What in the world has happened? No posts for a whole week! And just when I was getting back in the grove. Well . . . there were a lot of things going on that kept me away from the computer.
First up, we finished the board and ladder project that I teased in my last post.
They have been assembled into a shelving unit. (pay no attention to the tangle of wires - they will be dealt with in a neater manner as we finish up filling up the shelves.)
When we moved in to this home, we quickly realized that we were going to need some shelving to accommodate electronics and books. At about that same time we received the Restoration Hardware catalog. I found something I liked but was not willing to pay the price. So began the search by visiting my favorite junk spots. The search paid off when we found the components to create something uniquely our own. The biggest bonus is that including the lemon oil and spray paints the total cost is about 10% of what two the RH pieces would have cost.
And that means there was a little coin left in the piggy bank to purchase a storage solution for the quilting space.
Last week was the long awaited Big Red Barn show. I have had my heart set on one of their dry sinks for years now. So with some Quilt Pals in tow, I got to the show before the official start time to ensure I would get the pieces I wanted so very badly.
Once the cabinet was hung on the wall and the dry sink was in its place, I set to work rearranging the quilting space.The space continues to be a work in progress. We returned to the architectural salvage yard over the weekend for some more of those vintage boards for shelves. The quilt frame needs to be assembled and placed. But I have changed the name from the quilting space to My Happy Place. Of course, there is the quilting space but also the kitchen is right there. There is easy access to my future garden. I can even stay on top of the laundry all without skipping a beat.
So you can see that the week was a full and busy one. Not much time for blogging or for meal prep either. I'll leave you with a fun and easy recipe idea - Deconstructed Pesto.
Cook a package of linguine according to the directions. In the meantime, chop some basil leaves and garlic cloves and place them a serving bowl. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the bowl; drizzle on some olive oil, toss and serve onto plates. At the table have a small bowl of toasted walnuts or pine nuts and a nice Parmesan cheese. Add in a green salad and you have a great fresh and easy dinner in the time it takes to boil water. Enjoy!
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