Irish Lake Quilter

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Demolition Time



The cottage where we have spent many summer weekends over the past 30 years was built in the late 40's by Jim's Uncle Jay. He raised his family there and we've done the same with our guys. It is a very small place (700 sf) and now that our sons are older, we need extra bedroom space. Rather than tear down the cottage, we decided it to be smarter for now to demolish the garage and build a new one with living quarters above it. My sister in law and I spent countless hours playing around with floor plans this summer and finally landed on one that works. We'll have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a living/kitchen combo or about 900 sf upstairs. Below will be a laundry room, workshop, space for one car and possibly a quilt room for me!

Demolition took place a few weeks ago and today we heard that framing has started. Long distance building isn't real easy, but we make the trip there about once a week to see the progress. The builder promises that it will be framed in by Christmas and then Jim will finish the inside work during the winter. Picking out cabinets, lights, appliances and some furniture should keep me busy during the cold winter months. I'm also planning quilts for all the beds and how I will set up my space with all my quilty stuff. Isn't dreaming about quilting time a lot of fun?!

4 comments:

Libby said...

What a perfect solution . . . more space and keeping the original cottage intact *s*

swooze said...

I am reading with great interest about your cottage. I grew up with 2 family members owning cottages on the lake. Many happy memories.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to hold a mini-quilt retreat with friends when you get it all finished. I'm totally jealous LOL Where is Irish Lake?

teodo said...

Wow a quilt room!!!!!!it's fantastic.
ciao ciao