Monday, March 3, 2014

BUSY AS BEES! WE ARE....

Thanks everyone for the well wishes! They must be working. I'm feeling better each day. Just a little news about something I'm excited about:
We have central heat!!!  Just in time for this next polar cold. We had central heat but the duct work had rusted and fell apart. Hubby and nephew went under house and put in all new duct work and vents. With that done. We decided to buy a new electric furnace.  I'm so toasty warm. I love just walking by that new thermostat and bumping it up to warm the house. lol  Doesn't take much to make me happy!
Now we're in the middle of a new project. Flooring! The dining area and kitchen needed new. We did not renovate those floors when we moved in 4 years ago. We found some Laminate Flooring at home Depot for .66 a square foot and it was the color I was looking for. It was discontinued flooring. We bought all they had.
 


 
 
 The flooring is really darker than this picture. I had the flash on...
 So... after we do the kitchen and dining area, we have enough to do the front bathroom.
The front bathroom needed a new tub, so we got a new tub, surround kit and a new sink. All that new is white, so guess what? Out with the Golden toilet and I mean Golden! Yellowish color.. lol 
While I was resting this week, I had some great mail come in. Some new charts from Market.


Prairie Schooler - 3 new ones.

LA D Da - A Sister's Garden. I have ordered the silks to stitch this one.

The Prairie Schooler Card Set. Since I don't have a Local Shop, I never get the little cards. Love all these.
 


I happened to have been in Cato's store the other day and seen this jewelry tray on clearance. I light bulb showed up over my head. This is the idea I had. All my stuff contained to this tray! I put it beside my stitching chair in the sun room.  Everything right where it needs to be.                                                                                      I have been stitching.... I'm stitching on the Heirloom Afghan. I have some pin cushions to put together but the sun room is full of the dining room furniture.. Maybe later this week, I can get them finished and posted. My house is all messed up! 

Till later......




11 comments:

Barb said...

I'm glad to hear you are doing better! The mail was so good to you!!!!

Robin said...

Wow! You have been a busy bee! I love how you repurposed the jewelry thingie to a stitching table necessary.

Linda said...

Great new stash April. I bought all those PS charts also.

Linda

Bonnie said...

I really like your new floor. I have been thinking about doing the same.I like all the new Prairie Schoolers.I have started Snooty Parrots but guess I am too late to join a sal.

Sheila said...

Great mail stash! Love your first d from Cato's. Very clever.

Kathy L. said...

Love your new purchases! I am happy to see you are still using the pinkeep I made for you in our spring exchange a few years ago. I received a needle roll and use it everyday.

Glad you are feeling better!

Kathy

dixiesamplar said...

So glad you are doing better each day, April! And I just love all the wonderful renovations you have going on...can't wait to see the completed look. I am hoping that my renos will be finished this coming weekend as well. Cool idea for the jewelry tray...that's using the ole' noodle :-)

dixiesamplar said...

Darn it...wasn't done with my comment yet, LOL! Love the new patterns from market, can't wait to see what you have been so busy stitchin'.

stitchersanon said...

Love your purchases and so pleased you are feeling better and have heating! Sounds like you really need it xx The heating that is!

Catherine said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Getting projects finished is one of the best feelings! Enjoy your new stitching, too.