Sunday, November 23, 2014

November Fall Leaves and Fun with Pumpkins for Thanksgiving, Fall 2014

Been so busy since we moved to moms, busy with my crystal rainbow sun catchers site on Etsy, busy with house renovations and busy being sick with allergies. I had to go to the emergency room by ambulance about one week ago after I got an allergic reaction of which I won't go into detail here today. Perhaps another time. 

Cute photo of my new shoes, red uggs, moccasins they fit really good. I love shoes, so that is my fetish this year. I will be posting them just for fun.

This is an adorable Turkey that goes right into your pumpkin, I got this a long time ago it's by Debbie Mumm

A photo of Steve and I in front of the Christmas tree at the mall, with a palm tree in the background, so California. This is not a good photo. Steve is on his vacation this week and is working in the backyard now, mostly it's been rainy and cold this week. We took a ride to Reno for dinner one night and stayed the night there, it's a 2 hour drive. We had a nice steak dinner, then the next day came home. That was it. 
Tomorrow night I want to take him on a date to see the winter wonderland in Sacramento. It's a surprise. There we can get a nice Christmas photo.
Check out this link, it's fantastic and beautiful.

You can check out my finished home renovation photos at the link below, we are completely done with the inside of the house! Yay!

Happy Sunday!

Happy November 23, 2014

I tried to post on November 1st but it did not work out. Has this post ready to go. Can't believe so many days went by.

This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

We are finally done with all project to inside of the house! yay! new windows installed and custom frames around the inside and outside. Looks real nice. Fireplace/room divider gone, new floors installed, new large space decorated and all set just in time for Thanksgiving company, family!

I will show off these photos here today, just a recap of the beginning stages and the completed look on the last photo. I can now say this is a home I would buy. It was moms house which she gave to us. We now take care of her there, but it needed so much work! after 25 years of no upgrades to the inside of the house it was stuck in the 80's. I wanted a open floor plan. For the most part it is. I am pretty happy with the results, thanks to Steve's Pop.

fireplace room divider wall, living room side
fireplace room divider family room side

Being removed

Goodbye small rooms
good bye fireplace yay to open spaces
 one room, I call it one GreatRoom, that is what they called our last house that had one room, it was called a great room there was no family room it was a open floor plan with one living space. Usable space. Love it.
 family room side
living room side
family room side
 family room side
 New front door which I posted awhile back
Cozy quilt given to my good friend Lisa. If  you remember I posted the beginnings of this quilt and information about the fabric I used at the link below.

Behind the chair is the old top to the fireplace from photo #1, we repurposed it to shelfs because Pop had custom made that for the fireplace top and it's been 6 months living here and we now ripping it out. We didn't want his hard work to go to waste so my honey made shelfs!

Have a wonderful Blessed Sunday!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Happy Fall and Reno Still Going On Around Here

Hello Happy Fall! Last time I posted it was not quite fall yet. 
It is still hot here, next week perhaps the weather will cool down. Today 95 degrees, but it cools to the 50's at night, thankfully we have that right now.
We are stuck in the middle of our Renovations. The floor started getting laid but there was a problem and the floor installer stopped right at the front door to talk to my Pop. He has not been back since, we are waiting for the company we bought the Bamboo from to see if they will replace any boards that split. The installer says they are splitting at the ends when cut. So two weeks later I am still waiting for the floors to be installed. Possibly he will return this Thursday, we will see. I have brand new windows sitting out by each window waiting to be installed. I love pop but I am getting frustrated. My husband likes the money he saves us, but gees I am gonna get cranky pretty soon.

The antique bamboo floors partly installed. 

 I just did simple rectangles so the cat design would show through, I did a search on the Internet for other quilts made with this fabric but you can't see the beautiful design..So sad. The design is called Cat Nap by Lizzy House, and 

I am been all over the place with my crafting, doing everything from my jewelry and sun catchers to quilts and table runners. 
Here is my kitty quilt all done, I must say I love this so.

This fabric is called Tula Pink Moon Shine

Here is my newest quilt I just started. After that I will be finishing my fall leaf table runner and making several Christmas table runners for Christmas gifts. Can you believe it is time to think of Christmas. I have not been in the mood for the fall table runner since my house is in a disarray. I can hardly move in my craft room, the large room with the fireplace wall down is a disaster, and in my kitchen is a curio cabinet. Everything emptied. How frustrating!

I just realized I never showed a photo of my finished Sailboat Quilt

This photo was taken of the quilt before the fireplace wall came down.

I have decided to try to find someplace to walk around here as to hopefully get my leg to feeling better. Finally my hands and arms are healing some. It's been six months since the move. Hard to believe. The house will like brand new soon!

Have a wonderful Tuesday! God Bless ~Kat