Sure didn't mean to be gone that long but you've heard that one before haven't you. I'm starting to sound like a broken record. I'm glad that you all enjoyed the birthday party that the woolies threw for me. I was again totally blown away and totally surprised. Between the super bowl get together and that party - turning 50 was a fun fun fun event I will never forget.
Things are really picking up speed here at the Farmhouse house and the lake house. But I keep telling myself that before I know it I'll be twiddling my thumbs looking for something to do - I'm looking very forward to those days :). I check around bloggy land to see what everyone is up to and see all the wonderful creations that you are all whipping up and I'm jealous. I'm looking forward to having some show and tell to share with you that I've whipped up. These fingers are missing the needle and thread.
Last weekend was a quilt retreat that I've attended the last few years. But this year I knew it wasn't going to be in the cards for me and very wisely declined early on - see with age comes wisdom, LOL. A few of the peeps decided that they would go and I knew that I would come by for a few hours on Sunday to check out what everyone was doing. I missed the show and tell on Saturday night and I guess it was a good one. There is a group of fun ladies that come from another area that we always look forward to seeing and catching up with. We keep talking about getting together outside of the retreat and hopefully that can happen sometime this year. They always have fun projects to share - and I managed to get a couple of pics of them - look at this absolutely beautiful punch needle project - way to go Judy - the project is punched on a beautiful background fabric and very dimensional
Oh I loved this project - one of them is going to email me the pattern name - but does anyone out there know who the designer is - how dang cute is this
a couple of other beautiful projects
look at those tiny squares that make up that nine patch - "gulp"
This quilt was available as a kit at the retreat in October put on by the same people and she got hers done - lordy it's a beautiful quilt. Anyway I bought the same kit with the intention of making it for the new house. One of the peeps bought one of my antique cupboards from the lake and offered to make the quilt top for me in exchange for the cupboard - WHOA - I was thrilled to have her do it. It will hang in the staircase of the new house. You know how I love love love stars and there will be some theme of that going on in the new house - anyway this way it will be done shortly after we move in - hey momma didn't raise no fool, LOL, I of course said yes, how could I refuse. I will have to have it quilted and put the binding on - but I think I can handle that when I'm twiddling my thumbs :). Thanks LL
So what did I work on the few hours I was there - this cute punch needle project
I'm waiting for the Valdani threads so that I can kit this for the website - oh my poor website has sure taken a back seat and I've got lots of new things to get put on there - oh sorry I digressed there a bit. But check the website by the end of the week - I've got some cute Easter decorations and other fun things to get on there and my goal is the end of the week.
Anne sent me a darling picture for my birthday and I asked if I could share it - she knows my taste to a "T" - thank you Anne, you know I LOVE IT :)
So like I said things are really moving around here. We met with the Realtors last week and the house will go on the market this coming week with the Realtor tour the following Tuesday. Mr. Farmhouse and I are spending the weekend out in the cold garages getting them in shape and making several trips out to the lake hauling "stuff". The wood floors are all down now - here is a picture of the pantry - it's where I could get the best color and the rest of the floor is all covered up to protect it - I love how it looks
the window trim is all up on the second floor - it still needs to be painted but I like how it turned out as well. I have to share these pictures because I think it looks like those fake scenery shots that you see on TV - this is in the sewing area
this is in the Misters office
On Monday they start putting in the kitchen cabinets and lordy I can't wait to see how that looks. The house is really going to be taking on it's look over the next couple of weeks. Our move in date is April 11th and it's on schedule at this point. Last week all of the lighting and the rest of the plumbing was finalized. Only a few more things left to decide on - YAHOO, I'm, running out of steam. I know that I've been MIA from lots of your blogs and in posting here. It's been busy here with the house and life and frankly when I sit down at night I'm pooped. I've even taken a quick "blink" (what Mr. Farmhouse calls a little nap) a couple of times after dinner - so not me. My sleeping at night has taken a bit of a hit as well - the brain doesn't want to shut off at night with the "to do" list going through my head. So I visit you when I can and hope you understand. I've also taken a break from answering any comments so if you have any certain questions that I haven't answered please email me and I will get back to you. I have a couple I know I need to answer and I'm working on it. I'm thinking of taking a blogging break very soon until after the move - goodness it's coming fast :).
Until Next Time