I thought I would show you a peek at my new Block of the Month
I am off to deliver them to Quilts Etc. today for display if you would like to stop by and take a look at them. Pictured here are January through March blocks. I hope to have the rest ready to show you soon along with some other little projects. If you would like to join my Block of the Month, you can go here and sign up!
In the meantime I have a little addition to my "TO DO" list. I found this great rug recently and just had to have it. Little did I know what an amazing amount of work this little number was going to create! Upon it's arrival in the room, I decided that everything made of material in this room just had to be recovered. So... I spent this past weekend doing just that.
Recovering, in more ways than one!
I added this chair and ottoman that I found second-hand, and recovered it in this really pretty paisley. I am not sure if I like it, but when the fabric was on sale for $1.50 a yard, and matches the couch which I also recovered in green. I figured I could live with it for a while.
On the whole, this was a pretty inexpensive, but labor intensive project.
I will show you the whole room when I get it cleaned up. I plan to do some finishing touches before I show it all. Including cleaning the few paint drips on the floor captured in this picture!
Now for the second part of the recovering... I was painting this beautiful frame given to me by my mother for my new room, white of course, and saw a little problem with some molding on a corner of the frame. It was beginning to separate.
Being concerned, I decided the best way to resolve the issue was to give it a little whack. I got a board, and because I couldn't find a hammer, decided a wrench would do the job. It was a pretty big one, but the only thing handy. So I placed the small board on top of the frame, and with all my might swung the wrench to whack that little gap back into place. My ring finger caught the might of the blow instead of the frame. Just figures.... I whacked my fingernail it half... broke it right off - sort of, it is still attached but has a bleeding crack and it is swollen and bruised. I now look as though I have a fingernail fitting for Frankenstein.
I have successfully added another "idiot" moment to my already bulging book of idiotic moments. I would show you a picture, but even my kids get sick looking at it, so it must be pretty awful!
As I heal, I intend on taking it easy for a few days,
and only applique a few pillows for the new room!