Friday, May 15, 2015

Another Rug

i atarted another rug - I had some embroidery that needed doing & I have to have SOMETHING to do while the machine is running - so I warped my big frame. I used a poly-cotton to warp the frame - but the rest of ti will be all denim. I was gifted some denim strips all on rolls. Sure wish I knew where a person could find fabric on rolls like what you see in the first picture
this one is pretty blurry - sorry it was with my phone -
My Progress
Lots of denim lint & turns my hands & finger nails BLUE ! Maybe I'll have a shot at starring in AVATARII (maybe a cameo??? Ha Ha Ha!) Thanks For Looking! M

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

Had breakfast at Cracker Barrell with my husband, my sister & a freind. Then went to Lowe's. My daughter Ryan & her husband helped. We have 12 footers to dig. We got 4 done. The ground is so hard. Yes we had an auger. Yes we filled the holes with water. The water SAT in the holes like a bowl! There's that much clay in our soil. It was hot. I was hot, I was tired. OMGoodness this is such the hard part.
no sewing this past weekend none. M

Monday, May 4, 2015

Our Big Home Improvement Project for 2015

A deck. That's our project this summer. I hoping real hard that it doesn't take us all summer! But you never know. Our back deck was put on by the builders & it was there when we bought the house. It had an awning on it. While this is very nice to look at - we've been in this house since 2008 & the awning was beginning to show it's age. We'd treated it only once for leaking. Since the deck was "builder grade", it the spindles under the hand rails were 2X4's turned sideways. Again, it functioned very well. It was just time for a change! We spend a LOT of time on our back deck. It's like another living room during spring & summer. but at 12'X 16' you really couldn't get many people on it, nor could we have a screen door. So off the old awning came & down came the old deck! And construction begins! Here are a few BEFORE shots
We're thinking of taking a week's vacation this month to get the deck part done ASAP - as there is nothing out my kitchen door right now! Thanks for stopping by! M