Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Always needing a project

Seems my whole life I have had to have a project to work on or a book to read...
I can't think of a time I have just sat still and done nothing....well, except visiting and driving
- things like that yes, one has to be not multitasking 😏

The basement is FINISHED...the laundry room the last of it.
We painted the walls and floors, put in a couple cupboards/counter and Doug put up a hanging rack for me.  It certainly isn't a fancy laundry room but from what it was for years it is good enough for me.

Before/during demolition
No that isn't laundry in the baskets...
it's all the rags and sheets we use for dropcloths when painting

I do plan to make curtain for the front of the shelves

After the basement project we tackled the outside...normally we get loads of mulch but
it needs to be taken care of right away and so this year with no help from the boys we bought bags of mulch and it worked out great...we didn't have to worry about the weather.

But first we bought a new tree for the end of the house to replace a large bush that outlived itself.
This is a 'Louisa' Weeping Flowering Crabapple

Not sure if you remember but we planted all new shrubs last Spring
They're still small but are coming in really great this year, we're really pleased with the 
Holly bushes especially - 

We had to replace two burning bushes that were under these windows
so we decided on two Holly bushes like the ones in the front.

This week I started on the dining room getting the walls painted below the chair rail.
I kept the same color as all the trim because I like it and because I didn't want 
to paint ALL THAT TRIM a different color....then I started the stenciling.
I'm loving it and I like that I decided to put it just along the openings and not in the center of the walls.

Stencil is from MB Historic Stencils

In the evenings when I get to relax I work on my rug hooking
This is a pattern I've had for 4 years now and just getting to work on it.

This is my current finish one - finished hooking anyway,
now I need to block and bind it.

Thank you for visiting me again

Please pray for our country


  1. I love that color and the stenciling. Looks fabulous! So does the laundry room. Mine is tiny without any light at all. You've inspired me, which is to my husband's dismay!!

  2. Everything looks so clean and beautiful!!!

  3. Well, I don't know what I like better--the laundry room overhaul, the Crabapple tree, or your rug hooking projects! Although I must say; it's funny to see green lawn. I have lived in Arizona too long, I guess. :~)

  4. Oooh! And the stenciling! I'm so going to do this once the house is finished!

  5. When this whole thing started we were in the middle of a bathroom remodel. After some back orders we finally finished that. Now that the weather is good we are outside. putting up railings on the new deck we installed last year. Moving flower gardens which is a big job! And installing a small veggie garden. We had a large tree taken down last year which changed things. But like you I am happy to settle in a hook at the end of the day.
    Love your patterns a good feeling to have a hook in your hand.

  6. The laundry room turned out so wonderfully Karen! So bright and cheery. I love the stenciling (and choice of paint colors) too...but, oh...your yard is just incredible. Sov very inviting. I always envy those with shade LOL. Love that blanket chest pattern... You did some incredible color planning...I am loving the movement of the tan and blue.... Stay well and safe my friend ~Robin~

  7. I like all the changes and improvements. Especially the stenciling.


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