Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Renovation Update

To see before pictures, click here - I posted them a few weeks back.

Just decided to take some photos of the progress on my basement finish and thought I'd share. Although a lot of work has been done, it still mostly looks like this - framed walls! Note the wiring too! There are also lights and heating vents in the ceiling.There are a few highlights to share though - Now we have a hallway, with a wall that will hide all the ugly mechanicals - furnace, water heater, etc. (on the right).And there is the bathroom that is all roughed in, water supply done and in the right place, and tub in too.And the best part so far - the windows! When we bought this house we knew immediately upon seeing this slope on the side of the house that we'd take advantage of that landscape to add egress windows! Well actually, the windows aren't in yet because they are on special order to match the siding, but the structure and openings are all there.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mira RR - Poppy

Finished putting the beads on this one on Saturday. Next up I'll be working on another nursery ryhme block for the baby afghan. This one was a quick and fun stitch.

Also on Saturday we did what we've been doing for several Saturday's in a row now - we went to one of Alex's cross country meets. He's been doing so great and improving his time so much, we are just bursting with pride for him. Last week he took 30 seconds off his best time, and this week another 1 min and 20 seconds more. It is really building his confidence to finally feel he fits on a team and can do well. He's tried other sports before and just never felt like he was close enough in skill level to the other kids to try out for a team. With cross country he is still a middle of the pack finisher - but he is moving up and feeling good and so are we. :)

Alex is third from the right in this picture. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rub a Dub Dub - 5 kids in a tub?

Some of these take longer than others and this was definitely a longer stitch. It is done though, and I'm happy with it. Just in time for the next Mira RR to show up. I'll be stitching the Poppy pixie for Missy Ann next. :)

In other news our renovation of the basement has begun. They put in the HVAC vents today. No pics, cause well it is just vents and nothing interesting to look at there.

This past Sunday, my sisters and brothers and I all got together at my mom's for a picnic. It was the first time in probably years that all 5 of us were together. It is so hard for me to believe that the boys are practically grown. Me and my sisters are from my mom's first marriage and we were in high school when my mom had the boys during her second marriage. Here is the pic of all 5 of us.
From left to right: Mat, Karen, Wendy, me, Andy. Wendy is 5 months pregnant and will be the recipiant of the afghan when it is complete.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sweet Pea!

Managed to get in enough stitching this weekend to finish up on this round's section on the Mira RR. This is Annette's RR, which is going to be all pixies. :) I really enjoyed stitching the deep pinks and purples in this one.