Gardening · Misc. DIY · Paint jobs · Thrifting and antiquing

Plant-apalooza, plus some painting

Well, it’s been a busy couple weeks, mostly with garden stuff so let’s start there. Seed starting is ongoing: Meanwhile I’ll soon have to replant the jack o’lanterns; they’re almost right up to the grow light. I have a few too many seed packets, actually, so I may start a few flats of flowers this… Continue reading Plant-apalooza, plus some painting

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Framing pics, planning, and first transplants

Woo-hoo… finally it’s March! Not that the snow has disappeared from my yard, but it is at least in retreat. Close to my front door, I’ve placed some shrubs in pots on top of the snow where they’re planned to go once the ground thaws: Not shown: I have some dwarf lemon cypresses in containers… Continue reading Framing pics, planning, and first transplants

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Finishing up the dining room; framing stuff

Yay for it only being 5 days since my last post!  The dining room has continued to be the big project, so we might as well start there.  First of all, I got a coat of white paint on the trim.  I suppose I probably should have done a second coast to even it out,… Continue reading Finishing up the dining room; framing stuff

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Whole lotta painting going on, etc.

Two weeks or so and a lot has happened. Not as much as planned, but oh well. Let’s start outside. We’ve had a week and a half now of snow, which is fun in December, not so much now in February. It’s starting to taper off but will probably take a week to melt at… Continue reading Whole lotta painting going on, etc.

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Zen and the art of living room decorating

Let’s see here… much of the last few days have been garden-related, so let’s start there. Today the Walmart in Langford had their summer bulbs selection out, and I might have gone a bit nutso. Just a bit. But I have white-edged purple calla lilies, double stargazer lilies, an assortment of white and pink lilies,… Continue reading Zen and the art of living room decorating

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First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating

Got up too early in the morning and headed out to the garden. I planted 3 more hellebores (but forgot to take photos), and planted some native plants (vanilla leaf seed and blue camas bulbs… but I forgot to take photos… not that there’s much to photograph yet), and then helped/supervised Dad putting up the… Continue reading First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating

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New house update, plus some stitching

Seems like forever since I posted here, but it’s been less than a month. It’s been, however, a month in which I got a lot of stuff done that belongs on this blog, so this will be a long one, lol… Where to begin… Living room First, let’s see the before: As you can see,… Continue reading New house update, plus some stitching

Furniture · Knitting · Misc. DIY · Organizing

Last post of 2018: curtains, casting on, and a bit of organizing

I had a huge list of things to post here until I checked and realized I forgot to update the list after posting my last blog. Oh well. But I have done a little bit. Namely, I hemmed and added trim to curtains for two rooms in my new house: These green velvet drapes got… Continue reading Last post of 2018: curtains, casting on, and a bit of organizing

Embroidery · Paint jobs

A ton of embroidery starts, plus a pink medallion

Well, next year I’ll be taking part in my local needlework shop’s UFO club, and to make things interesting, I’m starting a ton of varied techniques projects rather than just listing 12 of the 20 cross-stitch WIPs I have languishing on my to-stitch list. Y’know, because it’s not a UFO if it’s not a WIP,… Continue reading A ton of embroidery starts, plus a pink medallion