Saturday, June 27, 2009

My how the week has flown by. I hardly had a minute to put a stitch in any project. When the day's work came to an end, there wasn't enough energy left to hold a needle. The good news is that things are really coming together nicely. Soon enough I'll be spending my days stitching away in an effort to not make a mess that can't be cleared in a few moments.
Instead of a new quilt project, I'll share a few of the things that we worked on around the house this week.
The painting over of the red walls is complete and the room restored to a bedroom.
I couldn't resist keeping the room decorated with an Americana theme.
The rest of the house has undergone a make-over, too. Here's what you see when you come through the front door.
I can't get over how spacious it is.
The garden continues to amaze me. Look at how crazy the tomato plants have grown.
Greer has gone from being a garden guardin' gal to becoming a tomato stake. She doesn't mind being a support to the garden in any way she can.
The pumpkin vines are really taking off, too.
I love how they are starting to climb up the fence. Those little curly tendrils that grab on as the vines grow make me smile.
Here's a little peek at the celery patch.
Just looking at it makes me want a tuna sandwich for my lunch tomorrow. I think the menu is set.

39 comments:

AnnieO said...

Love the changes you made! Still lots of quilts but such a nice display. My thoughts on our living room if we ever have to stage it would definitely be to remove half the furniture--I'm sure it would be more spacious too! Your garden looks great. Seems you'll get to enjoy it plenty before you go.

quiltycat said...

Wonderful view of your home! I love the quilt on the front wall and the log cabin one too.
Your plants are growing great!
nichi

TilkkuSatu said...

Oh, I love the quilt you have on the bed :)) And the whole room...

Quilt Hollow said...

Feels like home...I could move in and not make any changes.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your quilts are amazing - very nicely displayed!

Milah said...

It all looks so nice....now I'm thinking about moving to California!

Cathi said...

Your garden continues to amaze me. With 90 + degree days lately, our pumpkins have wilted and the tomato plants are getting thin. Just a typical summer in the south. Dear Hubby and I have decided to invest in drip irrigation next year!

Screen Door said...

I just love your home-- hope it won't be on the market long....

paula, the quilter said...

My goodness -- celery. I have never known anyone who grows celery. The house looks good but I bet it feels a bit 'different' doesn't it?

sewprimitive karen said...

Holy Cow, everything is so beautiful. People are just going to faint when they see your house. After they put in an offer, of course :-). Your plants...they are just so gorgeous. You say the house is more spacious; did you put things in storage?

Mimi said...

I would want to move into your house! It looks great. Have to ask, the quilt rack in the bedroom?...is that a drying rack? It is so ingenious. I don't think I have seen one like that. You have great taste.

ranette said...

Your home looks so "homey" with all of the quilts...very comforting....I'm sure it will sell quickly for you.

Your garden is amazing!

Sharon@GrassRootsQuilting said...

Wow, you could come and decorate my house any time! I love it!
Sharon

Juliann in WA said...

Your home is lovely. I hope someone wonderful comes along to purchase and love it as you have.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

The house looks wonderful! I am sure you will get a fast sale :o)

Carrie ~ said...

I really like your patriotic bedroom, the light walls really show off your quilts.
Your home is looking perfect for showing, love your Birds of a Feather quilt in the dining room.
And your garden is divine, I actually got radishes this week.
How long before your first tour.

Julia said...

The house is looking great! Someone is going to snap it right up!

Your garden is growing like crazy! Yummo! Tuna salad sandwiches are going to be on our lunch menu today too! Such a yummy summer meal! :~)

Shasta said...

Wow - everything looks so beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my gosh what a quilting haven your home is...I would love to live there...providing all the quilts stay exactly where they are!

Judy said...

It looks lovely...so now what did you do with the longarm and the rest of the furniture and things? Garage?,or storage? Just gathering info for future reference next year.

Jeanette said...

Your house looks great! I love seeing all of the quilts you have on display.

julieQ said...

Love your decorating, just wonderful for the red, white and blue seaon! Your garden is just going crazy, I love it how your garden angel is helping support those huge tomatoes.

Janet said...

It's like looking at magazine photos, lovely. Your garden is looking wonderful too.

WoolenSails said...

I love your decorating, warm and cozy.
The new room with an american theme is beautiful.
I do like Americana and have some that I use all year.

Debbie

Vert Cerise said...

I'd love to have a house full of wonderful quilts as yours !

Erin said...

Very nice Libby! Your quilts are amazing your displays are awesome..your gardens are fantastic!!

Wendy said...

The rooms look wonderful, we spend so much time making our house a home and then when it comes to sell, everything has to go. It does feel good to get a fresh look at everything. I'm glad you've kept lots of quilts around.
Look at the garden, my tomato plants are going crazy as well.

suz said...

Your new room is beautiful - quilts definitely make a room. I know a lot of people in New England are going to be jealous of your garden - ours are all water-logged!

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MARCIE said...

Home sweet home looks wonderful! And those tomatoes are taking over So. Cal!

FrogQuilter said...

Beautifully decorated house. Love all those pretty quilts...

Gwendie said...

That's an amazing change in the bedroom. I just love the quilt on the bed - the colors are wonderful together. The view when you walk in and the garden are really inviting. I love Greer!

Stephanie D. said...

Those aren't tomato plants--they're tomato trees!

The house is looking wonderful--as nicely staged as anything on HGTV. I'll bet it sells superfast once you put it on the market!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, seeing your MG done makes me want to get back to mine! I"m about 2/3rds done....!!!!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Your home looks warm and cozy Libby and I always love looking at all of your quilts. You know I love the red white and blue :)

Hugs - Karen

Candace said...

What a wonderful job of "staging" you've done, Libby! Buyers will love it all and especially your tomato stake!!
Cheers!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your house looks wonderful! I'm sure it will sell quickly. I love the Americana room..I could just move in there.

Guðrún said...

I would buy your house if your furniture and quilts were included! It is so welcoming.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

For me, there always seems to be times when I just don't have time to quilt... that is when I take out the quilts I have made and enjoy them. Looks like that is exactly what you are doing now and your house is looking so charming! Living in more than 1 country, I have found that it is American's who tend to have the very most furniture - the more they can fit into a room the better. Just removing a few pieces really does open up a place wonderfully!