To-Do Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The end of September is near and Fall has arrived. I’m so enjoying the cooler days. Especially as I work over at my daughter’s house helping with the remodeling.

What happened in my sewing world this past week?

To-Do Tuesday, September 20, 2022

  1. Complete week 26 Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden and attach to quilt. ✔️
  2. Continue on with  Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden, prep week 27?  ✔️
  3. Maybe finish borders to eagle panel quilt. ✔️
  4. Helping out at daughter’s house!  ✔️
Here we go! Short list that got completed!
1. Week 26 Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden

Weeks 1 – 26 attached to the quilt top. You can see the wreath taking shape now. I’m using 1/2″ hexagon papers.

2. Work on Week 27

Slow going on Week 27.

3.  Finish borders to eagle panel quilt.

Quilt is ready to be sandwiched and quilted.

4. Helping out at daughter’s house!

It’s a fix-er-upper! And if you know anything about that, it gets worse before it gets better.

Our daughter said the first thing she was going to do was rip up carpet in the bathrooms. Its rather odd that every room in the house has beautiful natural wood floors but some previous owner decided to carpet over linoleum in the two bathrooms. When our daughter pulled up the carpet in the main bath she found water damage around the toilet. She called Dad in for help. Further demo showed rotted wood along tub too. After removing four layers of linoleum found under the carpet, and pulling up rotted sub floor, FIVE floor joists also had water damage. One can not put a new floor on rotten floor joists. Do you see where this is going?

Simple ripping carpet out of the bathroom became a full gutting of the room. Why not rewire and update plumbing while replacing floor joists? And since everything down to studs and in-between studs has been ripped out – there was old lead piping still in the walls but not in use – why not rearrange the floor plan and purchase all new fixtures? Daughter has shopped for her new tub, toilet, double sink. But it will be a few weeks before they can be delivered and then installed. Which is fine since the whole bath – floor, walls, need to be rebuilt with new plumbing & wiring installed.

That’s it for this week.

To-Do Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  1. Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden, week 27.
  2. Work on back and maybe sandwich Eagle quilt.
  3. ???

Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Linda of Texas Quilt Gal.


2 Responses to “To-Do Tuesday, September 27, 2022”

  1. Cheree Hull Says:

    Our experience in home improvement has resulted in similar situations a few times! It can be a costly battle but worth it in the end.

  2. Linda Says:

    The eagle quilt is gorgeous! Wow on the house, how old is it? Reminds me of This Old House. I never understood the concept of putting carpet in a bathroom or a kitchen. Sounds like she will have a beautiful “new” place when all is said and done. When I was 10, we moved into a house built in the 1940s. Mom promptly put shag carpeting over the beautiful hardwood floors because she grew up with hardwood and always thought it was “cold”.
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

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