Friday, July 13, 2007

What it looks like now

I am trying to load my room now. I have a ton of stuff in there now and need to start organizing. But I stand in there totally confused as to what I should do first. I keep having to walk away to clear my head. So, now for the tour and you can see the reason for my confusion.

You walk in the door and turn to the left, as before. I managed to get the wardrobe in there, but the pie safe is coming apart and we have to put it back together before I can do anything with it. In the corner is part of my fabric and sewing stash. A minor part.
Now turn right. This is the west wall where the machines will be set up, except for the back wall which will be storage cabinet. The corner is stacked with yarn. There is a large table hiding behind the cart. It will be my cutting table that sets in the middle of the room.
Turning right again....the north part of the machine wall and the north wall. You can see my fabulous air conditioner set in the wall. I love my A/C. Behind the rocking chair is the cedar trunk I made in Jr. High. It will be the pet seat.
This is back toward the door. The door looks black, but is a deep eggplant. I was going to paint the room some light color of lavender, but fell in love with the pale creamy yellow, so had to have purple somewhere. The corner with the white bookcase is my yarn corner. I hope to have it set up with yarn, books and magazines, and the rocking chair to knit or crochet in. You can see the ironing board cabinet opened up
See....told you that was the pet seat. Missy has already moved in. She loves the peace and quiet in there right now, sleeping in the sunshine.
Well, that's the room as it stands right now. I have tons of work to do. One thing is the trim you see around the windows. It has flower embossing that you can see partially painted in the cat picture. I found my paints, so need to finish painting the flowers. Then I will put on a coating of white wood stain. I need to get out a piece of leftover trim and decide if I want to sand it a bit before putting on the stain, or not.
I still have a storage room full of tubs of fabric and still furniture and bookcases with fabric to put in.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Room is Finished

First, you walk in the the left and turn east, or left. The walls are a color called Contentment. It is the color of sunshine against the wall. The east wall will house my antique cabinets, the wardrobe and pie safe that were my great grandparent's. The short wall is on the south. It will eventually have a huge storage cabinet built in from wall to wall...floor to ceiling.
Now you turn to the right. That is the storage cabinet wall to the left. This is the west wall. It has an outlet strip almost completely across it. It will house all my sewing machines and sergers. These pictures were taken before we got the windows trimmed out. How about that floor!
Now turning right again, this is the north wall and the northwest part of the west wall. The window on the north wall will be set up for the cats and dog to watch out the window.
Now we turn right again and are back at the door and the east wall that is the house end. You will see the ironing cabinet mounted in the next set of pictures. Also, the door is painted eggplant now. In this shot you can also see the track lighting. I love this lighting setup. The track is flexible and the lights can be aimed in any direction. Also, I can add more lights to the track.
But now starts the hardest work of loading everything in it and organizing it. The next day, when I started putting my stuff in the room, Kim walked in and said "I can already tell that I made the room too small". Ummm, yep!
Next post will be of the total mahem in the room.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Back Again

Well, that was frustrating. I tried to log into blogger and I needed to change over to the new blogger. Problem was, it wouldn't let me log in.
I will post pictures in the next couple of days. I have lots of garden pictures to post. It seems everything survived the Easter Ice Storm. I have a wisteria along the back fence that had buds on it.....ready for a big first bloom showing. The buds died from the ice. Now I have to wait till next spring and hope it tries to bloom again.
A Dahlia got nipped down after it got a couple of inches tall, but it is already back again.
As I said....lots of garden pictures and I will try to start posting them tomorrow.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Spring Delayed

I was going to show pictures of the yard that I have worked so hard on for the past month. Things were greening up and blooming. But then this freak spring freezing storm came.....

I co ered up what I could, but there is about an inch ice coating everything. It was 29 degrees before nightfall and expected to get colder tonight with more ice and sleet. I don't know if I will even be able to make it into town in the morning for Easter church services.

I had bought some warm weather plants. Strictly tropicals that don't survive in cold weather. Guess I wasted some money. This hasn't happened in 10 years and I don't think it was this bad last time.
Now I wait till it thaws sunday afternoon and see what survived.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Walk In The Snow

Welcome to Foxdraw Acres. This is the view from just past the gate, over the cattle guard, toward one of the houses. Our house is behind those trees to the left.

