Wow! It seems like forever since I gave a blog update on our camper reno. A lot has gone on in the months since we last met. My husband has been working so hard to get The Pineapple Stitchery ready, but also getting back to his business as a landscaper. Its been a juggling act, but we are getting there. I spent yesterday using a spray gun! That was super fun, a little windy so I was covered in paint, but the results are incredible! What a difference a coat of fresh paint makes.
Its chilly and off and on drizzly here today so no more painting for right now, but first thing tomorrow morning I will be out side getting a second coat of white on and starting to paint the yellow strips with a fresh, fun shade of yellow. Bye bye tacky gold!!
This past weekend we took a little time to get back in the camper. We finished gutting, repaired a hole in the floor where the bathroom used to be, and began rewiring the electrical!! We also purchased insulation, so as soon as the wiring is finished we can get the chill out of the interior.
Later today w have big plans to head back to Lowes!!
I hope you are enjoying watching our progress as much as we enjoy sharing it with you!! We are right on track for our April 2017 opening!!
The ride home from Virginia did not go well. Thank goodness my uncle was with me because we ended up half-stranded on the side of I95 waiting for roadside assistance for 4 hours. We were able to travel, very slowly, 2 miles up 95 to Ladysmith Tire and Auto where they had to keep the camper for about 4 weeks trying to find tires and fittings, only to end up completely rebuilding the axel. Geeze!!
Now my baby is back in Delaware ready for a facelift and a new, exciting life as a Mobile Fabric Boutique.
I wish I could say I did it, but, alas, my stud muffin hubby got to work tearing out all of the original fixtures, cabinets, walls and ceiling. I did help…a little. I am so great at sweeping up debris lol.
Anyway, at this point we are almost finished tearing the walls out. I am leaving the “bunk beds” to use as shelving and also leaving the table at built in benches. My hubby is going to build me an extended table topper so I can have a cutting area. We are going to do bead board on the walls and the whole inside will be a bright, clean white. I am planning to paint the exterior white and touch up the golden areas with a soft yellow. I would also like to add a retractable awning (yellow and white stripe of course!) and chalkboard paint the inside of the door. I plan to install a solar panel so there will be no need for an electrical hook up when I travel.
I am so excited for this to come together and I hope you will be here to see it all come together. If you have any questions or would like to book The Pineapple Stitchery for a guild meeting, retreat, ect. please visit the Contact page of the website. I would love to hear from you!
Hi new quilty friend!! I’m Stacy. I’m a wedding coordinator turned stay at home mom turned part time personal assistant to a top real estate agent in my county. In my free time I enjoy reading and sewing. I’m a member of the Delaware Modern Quilt Guild and I absolutely love it, and I am also a member of a book club.
I am really excited about starting this blog and I hope you will join me in my quilting journey. I am currently working on a few projects and once I finish each of them I will do a little post on what and why I have made each quilt or stitchy project.
First up is quilt one of two for #quiltsforpulse which are being sent to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. We were able to collect enough blocks for 2 quilts. I’m so proud of my guild mates and my girlfriend from Utah for this!! These ladies are amazing.
How beautiful is that? What an amazing thing to be a part of. As I sewed each of the donated blocks together I got very emotional. To live in a world with so much hate but so so much more love…it’s truly overwhelming. It’s terrible and beautiful all at one time.
I think that sounds like a profound place to stop tonight. My first blog post, up and ready for the world. (Sigh)