Friday, November 16, 2012

A completed quilt.. FINALLY!!

I am so completely thrilled!!  I have been working on this quilt for 25 months.  October of 2011 I started this quilt.  Hand pieced, and hand quilted.  It currently sits on my bed.  I haven't even had the heart to put it in my washing machine.  Too chicken that it will fall apart before I have a chance to sleep under it.  How bad is that??

New Craft Room

The make over is somewhat complete.  I have a few more things to hang on the wall, or should I say DH has a few more things to hang on the wall.  That is where the hang up has been.
The pictures that sit below the television are prints that I purchased while we lived in Japan for $3.50. I just had them framed after 15 years in a box, and now they will be on the wall. Terrible that I waited so long. I painted the old wooden dresser black and red in hopes that it would give it more of an Asian feel.
The windows already had white blinds. I added the curtain rods, and then added the little kimonos that my children wore while we lived in Japan. This is my favorite part of the room. LOVE IT!
I love the bright bold colors of this Kabuki Theater kimono. It is a purely decorative kimono as it is about 7 feet tall. No one could really walk around in it. It is hung on bamboo and then curtain rod holders. Then my neighbor traded me the big comfy chair for the treadmill, and some lamps that she has yet to deliver. I still can't work in the room in the evenings as the lighting isn't good enough. I still have a lot of my stuff in the guest room (tee hee), and in the guest room closet so that this room can stay cleaner looking. Although at the moment it is a bit messy because I have been working.