Friday, May 7, 2010

busy busy busy

That is what I have been lately. I have been painting and sewing like crazy! I have a freshly painted kitchen and dining room, a table quilt, a living room quilt, two twin quilts, and a bee block to show you. Phew. One busy mama. I've been so determined to get a lot done in the new place before the baby (2 months left!) until the little princess gets here.

Here is a block for April in the Bee-autiful quilting bee. Jenni, aka Cat Hair Quilts, requested a Katie Jump Rope block with an embroidered woodland scene. I added an extra embroidered piece for her to include in her quilt. (embroidery patterns from A Little Sweetness)

Here are a couple shots of our new dining room, before and after. It took many hours of primer and patience to get that dark, eighties wood trim painted white, but I think it totally paid off! I'm in love with the finished product. Still to come to the dining room: a new table/chairs (we left the old nice in the house we just sold due to buyer's request.... this is a junky old hand-me-down), more artwork, bookshelves, curtains and lamps. At least the hard work is done though, right?
Doc in the before... not a big fan of the dark wood and mint green.

And the after... Pretty aqua/gray!

And last, here is a picture of one of the beautiful flowering trees in a yard. We are so happy that spring is here!


  1. Love your new dining room!

  2. i did a hedgehog a couple week ago for for jenni! :)

  3. Your dining room is beautiful! Just what I want, but I'm stuck with 90's wallpaper for now :(