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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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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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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

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

Embroidery · Paint jobs

Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

Still no painting on the house as repairs and the like continue. Almost ready to paint, though. Well, the walls. I did get a ceiling medallion painted to match the previous faux-patina canopy for the patina chandelier: Probably more convincing from a distance, but hey, once it’s on the ceiling behind the chandelier, it’ll be… Continue reading Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork