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Monday, September 27, 2010

Very Special Day

Today is a very special day to me. This quilt I made one block at a time, one every month represents the accomplishment I am so very proud of. I call this wall hanging my "quitting smoking" quilt and I started making it eleven years ago today. I wanted to commemorate my choice by making a block every month that first year. During the renovation around here, it got removed from the wall where it was hanging for all those years(minus the times I took it down to clean it!) and now I am trying to figure out where to hang it. My father died 22 years ago from lung cancer and my mother passed away 3 years ago from emphysema. I wanted to try to set a good example for my boys. I am not going to say it wasn't difficult and I certainly won't say the 45 pounds that are added to my 5'2" frame aren't extremely annoying, but it was one of my proudest achievements. So, eleven years smoke-free. That's worth celebrating!

Now, onto the update of my craft room and the surrounding changes. Here is my new sitting room right outside my craft room. I love it! The paint color is faint maple and it is so cozy and warm.

We aren't done with our new living room but my hubby is thrilled with his new TV and its placement. There are still many changes to come on either side of that fireplace with the addition of two new built-ins.

Here is my new desk nook. It is still a little messy and needs some straightening but I love that it is NOT the first thing you see when you walk in my door!

And last, but certainly not least, my new craft room is coming along nicely. I am waiting on my husband to build me new cabinets for over my paint table and sewing machine and he is going to build me a cabinet for my new ironing board. If you look back a few postings, it is nice to have room to move around after having very little space in my shoebox craft room!

Well, thanks for coming by to check my progress. I have a list a mile long of things to create when I am up and running. I hope you all have a great week and take care. Nancy


  1. Congrats! keep up the good work! great room!

  2. Great quilt--love the story behind it! Your craft room is really coming along. Very nice sewing area!!

  3. I love your living room...Tell your husband that the tv rocks!