As of April 29th, we'll have officially been in our home for a year.
I'm madly in love with the Pinterest board I made for it, and I now own about 90% of the things in it.
My favorite item by far is a custom wall hook I ordered from CountryFolksCreations. I had her paint 'Welcome' on it, because I'm going to put water & fresh flowers in the little mason jar before guests arrive. And I plan on sewing ribbon tabs onto our guest towels so they will be hanging in their room all fresh & ready for them :)
Before we even moved in, I knew I wanted to paint the room a grayish blue color, and that I wanted to make a Modern Meadow quilt for the bed (because it's my favorite fabric line of all time!).
In came Ali with a genius idea for a Flickr group where you could adopt other people's UFO's. Kelly had a giant stack of navy, aqua & green Modern Meadow Mixtape Blocks, which I promptly snatched up.
Instant quilt, right?
...well...except for the part where I changed my mind and decided I wanted to accent the blue guest room with yellow instead of green.
...and let them sit in my closet for 8 months.
...and then decided to remake half the blocks to include more yellow.
...and then had to find 4 more prints and make even more blocks, because I only had enough for a Double instead of a Queen.
...only to discover I was a coordinating print shy, and had to sneak in one DS Quilts print from her first Australian collection.
Here are the first 6 of a total of 9 rows I'm organizing for the top.
Whiskers ran across my blocks and messed them all up no less than 3 times. And I might have shrieked at him and flailed my arms like a crazy red-haired banshee each and every time.
*sigh* Isn't this the most soothing fabric line you've ever seen? I want our guest room to be cozy, happy, and calming.
Because I love making people feel comfortable in my home.
And so does Whiskers, by strewing himself inappropriately across guests' laps so they can scratch his tummy. Welcome to the family! Have some black fur for your pants.
I was feeling too lazy for paragraphs tonight, because there's no time for that when I have Caprese Salad to eat and Parks & Recreations to watch.
Happy Thursday :)