We live in our screen room most of the summer (and weather permitting sometimes in the other seasons we enjoy it as well because we put up the propane heater) always fun to sit out there and watch the snow come down and we’re all cozy inside. Even though it’s just screen Doug puts plastic all around the screen and it acts as a wind block as well as keeps the screens from caving in with snow and wind.
So we did our first of the summer cleaning where we take all the furniture out, wash it, hose it and then wash the screens, floors and walls – other times of the season we just wash the floor and screens. It’s a big undertaking the first of the season but you can probably imagine all the pollen and dust that accumulates when Spring hits.
We wash the floor on our hands and knees because a mop would just streak the floor – we do it 2 times over and then I wonder if we get it all.
My gardens are coming along just okay…I’ve never been happy with them because of all the shade and it’s hard to find good shade perennials – I have mostly Yellow, White and Purples but did find a few Red Annuals that seem to be doing okay in the shade.
Well that’s enough of the outdoor stuff – not real interesting huh?
Friday night we took the family out to dinner for Father’s Day…Brett and Heather couldn’t make it because Joe had BB tournament so we went with them Saturday night for Mexican.
Doug was happy he got to spend it with all of them at some point.
And then WALLA!
Yep…Zayne David born 3 weeks early – 5 lbs. 15 oz.
Our first GREAT-GRANDCHILD!
How’s that for a Father’s Day gift to Tylor…
Alex’s water ruptured instead of the water breaking and they aren’t sure why.
During contractions Zayne’s heart rate dropped way low and
they couldn’t get it back up fast enough so she had a C-section.
Alex and baby are doing great!
My decorating has been at a stand still so I don’t have any new home photos to share – I haven’t felt much like tackling things and irritating my back…like we need to paint, re-paper – things like that – they would make a huge difference but I need to be in working order to be able to do it. Maybe in the late summer I’ll be more apt to tackle things and then you will see some changes.
I have been working on my Wool Runners from the sale I had…
thank you everyone who ordered.
If anyone else would like one I will honor the sale price for 3 more days!
Have enough wool left for 2 runners and would like to use it up.
I love working on these – the colors of the pennies look strange just laying on the runners but when they get stitched they just blend so well. I know you all will love them.
I had an assembly line going which made things much easier.
For the first time I used Pellon – I ironed it on the wool so it wouldn’t stretch when I cut out the pennies – plus then I could trace my pennies onto the paper side, but I don’t iron it on to them when I stack or when I put them on the runner – I don’t want to flatten the wool – I like a more full look.
I normally don’t work in the dining room but the table worked well for the amount of wool I needed to work with – plus I didn’t want to be stuck upstairs working!!
Thank goodness I have one of the larger size cutting mats to use on the table.
I have two other smaller ones for upstairs.
I looove these mats! AND WOOL!!!
So for now it’s just ‘stuff’ to post about and nothing very interesting I know, but I sure do appreciate all my followers and friends who comment regardless.
I like keeping up with all of you as well – I know FB has taken over but I still think you get more out of the blogs when it comes to ‘knowing it all’ – there’s a complete story on the blogs!! So thank you all of you for hanging in there in blog-land.