I just realized that in the chaos of everything that's been going on, I neglected to post pictures of why we're remodeling that bedroom:
This 14' longarm quilt machine is going to go in there!
I'm very excited about it. I'd stopped making quilts because I knew that I didn't have a chance in hell of quilting a bed-sized quilt on my Bernina sewing machine. I struggle with crib-size quilts, and there's just no way I'd wrestle anything bigger.
Here's another view, with my parents' trailer in the background:
They brought the machine (disassembled into long pieces) in that trailer from southern Utah all the way here!
And here I am, with the new machine:
I haven't used it much even though it's set up in the garage, because the garage is not the cleanest place in the world and I don't want to get things all messy. Not to mention that it's really cold here right now! I can't wait to get it moved into that room. My family might not see much of me once it's all set up. ;-)
It's not actually a "new" machine--one of my best girlfriends bought it about five years ago, and her back has deteriorated to the point where she can't stand for more than a few minutes, much less quilt. (It really bites. She's one of the most generous people I know, and I hate that she's in so much pain.)
And just because there haven't been many kitty pictures lately, here's one of Squiggy, curled up on the mud-scraping cleaning mat:
It just amazes me that he likes to sleep there! It's NOT the least bit soft.
Have a great week, everyone!