First of all I just finished working a couple of night shifts!! This past couple of week has been very busy. My sister and her husband came for a short visit - driving through on their motorcycles. That was fun!
I have been quilting a bit here and there. I am working on the table runner that will go perfect with the new "decor" which we call -- Whistler West Coast Contemporary - or WWCC for short!
The fabric is Moda - Misty Mountain or Misty Evening or something like that - the table runner was a kit for our LQS -- The Cloth Shop
See how well it goes with the slate stones on around the fireplace.
It was hard to get a picture with both the table runner and the fireplace in view to get a real feel of the new table runner. I am very happy with it. As you can tell it is not finished - but I did buy some backing fabric for it on my travels this summer so I hope to finish it soon.
I have also been puttering away on my Fat Quarter Club BOM Civil War Quilt. I am sewing it together on my Featherweight - so that is sitting on my sewing table and I work on it every so often.
Jim has been busy as well. He is working on the painting and re-finishing the back of the house. We need to repaint all the white trim brown and he has been busy sanding and re-finishing the soffits and fascia board and posts at the back of the house.
The Soffits were all...... hmmm the word ... crappy looking??? anyway they have all been sanded and refinished now!! Jim has been working hard. The goal is to get rid of ALL the WHITE!!
White posts ---- soon become brown posts...... actually I think they may eventually become cedar posts!
They now look a bit like they have been carved out of chocolate..... but better than white!
We have also had a couple of "events" here this week. First of all - the day my sister was here my Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer that we bought in December 2008 blew out all it's bearing with a lot of noise and excitement!! Apparently it is not under warranty and the cost to fix it is the cost of a new washer..... buyer beware - Whirlpool was not very helpful and we are now getting a new LG washer delivered on Saturday. Unfortunately -- Jessica and the babies are coming for a week on Friday - so going without a washer is not an option!! What timing!!
And today Jim blew out another tire on his car - so apparently he needs a new set of tires....... so needless to say Jim is a bit cranky tonight. I --- am happy to have finished my night shifts and have my little grandbabies come for a visit.....so Life is okay.... and tomorrow I will go for a lovely walk with Jenny and life will be a bit better..................