Today is the day to announce the winner of the fabrics in my "No Where Near My 500th Post Like I Thought" giveaway!!!
Kyle pulled a name just before he headed to work this morning.And the winner is
Congrats Mama Bear. I held my breath cause if Nancy or Linda won, we would have an issue to deal with! Thanks for playing along.
So, are you all thinking that Sweetheart has started a blog??? Nope. He is not the blogging type, however, his boss and Mom and everyone else that knows him reads here to see what he has been up to, so I thought I would share a Sweetheart section on some of my posts. Here ya go Sean....this is what Sweetheart has been up to this past week.
The basement is his domain. This room was full of drywall sheets and 2x4's.Where did all the lumber go??? Here it is....3 walls worth of 2x4's and new electrical on every 5th board. A couple of sheets of drywall have found their way up already. Look at that nicely cut out circuit box.The room will be 24ft long and about 13 ft. wide. It is keeping him busy! I have not seen one piece of duct tape used in this project. What is it with guys and duct tape??? I hung the quilt in my sewing room several years ago. It was hung with hoops and nails and held nicely with no strain on the quilt at all. Sweetheart needed to move the quilt when he redid my sewing room...just a few inches over and the hoops were on the back of the quilt. Still, he could not resist. I came into my sewing room the other morning to find this.... DUCT TAPE! I took it all off and hung it properly. I wonder why there is no duct tape in the basement project? Of course, I had to do some work too. He asked me nicely to please go through a HUGE pile of clothing. I sorted, folded and bagged 4, 30 gallon bags of mostly kid's clothes to take to the Goodwill. There are 30 years worth of boxes to go through down there. I will have to make time for it.
In the meantime, I am homeschooling, housekeeping (laundry is caught up once again), and quilting is happening. I am hand quilting in the evenings and machine piecing in the afternoons.My cutting skills have come a long way since I cut this quilt 11 years ago.In piecing these 1/2 square triangles, several of the dark ones were bigger than the light ones (which are the correct cut). I need to re-cut that top light one...see the selvage? And, the brown ones are now all trimmed up to the right size. I love Marti Mitchell templates, which is what I used to cut this entire quilt.All the 1/2 squares are pieced and ready to press. Next is a square in a square section and all the blocks will be to the 9 patch stage. It is going faster than I thought it would. Chain piecing is great!!!I have a big mess on my cutting table....just washed, and just used fabrics that need to be put away, yesterdays beverages still sitting there, and paperwork that needs to be filed. That will get done today. If I am not careful, Sweetheart will be checking my room just like he does the kids!!!Time for a quick breakfast (my favorite low carb protein bar), and for school to get started. Have a blessed, productive, fruitful day!!!