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Back to the kitchen, plus the side shade garden and more

So, I finally got the kitchen painted with some help from Dad in the corners I couldn’t reach even from the top of the step ladder. First, the before: And now the after (including after Dad swapped the light fixture): The aqua from the kitchen also wraps around to the short hall between the kitchen… Continue reading Back to the kitchen, plus the side shade garden and more

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Climbing vines, curtains, and a fig, etc.

Oh look, a daily post instead of a monthly one! LOL… So, I mentioned yesterday about my plan to rip out the last evergreen hedge and replace it with small nut trees. I popped by Canadian Tire first thing in the morning and lo and behold they had one of the filbert varieties I was… Continue reading Climbing vines, curtains, and a fig, etc.

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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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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

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New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

First up: so I’ve been in the new house for about a week now. Not moved in, mind you – just in and doing some fixing up. Dad’s discovering a lot of wiring issues and has come to the conclusion that whoever did the wiring was a moron. I disagree. The house is 117 years… Continue reading New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

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Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

Howdy, long time no post… but I’ve been busy… -ish… So, on Sunday I picked up this nifty green-patina chandelier for the new house: Whoever removed it from wherever it used to live simply cut the cord off 2 inches above the top of it and left the canopy on the ceiling, which is retarded,… Continue reading Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…