Hi! How are you?! Where the heck have you been?!!
I have been looking for you everywhere.
I know, I know… I said I was going to be posting *regularly*…but in my defense, there are just too many things happening around here that are keeping me from sitting down to this medium.
This will be a fairly short post, just snapshots of what is happening in the Southern Homestead…
Bob the loom is naked. It is time to plan the next project now that my table runner is complete although it will be heading to the Northern Homestead as the kitchen table there is a varathaned white pine and much better suited to the bright colours than the walnut dining table here.
I also have a B-I-G sewing project to start. We have a very large, square patio umbrella over our hot tub that is in desperate need of replacement. Since I can sew and am very thrifty (cheap), why pay $500-800 for a new umbrella to be made when I can make it myself? Here is the chosen fabric, a grey and white checkerplate pattern…all 12 yards of it, and picked up on sale to boot.
The PITA part of busting the concrete floor for hooking up new piping is done and hubby cemented over the hole, then applied a layer of self-leveling cement, which he will probably need to do again before we start tiling. Meanwhile, the back wall is re-vapour barriered and ready for inspection by the City and he managed to drywall the outside of the bathroom wall amongst a bunch of little electrical projects that needed doing.
While he was busy playing with concrete and drywall, I was playing with paint (and managed to sell a property in between) in the laundry room. The walls are a pale, butter yellow and the floor is a rustic brown shade, which still needs to be finished and will get done this week.
I still need to get back to the de-cluttering (mostly my closet!) and with the warm weather finally here, I am rushing to get inside projects done as I have a few outdoor ones to tackle.
Life is always busy, so make sure you take the time to stop and smell the roses so to speak…or have a beer on the patio in the sun.