Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day 150 of 2016

Progress on the shed project is happening, 
not quite as quickly as we had hoped, but it is happening.  
The old floor is gone.  
After a lot of clean up of the ground under the rotted floor, 
we got a plastic barrier down, 
new joists installed and almost all of the new floor installed.  
That last piece is going to force me to learn how to use my table saw 
to rip a board to the right size.  
I am both nervous and excited.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Day 149 of 2016

Our Memorial Day weekend project is cleaning out the shed 
and fixing the broken floor. 
Here is the before picture.  
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture before it was empty.   
We made great progress today and will be out in the morning to continue.  
I'll keep you posted.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Day 148 of 2016

Imagine my surprise when I opened the mailbox today to find a box sitting in it. 
I was not expecting any packages. 
I opened the very heavy little box to find this small cabin filled with 
 pure maple syrup from Maine from my brother. 
I cannot wait to try it.
Thanks!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 146 of 2016

Hangers are assigned by color. 
Mine are green. M's are teal. 
The cream ones are extras in case one of the other colors runs out.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Day 145 of 2016

I've decided to try some large crochet. 
I am using yarn made from t-shirts. 
It is going well so it is time to make more.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Day 144 of 2016

I have finally gotten started on the Candy Corn Quilt. 
Sometimes I don't really know what I want to quilt on my quilt 
until I start quilting. 
(Do you think I said the word "quilt" enough in that sentence?)
I guess I have committed to doing pebbles with the occasional swirl 
in the black areas. 
Oh yes, and a few spider webs.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Day 141 of 2016

It is important to learn life skills. 
Today's lesson:  slicing strawberries, 
age-appropriately, of course, with plastic forks.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Day 139 of 2016

Today was a most gorgeous day.  It was cool in the shade and warm in the sun. 
It smelled like a campfire as someone nearby had a fire going. 
I spent a good bit of time outside taking it all in. 
This picture doesn't do it justice, 
but it will serve as a reminder to me of the wonder that it was.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Day 136 of 2016

We made the trip about an hour down the road today 
to visit this little sweet one (GB#2) and her sister
...and their parents, of course.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Day 135 of 2016

Tonight was declared movie night so
we ran over to the store for some movie snacks. 
We watched Captain America:  The Winter Soldier in preparation for the upcoming 
Captain America:  Civil War.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Day 132 of 2016

Since I finished quilting the giraffe quilt yesterday, 
today I prepared the backing for this quilt. 
It has been waiting patiently in the "next up" spot for a good long while. 
Many quilts have slipped in ahead of it. 
I think it's time.

Pattern by Tammy Tadd Designs. 
 I believe it is out of print as I was not able to locate it anywhere online. 




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Day 131 of 2016

I finally finished quilting the giraffe quilt for M 
and gave her a little sunshine.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Day 126 of 2016

The Columbine is in bloom. 
I can see this one from the kitchen window. 
It's out there with the chipmunks, squirrels and the birds at the feeder. 
This makes me smile.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Day 125 of 2016

My Goody Goody Binding Kit (tutorial from Lella Boutique) is being put to good use 
as I make some alterations on a dress for M.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Day 124 of 2016

The last several weeks have been hectic and emotional. 
I am hoping for a month full of calm, rest and then focus.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Day 123 of 2016

Feijoa Chocolate from New Zealand. 
It was very different than any other I have had before and it was very yummy. 
I even shared. 
Thanks, Raewyn.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Day 122 of 2016

He's almost 2 and so grown up. 
I love everything about this photo
 from the curls to the new shoes and the borrowed phone.