Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nine wonky blocks




block 7

block 8

block 9

Block 9 being sewn onto the batting


Portland Nursery

We are fortunate to live very close to Portland Nursery... close enough to walk there but if we buy much, we drive.  We seldom get plants anywhere else.  They have a great selection and wonderful people work there.  Can't beat that!





Monday, March 23, 2015

John's new chair

John has always wanted a comfy chair.  Today we got him that chair for the opening of his 65th birthday season.  Happy birthday, John!








Amazing sky

We get amazing clouds in the spring.

From the kitchen window




Fairy garden in that light

Portlandia tiny house skit

I follow a few tiny house blogs.  Here is a Portlandia skit about tiny house living that I found on one of the blogs.  I especially love the toast cutting.




Friday, March 20, 2015

Outdoor stained glass panel

Well, the supposed to be rinky dink glass panel is finally done and even installed!




Some photos along the way...


Chiseling out the corners.  The glass is installed directly into the wood frame without any copper foil.  After laying the glass in the frame, John nailed in sticking to keep it in place.  We also left open spaces between the long curved pieces.


 Cutting glass

 Installing the panel.  John nailed a 2x4 between the posts and attached the panel with screw eyes.  We intend to hang more objects from the 2x4.  I want some strings of lights and maybe another panel.  We are going for fun and funky here.


Yeah, John!  Good job.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Look what I won, look what I won!!

Vicki Welsh did some fabric giveaways last week and I won one!  This is one of her hand dyed fabrics.  I love her fabric and this one is really really cool.

her blog where I won it

I feel like I got a major award.  Maybe someday I'll get a leg lamp, too.