Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Monday!

We had a busy, crazy weekend here. I spent a large chunk of my Saturday painting a bedroom:
new paint
my 10-year-old set up the ironing board at leprechaun height this morning
I am so happy with this color! When I was painting, it reminded me of a paint color from my past, the bedrooms in our tiny house back in the day in Provo. It was lighter than I wanted. But when it dried it was a little darker and it's exactly what I wanted. This is a big accomplishment for me because I did almost all of it myself--I had help from my husband on the tallest parts but I did almost all the prep work on my own and 90% of the painting, too. I got a lot of exercise moving the ladder and going up and down it--my legs were my sorest parts the next morning.

This is going to be my little girl's room, and it will continue to be my sewing/fabric room as well. I can't wait to have my 9-patch quilt finished and laying across the bottom of my little girl's new bed! I am also planning on hanging my collection of doll quilts on one of the walls.

While I was painting, my husband was fixing toilets, one that has been running (the flapper was leaking) for a long time and the other one was making weird groaning sounds off and on. We thought things were pretty good... but found a puddle in the garage (below the master bathroom) on Sunday. So Cory got to spend most of the rest of the day after church working on fixing that. He did call and get expert long-distance help from my dad, and now it seems like that problem is properly fixed as well.

This week has some busy-ness coming up with Back to School night, one night for each boy, a Cub Scout bike ride, dentist appointments for the boys, and then sewing Saturday with my KCMQG friends. As usual, I have a big sewing to-do list, and I'm joining in with the One Thing, One Week Challenge at Amy's Creative Side again. My main goal this week is to completely finish the Mendocino pillow shams. This morning I pin basted, and started quilting:
blush mendocino pillow sham, quilting progress
It's going pretty quickly; I love how the quilting looks so far. I will also be cutting many 2" squares and getting my quilt for DQS9 in the mail this week.


Anonymous said...

The room looks great Vicki! Love the quilting on the pillow tops and sounds like you have a busy sewing schedule ahead. I think that is great that your kiddo's were wanting to help you get your sewing room set up.

KaHolly said...

Did you paint the room to match the ironing board cover? I've heard stranger stories! :) ~karen

Anonymous said...

Lovely color! A perfect robin's egg blue!

beth said...

LOVE the color - what is it???

Nanette Merrill said...

That is a beautiful color. So calming and peaceful.

teaginny said...

I LOVE that color. Sooo pretty. I'm thinking of all the fabrics that will look great in there :)
Your shams are so pretty too!

Vicki said...

Karen--haha no, there were just 2 different ironing board covers at HomeGoods and I liked this one.

Beth--The color is
aka windwood springs at home depot.

Krista said...

Goodbye blinding yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

The bedroom is such a pretty color! Hooray!

Can't wait to see your pillow shams all finished.

xo -E

Faye said...

thats a beautiful color! awesome job too

Cory C said...

Is the ironing board for your magical ironing leprechaun? Just wondering.