Tuesday, February 20, 2007

resurfacing ~ some works in progress

Life has gotten so busy that before I knew it a week+ has flown by. In the middle of the kitchen facelift, our washer died. Since the dryer is verrry old we decided to replace both ~ another frontload washer and a stacking dryer. Of course, since I've been wanting to replace the 15 year old wallpaper in the laundry room, now would be the time, right? So we quick switched gears this past weekend and started stripping wallpaper and painting the laundry room; meanwhile the kitchen is in a semi state of disaster with a counter removed and a wall cabinet emptied and relocated in order to put in the new countertop. If I'm not back for awhile, you know why.
Anyway, I thought I'd take this time to post some works in progress.
This bag, using the little red riding fabric, is actually finished and waiting to be listed in the shop

This is my current knitting project that has fallen to the wayside. Seems I just cannot get motivated lately to work on it ~ I really need to get it finished. It's a short-sleeve t-shirt pattern from magknits, and I'm using Knit Picks Main Line yarn in cocoa. Everything stalled when I came to the design on the front... This hasn't stopped me from starting more projects. These are some pear pincushions made of vintage barkcloth and just waiting for a little stem at the top...
Lastly, a peek at the farmhouse sink sitting in the basement. To save money I was ready to go with an acrylic one, but we found a great deal on e-bay for this porcelain fireclay sink with free shipping...
My afternoon is to be spent painting and removing wallpaper, with lots more painting over the weekend.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

23 comments:

  1. Good to have you back. I missed reading your blog everyday but I've checked everyday to see if you're here. We are in the process of remodeling and have been for almost 3 yrs. so I feel your pain. Our house was built in 1928 so every project we start leads to another unforseen one! I can't wait to see pics of the finished products!
    Until then,
    Hope

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  2. Busy, busy, busy lady!! Good for you! Your projects all look so great. I especially love the pear pin cushions.

    Thanks for sharing the picture of the sink! I'm so glad you found such a great deal on a really nice one!

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  3. Those barkcloth pears are lovely.

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  4. Ohhh Debbie those pears are sooo wonderful (or maybe it is just the bark cloth ;-) Hang in there and have a lovely weekend.
    xoxo Clarice

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  6. [Sorry about that -- guess I should proofread before I hit publish!]

    Well, I guess I'm going with the crowd and adding my kudos for the pear pin cushions, although Little Red Riding Hood would look awfully smart with some of my yarn and knitting needles poking out of the top, wouldn't she? ;o)

    Good luck on your multiple remodeling projects! I so relate! The nice thing is that if you can survive the chaos, it does seem as if it all kind of comes together at the same time. Love the sink -- and a good deal always warms the heart. :o)

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  7. Wow! What a busy week! I'll bet your laundry room will look wonderful when it's all finished! The pear pin cushions are so sweet.
    Kelli

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  8. Welkome back!!I have been here almost every day to chech up on you. I am looking forward to see your kitchen makeover! I am just like you, hundreds of projects going on at the same time. I want to do eveything , but things takes time, and i just have to have more patience. I love the new bag! I just started sewing, en until now i didnt had the guts to start on something more difficult than a pillow case. But, someday...
    Have a nice creative weekend :)

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  9. When it rains it pours! At least you will have a wonderful new laundry room. Please post a photo when it's all finished. Love that sink. NO shipping! What a great deal that was. Those pear pin cushions are so cute. I've never seen any like them.

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  10. Painting & wallpapering, those jobs are on my "wanting to get it done" list eventually. Post some photos later to inspire me! I love the pear pincushions, so darling.

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  11. I like your new projects. The pear pincushions looks sweet. :)

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  12. My first visit today! My you are busy! Can't wait to see pictures of your remodels! That bag is darling!, as all your projects shown here are! But I just love that fabric!

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  13. Hi Debbie, you certainly are in the thick of things with remodelling, lol! Washing machines certainly know how to breakdown at the most inconvenient time! Our last washer gave up the ghost a few days before we shifted interstate!

    Your projects are beautiful (as always). Best wishes for the laundry and kitchen reno's. Can't wait to see how they go!

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  14. The sink is wonderful! Enjoy your decorating.

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  15. Hi Deb, Good luck with your remodeling projects...can't wait to see how they turn out. Love your bag, the pears and the farmhouse sink!

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  16. That all looks great. i love the red riding hood bag. And those pears are gorgeous. I really like the colour of the jumper you are knitting. The sink looks perfect and if it was a bargain that's even better. Don't forget to come up for air every now and then.

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  17. What a bunch of fun stuff you "pictured!"

    The barkcloth pears. BRILLIANT!!!

    Love the sink and the bag is soooo cute!

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  18. Barkcloth anything is awesome! I have it in my kitchen as curtains, as full panels for my dining room slider, and as side panels in the living room!

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  19. Everything is gorgeous. I love the sink best and would love one of those one day. Wow what a find to get free shipping. And I love the bag...and the pin cushions...and the color of your knitting yarn is delightful.

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  20. Love the little red riding hood fabric, haven't seen that anywhere else before.

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  21. Tinuviel11:17 PM

    Cute pincushion. Does it have three or four panels?
    Good luck on the remodel. One thing does tend to lead to another...

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  22. Oh you'll get a fresh kitchen, lucky you! I like all your finished projects and the new farmhouse sink is gorgeous!

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  23. Well, I'm reading this a week later so I hope lots of those jobs are behind you now. :) Can't wait to see the pics!

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