Friday, November 23, 2018

More Embroidery and Some Carpentry

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I'm very thankful this Thanksgiving to have such great family and friends, 
to have a home, food,  and shelter. 
We are indeed very lucky!

Found some time amidst repairing and remodeling our bathroom (photos below) to do a little embroidery on my TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday)  project. I added the Buttonhole wheel cup stitch
 to  my buttonhole wheel flowers to give them some dimension.

I've been doing a lot of carpentry work to get our bathroom back to normal since we had our bathtub drain break in August.  Here are some  before and after pics.

Due to flooding and the mold that followed, we had to have the whole room basically gutted.

This weekend I finished the wainscoting under the window. I cut, painted and caulked the baseboards. We bought a vanity, that we really like, from American Oak Wholesalers on Ramada Drive in Paso Robles. It's real wood, not that cheap stuff they sell at the box stores that is contact paper over particle board.  My husband was amazing with hooking up the plumbing in very tight corners.

We did have the flooring and toilet installed by pros. 
That was not something we wanted to even attempt.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

I've Been Published!

I've been published again by Quilting Arts Magazine!
 My article about using Itajime techniques to create patterns on cloth
 is in the new Quilting Arts IdeasBook.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wearables Show at Studios on the Park

Yesterday, I visited Studios on the Park to check out the new wearables show there. This is the second time Julie Frankel, Melinda Forbes and friends have had a show there. The first one was just as fabulous. Each dress has a story. The show is up through the month of November. For more information visit Studios on the Park's website.