Thankfully, the sink was quickly replaced and the dishwasher was connected before the end of the day.
As I sat near the kitchen for Dave's need of assistance (much as a nurse awaits the Dr.'s need in an operating room), I longed to be in my sewing room.
I currently have a plywood countertop.
And the lovely green black splash has been removed to the extent that it can be removed - it is a linoleum type product that was glued to the walls. And when all the tools and various pieces of equipment are removed, I have an operational kitchen. In fact, I prepared lasagna this morning before the reno started up again!
But as I sat waiting for the opportunity to get back to my studio I contemplated the many options of projects...
I considered pulling my Grandpa's ties out of the closet to see what I could pull together. But I wasn't quite mentally prepared for that project...
And I am waiting on the last few items from my daughter for the Baby's first year quilt that I started last weekend.
After five hours of no power and the fact that it was nearly our normal bedtime, we called it a night... And then I laid in bed after being awakened at 2 AM by the gusting wind and thought of the Mug Rug of the Month that Jen over at Patterns By Jen is doing this year.
I thought of all the possibilities! I thought of many ideas of my own (Hearts for February... a shamrock in March... so many options!) and the prospect of these being a new item to sell at the Farmer's Market this summer.
These Mug Rugs turned out to be perfect for a quick project and one that didn't require a lot of attention and is easy to pick up again if interrupted.
I have a love for log cabins and thought that a log cabin house would be a perfect size for a mug rug. I gave it a whirl! the log cabin rugs could be done "quilt as you go", too! Oh, the possibilities!
They are a bit smaller than Jen's but they will work just fine.
Well, that was fun! And I hope that you will stop by PBJ on the first of each month to see what her "Muggamo" pattern is.