Sunday, March 30, 2008

Not much to see...

The rooms are both primed and ready to be painted, and that will begin tomorrow. In addition to the floor getting installed, new lights, etc, etc. I am hoping by Thursday night we will be sleeping back in our own rooms. Because I am REALLY tired of sleeping in the middle of the living room. It's just not comfortable. We have our bed set up, but it's just not the same. It's too open. And I'm tired of feeling cramped for space. Tomorrow we are under a winter storm watch, a possible 8" of snow between tomorrow afternoon and Tuesday afternoon. It has to end sometime!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

We got the fan!!!

We had to drive an hour and a half one way, and cross the Mighty Mac: If you need, you can have someone drive you across in your car. Alot of people do that I think. The water looked very cold! On the way to Petoskey, we stopped in Alanson, and found this to my delight.

It's called The Dutch Oven Yarn Shop. The bakery was closed, but the yarn shop was open and it was a great stop along the way. I got yarn to make a cardigan for me, she had tons of samples and I love that, being able to see what I am making.

No work being done today, but this is what it looks like back there.

It's all just drywall and dust right now. But I do have to admit, here is the original flooring,

Yellow linoleum. How pretty. UGH!!!! Pretty soon it will be replaced by beautiful hardwood. And it will last forever.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Big sighs from this end of the world...

but progress is being made in the bedrooms. I don't really like camping in the living room, so hopefully by in a week or so we'll be back in our own space.

Here is what happened yesterday:

That's alot of drywall! But as of tonight it's all put up. I will have to get pics tomorrow, no power to the back rooms right now. But here is the flooring we picked, it's called "gunstock"

And that is our new bedroom set. We got the headboard, my hope chest will be at the foot of the bed. And we got 2 side tables and on the right there, we got that long dresser without the mirror because we are going to mount a flat screen tv up above it. It is going to be WONDERFUL!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Home Sick

I am home yet again today. Going crazy because for the life of me I can't find anything to watch on tv. And so I put on Blair Witch (free from the On Demand cable thing). The contractors are back there working, but they don't seem to think making chicken soup is part of the job. This is Joe's website. He normally works on log homes, maintaining them. We were lucky to get him before his busy season started! I am going to knit for a bit. And take some more ibuprofin.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Home sick and construction begins today!

Here is our bedroom last night:

And the guest room:

And here is the master bedroom today:

And the guest room:

The kicker? I came home sick, and I think I have the flu.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Well, we had a great time with the mystery quilt. Of course our teacher learned from the last mystery quilt class, and she kept the clues on her person, in her bag. No snagging a clue before it was time!
I have to add borders to mine, but some people have theirs done. Like Paige,

Her quilt is really neat! Brenda got her quilt done, minus borders,

It was snowing this morning on the way to the shop by the way. Spring will be here when??? Paige also finished her Magic Tiles quilt, it came out really nice.

I need to go sew now, I like to have the quilts done and ready to go!

Quilting today!

Yes, we have quilting today. :-) I was at the shop Tuesday night, and a couple of the women finished up their Hoochie Mama quilts. Here are pics of those. They are adorable!

I haven't made one yet, and I'm not sure if I'm going to. They are awfully cute though.
Today at the Quilted Moose it is a mystery quilt. Here are my fabrics:

Not sure what it's going to look like, but since it's snowing outside again, I'll take the spring fabric!

Sunday, March 09, 2008


I did not realize how long it's been since I posted! I took another quilt class, and those pictures need to be put up, and here this weekend we have another one already, another mystery quilt. I am not able to post pictures at this time, blogger is not cooperating. But the fabrics are pretty, and nice and spring looking. I have to admit, I'm not tired of the snow, but I am tired of walking like a duck so I don't fall on my bum!
Now, back to knitting!