Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Finishing up the African Wedding Quilt

I was able to push some things to the side and put the binding on the wedding quilt. The wedding is October 3rd - so it needed to be done! There certainly was not much room to move about as stuff is piled on top of stuff. My sewing room was the last free bit of space left until we needed to clear everything out for the floors.

Here is a picture of the quilt - back from the quilter - who did a wonderful job on quilt it - binding is on and I am stitching the binding down in the evenings as we watch some evening TV. The quilt will be ready on time - I am almost finished the binding now.

A close up of some of the detail stitching in the border. I am very happy with the result. She stitched around all the individual people in the border.

We had a very busy weekend -- which continued right through Monday and Tuesday. The floors were being refinished - by someone who knew what they were doing! They are done now and they look lovely. We are still not able to move furniture into the house. We are planning on moving some items in on the weekend.

The first hardwood floor guy that we hired was terrible had we had to fire him after 4 days of making a mess of the job.  I have pictures!!  Anyway the guy who we got was able to rescue us and fix most of the first guy's mess.  There are a few little things that we will be stuck with though - but I am NOT going to stress out about it too much!  But if anyone out there is looking for a hardwood floor refinisher -- I can tell you who NOT to get!

We spent most of the weekend doing outside work. Repainting the garage door - painting the outside of the front of the house.

And Jim spent two days on the roof with a shop vac - cleaning the needles out of the cedar shakes.

Not a great picture with the sun in the wrong place but you get the point!

I was off to the dentist this morning to have a crown put on a tooth. So I spent the rest of the day in pain - boy did it hurt when the freezing came out. But I must get all those odd bits of dental work done in the next five years so I can retire with a good set of teeth - and no dental plan!!
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  1. What a pretty quilt!

  2. Your quilt is beautiful, both the workmanship and the quilting are wonderful.

  3. It is a glorious quilt Pam- I love the beautiful colors that are hilighted with the black. The long arm quilting is gorgeous too- You must be so thrilled with it all.
    Glad the floors are nearly all done- you are in the home stretch of your reno and it going to be spectacular and a wonderful new space for you both to enjoy.
    Hope you have a great time at the wedding.

  4. Feels wonderful to finish up a beautiful quilt, doesn't it?! This is a gorgeous and generous gift. The quilting is perfect. Good to hear that the floors are done. Once you are living in that space again you'll eventually forget about the work and frustrations and only enjoy your new space. What's for dinner tonight? :)

  5. It's really gorgeous and how good are you finishing ON TIME - lol ! Well done Pam xx

  6. The quilt is just so stunning! I love the Africa designs. You are doing such a good job!

  7. What a fabulous quilt! The fabrics at the top of the quilt are wonderful!

  8. What a beautiful quilt that turned out to be Pam. I love it! You did a great job. Happy to hear that the next guy you hired did a good/better job on your floors. Hope you and Jim will have everything to your liking once winter starts.

  9. Congrats on getting your floor done - bet you will be glad to get everything put back to their rightful place soon... after that lovely wedding quilt is bound - of course. Priorities and all... Cheers! Evelyn

  10. A quilt is such a wonderful wedding gift and you got it done just in time.
    I see you are still in the middle of so many reno's. It must be nice to have the floors done. I love your new kitchen and wow what a unique sink you found. Everything looks very classy. Good job!


    I'm working a lot preparing my quilt show for next weekend!