So -- usually when I post on my blog I use the Picasa program to "blog this" For some reason it would not do that today - so I uploaded the pictures with the blogspot program. It is very different and each picture had to be uploaded individually.... I am not sure if I did it right. I supposed I should be blogging more often - that would help. I really prefer the Picasa program.
I thought I would post a few pictures of the mantel that was put on just after New Years. It is a piece of maple that is finished with a "live edge".
The reno is not completely finished - there are still a few things --- like a bedroom closet! LOL. But it is pretty well complete. When Jessica and Dave were here for Christmas - Dave fixed (replaced) the dented hood fan - which was incorrectly installed by the contractor. I am very happy about that - so there is still a small bit of kitchen wall - behind the fan that needs to be painted.
We call this new look --"Whistler West Coast Contemporary" or WWCC --LOL One can never take themselves too seriously! It is just nice to have it finished and know that as long as I live I NEVER have to do that again!!
The real reason for the post the quilts I have been working on this past few weeks.
I "sort of" told Jim that I would have the salmon wall hanging/table runner finished by Christmas -LOL. But it is now layered and on my sewing table as I type. I am sewing a small button hole stitch around the salmon to start with and then I will machine quilt around the salmon. It should be finished by next Christmas! It is a kit that Jim bought at a little quilt shop in Skagway in 2008 when we were on the Alaskan cruise.
The next quilt I am working on is the Morris Garden quilt.
I started it at the Bowen Island retreat last November. I soon realized that I didn't have enough fabric - so I ordered some Morris Workshop fabric this fall - and a fellow quilt gave me some fabric that was inspired by William Morris - so I have been cutting up more blocks for this quilt. I ordered some Morris Workshop -- Blue Iris fabric for the border - yesterday. So this will be an ongoing project for the next few months.
And the last thing I had up on my design wall this week is the little fairy quilt for Phoenix.
This is a group of blocks of the Cicely Mary Barker fairies. I was waiting for Phoenix to make herself known before I made her a little quilt - because this just isn't a boy quilt -LOL. I have the large Aburnumn fairy panel and I am not sure if I will make a large quilt with the small blocks going around the large fairy panel or make two smaller quilts - maybe the Aburnumn fairy as a wall hanging.
This post has taken me all day. I think I started it at 11 AM -- and now it is 8:49 PM!! Goodness. I better go see how the Canucks are doing against Edmonton........