Now on to the Inside Arm... I am running desperately LOW on fabric so I have to sew pieces together in places that are not too conspicuous such as the Inside Arm and the Deck areas! I hate to do it but in this case because I can't find anymore of this fabric I'm in… Continue reading The Inside Arm and Deck!
I'm going to face it. I have too many books! Hi Friends! I know it's been a week or so since I've last posted, I have been busily trying to EMPTY our garage (currently our storage area while we have been under construction) so we'll have room for the kitchen remodel. Boxes and boxes came… Continue reading A Place For My Books!
Hi Friends, Today we opened up the soffit in our kitchen. But before we get to THOSE photos, here are a couple of BEFORE shots. West Wall... North Wall... South and East Walls... ...and here's the soffit opened up... I'm not sure if you can tell, but where Jim is, the soffit is actually a… Continue reading Home Improvement – Support Beam Bummer!
I just LOVE this above photo. Complete chaos! Ha! Actually, we are moving everything out of the cabinets in this photo so it literally is a complete mess. But I took a photo none-the-less and our cavern of blegck is here for you all to devour! Can you believe, after almost 20 years we are… Continue reading Home Improvement – The Kitchen Planning Begins!
We brought in the carpet that's been in the garage and unrolled it. It will take a few days for it to relax and remain flat. Jim finished the painting of the trim and hung the door to the basement yesterday! For our cat Chloe Jim installed a cat door and I spent the morning… Continue reading Another Home Improvement Post – Family Room Near Completion!
We have been (mostly Jim...I just help lay out the boards and cut an end every now and then) working hard to get the floor finished in the family room. This room took 3 days to complete. First, Jim had to work the transition from the Kitchen into the room. There were a lot of… Continue reading On The Home Improvement Front – We Have a Floor!
This is as far as I've taken it this week... The inner border is on and the 2nd border is still in the works. Turns out these quarter square triangles take a bit of effort to get the points perfect. I've had to re-sew about a half dozen and use a template to line up… Continue reading An Almost Design Wall Wednesday
A fairly infrequent occurrence in my lovely part of the country are bursts of very intense storms.This happened on Friday afternoon. In about 20 minutes the winds whipped up so severe that whole trees toppled over and large limbs fell. I was driving home when the storm hit and I pulled over in a sheltered… Continue reading Big Day Yesterday
Finally! How long has it been? 6 months? 8 months? At any rate, we are making forward progress on our ground floor re-do, remodel project and I'm so happy we are at a point I can work on a sewing project! Window treatments!!! I have 5 windows to cover, each with their own unique challenges,… Continue reading The Ground Floor Home Improvement Project – Finally A Sewing Task!
Hey Everyone! Jim and I talked about getting this little technique on camera, in case you do your own wood floor installation some day and need to borrow this idea! This came about after several unsuccessful attempts at trying to 'close the gaps' in between the boards. My husband really is quite clever! See the… Continue reading Wood Floor Installation – Jim’s Technique for Closing Gaps!