Tuesday, September 30, 2008

White House improvement report

Here at the newly painted white house we have good economic news to report.

Our September quilt pattern sales went way up.
We rolled out the red carpet yesterday.
Our Roger Oats stair runner finally arrived from England (via Canada) and the installer was here yesterday.

Dave put the final paint touches on the house yesterday and we have a fresh face. Remember Dave from the merry sunshine room (office)?
Perhaps quilters are stocking up on patterns for a long winter ahead. The white house improvements don’t show on the outside. The house looks just the same today as it did before the new roof, the new siding, and the new paint job. But at least we are holding our own.

Here is a photo of the south side with the paint scraped off in preparation for painting. It really looked terrible for a day.

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Blogger Gerrie said...

I love the stair runner. Congrats on the good economic report.

11:36 AM  
Blogger sophie said...

I love the stair runner, too ;-)

3:07 PM  
Blogger sophie said...

I forgot to ask . . . any pattern(s) in particular driving those spectacular sales or has the rest of the quilting world finally discovered your spectacular talent?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Del said...

Great stair runner - worth the waiting I think. Ya know, if you forget the repainting for twenty years you can really see the difference when the house is FINALLY repainted. My neighbors really like my paint job!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Tanya Brown said...

The house looks sharp! The before-painting photo isn't so bad; it's just part and parcel of doing things properly.

That stair runner is beautiful, just the thing to set off the wood and add drama to the flight of stairs.

Congratulations on the increased pattern sales. I'm wondering if it's a reflection of the current economic conditions, people investing in satisfying and homey activities rather than whatever they usually buy. Another possibility is that people are trying to get a jump on Christmas preparation.

6:37 PM  
Blogger meggie said...

The White houses looks very spiffy!
Love the stair runner too.

Congrats on the sales too.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Blandings said...

The runner is wonderful - guaranteed to give you a "lift!"

8:53 AM  

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