Monday, April 23, 2012

It has been quite some time since my last post, and a lot has happened since then. I spent a few days on Kiawah Island, SC with my family for Spring Break. See pics below. The gator was pretty large, and her babies were sunning next to her at Night Heron Park on the island.

Also, I had some oral surgery, which took a couple of weeks to really get over. The kitchen reno is almost complete. Still need to finish some painting and a little electrical work. I need the electrician to come back to install some outlets behind my computer, so the wires aren't coming out the front of my new "office".  As you can see in the pics, a lot of the work was done on the inside of the existing cabinets to "organize" my "stuff", so the kitchen works more efficiently. The doors on my desk area are pocket doors to hide my computer and printer when I'm not using them.  I'm very excited about the new digs, and thankful to my friend Pam Harmon for leading me through it and coming up with her unique and creative ideas (as usual).

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kitchen makeover still in progress. This is my new dressed up island. Today, I puttied, sanded, and caulked the entire thing. Not used to crawling around in the floor that long. My back aches, but it's looking great. If you ever need anything done or built around your house, Henry Cochran is your man. He and I built this last week. Then, on Saturday, we built the refrigerator surround. He does fantastic work. Ready for paint now. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You just can't find good help these days. Otto's version of helping me strip my 1999 kitchen wallpaper. It looked good then. Now...not so much. I hear wallpaper is coming back, but not yet for this girl!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wow! Exciting! My first blog post. I just wanted to keep a record of and be able to quickly share the things I have been doing/creating. In this first post, I am showing a pic of the light fixture that I made for my Aunt Mary's new kitchen renovation. It is now hanging over her kitchen sink.

Also, I have been making a quilt for Garrett's 5th grade class to donate to the Sequoyah Elementary Foundation Benefit for auction on March 2, 2012. My wonderful Mom has been helping me..."the Quilting Guru". She's a-maz-ing! First, I had all of the kids in the class make their handprints on an 8X8 piece of white fabric using fabric paint. Then, they could embellish and sign them. After they dried, my Mom and I sewed them together with fabric that had colors that coordinated with the handprint colors. This pic shows where we are now. The quilt layers have been put together and mostly quilted. Next, we will put the binding on, and it will be finished!