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4/29/2013

Good Monday Morning!!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  More rain here but as the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers!"  We will have some beautiful flowers!  I have been working in the yard when it isn't raining.  Digging up shrubs and 23 rose bushes.  Planting shrubs and lilac bushes.  We have been working on this place for 4 months and it is looking like home now.  Next week the floors in the laundry room and master bathroom will be down.  I have one more bedroom to paint.  Our new entry doors are waiting to be installed I hope this week.  Fred and I constructed a fence last week beside the sidewalk and I painted it Friday when we had a break in the rain.  Now to put the caps on the ends.  We found a nice solar cap and I cannot wait for the rain to stop to see how it looks.  Fred put up the new entry lights and they look great!  I hope I will be working on the giraffe today painting spots.    Have a great week!
 

4/15/2013

Good Monday Morning!

The weekend flew by and it is Monday! This morning I am painting the laundry room and I hope to do some sewing. Is everyone enjoying the warmer weather? I hope it is warm where you are! Put my Prim Olde Spring Katt on Ebay. I love to make bears, pups and furry critters but I need to make one of my extreme prims occasionally. Love prim! I hope everyone enjoys their week! Olde Spring Katt on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300891163102?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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4/11/2013

Have a Happy Thursday!

Good Thursday Morning! Looks like the weather report is for more rain today. Better get your mud stompin' boots on! I have been working on a giraffe this week, working in the yard,  and making a prim bench for the bathroom. Wood working gives me a great feeling of accomplishment and takes me back to the sweet days of my childhood. I always enjoyed spending time with my grandfather watching him make benches and tables. He would give me the scrap wood to form my creatures. Funny how some cuts of wood could be a dog, bear or wild creature not known yet to man. Those were great times and I enjoyed every minute with my grandfather. He taught me so much and I still miss him! Have a Happy Day and enjoy every detail of it!


4/05/2013

Happy Friday!!

It is Friday already! Time certainly does fly. I guess when we are busy it flies even faster. This past week we have been giving the guest bathroom a make over. I previously cleaned with Clorox top to bottom, painted the walls gray and painted and antiqued the vanity, put up a new oval mirror I painted and antiqued it. We started last Friday and thought it was going to be a two day job taking off the old flooring and putting tile down, grouting it and putting in a new throne. No such luck. Every inch of the old flooring was glued. Scraped, patched, sanded and primer took days. Then put the new tile down and grouted it the next day. The new throne was next and it was an American Standard. They use to make them in nearby Salem but this American Standard was made in Mexico. First of all the tank had a big crack down the back so it was returned for another one. New tank on and it seemed to be fine. Last night the seals started leaking. Fred could not fix it so off today to buy another throne, (NOT American Standard) remove the broken one, return it and install the new one. I cannot wait to scrape off the flooring, patch, sand and primer the master bathroom. Then new tile and grout. It is three times as big as the guest bathroom. At least we already installed a new throne in there. It will have to be pulled up for the flooring job...bummer! While I was telling Fred I would like to put a roof over the deck and basement entry way he very nicely said, "You should have married a contractor!" Working on a giraffe when I can this week. This is a picture of my sweet grandson. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

4/01/2013

Josephina

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!  It was a wonderful day for me as I was able to be with my family at Blake and Mindy's house.  We had so much wonderful food!  Blake and Mindy are expecting their first baby and it is nice to enjoy this time with them.  Baby Bailey and his sister Daisy were cute.  Bailey is Blake's dog but he has lived with me for his 10 years of life.  Daisy his baby sister lives with Blake and Mindy.  She is a Sheltie but weighs 47 pounds.  She is afraid of 6 pound Bailey.  He barks at her and she runs only to come back for more.  It is funny to see!  They are always a hoot!  We enjoyed the day!  Fred and I worked all weekend on the guest bathroom.  What a large job that room turned into.  Poor Fred!  Every inch of the linoleum that was in there was glued.  He worked all day Friday getting the top layer off the floor and then scraping and sanding to remove the backing.  Some of the wood was pulled up so he patched, sanded, patched, sanded and then cleaned and gave it a coat of primer.  Yesterday we put down the tile.  Today when he gets home from work we will grout it.  I am hoping Tuesday evening we can put in the new commode and put the woodwork back on the wall.  We were thinking it would take 2 days at the most.  Dreamers we are!  We love this new house but everything we do seems to be a major project! I managed to finish CoCoMo Josephina Jo's dress and will be listing her on Ebay today.  She is 32 inches tall.  I am working on a giraffe when I get a minute or two.  Enjoy your week!  Think Spring!





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