Here is the gate we just passed through. Kim wood burned the name sign from a piece of the vertical cut bamboo that we laid on the floors. I bought him the star at our local craft fair. It was pre-rusted and ready to he spray painted it gold. He doesn't keep up with the trends. But with the gold flaking off in the weather, he is being trendy whether he likes it or not.

And here we arrive at the house. It's beautiful with a 4 inch coating of snow. Sure beats the dust and dead grass of the past year.
I will compose another post later with shots of the trees and pasture covered in snow.
When I was outside earlier this morning, I heard trucks on the interstate, so apparently it is open in my county. There sure were a lot of trucks parked in town yesterday that needed to get somewhere before the next storm hits this weekend.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wednesday Morning Snow

Jack and I went out playing in the snow this morning. I am going to post a couple of pictures for now. Aaron and I are going to take a drive into town to see semi's parked all over town with the interstate closed. The highway running north and south are closed also.
Jack really enjoyed playing in the snow. He hopped through it like a rabbit.

this is the backyard. It looks like we got about 4 inches piled up out there.

I will post pictures from the walk Jack and I took up to the gate and back.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Snow Event

It started up again with big fluffy flakes. This is taken about 3 in the afternoon. This will probably be the last pictures of the day, as it will start getting dark soon.

I know these are a lot of pictures, but snow events this big only happen down here every few years, not yearly. It should be interesting to see what things look like in the morning if the snow keeps coming like they predict it will. So, I will leave you with these for the day and post more tomorrow.
Weather channel is saying a break from this thursday.....then back to ice mix thursday and friday. Oh joy......I love the snow, but could do without the ice.

Still Coming Down

The snow dwindled down to almost nothing for about half an hour, then started up again with big fat flakes. The top pic is pointing northeast from the front porch.

This one is from about noon. The cedars by the goat pen.

Can you see him? Jack had enough of playing in the snow. He was cold, so watched me from his perch in the window. Tigger takes over that perch sometimes....and doesn't share.

This is showing up my drive. The interstate is closed from here to almost San Antonio. This isn't expected to let up till tomorrow sometime. A snow lovers dream!

Magic Fairy Dust Falling

Fairy dust......rare as hen's teeth. It has been falling steady since before 9am. NOAA is saying maybe up to 7 inches by the time it's over with tomorrow, but that much snow is extremely rare in my part of Texas, so we will see.
It has been wonderful for a snow lover like me. I go out every hour for pictures. Jack goes with me, but goes back in before I do....very disgruntled. Tigger, the giant cat, has gone bonkers. Guess too much stimulation. He went around the house slapping dogs all day yesterday. Today he is running around like he has drank too much coffee. Needless to say, the dogs are avoiding him. Having fur like a Chow-Chow gives him the attitude that he can rule. Since he is bigger than all but one dog, he lords over them. I hope I don't have to smack him off the other cats. Speaking of the other cats, yesterday I gave old Missy some aspirin. She hasn't started growling with pain yet, so I am hoping to keep her comfortable during this cold weather.
It's time to go out and take more be posted later.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ice Castle

This morning I woke to find an icy world. This has been predicted all weekend, but just today got us down here. I would say about a quarter inch of ice on things, but the sun is coming out. I was hopeful about the sun melting things, until I looked at the weather forcast for today. They are expecting a 50 percent chance of rain, or sleet, or snow for us today. There is still rain clouds coming up from Mexico....which they say began around Hawaii. Hard to believe the ice originated in balmy Hawaii.

Matt's therapy was cancelled, FIL is not going to be able to go in for bloodwork today unless it melts a bit, and I can't see Weight Watchers having weigh-in tonight. I wish we could phone in our weights....LOL I dropped 5lbs and want it recorded. the time we weigh in the evening, I would be showing heavier.

Everyone in the path of this....please stay off the icy roads and keep warm.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Looking like a room

Yes, I am late on updating the room progress. Trying to get pictures up when you are on slow dial up is an exercise in futility sometimes. There are times that I can get a picture or two uploading, and after about 15 minutes, I will get Page Not Found.
Then I get some smart aleck that whines about no updates, then brags about high speed access in his motel room. Yeah, you know who you are. Now...on to trying to upload pics.

The first picture shows half the roof up. The next picture shows Kim helping Randy put the last wall up. Yeah, the roof went on afterwords, but Blogger doesn't play fair. Anyway...that is Kim in the overalls, Randy hammering, and I don't recall which helper that is in the window. There was Ronnie and Bob...and I don't know which one was which.
Next update will be a tour of the room. I don't want to push my luck with it right now.