While my son napped on Sunday we pulled out the refrigerator we reclaimed from my husband's grandparent's farmhouse. This is a part of our on-going kitchen renovation, which is about 90 percent finished. (Finally!) I was able to get it cleaned up and scrubbed down with wire brushes to remove rust and loose paint. Before kiddo woke up I even got the first coat of paint on the sides. In the next couple of weeks I will repaint the entire thing and possibly add some red stripes for fun. After the refrigerator is installed we will only have finishing touches left over, like trim work and some painting. It's been a fun journey taking on such a large renovation project, and I'm appreciative the husband let me lead the way with the overall design of the space. My love of color takes a lot of trust!
In addition to finishing up ongoing projects, I decided to start fine tuning my free motion quilting (FMQ) skills. This weekend I put together these two practice blocks for a class I'm taking on Craftsy. This is my first class on Craftsy, and it is with Leah Day. I'm curious to see if I will be able to learn her techniques while watching her on video. I've only taken in-person FMQ classes, so this is a new adventure for me. Fortunately, I can work on the class lessons for as long as I want, whenever I want. This is good considering how full my life has been these past few months. And, of course, if will remain full, since we are expecting another baby in spring 2014. I will be sure to post pictures of my progress as I work my way through the class. I may need some encouragement and advice from my FMQ buddies.