Saturday, November 11, 2006

Painting is finished!

Yay! Pics of the finished painting!

The new back porch. Room for a little table and chairs!

Back of the house. All those windows enclose what was the back porch in the 1920s. That's the laundry and storage area now.

The side of the house from across the street. Remember the before? Huge difference! People walking and driving by stop and say such nice things!

So much more welcoming don't you think?

The parlor looks SO much better! We must put our flag back out!

I almost had the painter talked into painting the fish scale shingles 3 different colors. Some day... :o)

I am so relieved that this is finally done. No more feeling embarrassed. No more telling people to look for the house with all the peeling paint. I'm so happy!

And last, but not least, 4 finished bluebird corner blocks for the last round robin border. There are 4 pinks in the rose, from pale to dark. But my pale pink is too pale. I outline stitched the pale pink parts so it shows the rose better. But I've cut all new pale pink pieces for the rest of the border. Gotta find some little black buttons for the birds' eyes. Progress!


:L, Laura said...

ooh how lovely!! color is very nice!

Tammy said...

Wow Gretchen, the house looks wonderful as do your quilt blocks for the round robin!! I love those rosebuds.