Castles in Moonlight

Castles in Moonlight
Have plenty more castles!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Isn't it fun tearing up your own house?!

Yes, you find very interesting things in the walls.  Like wasp nests!  I'll be filling this all in with the spray foam insulation!!!

Terry took down the ceiling fans and put up a temp light.

Then we took off the sheet rock!  I was pulling the nails out afterwards.

And you can see, both bathrooms are getting updates.  The need it.  Check out the turquois rose wall paper with gold trim.  That was behind the mirrow.

And this bedroom is ready for electrician to come and put things in.....

As you take out stuff from one room, it seems to collect in to other rooms!  Need any harvest gold bathroom things?

Tub is going too!
 
Almost done with the tearing out part.  The going in process just depends on scheduling.  We have lots to do, which slows down the quilting part of my life.  Terry goes to work soon, so I can quilt more.... and schedule workers.  Not bad. 
 
Things will be great in the end.  If they are not great, then it's not yet the end!
Patty

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It has begun.....

The remodel is official started.  This used to be Mike's room... the dirty square is where his feet went on the wall under the desk. 

Other side of his room...

And the closet is empty.  I took all the bifold doors to the Habitat store. 

Bed room number 2..."guest", but didn't have a bed for the last 5 years.  Sweet!  Carpet is up now and rolled waiting for another charity place to come pick up all the carpet on Saturday.

This is the closet in that room.  It will be walled up on this side!  The center wall in there will come out, making a closet twice as big for me!  We plan on getting closets from IKEA to put against one wall for this room.

Hall closet will get new doors.

Master bedroom... We found 2 wasp nests started up under the window in the wall!  Yuck!  You better believe I will be using spray foam insulation to plug all that up!

This will be the bigger closet, but will have a regular door into it, not the double folding doors.

The stenciling  will go on the walls.  The small bathroom...tub out and a walk in shower in!  Terry has build the cabinets for the bathrooms already.

We will NOT have the "lovely" harvest gold in there any longer!!!

This is the bathroom off the hallway, and I use this one most of the time.  There's more room in there and more cabinet space.  You should see the bathroom downstairs with both of our things shoved in there!!!  Over load!

I will have a new tub and tile on the walls.  I think we are getting a cast iron tub.  It will never wear out!  Good place to jump into for tornadoes!

And this long hallway will get a face lift also.  All the rooms have the "popcorn" ceilings.  That is being scrapped off.  All the stenciling will be painted over.  Freshness after 20 years in the same house. 
 
I have been getting in at least 2 hours a day quilting.  We work about 4 hours in the morning and then do other things.  Tomorrow we are going to go order the tub, sink, toilet and shower heads that we need.... Terry wants 6 different shower heads in the walk in shower.  I will be trying them all!  Especially the rain one! 
 
I don't usually agree with spending the most on things like this, but we are planning on living here a very long time.  So why not?  I have enough fabric to last a life time or two.  We have paid off the cars... Geeze,won't it be fun to have 6 different shower heads! 
 
So the quilt show is in May and I'm getting organized to enter a few quilts!  Then the one in Norris is always on July 4th!  One day only and the quilts are worth the drive out there!!!    We had snow today and it's going to be about 23 tonight.... bundle up and thing warm thoughts! 
 
As Olaf said in Frozen, some people are worth melting for!  (I got that movie for my birthday!!!)
Patty

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Eye Candy!!!

This is Quilters DNA!  Great!  the  Pigeon Forge Quilt show was last week.  I went on Thursday and really enjoyed it!  Lots of space for the show...the very last picture will show you that.  But go through these pictures!  Great quilts! 

Interesting 9 patch effect!

close up!  I tried to get the names in the pictures, but you can't always read them. 

Dragons were there!



The quilting was great .



Some look great at a distance and up close!






I'm not a paper piecer, but I do appreciate the work.





This was for sale... I love it, but probably have enough fabric to make it a couple of times over.  She really got it right!




Linda Roy's quilts are amazing!

I love the flowers and vine in this one!! 

Too cute!




This was breath taking!  Amazing!!!




Camels are showing up in more places now!


This had to do with a lime.  Love the work in it!


So well done!


Kids quilts were there too.


They donate to a kids charity.


Simple basket idea and very well done!



Crazy quilting with ties.


Inches make up the picture.

The camera wasn't blurry, it's the technique used to make this.



This was stunning from across the room!  The colors were so vibrant.


And this was very interesting the way she combined the 2 blocks.






(sorry, too fuzzy...)


this was quilted with a big stitch!  Really well done.





I voted for this one!  It was all hand done!



There was a whole category for Hand quilting!  They really do that well.



And here's the full view of the show.  Plenty of room to walk around without bumping into people. 
 
Great vendors and there's more room in that section for more!  I wish they could have had the challenge quilts up from Quilter's Treasure shop.  Those people were there with the quilts, but the people running the show didn't want to put them up.  Seems that every (AND I mean EVERY) show has problems with the running of it.  You have people from quilt guild's that have never run something before doing the best they can, and I love that.  But when they just get grumpy and don't want to do something because "it's not the way we do it", you have to at least be open and talk with your members to see if they want to try. 
 
Anyway, we have started the remodel.  Ugh... pulling up carpet and padding.  Taking down trim, doors and towel racks.  Sheet rock this week and we'll add in the right kind of insulation.  So I can see less quilting this week.  We also have to go to stores to pick out lighting and a tub...
 
So keep quilting! 
Patty