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

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!