I’m stumped! I bought this beautiful yarn that is super soft, and I can’t figure out what to do with it. It is Naturally Caron’s Spa bamboo blend.
I think my problem is that I got it all on clearance and don’t think I can get much more. I was able to get 2 of each color. Still, I’m afraid to start a project and then run out and not be able to finish. Any ideas?
Posted in Crochet
Tagged Spa yarn
We live in Oklahoma, so we aren’t as used to snow as others may be. So please indulge me as I gush over the big fluffy flakes that have been coming down since mid-morning.
I was standing in my garage to take this picture. Look at the big, fluffy flakes!
This is looking at the front of our house. Did you notice that you can’t see the where the top of the roof ends and the sky begins? I couldn’t either standing in front of the house.
We are in a drought right now, so the flowerbed and grass are grateful for the precipitation no matter what form it is in.
The playset looks even more fun covered in snow!
Snow means a nice hot soup for dinner and an apple crisp for dessert! We must enjoy it while it lasts because the snow will all be gone tomorrow, literally. Temps back in the mid-40s means just a soggy, muddy mess.
Update: Just when it looked like it was coming to an end, we suddenly got the biggest flakes of the day!
Posted in General
I have wanted to remove the wallpaper borders in both of our bathrooms for years! But I never started because I had a horrible experience in our first home with wallpaper removal. It was a huge mess. So I bought the scoring tool and finally got up the nerve to begin the project. I searched the internet for ways to remove wallpaper from textured walls and decided to start with the cheapest method of hot water.
Luckily, I didn’t start with the hot water. In an unusual move for me (I tend to make things more complicated than they need to be), I decided to see what would happen if I just started to gently pull at a corner. This is what happened! Yea!!!!!!
Within 5 minutes I had BOTH bathrooms completely done! Now I just need to go back and wash the residual glue off with some warm water.
This little tool gets to go back to Home Depot, and that money can go to the next project which is replacing all the window screens that were damaged in a hail storm.
I’m sure not all projects will go this smoothly, but it sure is nice when one does! I’ll be back after the next one!
Posted in Home
This is the current state of my bathroom.
What a mess! And all because of this little space in the ceiling.
The original heater/fan/light bit the dust about a year ago. As we get closer to the time to put our house on the market, we wanted to pick a quick and easy project to kick off the “inside” repairs/updates.
It has been neither quick nor easy. The one-day project will now last till next weekend. The wiring was difficult to figure out since there were 3 switches but only 2 sets of wires. This required a call to a friend to figure out the sequence. It also required climbing up into the attic to install the new box. (Hey, Mr. Home Builder, did you install this before putting the roof on? Or which one of your crew was small enough to fit into the 8 inches of space between the rafters and the ceiling joists? Can he come back?) Due to the extremely tight space, it looks like I will be getting a new tool for my birthday.
There isn’t enough space between joists to swing a hammer. Hello auto hammer! I’ll let you know which one we get and if we like it.
See you soon!
Update 1/26/2013: This project is done and we didn’t need the expensive auto hammer. Just used a smaller hammer.
Posted in Home
Tagged bathroom, heater
Celebrating the birth of my Savior!
See you next year!