Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WiP Wednesday: Remodel Edition

 As previously stated in this post I have a lot of people in my house, twelve to be exact.  My sister with her family of six are visiting for a few weeks.  To add to this craziness we are remodeling the main rooms of my house.  Thus, my works in progress are limited this week but I did manage to find some time for craftiness.  Since my house and several projects totally qualify as a work in progress I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.  Also it is the first time I've tried to cable crochet and the hat I made turned out great!  I'm linking up with TNT Thursday hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting.

Here's the family we have in town along with my brood.  Now that's a lot of people!

This is what my floor looked like last week.  Thankfully we do have the sub floor on now and the wood should go on today and tomorrow.  I can't wait to show it off!

While all of this craziness was going on I was learning a new skill.  Up to this point I had always wanted to but never tried to cable crochet.  I used this free Cable Hat pattern and though I've never cabled before I thought it was pretty easy to figure out.

Here's my cute niece sporting her new hat.  It was a birthday present.  Sadly, with all the craziness going on in the house I didn't finish it in time for her birthday but shortly thereafter.

This last week we also went to Nauvoo, IL where they have a historical village.  In one of the buildings there they had a bunch of quilts on display.  This one was one of my favorites.  In 1864 a pioneer carried this with her across the plains to the Salt Lake valley.  I like the hexagons on the plain white and the cool striped red boarder that you can hardly see.

I have also been making some washcloths for my sister who is visiting.  She used some I made for my mom last year and loved them enough to request some of her own.  I have completed one, that we can't seem to find at the moment, and I'm one more side away from finishing this one as well.

It sure has been fun this past week but I can't wait to get back to quilting!  I'm planning on moving my sewing table back in once the floor is put up and hopefully I have something new next week.  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes interruptions just... interrupt... but when those interruptions are family, it's OK:). I love the pic of the three kids sitting there as if watching a show:). I bet your floors will be beautiful.

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