Ps 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Catch Up Pictures

Have been working on so many things at once that I have quite a few pictures to post.
First, I finished Beth's quilt and have a picture of her (and me) with it. She is lovely-Beth I mean. She loves her  quilt which makes me very pleased.
Second, I finished a simple fringe scarf in a mustard colorway of alpaca and silk that I bought on Etsy from A Yarn or a Tale-love that shop.
Third, I finally finished my first crocheted afghan. I used Nature's Choice organic cotton yarn in a mixture of almond, walnut, espresso and french vanilla. This thing is so warm and soft. It is a good lap size or larger. I am short so it covers me from neck to feet.
Lastly, whipped up a cute vintage 80's material scarf for Mary. She loves anything nautical and my mom gave me a huge chunk of this material while I was in Knoxville last weekend.




The house is moving very slowly since hubby works all day. I did manage to get some more Hardie planks painted and nailed in all the remaining electrical boxes. We have rid the yard of all the trash and have gathered up all the supplies that need to be returned. Hubby is working on the trim so that we can get the siding on, so in the meantime I just keep painting planks(storing them in this handy dandy holder hubby designed to allow them to dry).

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beth's Quilt Done

I finished Beth's quilt today. I washed and dried it and it looks good. I have not taken final pics of it yet, but I will. Made a trip to Knoxville this past weekend. The kids all went to the UT UK basketball game. I went to quilt class with my mom and hung out with my sisters for a bit. It was a nice little trip. Found out my son had a touch of pneumonia so he is now on meds to knock that out. Progress on the house is incredibly slow. Have managed to get all the Hardie plank either in the house or on the porch. Have about 80 planks painted so far. We have marked for almost all of the electrical boxes as well. Will hopefully post some pics of the house and the quilt soon.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Still Fighting the Flu Bug



My poor kids! They all still have the flu, but today is my youngest's worst day so far. She hasn't really moved much today from bed except for the infrequent potty breaks. I worked on getting Etsy orders caught up and designed a few new bags. The builders are here and we now have stairs going to the 3rd floor. Still no stairs from down here to up there yet. Several of his workers have the flu and only worked until lunch. Have been working on my afghan at night so it is coming along. Hope to do some work on Beth's quilt this week/weekend. Will see how Katy is feeling tomorrow. Here a the pics of the shingles I promised. I also added one of the large dormer from the inside. This is the same window that was too tall. We decided to cut the ceiling area in that part back some so it will be recessed. I think it will add some interest to that large area.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Slow Going

I have been so busy this month with Etsy orders that I don't feel like I am getting anything else done. I did order my french vanilla Nature's Choice yarn and have started the middle section of my afghan. I have discovered that I love Greek yogurt with granola and Honey! Never realized what a tad of honey could do to counteract the sour twang of greek yogurt-but I love it.  We have all of our shingles done and have started attaching electrical outlet boxes in the addition. Also had our siding-James Hardie plank- delivered. We have been doing a lot of clean up in the house, but the workers are back tomorrow to finish our framing and stairs. My oldest 2 came home for the MLK holiday and both now seem to have the flu. Hope we don't get it! Celebrated hubby's big 45th while they were home. Ate dinner in the soon to be dining room upstairs. Will post some pics soon, but wanted to check in.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Coming Along Nicely

Well I would love to say that I have been so overwhelmed by house stuff that I just haven't had time to post, but that would not be quite true. I am overwhelmed by how pretty it is and how I can't wait to be in it! They are still not quite done with the framing. We have the fireplace that goes through the middle of the house to frame and still have to finish the first floor framing, but it is almost done. We received all of our Hardie plank siding yesterday. Wow that is a lot to paint. The shingle guys were here yesterday and the front porch is covered. Now we just have to wait for the rain to stop.
In the time I have had not working on the house, I have been working on Etsy bags and crocheting and quilting. I am working on an afghan made from Nature's Choice Organic cotton yarns in almond, espresso, walnut and the french vanilla mixed. I love the feel and weight of this project.
I have just about completed Beth's quilt top. I love this sweet quilt. It just reminds me of Beth and all her interests and family activities. Hope to get that done today since it is raining. Would love to have it in sandwich form.
I have done a few cowls and washcloths, but mostly cleaning up the inside of the house addition and keeping nails out of the walkways. Have been cooking a lot, but we took Thomas back to UK this past weekend so the meals have gone back to soups and easy one pot meals.



Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yes, We Really Have a Roof

Yesterday the workers built all of our front porch and framed for the large 3 section dormer window in front. Today they have put all of the OSB roofing on and the roofers came to put all of the felt paper on. As I write, they are putting OSB on the sides of the house. It really is starting to come together. They wanted to get it closed in today because we have a chance for severe storms tomorrow. (that means no work for them again)
On another note, I made some yummy pumpkin muffins this morning. I used some amish sweet potato butter along with pumpkin and added a vanilla pudding to the mix. I topped them with streusel topping and YUM.
I also made peppermint bark and wrapped all of my husband's work goodies today. I have had all of my kids home since Monday at dinner and have loved every minute of it. We went Christmas shopping all day yesterday. We have eaten and laughed and just enjoyed being together. My daughter goes back tonight after dinner and we won't see her again til Christmas day. Boo Hiss! I am so thankful for the few days we have all spent together.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

All Done and an Apron to Boot!

I finally finished all of Beth's blocks today. I hope to lay them all out once we have a sunny day so I have good lighting. I did decide to make an apron today though. I bought this Riley Blake panel from an Etsy seller and found a heavier fabric in my stash to back it with. I thought it was too thin for me without the extra backing fabric. I will take a picture of mine soon, but this is the panel. It was a super easy fast project. I recommend finding one on Etsy in one of the 2 colorways and sewing it up.