Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fabric for Judy's BOM

I have finally gotten my fabric together for Judy's BOM........... It took awhile but I am pleased with the choice so far.

Anyone out there interested in joining us? Then go on over to Patchwork Times for the information. Also check out the fabric choices of the rest of the group.

I am still working on the house............. We seem to spend a lot of time moving things from one place to another. The kitchen is almost done......... I sure will be glad to have my home with no workman walking in and out..........

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hello out there

Saturday was Sewing Society day. What a treat to leave the destruction of my home and be among like minded people. There were ten of us and as always we had a grand time.

Barbara was adding the final borders to her quilt.

She really gets into her work............. She was also pleased to have that top complete.

I took my sewing mascots and the rabbit was given to my daughter by the child of a friend. We have taken the rabbit with us everywhere and taken its picture.

Rebekah plans to make a photo album to go with the rabbit and return it to the child.

I took two days off of work on Tuesday and Wednesday. We cleaned out the basement. 75 totes we lugged upstairs and opened and sorted. 70% of it I gave to Rachel for her yard sale. The rest is to be shipped.

That explains all the boxes in the living room. The will be moved to the garage but we needed to wait for Rachel to show up with her truck to take off her booty............

I also had to get a shot of TJ as he became a living neck warmer for Rebekah. That dog sure does love her.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Kitchen Fix-Up Day One

The first two pictures are of the kitchen before Sergio began. Sunday we took everything out of the kitchen except the items in the pantry. It is all now in the living room. Sure makes life interesting.................

Then we went to the beach for a couple of hours.

It really doesn't really look too bad in the pictures. They don't show the 16 years of wear and just how bad the floor has aged. Except for that spot in front of the sink. I ask you, why would anyone ever put a seam in the floor in front of the sink. That space gets more wear than any other area.

I came home to the strong odor of primer. All the counter tops are gone except for the sink. They did leave that so I could function on a small level.

The biggest difference is the wall being gone between the dining room and the kitchen.

We used the dining room as Lem's office. We filled in that area and put in a door. He had a tax prep business at home. Now with that wall gone it looks so much bigger.

After work, Rebekah and I went to the beach for an hour and a half. She went into the water. I was not that brave. It was wonderful to sit there and soak up the beauty of the day.

When I got home and Sergio left, I put some leftover beef tips in the oven to warm and cooked some rice. That with green beans and fresh sliced tomatoes (our own home grown) made a wonderful meal. It really isn't easy to do much cooking with the limited space and everything all over the living room but we are managing.

I might even get to stitch a little next week.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

At Last Another Room Done..........Almost

They had to take the closet doors off to install the carpet. Now the doors need to be trimmed. They will come back on Monday to finish that task................ But at least I do get a good picture of the closet all neat...... I think it is wonderful to have only the clothes that I wear and are all ready to put on hanging there. It is so much easier to put things away when there is room.

And where did all the blue go????????

Such a change. Yes, we will have to shop for a spiffy bedspread and curtians but it is so clean and neat an I am so glad to get back into my own bed.

Sleeping upstairs was difficult. It was on the other side of the house and the outside sounds were different. Plus the bed was regular size and we are accustomed to a queen. I wonder how for 30 years we slept on a regular bed.........

Here is the spare room. Such a difference. I am getting organized at last.

Still a lot to be done but a good start. I even emptied 5 boxes from the garage.

Today I did laundry including the sheets from both beds. Rebekah is coming on Tuesday so I need to get clean sheets on that bed and perhaps some fresh flowers for the night stand.

I will finish the laundry and unpack a few more boxes. Tomorrow however is my day to rest.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I Am Blue - But Not Much Longer

It was a great idea in the beginning. This blue was toned downed with a wash of white and lots of white accessories.............. Still way too much................

Sergio showed up this morning and in 48 hours it won't be blue much longer..................

Imagine, a totally empty room. Now to get a few more empty.........

The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10