Big Girl Quilt Top: Done!

i’ve mentioned before, numerous times, the comforter quilt i’m working on for my daughter. it’s going to be comforter sized with some decent draping for a twin mattress (which seems HUGE to me as i’m putting it together). but it’s looking good so far!

lucky me: i got some sewing in over the past few weekends and finally got the top all put together!

BEHOLD:

Comforter Quilt Top: Done!

i’m super excited, though you wouldn’t really know it since i haven’t done ANYTHING since finishing the top. oh well. my daughter’s not even 2 years old yet, and nowhere near ready for a big girl bed… i’ve got time.

what big milestone have you reached recently?

update: linking up to Lee’s WIP Wednesday! go check out what others have done and leave some love for them! and/or join us and be a link-er-upper too!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Even though it’s not Wednesday:

i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: i’m alive, i swear!

schedule? what schedule? HA! i’m lucky if i manage to get enough breakfast in the morning, let alone actually have time to properly brush my hair. how do i use this stuff called “make-up” again? i’ve forgotten.

here’s what’s been happening:

  • finished reflooring the master bedroom – put down some inexpensive wood laminate; maple, it looks nice (you’ll just have to take my word on that for now)
  • lots of visits to and from family — including Oma, Opa, a few relatives from across the pond (Germany) and my sister down from the great white north!
  • finished transforming one of the cabinets in the guest bath into a sneaky cat-box spot
  • recieved, put together, and put in place our new bedroom set
  • AND (sewing related, GASP!) i’ve started sewing all the blocks of the Comforter Quilt into rows! i’m about 35-40% done with the quilt top!

here’s what we’re hoping to do in the coming weeks (or however long it takes!):

  • do some updating in the guest bathroom — similar to how the master bathroom was first updated
  • get a new front door
  • finish the BSU Quilt for Hubs — only have to piece the end-zones and then i’ll be ready to sandwich!
  • have at least a portion of everyone’s Christmas gift be hand-made this year

believe me, the list goes on. and on. and on!

but now i’ve got to get ready for the upcoming food-coma-fest (AKA Thanksgiving) so ttyl!

MIA

i’m alive, i swear!

working full time, raising an 18-month-old, and trying to keep my sanity as the holiday season approaches are taking their toll on my schedule.

here’s what’s been happening:

  • finished the master bathroom reno – yes i know i owe you pictures
  • tore out all the remaining carpet in the master — still having urination issues with one of our cats, but slowly getting better
  • visited the LO’s Oma and Opa — that’s grandma and grandpa to you non-Germans
  • (almost) completely emptied the closet in the guest room — it still retains outgrown baby-gear, but it’ll eventually be a kid’s room, so that’s okay

here’s what we’re hoping to do in the coming weeks (or however long it takes!):

  • pick out and put down new master bedroom flooring this week — that’s right, we want to put it in this weekend but we haven’t even finished shopping yet!
  • move the litter boxes into a more discreet location — more on this in a later post
  • replace our peed-on MALM dresser with something that doesn’t smell, then move it into our closet — suggestions welcome! i dont’ really want another MALM, but Hubs wants to keep it cheap
  • down-size the sewing table so it can be moved out of the guest room — sad, i know, but there just isn’t enough time in the day to sew that much anymore!
  • do some updating in the guest bathroom — similar to how the master bathroom was first updated
  • get a new front door
  • replace the sliding door that goes from the master bedroom to the patio with a pair of french-style doors
  • get running on a regular schedule again
  • continue taking advantage of free things available through work — gym access, yoga classes, etc
  • have at least a portion of everyone’s Christmas gift be hand-made this year

believe me, the list goes on. and on. and on!

but now i’ve got to get back to work. so ttyl!

Master Bath Progress

it’s been a while since i’ve updated you with the latest on our bathroom renovation progress. we recently took a long weekend off to visit family, so we haven’t touched it in more than a week! but here’s where we are right now, and what we’ve got left to do:

  • the floor tiles are down
  • the floor tiles are mostly grouted
  • but they’re not done
  • the wall tiles are mostly up
  • the final wall tiles are cut to size
  • they will still need to be grouted
  • the vanities need their faucets installed
  • then they need to be moved into place
  • and hooked up to plumbing
  • and filled with our junk that is currently sitting in laundry baskets in our closet
  • the new mirrors need to be hung

and then we’re ready! i think i may wait on any more update photos until the final reveal. hopefully that will be soon, so check back!