Monday, April 15, 2013

Patchwork of a different kind

 
 
 
My flat is nearly done.  The blinds are to be hung this afternoon. The agent is coming to take photos to list it for rent.  I just have a small bit of grouting to re-grout tonight.  What a job!!  5 hours of back-breaking work - mainly because I have a very sore back at the best of times - but being on your hands and knees when you're not used to it meant I slept super well last night.  A great feeling falling into bed physically exhausted from work.
 
Being a total novice I applied the new grout too liberally which makes for a much bigger clean up job.  Getting the residue off is taking me hours!!  I took photos along the way to inspire me.  There is a great sense of accomplishment to a finished project and a job well done ... just like when I finish a quilt.  Tremendous satisfaction - it's a fantastic feeling.  This one is definitely worth cracking a champagne over.  But I've done it ... my very own  mini Grand Designs makeover project.  I can give myself a big pat on the back for my first job as project manager.  As is the norm, it's taken longer than planned and gone slightly over budget, but as a rental I should see a good return on investment.  Just like one of my quilt projects.
 
One my quilts-to-make list is now a postage stamp quilt, or perhaps I'll call it a mosaic tile quilt.  It will be a bit more colourful than the above inspiration..check back in a year or 2 and you may see some progress pics :))
 
Who knows one day this little studio apartment may be my full time studio...wouldn't that be wonderful, to have my very own stand alone studio?  

2 comments:

Lizzet said...

Susie! Book me for an "artist date" I have been in that shop a few times and you can find great things there.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, but most importantly I am happy I found your blog ;) See you soon!

Susan Milligan said...

Done! :) Do you have a weekend free in May?