Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Other Than Quilting

 Hello Quilty Friends!  Not much quilting has been going on out here in Podunk.  I did finish this little cutie a couple of weeks ago.  Now I can't decide if it needs a border, what do you think?

For now she is going to be put in the UFO pile because there's bigger things in the works.  As you can see below the quilt on the frame is covered to protect it from dust.  DUST?

Well, you see...I got a wild hair to redo the kitchen.  As much as I don't like sharing this part of my home I'm going to do it anyway because it is real life and YUKKY.  Our home was built in the late 60's or early 70's. Long before I came along, hubby remodeled every room in the house.  Mid to late 90's, which is very apparent by those lovely golden oak cabinets.  It's the only room I haven't changed and it's time to tackle this little ugly kitchen.  I can't make the room any larger and to be honest I'm so used to a super small kitchen I don't think I want it any bigger.  It's just me and him most of the time.  Sure we have company occasionally but we don't entertain often enough to worry about needing more space.
It's basically a hallway.  The picture below was taken from the dining room.  The red arrow is a small hallway to the pantry area.

The pantry area is one small pantry/closet(white sheet covering it, sanding dust protection) that holds my small appliances, storage containers and things we don't use much in the kitchen. 
Behind the tan curtain is my large pantry.  It's about 8' x 6' and is full of canned goods and home canning supplies.

Here's the view from the other end looking toward the dining room.  The arrow is pointing towards an "window".  It's not a real window it's a framed hole looking out into my sewing room.  We think my sewing room was originally a carport that was later converted into a room.  

As you can see I started ripping down wallpaper then decided to stop.  My thoughts was the wallpaper would protect the drywall when I started sanding down the cabinets.

This is what it looks like today.  I'm working a section at a time. When the top cabinets are finished and all the contents back in them, I'll start on the bottom cabinets.  Of course I'll need to cover the top while I work on the bottom.  It'll take longer to do it this way but it allows us to keep using the kitchen as I redo everything. The plan is to only work on the kitchen while hubby is at work. The evening time is slotted for making supper and doing other things like maybe some quilting!  

The plan is to update the blog every Monday.  One blog post to cover a weeks worth of whatever is going on in Podunk.  See you on Monday!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A Tiny Dresden

 Hello Quilty Friends!  Take a look at this little cutie I made from 2 inch scraps.

I've not had a lot of time for sewing in the last couple of weeks.  So, I took a little break from the busy work and made the smallest Dresden I've ever made.  Piecing the tiny block requires my old fat fingers to work hard. Pressing those seams open was quite tricky and I had to pick out some stitching...more than once.

Hopefully I can find a little more time later in the week to make another one.  Next time I'm going to try to make one a tad bit smaller by cutting the fabric a little shorter.  Piecing them should be a good workout for my old fat fingers. 

I'll let you know how it goes.  Then I'll need to come up with a way to use them.  Yep, I have no plan for them.  I'm just playing with fabric and having fun!

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