binding for two quilts - stay tuned! - and did a bit of machine quilting. I'm hoping to sew this binding on the quilts today, maybe??? hopefully???

And I did make the latest Splendid Sampler block. These are challenging little blocks! I did not do EPP as instructed; I hand pieced this and then appliqu├ęd it in place. I know - I like to make it even harder don't I? Haha!

Things are hectic around here! We have lots to do in preparation for moving in to the lake house. We will probably go there today to check on progress (if the rain lets up).

Here in Alabama, Books A Million had an amazing sale yesterday. All books except children's were on sale with coupon for a penny per page. Yes, we went. We bought 6 books - there was no limit! The lines were long, but we moved through pretty quickly. I heard the line was two and half hours long later in the day! Whew!