Sunday, November 6, 2011

What's Going on Around Here?

Oh my, but we've been very busy! We painted the front of the house. And when I say "we," I mean mostly Pete. Here's a before picture...

I actually kind of liked that color, but it was really fading and oxidizing. Like my mother (who I am turning into), I love a pale yellow house. This color comes close, but once it was on the house, wasn't exactly what I had in mind. Oh well, by then we'd spent $200 on it and several hours of Pete's time. So we stuck with it and I can live with it.

I don't have a photo of it, but Pete has also done a great job of painting the garage door so that rusty stripe down the center is gone. And here's my festive porch.... with the new blue door that I completely love!

I also have been spending time cleaning up my plot at the church. This is a "before" picture.

I'm about 3/4 of the way done with clearing the weeds and dead stuff. As soon as that is done, then the fun part begins! I've seen deer up here, so will have to find some pretty stuff to put in that they won't eat. Any ideas out there?

While it hasn't been much, I'm grateful for the time I have been able to spend in the sewing room.  The color is off in this photo, but this is what was dumped out of the trash can in there. I love running my fingers through this stuff!

and here is what some of that is turning into....

Plus, was able to get a Birthday present for a good friend started today. Did you think I was going to show a picture of that???  Hello??? Try again!! Oh and I made a little towel for another friend today too. Didn't take a photo of that. Maybe I should....

Looking forward to a sister weekend next week with my sister Betsy! Yay!
Off to another busy week...


  1. If you want to deter the deer keep all the hair you clean out of your hair brush, ( This is where dirty hair is best) and make little bags out of old 15 denier tights and stuff with the hair. place around the boundery and on any stakes next to precious plants. The deer do not like to go near things which smell of humans. Will need replacing fairly often.