I’m ticking away at my to-do list I lined out in our little mini-challenge last week. Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far:
Wash/dust light fixtures Clean fans
- Dust behind/under furniture
- Vacuum couches and chairs
- Magic eraser footboards
Wipe down doors/Magic eraser scuff marks Wash curtains/windex interior windows (wash slip cover as well)
- Re-seal kitchen floors (We had some work done on the house recently. More on that later.)
- Re-seal bathroom floors
- Power wash back porch
- Wash exterior windows
Thin out monkey grass
- Touch-up/re-glue loose gravel on porch extension
- Prime trim in kitchen (More on the kitchen’s face-lift soon)
- Paint trim in kitchen (1st coat)
- Paint trim in kitchen (2nd coat)
- Poly coat trim in kitchen
Clean out clothes I don’t wear (or that make me unhappy!) from closet
- Clean out clothes I don’t wear (or that make me unhappy!) from drawers
Read a book and relax! Dust Walls Trim Rose Bushes
Typical for me, I added things to the list as I went. (ex: Well, I’ve got the ladder out, I might as well dust the walls.) That’s why things take me so long! But, I think I deserve credit for them.
There’s just something about drawing a line through things that makes my heart content. Done. Done. I’m a little behind where I should be if I were to do one a day, but I’m just happy with the fact that progress is being made.
Enough about work, my mind is on quilting right now. I have a stack of t-shirts that I’ve intended to make into a t-shirt quilt for a while now.
It just hasn’t made it high enough on the list to get tackled. I did start on it a while back, but then set it aside. Which is probably a good thing, because now, I’m thinking of taking it a different direction. Good thing I didn’t finish it, then come across this pattern from Pin.Sew.Press (her quilt was inspired by one by Film in the Fridge:
I’m loving the different sized squares and the use of white. You’ll notice that each square is either a white square topped with a color or a colored square topped with white. That really ties the whole quilt together.
I’m really loving the thought of doing my t-shirt quilt like this. However, I’m having a few hiccups. I’m intending for this to be a drag anywhere quilt that I keep in my car. So, I’m not sure white would be a good idea for that. What if I just used another solid color to help tie it all together? But what color? The t-shirts themselves are lots of different colors, so I think it would need to be a neutral. Grey? Black? Beige? I’m just wondering if I’ll love the quilt as much if it’s not based in white. You know my obsession with white…
Really though, I’m going to sit on this one a while longer. I’m about to go back to work full-time for a few months and I don’t think I’ll have much time to quilt. You never know. I may have more time than I think!
Have a great week!