Well, another week has come and gone - I've had a few sewing "finishes" this week, but even better, my husband and I (mostly my husband!) finally finished laying the hardwood floor in our house! Sounds silly, but this has been going on for several years now, and we've been down to "just one more room" for a long time..... So a couple of months ago, my hubby decided that he was going to take a few days of vacation around the July 4th holiday and finish that floor. Friday morning rolls around, and as we're pulling up baseboard, I remarked that this would be a good time to fix the cracks in the walls since the furniture was moved out of the way. To which my husband replied, "It'd be a good time to paint the walls, too!" So while he laid hardwood flooring, I patched the walls and painted the room! I've never dodge-painted before - it was kind of interesting! And we didn't kill each other, so it all worked out ok.......... Check it out!
The model shamelessly baring her belly in the last picture is my chocolate lab, Bailey! I love the new color - it was a really ugly grey-green that looked like wet concrete most of the time - this is much more bright and cheerful and bring so much light into the room! Of course, the new lighter floors help, too - we used a white oak instead of red oak, and it's much brighter. We have lots of trees on our lot, so it stays really shady most of the time, which is why most of my quilt pics are taken outside!
So now for my sewing finishes for the week - eight blocks for the Simple Sampler Quilt Along! I added another set of fabrics so I am actually working on two quilts each week. First, a picture of the newest blocks in my first fabrics:
And here's a picture of the six blocks in the new fabrics:
It's a wild mix of brights and black/grey, but I think I'm going to like it!
Tomorrow I have a group of ladies coming to my house to piece a quilt top for a friend at church who has been battling cancer for eleven years. We're going to make Karrie Lyne's version of the Jacob's Ladder block - she's having a quilt along you ought to check out - it's a great block and it would be a lot of fun to make! Plus quilt alongs are fun!
One more thing - check out this great vintage fabric I found in a box in my attic (I think it came from my grandmother's house!) I'm looking for a great way to use it - any ideas? Just a note - it's only 36 inches wide! Remember when you had a choice on cotton fabric widths?
It feels strange not to have a quilt to post, but hopefully by next Friday I'll have another. See you then - but in the meantime, check out Amy's Sew & Tell Friday and Andrea's Lush Friday. I can't wait to see what everyone's done!! You also might want to check out Finished Friday at The Quilt Shoppe - lots of neat stuff to see there!!