|The Before. Aria was escaping nearly every day.|
|Frame for new fencing up|
|Putting up the fence boards|
|The finished fence! (and modified taller gate)|
|Can't wait to get the front patio done so we can watch them all the time!|
I sewed my first ever blanket for a precious baby girl who recently joined a dear friend's family. I had so much fun making this for her. Even though being a novice it took much longer and included many more pinpricks than I'm sure experienced sewers have. What a gift to be able to spend the time pouring love into an object of comfort for a special little one. It was wonderful to simply think on well wishes for this beautiful baby while working on the blanket. I am excited to begin my next blanket for another dear friend.
|The top fabric|
|The completed top|
|The completed bottom|
We had a lovely 4th of July weekend with my in-laws visiting and even found time for cherry picking at the Bluff.
|Look at all those cherries!|
My mom and I found some flowers on clearance so I decided to spice up the back yard and new walkway a bit.
|Pepper Pot on the Back Deck|
I can't believe how well the peppers are doing. We've already harvested a jalapeno and poblano pepper and look how much more they have grown in just a couple of weeks!
We also spent a wonderful morning on the lake for my dad's birthday.
|An Island Upstream|
|A Beautiful, cloudy morning|
|Aria really, really wanted to jump in the whole trip|
|But she stayed in the boat until we stopped (a first)|
|Aria and Brandy love boat rides|
|Aria also loves checking out fish when they're brought in the boat|
I'm also an avid craigslist watcher because I love to get good deals. And guess what? We've found some exciting freebies.
Like my new canning shelves for the basement (and extra for the shed):
|Before we cut them down, they were too tall to even stand up in the garage!|
|In the basement|
And these lovely window frames just crying out for me to make something out of them:
|Very excited to start this project|
Also found some wing-back chairs for the office, which gets us a step closer to the office/home library project I'm dying to do! I plan to have these re-covered in different colored fabrics at some point, but we are thrilled to have found such a good deal on them.
And my brother found us a BBQ! My hubby was very excited about this and we have used it many times!
I keep thinking that there will come a day when my loving husband will kindly tell me to stop "rescuing" things other people are getting rid of, as we don't really need them (and sometimes my creative eye about what things *could* be transformed into takes over and the logical part about cost, time, money, blah, blah, is pushed out of the picture completely), but it hasn't come yet! So until then, I will keep bargain hunting and searching for free things for projects.
We plan to get back to our projects outside in a couple of weeks and will share our progress!
Next up: Bridal Brunch