The tree is up!!
It's a two foot, pre-lit, tree. I put it in a galvanized pail this year with burlap tucked in around the base. It is sitting in the family room window, so I see it all lit up when I pull in the drive after work.
I've been a very bad blogger. I haven't posted in ages, but I have been working on lots of projects.
I finally finished my Barbara Brackman Civil War Celebration Quilt. Barbara posted a new Civil War block every week for a year. It only took me another year to put it together and get it quilted and put the binding on. Here it is laying on my guest bed:
With some close ups of the blocks:
Each block came with a story about the Civil War. The stories and patterns are now compiled into a book. It was a great project to work on, just one block a week.
The side walkway of my house has been a mess since I moved in. I could never get the lady next door, whose walkway connects, to agree to have it fixed. She has agreed to having quotes ... hundreds of quotes, but never to actually set it in motion.
After the horrible winter last year, I wanted to get the walkway fixed so it wouldn't slope to the house. I didn't have any water damage in the spring, but didn't want to go through another winter worrying.
I finally got a contractor to agree to do just half.
It now looks tidy and I won't have to worry about leaks this winter (knock on wood)
Well the lady next door must have been embarassed seeing how nice my walkway looked. She finally had her side tidied up. The walkways aren't gorgeous, but at least we can safely walk on them and hopefully no water damage.
I went to a "Canvas, Corks and Cocktails" event last week with 3 friends. The premise is that even if you can't paint, by the end of the night you have a piece of original art ... a masterpiece!
I am generally creative and handy, but I cannot draw at all. The artist put us all at ease and started demonstrating how to block in your picture, how to add background, etc and pretty soon we were comfortable weilding a brush. Not to say that we would win any awards ... but we were all pretty happy by the end of the evening. In progress:
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.