Thursday, July 3, 2014

Our house...

Actually, I'm not talking about 'real' houses.  I'm talking about paper-pieced houses.  I want to make a houses quilt although I'm not sure of a design.  I have Carol Doak's 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks and it has a number of house blocks.  I've seen quite a few fun house blocks in the quilting world and I'd love to go wild and use some fun colors/fabrics for my houses.  I'm not there yet.  These are pretty much 'normal' houses (and a tree).
Speaking of houses, when I moved into my two bedroom apartment about a year and a half ago, the kitchen floor, though no-wax, was dull, dull, dull with no shine.  So in spite of all I'd read, I waxed the floor (a number of times).  Unfortunately, the floor yellowed pretty badly.  I don't think anyone else would have noticed but I did.  So three weeks ago, I started stripping the wax.  Ammonia, full strength for 15 minutes, 92 'tile patterns' in three different sessions.  I finished today....yay!  I'm so happy to have my dull, no shine floor.  So let that be a lesson to me!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

-- Pat

Luke 6:49   'But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation.  The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.'   (NIV)


Kate said...

Fun houses. Making a quilt from house blocks is on my bucket list too.

Blogger said...

I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the sexiest virtual strippers on my taskbar.