Monday, May 28, 2012

inside pics... :o)

I thought I'd share some "inside" pictures of the house we are buying. The closing date should be June 15th and as you could tell from the previous post, we are SO excited. These pictures are from the realtor's site, and still has some of the previous owners furniture in them... This house was built around 1900, and still has all the hardwood trim (UNpainted) and beautiful hardwood floors!

This first picture is of the living room. I think it's supposed to be the dining room, but it's the "central" room on the first floor, and we want it to be the living room... :o) The doorway with the red curtains - that's the "cigar room", which will be my SEWING ROOM! WOO HOO! On the very left of the picture, you can see some of the built-in, from the living room side...

This is the built-in, from the kitchen side! LOVE!

This is upstairs, this will be the boys room. Right now they have it set up as an office... It's an aqua/teal kind of color, that actually grows on you... :o)

This is the largest bedroom, which will be the girls room. Two 14-year-old girls, really need alot of "space"... :o)

Back downstairs, this is another view of the living room. Notice the light fixture, that's part of why I think it's supposed to be the dining room. I'm 5'2", and just barely can walk under the light fixture... :o) The "red" is the foyer, a lovely deep red color, and the big open door-way features pocket doors which lead into what we will have as the dining room... :o) The living room (and the girls room directly above it, upstairs) have the bay wall, with 3 large windows... :o)

This is "the other way" in the living room. Pocket doors to the left, open staircase, perfect for displaying quilts and family photos! And the kitchen door to the left there... :o)

Back upstairs, this is the front bedroom, which will be our room.

And back downstairs, this will be our dining room. Nice large room, with lots of windows... :o)

There ya have it, a virtual tour! I've been studying all the photos, deciding what will go where... Speaking of that, look what Jim bought me! It's going in the sewing room! Yeah! :o)

Friday, May 18, 2012


This is one of the things that has been occupying my time lately, we've been trying to get a home loan. (We currently rent.) And today, we got a YES! This is OUR house, next month! Hooray! :o)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nervous knitting... :o)

Nothing "bad" but alot of nervous knitting going on around here lately... This uses fabric scraps, knit into a rug! :o) I found the instructions here. It looks kinda funny in the pic, since it's all on one knitting needle, it's scrunched up. I think it will be about 24-26" wide when laid out flat... :o)

When I was a kid, my mom crocheted an "outside rug" made out of bread bags... Think that will be one of my next projects, when I've collected up enough bread bags! Recycling at it's best! :o)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

This was our Mother's Day present to my mom... She has a cat that she loves, but is truly a dog lover at heart... This is a miniature beagle... She doesn't have a name for her yet... :o)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Not much sewing going on around here, so I thought I'd show my rose bush that is out front of the house... I do NOT have a green thumb at all, but this rose bush seems to like the alternating rain and sun that we've been getting lately... :o)