We had some drop ins this week.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
She wanted to check up on me. She noticed that I hadn't blogged for a while and wanted to make sure I was okay. I'm glad she called. It's always nice to hear from her, and we had a nice talk about our de-stashing efforts!
I have managed to do a little knitting each day. Today I finished 22 out of 42 pattern repeats on my Hitchhiker Shawl.
Great progress has been made upstairs, but it's not picture ready yet. I now have my craft supplies in manageable amounts. I'm amazed at how much I had in duplicate, with all duplicates now in new homes. I was ruthless about disposing of unfinished projects that I knew I would never pick up again. I still have quite a bit of de-stashing to do, but at least the upstairs doesn't look like a tornado blew through!
Carol has been over several times to help out both upstairs and in the yard.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Lots of activity
We've been very busy around here, leaving little time for crafting.
Working around the yard in preparation for the wedding has forced us to take a good look at projects that really needed to be done. Dave was going to just spruce up the steps at the north side of the porch, but found that the wood really needed to be replaced. He's working on finishing it up right now, with the hope of staining it in the next day or two.
Our big surprise this summer was finding out that we needed to dig a new well. Luckily, a good friend of Dave's works for a drilling company and he was able to speed up the permit process and get things moving. The drilling was done today, and tomorrow they will hook up everything.
I was amazed at the amount of clay that came out of the ground. At this point, they were about halfway through the drilling process. If only I knew how to make things out of clay!
Carol and I went shopping for flowers last week. We were advised to purchase artificial flowers for her wedding arbor, and we had great fun choosing what would look best together. There are lots of pictures, if you feel like looking!