Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stitching for a change

Despite the fact that I haven't put a needle to thread in weeks, I still drag my stitching bag with me everyday on the train to and from work. The last couple of days, I've even stitched! I put down the border that is Part I of Birds of a Feather and got started on Part II. I enjoy stitching letters and they do fly so I'm hoping that feeling progress will compel me to continue to work on this piece. Especially now that I have some where to hang it.

Every night when I get home from work I load a couple of dogs into the car and drive to my new house to work on it. I have completed two rooms with paint, new switch plates and the like and scrubbed them within an inch of their lives. :-) I'm happy with how they turned out. For now they are starting to fill up with boxes as I bring over a couple every time I drive over and so does my dad. At the rate I'm going all I'll need to move on moving day will be the last couple of boxes of things that I couldn't live without and my furniture.

This week the center of house is having a couple of beams in the underside of the house jacked up and replaced. Over the decades the medal had deteriorated by water dripping on them from the bathroom and laundry room and the center of the house was sagging a bit. And of course I noticed. :-) Then I can start to gut the floors and drywall in the bathroom and laundry room. When I have a new bathroom in place and the laundry room straightened out I can move in all the way. I'll have to live with the kitchen the way it is for the time being because I have other things to replace/repair that are more urgent - like new bedroom windows. But I will give it fresh paint and new fixtures and lights.

I'll post photos soon of some of the before and after - after I move in furniture and hang pictures and the like.

15 comments:

Colorado Stitcher said...

I am very happy that you have gotten some stitching in and happier about your house! It will be well worth the effort and it will seem more like YOUR house with all the improvements.

JulieF1962 said...

Sounds like it's coming along! I wish I had some of your ambition. Can't wait to see some pictures!

marly said...

Anxious to see the photos. I love to see a house come to life for new owners.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I admire your efforts both on the house and the stitching. I will look forward to updates on both.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your new home. All the hard work will be so worth it once it is finished and you are all moved in. Then you stitching will pick up. :) Good luck with all the repairs and I look forward to photos. :)

Lana said...

Wow! Great progress! And it's no wonder you're in a sorta stitching slump with all the work you've been doing on the new house! You made me feel tired just reading about it!! Congrats on the new house! Can't wait to see pictures!! How exciting!

Sherry :o) said...

I can't wait to see the before/after photos of your new digs. Your Mystery Sampler is looking good. I have part of my border done - posting progress soon.

mdgtjulie said...

Glad to hear you got to stitch. You BoaF Mystery Sampler is coming along well. Keep up the good work. And I can't wait to see pics of your new place. I hope you get it all ready to move in soon!!

Sandra said...

It must be so exciting moving in to your own place, hard work yes, but it will be worth it in the end.

country stitcher said...

Exciting have a place of your own!!! I too have only started BoaF Mystery Sampler and I started on part 2 but have now started to add part 1 as I go.
Happy Stitching
Denise

And This Little Pig said...

Can't wait to see photos, I love seeing home reno's, different peoples ideas.

Glad you managed to get some stithing in, I have my Birds of a Feather, but still haven't managed to get a stitch done.

Katrina said...

Pretty piece!!!! Glad you are getting time to stitch a bit. And huge congrats on the new home. Can't wait to see what you do with it :-).

Michelle said...

Glad to hear the house is coming along. Also glad you're able to get a bit of stitching in - it looks fantastic!

Alice said...

I have been so excited for you! Can't wait to see pictures.

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a lot of work is getting done - will be watching for you to post photos. Your mystery sampler is shaping up nicely already - those walls are going to be full of all your stitching soon!