Saturday, July 29, 2006

It's All About the Kitchen

Friday we went to Sears and put down the big bucks for a new stove, refrigerator and over the stove microwave. Big sale ;)

So no turning back now!!!

Lynn has always liked to make holes in the walls of our home.

Today he got the thrill of a lifetime.
Check it out.

This is what the south wall of the kitchen looked like this morning.

This is what it looked like from in the garage.

Now, here's the view of the garage from the kitchen at lunchtime.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Finishing Off the Pile of WIPs

After joining CrochetPartners, I find myself starting every new interesting pattern I see. Soooo,
I have a whole bunch of projects going at one time - many with no specific recipient in mind. I decided that I needed to make myself a rule - only 3 WIPs (works in progress) at a time. I must finish them off to only 2 left unfinished before I can start another. To that end, here are some of my recent projects finished up.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Kitchen

Once more into the breach, dear Friends. We've started work on the kitchen make over.
We had 2 companies out to measure for the new floor before Lynn decided we would do the bumpout into the garage for the refrigerator. He's going to do it himself : 0

So far we've taken out three cabinets and the soffit all around the room. Million year old stove goes soon. But first a hole in the wall behind it and a little cubbiehole built in for the new frig. Lynn found a guy he works at the temple with who is a cabinet maker. He thinks he can match our old cabinets (everyone else around here said that there was nothing like them made by retail cabinet makers now) We want to put the whole west wall in storage cabinets :)

Lynn's Dad's stained glass windows will fit in the kitchen window. We're looking into doing that.

Hooks and needles

Got a new pattern for footies and made a pair for me in camoflage so now you can't see my feet.
Got a pattern from a magazine in Brazil and learned to crochet with symbols on a chart instead of text. I made this bolero/shrug for one of the
granddaughters. I got Elena to model it.

Fourth of July 2006

Breakfast at the Olson's Ranch this year was lots of fun 300-400 other people. I went with Nathan and family. (Seen here with daughter Jillian) Main entertainment was the Catoctones, a group of about 20 men singing like a barbershop quartet.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Annual Russell Fetty Birthday Bash - Maryland Venue

Lots of kids and chocolate cake at the 2006 festivities. Daisies this year were of the fondant variety hand sculpted by Dean, Olivia, Elena, and Grant (out of sight at the moment).

A buffet of spare ribs, corn on the cob, several salads, strawberry pie and chocolate cake was served on the patio and surrounding grounds.

Those in attendance from the Richmond contingent of the family included Susan and Marian Rector,
and husbands Ben and Matthew.

Also attending from Richmond were Charlotte, Dean, Olivia and Grant.

Crossing Oppossumtown Pike to attend were Nathan and Lisa Rector with Jillian and Elena.
A merry time was had by all.