Friday, April 1, 2011

This week I'm grateful for....hard floors and husbands

I grew up with carpet in ever room of the house except kitchen/laundry/bathrooms.  The idea of a 'hard' floor in a family room or similar just seemed uncomfortable to me.

In our house now, we have an open plan kitchen/dining/family and we have laminate flooring right the way through.

The other night it came time to sandwich up my music quilt, and I'm so glad we have a hard floor because I am able to sticky tape the backing to the floor, then tape the batting to the floor, before finally smoothing over the quilt top.  Plus, I can push the basting pins (gently) till they hit a hard surface then push them up.

I remember a story my year 7 textiles teacher told about her quilting group who had made this beautiful quilt and laid it all out on the floor and hand basted it, only to discover they had basted it to the carpet in some areas!!  The rest of the class (who weren't really into sewing, only did the subject because it was compulsory) were horrified when she said they ended up trimming the carpet to free the quilt.

So this week I'm grateful for:

1. Hard floors

2. Basting pins

3. My husband ..... for crawling around on the floor with me and helping me layer out my big quilts - especially when I was making his coffee quilt and he did the whole thing himself under my instruction because I was 8 months pregnant and couldn't get down on the floor.

What are you grateful for this week?  Go on over to Maxabella Loves and share your love.


  1. Wood flooring is perfect for our house, we have a husky dog that moults several times a year...carpets would be a nightmare!

    Kerry x

  2. Oh, I so hear you on those hard floors. They also have other benefits - like when toilet training a child. But I'm sure I don't need to go any further on that one!

    Thanks for popping over! xx

  3. Not hard husband's and floors, then? So sorry, couldn't resist!!!!!!! x

  4. Totally cute Grateful, i have to say though, i'm over tiles which are impossible to make look clean, even after you steam them & lino - have had 3 different Army houses in 3 different states & territories with the same lino??!! I like hard wooden floors, ahhhh, that's the dream. Happy quilting - don't you know, laying quilts out on the floor with your bottom in the air & head down is great for late pregnancy, or was it just that none of my babies wanted to come out & i HAD to do it!! Love Posie

  5. I hate carpet just because of what lives under it, lol - not good for allergies! I'm grateful that I learned to baste on a table because I cannot get down on the floor anymore! The only hard floor we have in this house is the kitchen [long and narrow] and my sewing room - I used to have to empty out my sewing room to have enough floor space to baste a quilt.

  6. definitely agree with both! Maxabella just couldn't resist though ;)

    happy Sunday to you ♥

  7. Maxabella! Get your mind out of the gutter!

    I'm grateful for weekends, and we just had a great one. xx



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