Thursday, June 21, 2012

FINISHED (sort of)

The landscaping is finished for now. The rose topiary and Mum plant were made by Barbara. The welcome sign and paving stones were made by Nancy. The large topiary were started in a Make It Mini class. I made the azaleas, one from a kit and one I made from scratch more in keeping with those we have in Southern New England. The rose bushes, baby carriage and bench were purchased.

I've repaired the lighting and it all works. HOORAY! 
During my many moves my exterior fixtures broke more than once. The wiring for them was routed into the house. What a mess. I had to dig it all out and run the new wiring on the outside. The vines running up the stairs (made from thread and spices) are hiding the ends of those wires which I painted green. The rest of the wires are grooved into the underside of the land. 
I've done the same on the back, SO > "IF" I ever have to move again, I can remove the panels with the exterior lighting and pack them safely. I wish I thought of this 4 moves ago. LOL!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


The temps are inching toward 100 degrees. That means staying inside with limited activity. AKA "mini time" YAY! I figured I'd better drag out some needlework in case this lasts more than a couple of days. 
I washed softened and blocked. (I'm really bad at finishing things, so this is a big accomplishment)
The baby blanket was going to be a gift for my friend Joanne. I'll trim it in lace, and use it on one of her dolls.
The shawl I found inside a Nutshell News, finished but not fringed. WHY I put it in the book, I will never remember. Another one of those "what was I thinking?"
The punch rug is coming along nicely, I think. The colors look very bright, but since I'm using cotton floss, it will fade.
Stay cool people, or warm my friends down under.
Happy Days

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The medical insurance issues are not all resolved yet, but I was sent a few weeks worth of inhalers and nebulizer medication, so I'm breathing a little easier. ;-)
Home wise; my leaky roof was replaced, and the mold has been cleaned up. We've finally had all the windows replaced too. Many didn't open, and were so damaged I could barely see out. After a year and a half I have fresh air and can see the beautiful sky here. ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.
Minis and cyber life are still hit and miss. I try to visit a blog or two a day, with a quick pass through Facebook.
I have done a little landscaping (mini), and today I pulled out a couple of knitting projects that have been WIP's for way too long. It's nice to be back.