Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Early Fall Colors

We've been doing some home improvements this year, and we finally replaced our fifty year old kitchen counters. I miss the white counter tops; honestly, you could lose a rubber band or a penny on this color, but it is very pretty, and looks just like autumn.
The cabinet under the sink was worn out beyond ugly, from fifty years of someone standing in front of it washing dishes, and fifty years of occasional water leaks inside it. I love the new look!
Even though summer is over, the begonias are looking very nice.
These should go well with Larry's dark orange flannel shirt and brown corduroy pants. He loves his hand knit socks, even when they're a little - uh - colorful.
I went to Hobby Lobby for more sock yarn, and couldn't pass up this cute little bundle of fat quarters. I do appreciate the way they look like a lovely gift! (A fat quarter is a quarter yard cut the "fat way" rather than a linear quarter yard. It measures 22"x 18")
Larry went to buy a new winter cover for our pool. The salesman said, "We have good, better, and best!" Larry, having replaced many covers in 15 years said, "You mean crappy, mediocre, or may-last-two-years?" He bought the one that may last two years. It's always a sad day when we close the pool for the season.
The purple quilted purse I made three years ago was worn out, so I used some light brown upholstery suede to make a new one, with a tote bag to match. I do not travel light!
The days have started getting shorter, but autumn is really a lovely time of year much of the time. I won't mention that it's been just like November today, with 50 degrees F and rain.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Doings

Our house is having a big birthday this year. It is 50 years old! We have spent the whole summer celebrating. We gave it a nice new roof, complete with new chimney and dryer vent. Woo-hoo!

Socks for party favors (of course).

Every birthday needs some flowers.
A lovely new drain system.
I hope all these tender expressions of our affection show our house how much we love it!
And that's not all! Stay tuned for the inside work to be completed soon. . .