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

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.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Progress and Procrastination

They have been steadily working on the house this week. It is really starting to take shape. I on the other hand have felt a little unproductive this week. I have worked on a few of Beth's blocks, but mostly Etsy bags. That is great, but I don't see things getting done. I bought a couple of remnant Minky pieces for $5 on Etsy and did manage to cut them out into squares today. I plan on sewing this together for our builder/neighbor's daughter who is due in February. Not bad for a $5 Minky purchase. The colors are so cute for a little boy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A third floor in the works

Well it has been an interesting week. My hubby has had the flu, we had several days of rain, that held up the building process and my daughter has had two choir performances. I am glad to say that after a full day of rain on Monday, the builders were back today and really accomplished a lot! The third floor, which is basically just four bedrooms and two baths, is almost completely framed. They also framed the three front dormers. Tomorrow they will start on the beams that will hold the roof. Yesterday, I baked a cake and also homemade bread. Figured since it was raining I might as well eat. Today I have been sewing and completing a few bag orders. Just lack two blocks to be finished with Beth's blocks. Will take a pic once I have them all laid out.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas goodies and Burlap Bags

I really love burlap. It is itchy and kinda has a weird smell but it is sturdy and functional and comes in different colors too. I ordered these bags online a few months back and really didn't know what I was going to do with them. Yesterday was our final co-op for 2012. I wanted to give some goodies to all the sweet families we do school with. I filled the burlap bags full of coffee beans from Starbucks and dipped pretzels and made homemade peanut butter cups and candies to go along with them. My daughter printed some cardstock tags (realized she put an apostrophe in and had to add home) and I distressed them with brown ink. Stapled them to the front and Voila!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Up On The Housetop..Bang Bang Bang

It has finally started and I am so excited! We have had builders here for the last 3 days and there has been a lot of progress. The roof was covered in a layer of ice this morning so they had to squeegee it off before starting their work.  Just thought I would keep up with our new addition on here so I can look back at the pics.