Monday, April 25, 2011

Catching Up

After being away for what seems like forever, I'm finally back in the blogging world. Special thanks to my friend Janice for loaning me her card reader so I can add some pictures to this blog!!

I have been so surprised to have a few new followers during my hiatus!! Maybe it's better when I don't have anything to say???

It's been a busy few months, although I can't really say what all's been happening!! Hubby and I did manage a trip to Hawaii a few weeks ago. Very relaxing for me, but quite a bit of work for him as it was a business trip. Maybe another post on that later!

Today I've been working on this: I have to add some small pieces between the squares and quilt it to the backing. Looks very simple so hopefully I'll get it done soon! I don't know about you, but after having arranged all the squares in a pleasing fashion I still managed to sew things together wrong, such as the two browns on top of each other. Oh well!

I did get some wonderful packages from UPS!! They sat in my entry for a week before we had time to work on them, but it was worth the wait!

Hubby and I spent quite a bit of time putting the desk and two tables together, but I'm really pleased with how they turned out. Really solid furniture and actually went together pretty easily. Just time consuming.

Such a good guy!

Before the furniture came, B put in some new overhead lights, and trimmed out the entire room! The windows had now trim, just finished sheet rock and a window sill. UGLY!!!!

I realize I don't have a picture of just the trim, but I love it! It was a dark stain, small and not pretty at all. Now it's wide, off-white and beautiful!!

I love the furniture and my honey bought me a new TV with a built in DVD player to replace my old 10" TV/VCR combo!! All I need is a bathroom and a fridge and I'll never have to leave!! I think we're going to put our old hardwood from the kitchen in here. That will show off the yellow walls better. I'm really loving this room!!

We've had about 4 sunny days out of the last 45 so I get my laundry out there as fast as I can!!!! I LOVE my clothesline! Nothing special, but nothing beats fresh hung laundry. The sheets?? Oh, my!!!! I think everyone should have one of these! I know some neighborhoods ban them from people's yards, but I can't imagine why! What a lovely site to see clothes blowing in the breeze! You can always hide the undergarments between the towels!!

Garage sale season has begun! Got this great scrabble game with RED tiles for $2.00 last week!

And a lovely box of vintage kitchen tools for $4.00. What a bargain!!!

I went with my SIL, Meagan to Seabold Vintage Market last month. The line was long, and the place was so crowded, but I managed to get a few goodies there too

The old lunch pail is my favorite and is residing on my sewing table, filled with cards, letters and cute notes from sweet Lynda!

Thanks for sticking with me through this drought!! I'll have to train myself to post on a regular basis again!!


  1. Holly,
    Just happened upon your blog. I assume you're a Walton nut. As I am!!! Right now on our cable they are showing the Waltons more than ever. I've seen every show and have the Complete DVD series and I still watch them on tv. Saturday they had them on 24 hours. Oh to have been one of those family members.......I always wanted to be in that family and live that time. Keep on blogging, I'll be watching!! Cyndi xxoo

  2. I'm jealous that you've found great yard/garage sales already! I need to get out on Friday and Saturdays now that spring is here.

    I love how your room is looking with that great green furniture... I don't think I'd want to leave either :)


    PS I LOVE those red Scrabble tiles... I've never seen anything like that before.

  3. There you are! Love you new furniture, love it! What a good hubby to get you a new tv too. Mine bought me one of the portable DVD players that I use in my work room, but it actually was for the longer car trips when I pick up grandchildren. I would still like a TV though because I think I would sit downstairs and sew while I have my morning coffee and watch the news instead of just sitting on my rump before work. The quilt is wonderful cannot wait to see it finished. Welcome back!

  4. Welcome back!! Hawaii sounds like a great place to relax! I can't wait to read about it!

    I love the green furniture!!

    I have my grandmother's litte red enamelware dish like the one you found. Mom said she kept her butter in it! I think they are so cute.

    I would love to have a clothes line, but the only place I have to put one away from the trees is where I have my vegetable garden. (Well, I do have another place but it is too close to the street). Maybe some day when I get tired of the garden, I will have one. I haven't used one since I left home and got married.


  5. I've been checking your blog to see when you were get that update done! :) Love your craft room, I'll walk down someday for a personal tour. You're right - I definitely need a tv in my room - now I have tv envy!! :)

  6. I'm glad you're back!! Looks like you found some neat things:) *Melanie from Country Cottage Living