Thursday, January 04, 2007

I've been busy...

OK, I feel like I need to explain why I haven't used my new Garmin. In addition to ski training, Ironman training, parenting, being a halfway decent wife, and not skipping lunch with my girlfriends, I've been tiling the kitchen in my basement.
Tons of curves and angles and lots of cutting on the wetsaw outside (I'm in Minnesota - brrrrr). The tiles you see in the photo are sand colored, and even have tiny sparkles like real sand. Where you see the tape will be 1" mosaic tiles made from stained glass. That part will look like overlapping ribbons, kind of like a wave. The glass tiles are teal green/blue, light sea blue, and dark sea blue. I think's it's going to rock once we are finished.
I also had to sew a school-spirit themed pillow to auction off at my kids' school fundraiser in April. The rampant lion and the fringe are belting leather, and the background is crushed velvet. I liked the contrast of dressy and casual in the fabrics I chose. I just need to finish cutting the fringed edges and it'll be ready to turn in tomorrow.

12 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Wow, you are one busy lady. Perhaps you could work on world peace in your spare time.

Curly Su said...

awesome that you can do those things too...i want the pillow!

brendaj said...

We're part time home remodelers too...currently trying to finish up the last details on the kitchen remodel started in 2005!

RunBubbaRun said...

Dang you are busy. A "handy dandy" around the house. That's really impressive. I think they gave that gene to my brother.

ps. Hey can you make IM pillows as well.

nancytoby said...

Whoa, most excellent projects!

I've been looking hard at the yellow "Lion of Flanders" bike jersey with two rampant lions on it. I want it. Badly.

Flatman said...

Good Lord, you are handy! The tile looks great so far and the pillow looks like something right out of the Chronicles of Narnia!!!

Go you.

Laurie said...

You definitely have good excuses for not using your fancy new Garmin.

You must promise to post pictures of the finished product. It sounds like it will be beautiful. Have fun finishing!

Tri-Dummy said...

Good one, Spokane Al!!!

Get on that Garmin!!!

TriSaraTops said...

Wow! Can you come to my house?

Please?

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

The tilework looks to be coming along nicely. When you are done, maybe you can come visit us in NM and do a few of our rooms too????

Hey! Maybe you could test your garmin to get data on your speed going in and out of the room to get new tiles to lay.

TriJack said...

Impressive!

Fe-lady said...

Come do my kitchen- or at least plan it! Is this a SECOND kitchen in the basement? I am SOOOO jealous!
You are very talented!