Thursday, January 24, 2013

Not Pretty!

First off...before I post some not so pretty pictures, I wanted to say thanks so much for all the nice compliments on my "Curve it up" Log Cabin block!  There is so much time involved when hosting a QAL...but it's all so worth it knowing that others are having fun with it and are liking what we come up with!!  Thanks again!!

...so remember the little leak in our downstairs wall...


...now it looks like this....

Isn't that pretty!  New law around here....we had to have everything tested for asbestos and lead......so yes, positive for everything and so the whole wall had to come down.  Apparently there was only about 1% found in the sheet rock...REALLY!!  So frustrating!  Now for some good news!


...currently this is what my work station looks like.  This is where I package rulers and do all my cutting.  It's also right by the back door, so it's a collect-all area also.  Every one's shoes, jackets, backpacks, keys and you name it, gets dropped off here too!!  Just a little frustrating, but I've managed to make it work.
 


...so my darling of a husband came up with an ingenious idea...and that is to turn the not so pretty, no wall...area into my new work station!!!!!!!

Holy Heck!  I'm so excited, I can't even stand it!

It pays working at Lowe's sometimes...we picked up some new cabinets and a new counter top a couple of days ago.  I will for sure be posting more pictures on this messy progress...and in the end it's going to be fantastic!  Now, if that baby can wait just a couple more weeks.....maybe we can get this mess cleaned up!

~Jenny~


 

11 comments:

Doris said...

We're in the process of buying an older home that needs a little work, I keep telling my hubby he needs to get a job at Lowe's now! He was planning on early retirement anyway...so...

The exciting part is a new clean work area. Enjoy that!

Janis said...

You know, you have officially jinxed yourself right? You will probably go into labor tonight! I do love your new space though!

Janet O. said...

Very cool new work area. And I hope the baby is patient!

Tangii said...

On the bright side, you'll have a pretty, shiney new wall when you're done :D I am LOVING the QAL... not sure how I missed it up until now... I'd better get sewing! LOVE your ruler and your QAL's :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Awesome Jenny! Doesn't it feel great to have a fresh new area to create from? Btw - you're scaring me with your pictures.... we have a window that is leaking and I'm thinking we may have to remove walls too - yuk! So glad your ordeal is almost over :*)

Teresa Silva said...

This is looking good! I hope you get it finished before the baby comes :)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Tome cuidado,o bebe está quase aí,não vá pegar muito peso.Bençãos.

Kathy said...

My sewing and cutting area is right by our back door too so I can totally relate to it being a dumping ground for all the kids stuff!
Great news that you get a new work space!

Auntie Pami said...

Neatly! Going to be great!

Laura Davies said...

Hi Jenny! I love your blog. Just wanted to say that I was in my local quilting store in North Carolina and I saw one of your designs on the wall. They are selling your rulers there now and teaching a class on one of your urban quilts. Small world:)

Trudi said...

Lets hope everything is back to normal before the baby gets there! Keeping everything crossed for you x