July 16, 2011

It's a Twister....

That is the name of the template I used on the new quilt anyway. hehe. Well it was midnight and I decided to start a new quilt. It might not seem like such a good idea tomorrow(or today) when I have to be on my feet for 10 hours at work. But anyway..... Here are the blocks. I just used a charm pack(which is squares already cut 5") I then cut 5" alternate blocks and started sewing.
Added a border and then started cutting using the template.

So after three hours from start I have all these pinwheels ready to sew together. Then on to the borders. Just thought I would show you what I was up to tonight(this morning) Wish me luck tomorrow. Have a good weekend. Lisa

July 11, 2011

This is for the birds.....

Literally, This post is about my birdies. Check out their nest. This pair makes the craziest nests I have ever seen. Unfortunately, It has fallen down quite a bit tonight since we were moving the cage so much. It had been over the basket alot more. There is just a small hole in the paper that they enter in. They have three eggs in the nest now.
Anyway....I have been looking for a cabinet to keep all my bird supplies in. They have been in the dog treat cabinet and it was getting way to congested. So the other day at the thrift store. I ran across the perfect thing. It has a drawer in the bottom to hold newspaper.....

Then a spot in the middle for the food etc.......

This is the final look. Don't look at the mess on the floor. It was alittle too late to run the sweeper tonight. I will work on that in the morning before work. We built this cage a while back and had been hanging it on the wall about a foot and a half higher. Larry cut the legs of the cage off for me and drilled some holes in the cabinet so that my very innocent dogs can't knock the cage off. I am so happy with the results. I feel very blessed. Oh by the way the cabinet was only 8 dollars. Yippee.

July 10, 2011

The New half Bath begins

Here is the before shot of our half bath. We weren't planning on working on this project for a while. The plan was to get the yard in order......Well. I was out shopping and found a great cupboard.....soooo. We were off and running.

Larry had a four day weekend over the fourth and let me tell you he has wasted no time. He removed the old floor, took out the little corner wall and moved the plumbing and vent pipe back. This added about a foot on to the room. The old toilet has been removed.

He cut the boards for the new floor and glued them down. He used left over rocks from the yard to hold them done while they dried. He patched the old drywall and studded the new wall and drywalled it.

Here is a shot of the cupboard I found. It was originally 493.00 and it was on sale for 100.00. Yippee. I painted it a flat black. The middle top cupboard front will hold a mirror. The other two doors on top will be glass or fabric. Haven't decided yet.

We were afraid that the cabinet wouldn't fit in the room so today before our dinner guests showed up we moved it just to see. Thank goodness it went right in.

This will be our sink and faucet. We found the pump on craigs list. It was 20.00. Larry had to cut some of the inside out with a torch so that the plumbing will fit. He still has to put in new bolts etc. These are just temp. Then it will be painted.

I just love the bowl. It will have a hole cut and drain installed soon. The handle will turn the water on and off. The temp. controls will be under the counter in the "drawer". It will look like a drawer but it will only be a front on hinges.

This is a fuzzy shot of the light I got for 4 dollars. This will be our light in the bathroom. Larry painted it for me today. Hopefully tomorrow. We will get the walls painted and more plumbing run. I hope you enjoyed my little tour. Have a good nite. Lisa

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