I’m here, friends, I’m here! Can’t believe it’s mid-June, and all I’ve had the chance to share about in the past 2 weeks was my sad tale of the lost camera card. :( Aw, poo. No, I haven’t found it yet, but thanks to all of your sweet words, I was able to put my big girl panties on that day, and move on. No more searching. No more anxiety. God will bring it to me when the timing is right. I put a fresh card in my camera and I’m not going to waste one more minute grieving. Taking new pics.
So what the heck have we been up to for the past 2 weeks? More like what haven’t we been up to. We’ve un-popcorned and painted the entire house, removed loads of ugly carpet, and now we’re in the home stretch of installing over 2000 sf of handscraped solid hardwood floors. Yes, us….as in me and Russ. Russ and I, with our own callused little hands, aided by crew of pajama-clad assistants at our heels, gathering
saw dust fairy dust to offer to the rollie pollie and drippy popsicle gods. Maybe we’re crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The past couple of days we’ve been tackling the front living room…
Here’s the shot I took at our first showing. Hard to see it close-up, but trust me, it’s full-on purple walls, thick popcorn ceilings, plush 1970s carpet. Lovely.
Here it is the day before yesterday. We’d scraped, refinished, and painted the ceiling, painted the purple walls grey, and the white railing black. Then dumped in a truckload of junk…aka, room where you put everything that you don’t know where else to put.
And here it is today. Aaaaaaalmost there. Tweeking those lamps, adding some pretty wall art, flowy curtains, and some more table decor, and we’re in business.
So, let’s talk about what YOU’VE been up to! Hopefully lots of ice cream eating, barefoot in the grass walking, and sewing of course! Looks like a lot of you have been having fun with this month’s Sugar Block- a happy little homage to the block party.
We’re halfway through our 2013 Sugar Blocks, and I hope you’re enjoying it! I sure am. What a blast to see everyone’s unique spin on it each month. Don’tcha just love samplers? They’re just so pretty. Like stained glass kaleidoscopes, puzzles bursting with lovely angles and colors. These solids are reeeally starting to grow on me!
SO, the giveaway, courtesy of the fabulous folks over at Andover Fabrics. 2 delicious bundles up for grabs this month- Poppy Modern by Jane Dixon, and Facets by Lonni Rossi. Thanks Andover!
SO, here’s the dealio. I want to spice things up and have a little linky party- a parade of blocks, if you will, right here on the blog. So to enter for a chance to win one of the bundles, just use your Flickr or blog url to link an image of your June block. The link-up will be open through June 30th at midnight. I’ll choose one block at random to win a bundle, and the other bundle will go to the quilter with the most “likes” on their block in the link-up. So send your friends over to “like” your block! Good luck and have fun!!!