Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tomorrow - cabinet doors, molding, etc. - and hopefully the front door will be in too!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
3 years ago, for Christmas, Stacy bought me a fab "quilting machine", which is really a cool table with a rack on it to hold a regular sewing machine, so you can move the machine easily to quilt. I mostly machine quilt on that, but occasionally, I like to hand quilt my quilts. I have my own "TiVo" downstairs, so I can tape my favorite shows to watch while I sew (What not to Wear, Spice Up My Kitchen, Fon's and Porters Quilting Show, etc.) I also have an iPod dock, so I can listen to groovy tunes while I quilt, it helps with the "free motion" quilting. I love the "track lighting system" that Stacy put up for me, there used to be just a single fixture and it was pretty dark down here. This light fit into the single hole, but spreads the light down the whole room. I love my "design wall" too, it is a flannel table cloth ($3) hung up behind the extra lamp - very handy.
Here is where I can sit and do handwork, or look through books for inspiration, etc. It is also a comfortable place for people to visit me while I sew.Another bonus is that it is always nice and cool in the basement. Life is good!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
We were missing the "baby" sister in laws - Jen and Des and we definitely missed them! Hopefully we'll all be there next year for the 12th annual one at my house!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Last night we celebrated Shane's birthday with a yummy cake that I call a "Candy Bar Cake" and some of my children call a "Better than Sex Cake". Doug (who was just married a month ago) is eating his cake and he suddenly says, "To think I used to think this cake was better than sex". Shane was appalled that Doug would refer to such a thing!...funny.
Here is the range, with my wonderful double oven. It's an electric oven, with a gas stove top. It's also a convection oven!! So exciting.
For those of you keeping track, it's been 7 weeks so far of a mess!! We probably won't be completely finished until the end of the month - but - it's getting better!
It was great to see my sisters and their families and my parents. The weather was beautiful and Stacy got 18 holes of golf in, so he was happy about that. We also spent the night in Logandale with Jeff and Deanna on the way home (more shooting for Stacy) and had a nice visit there too. Now, back to the house and back to work! (Up until midnight last night painting - will post pics later today or tomorrow).