Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Bathroom and ...

We put our house on the market a week ago, and I wanted to show you our newly remodeled bathroom. It was one of the many repairs/improvements we needed to make to our 40 year old home. I know it would be more effective to have a "before" picture, but you will have to trust me that it was uglier than you can imagine.

It had an old vinyl floor, a blue cast iron bathtub and an old beat up brown cabinet. We removed the old tub and tiles and a replaced it with a very nice 3 piece unit. I decided to go with classic black and white and I love the results. I painted the old vanity and replaced all the hardware to save money and recovered the old counter top with a formica that resembles granite.

We added the under-stated tile back splash. The picture on the wall (see 1st pic) was an $8.00 find at a thrift shop. I love how crisp and clean it looks. Too bad someone else will be using it!

Sooooo, since we are showing our home, I wanted to have fresh flowers everywhere. I have never learned how to properly arrange flowers, but I did the best I could. I love living with them in most of the rooms in the house.

I wish I could be surrounded by fresh flowers everyday!

The problem is...they only last a week or less and replacing them gets quite expensive.

So, it is fortunate that the first people to look at the house have made an offer.

We will find out soon if negotiations will be successful.

We have such mixed feelings. We know that the objective of putting a house on the market is to sell it...

...but we love our home and it will be hard to leave it. I will let you know how things work out. It has been a busy 3 months, getting everything ready inside and outside our house. We can finally breath, while trying to live in our house and keep it looking like no one lives here.:-)  Thank you for you patience with me and my spotty posts. They will probably continue as we pack up and move. Where to? We don't know yet. To be continued... 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quilty Friends Reunited

My quilting group, the "Sisters'n'Stitches" were reunited this week following our summer hiatus.  It was obvious that several of our members had been busy bees over the summer. Barb showed her masterpiece appliqued quilt that had just won "Best machine quilted" at our Clark County Fair.
Here is another blue ribbon winner from Barb. This quilt had civil war motif fabric as well as civil war reproduction fabric and is even more beautiful in person.

Barb has also been busy with her fancy machine embroidery machine. This pic and the following two show pages she created for "quiet books" for her grand-babies. SOOOO Cute!

Margie finished her Family Tree wall hanging. You can't see, but the family names are embroidered on the leaves. It is really fantastic.
Margy also showed us this beautiful crocheted blanket. I'm pretty sure it was crocheted, but if it was knitted, please forgive me Margy. Its lovely either way!

Anita did this fun Christmas table runner that we all loved.

Our newest member, Jo Ann, showed this pretty table piece. The little floral motifs in every other petal were machine embroidered and so sweet.

Candy is holding a bag with machine appliqued flowers made by Darlene. It's really cute.

This accompanied the it up and unfold it and you have a lightweight shopping bad!

This picture and the next two represent more of Darlene's expert handiwork.

It was great to get back together and enjoy each others company and laugh and laugh as we always do. Unfortunately, I am still a slave to my house projects, but it goes on the market this week, so MAYBE I can sneak in some sewing after that. I'm so glad you stopped by and hope to see you again soon.  Love, Derrith