Monday, February 22, 2016

Signs of Spring!

Today my sister posted this photo from the home where I grew up, she is living there now.  She lives less than a mile from me, so this is almost in my own backyard!  Anyhow, I remember as a much younger child enjoying these flowers as one of the first signs of spring.  My mother would always point them out as soon as they bloomed.  We called them snow drops I think.

A sign that I always look for is the robins to come back.  I have a big old crab apple tree right outside my sun room window and as soon as they come back, they start eating the crab apples.  I actually looked for them this afternoon at lunch time.  The sun was shining and it was feeling kind of "springy" to me.  I haven't seen any robins yet, but it is usually the last week in February that I start to see them again.   Have you noticed that its still daylight at 6 pm?

Have you been checking off your sure signs of spring? 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Knitting Mania!

Before Christmas my daughter showed me a hat she would like to have for Lila and after looking at it, I thought to myself, "I can knit that!".  I haven't knitted in 40 years but it didn't look to hard, so I dug out my knitting needles and bought some yarn and I have been on a knitting frenzy every since! 

I knitted a couple hats for Lila, an ear warmer for her and her mother, various scarves, a blanket for Lila's doll, numerous dish cloths  and a sweater for Lila.   I have a couple projects on needles that may or may not be completed in the near future.  I have also been teaching some of the ladies from my church how to knit and they are all happy with their progress. 

I hope to keep up with this and shower my friends and family with homemade goodness!  Let me know if ya want on my list!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Organizing and Purging!!

I'm excited to have some motivation to get my house organized and decorated for Megan's wedding reception this fall. (My niece asked me if she could have a wedding reception at our home when they come home from Canada where they are going to get married.  Of course I was delighted to have the chance to buy pumpkins and decorate, but....  I have a lot of sprucing up to do before then!   My soap kitchen/project room and space where everything goes that doesn't have a place of its own is the first thing on my list to get organized.  It will be the area where we will keep the extra food and mess during the reception so that my kitchen doesn't look like a warehouse while people are milling around! 

It seems one thing always leads to another, I have gone through most all the cupboards and cabinets in my project room and am now working on the visual surfaces.  I really need to work in the basement also!  Here is one area that I have finished!  I took a photo quick before it became cluttered again.  I want to work very hard to keep it clutter free forever!  I thought you would be impressed after seeing the "before" photo!

 Also on my list of "to do" projects is to paint and update, refurbish our master bathroom.  I thought that was going to happen this past weekend but I got a stomach thing that is going around and basically was worth nothing all weekend.  But stay tuned for the progress on that project.

This weekend Molly, Matt and Lila will be visiting so the project will be put on the back burner again....if I can't think of a way to procrastinate the following weekend, I might get to it then!

Keep me accountable people!  I want to get the house in shape before the big day in October!