Monday, June 23, 2008

All Moved In

We've got the blinds back up and the furniture in the new old sitting room/Katie's bedroom.

I'm really happy with how well everything goes together in the room.

I may put a bookshelf in there too since the sewing room has been run over with books and there's just no more room in there to accommodate them.

Katie has even hauled all her luggage downstairs into the room.

and of course Wilbur and Charlotte have to get in on the action too.

Friday, June 20, 2008

It's almost a room!!

The former sitting room turned sewing room turned sitting room/Katie's bedroom renovation is, dare i say it, almost done!

This room has the most gorgeous view of the flower gardens when they are in bloom. The river birches afford lots of privacy too in the summertime and the sunshine comes in all morning and day.

The ceiling where the leak was is repaired and spackled and painted, trim is almost finished, walls are painted in Wild Asparagus, floor is waiting on its 2nd coat of Green Banana and then the furniture will be added....oh, and a rug too...and curtains. But, I already have the bed, linens and comforter and the settee and hopefully they will all go in the room by Sunday, cross your fingers!!

Oh yes, and the kitty inspector aka Spunky was on the job too. He has been quite annoyed that the sheet (to help cut down on spackle dust and paint fumes throughout the entire house) used to cut off his access into the room. What is it about cats and closed doors or sheets that totally makes them go nuts?? Oh and yes, we have to buy a door too.....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

DOT post

It's been forever since I've posted for DOT! Between painting and VBS I've not been on the computer much. I've also been trying to work on another quilt which isn't progressing very well either but I did get some puppy shots while I was cutting fabric, some of Doug too.

Wilbur destroys his ball...

Sound asleep on the pillows and laundry...

Wilbur says 'enough with the flashy thing mom'

Doug and Charlotte bonding....

Wilbur snoozing under the desk....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Quick Update

Just a quick update to let you know that I have not fallen off the face of the earth (as of yet anyway). This last week was spent working Vacation Bible School at Grace Baptist. I totally forgot how a class full of 2, 3 & 4 year olds (up to +20 of them) can wear a body out!! It was fun even if it was exhausting and I slept wonderfully all week!

In addition to that we have been working on the ex-sewing room to convert it to a bedroom for Katie for her stay here this summer. The drywall and spackling (my first time spackling over my head mind you) are finished. The walls, trim and floor have been primed. We decided to pull up the carpet in there too after the tar from the roof repair hit the carpet (we won't discuss the kitty stains). Today I will get the ceiling primed and finish priming the window trim. Hopefully if all goes well (and we know the probability of that one) I'll be able to get the ceiling and trim coated with at least the first coat of paint.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I've been busy with know mundane, ordinary, everyday stuff that no one wants to know about and isn't that spectacular anyway, so I'll leave you with this thought:
more cat pictures