Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This is a real short post, but just wanted to ask a question....... What do a center chimney, a cute playhouse, a white vinyl picket fenced garden area, a new refrigerator, fresh historical paint colors, new shutters, and a newly painted red door all have in common?
A NEW HOUSE FOR ME!
We are moving in this weekend. It has been a very chaotic three months, but after perseverance, signing papers on a house in a library 2,000 miles from here, and closing almost a month ago with painting, a few new interior doors, and lots of other hurdles, we are moving in Saturday. WHAHOO!
Blessings on your Work Day!
Posted by colonialhomekeepings at 12:39 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014
And yes - it is snowing and very cold there, but I am up for the challenge!
Blessings on your day!
Posted by colonialhomekeepings at 5:28 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Today I have fabric all over the house....... from snippets.....
to more end snippets......
to a pile of labeled quilt pieces (this quilt is a bit of a challenge)......
But the 9-patch blocks are done...
as are the side scrappy borders.....
and one of the middle four medallion pieces...
(but shhhhh......... - I am making a surprise for my mother.) Will post a photo later on (maybe Monday) with the finish! :-)
Apparently today is "Visit your local Fabric Store" Day. Hmmm........ nope. I have sewing to do! Happy Stay at Home and Sew Day!
Posted by colonialhomekeepings at 12:50 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I started this quilt January 11, 2009......... and finished it today, January 11, 2014. I don't think five years is too bad, do you?
Now, how long do think it will take me to machine quilt it? And do you think Feathers are in order? Crosshatching? I can't decide - it might take another year or two to make up my mind! Oh, good grief!
Posted by colonialhomekeepings at 6:34 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Squire and I recently took a much needed weekend jaunt to the mountains of Idaho for some family time. I grew up in the Central Mountains of Idaho, very near the Continental Divide. I forget how breath taking the mountains are!
Mother and I aired out the quilts from the cabin:
And during a Saturday afternoon drive with Mr. Squire, we ran into these magnificent and beautiful creatures:
And of course we had lots of granddaughter time at the cabin. This red and white sweater was made for her uncle 25 years ago, and I brought it out of the cedar chest to keep Little Miss warm.
She was always up for anyone to give her a ride in the lawn wagon and she was a complete joy. These times are what make life worth it. We visited with neighbors, did some work to get ready for winter, and took country walks down the lane and down to the creek. I did plenty of staring at the mountains, and slept so deep with the mountain air so fresh. Yes, these family spent times are what makes life all worth it!
Posted by colonialhomekeepings at 9:53 AM
Thursday, October 24, 2013
...........A NEW IRONING BOARD COVER!!!!!!!!
My ironing board was YUCK! Full of starch burns, worn fabric down to the padding, and just full of YUCK!
Enjoy a Simple Pleasure today!
Posted by colonialhomekeepings at 12:36 PM