Monday, 7 February 2011

Blue Stars finished

This has been waiting for a day or two to try and get a half way decent photograph. The sun came out for about half an hour this morning, though it's gone again now, so I grabbed the camera and took some photographs. I machine quilted it with various random patterns, though my BSR foot decided not to play properly so I gave up with that, and then discovered that my machine quilting is so much improved now that I don't really need it.

And then, whilst the light was still reasonable I took the opportunity to take some 'before' photographs of the kitchen. Not only before renovation but before I'd tidied up at all! Come on, you didn't really think I was going to do a special tidying up just for you did you? Though I did move the washing from in front of the fire; I always do that when visitors come.




Oh dear, now that I see the photographs I think that perhaps I should have tidied up a bit, though it's not really as messy as it looks in the photographs, I'm sure they exaggerate.

See all that orangey pine? I can't wait to get rid of that. We're keeping the alcove as it is, though we might put some new shelves in. And we're keeping much the same layout for the kitchen as it seems to work reasonably well.


7 comments:

Angelcat said...

Blue Stars looks fabulous!

Amelia said...

The quilt is so pretty...a winner for sure.

I like the lay out of your kitchen..lots of space for working. What color have you chosen for your cabinets?

Kay said...

Your quilt is very pretty, Amanda.

Umm... but Amanda? I actually like your kitchen. I love the set up. Two windows? I'm so jealous. Marble countertops? I like the cabinets, too. I'm so glad you showed this. I can imagine you walking around in it. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress as you start the renovation. If this is the BEFORE, I can't wait to see the AFTER.

jabblog said...

Compared to mine your kitchen IS tidy ;-)

Lynn said...

The blue stars is terrific! I like your old kitchen, so bright. The new one will be just to your liking, with the colors you want and everything.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the blue!

Candace said...

Your Blue Stars is beautiful, and I can't wait to see your new kitchen.