Saturday, March 22, 2008

More of Whatever

I know that this is supposed to be a knitting/quilting/crafting blog.

I apologize that the blog appears to have been hijacked into home renovation and cute babies.

Well, not really.

I mean, is this the cutest little sleepyhead? And would I love to be able to sleep like that??

Yes I would.

Here is the reason why I can't:

This is my bedroom. Freshly painted in pale pale blue.
It will be very restful, once it's all done.
Once I don't have to move piles of "stuff" and layers of plastic to get to the bed.

Okay, here's a different spot. This is the new shower in the "back" bathroom downstairs. Tile is laid in the proper orientation, floor tile is in, edging is up.

I like.

We are currently shopping for shower fixtures, towel bars, medicine cabinet. Just for this one room.

The tile floors are done, grouted and ready. The painters have begun patching and the plasterers have been at work. We have two different textures of plaster in this house, in addition to the "plain" walls, so getting the texture right isn't the easiest thing. So far, it looks as though the repairs are spot on with the matching thing.

You can look at the Flickr photos for more details. I mean, I only want to hijack the blog for so long!

And here's Little Miss A in the first of her summer outfits:
Cute, eh? And she's too young to know that at this age, those chubby thighs are cute!

Finger food??

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Updating Again

First lilacs of the season! And just in time for the first day of spring, too.

I've been needing reminders that there is "hope" out there. Fortunately, my lilac bush has survived another year (it has had some traumas, including having the concrete guys washing off their equipment at its feet) and the bulbs are still coming up and blooming.

More pictures of the flowers, and the house, on the Flickr page--click on the badge over there to see!

There is progress on the tile front, too. The floor tiles are just about done, and I believe today they will finish the grouting. The bathroom shower is tiled but doesn't look as nice as I'd like so there will be more discussion there. Might as well have it look the way we want it to!
This is the top of the trapdoor to the basement, with the new tile laid over it. Note the absence of hinges... I think there's more work to be done here!

However, the floors are coming along. Here's a shot of some of the new wood that's replacing the old damaged parts. They were able to match the original boards really well--once the floor is sanded, they'll all be the same color.
So my days are divided between time with Miss Audrey and her cohorts, and the construction zone that is my house. Guess which part is more fun?

Maxine loves being near Audrey. Here Audrey is munching on her hand and playing on her surfboard mat. It's so cute to watch these two--Audrey giggles and waves her arms and legs around, and Max lays on her back and waves her arms and legs around. Max is better at rolling over--but give little missy time, and she'll get there too.

Here's the tile cut around the base of the newel post at the foot of the stairs.

Not much knitting or quilting going on these days--it's really hard to work on a project when there's so much going on, and supplies are out of reach. I am looking forward to my trip to Asilomar soon, if for no other reason than the quilting time! Of course, having real meals and a peaceful environment will help a lot too!