I'm trying to get some projects finished up before the baby arrives. I've been working on my first hooked rug for forever, it seems. You cut up tons of strips of old fabric, then make meticulous little loops by pushing them through burlap. Time consuming, to say the least.
It wasn't perfect, but it's done.
I got tired of the plain brassy gold chandelier that came with the place. So....I had Adam take it down for me. I handwashed all the glass bits, which sparkled it up a lot. Then, I painted all the paintable parts white. My nice husband then installed a dimmer switch for me. Dimmer switches make everything better, I think. Better to not blind the baby with in the middle of the night.
Finally, I'm done with the top for my Autumn Harvest velvet quilt. I've been collecting scraps of velvet for years. Once a year or so, I piece together a very simple, contemporary quilt using only rectangles. The colors didn't photograph very well. I think it's due to how light reflects off velvet. It's a mixture of autumn colors.....rust, orange, gold, dusty purle, browns, deep wines. All the colors are fairly subtle and muted. They're not nearly as bright and dark as they look in this photo. Now I just have to finish the backing and quilt it. Just. Like that will 'just' happen overnight.