Wednesday, February 25, 2009

House Hunting

We are starting the process of house hunting. We are looking to get into a larger community for me and the kids. Small town life has been very hard on us. We are figuring that DH can commute to the church. So far the elders have not had a problem with this idea. I'm hoping it stays that way because one person's idea of commuting is very different from anothers. And we are from the east coast where it is not uncommon to commute between 45min to an hour. We are taking a 2nd look on a great home tomorrow. It is a "fixer-upper" because on our little salary it was all we could qualify for. But the upside to that is I can decorate the way I want. I might even be able to snag a craft room out of the deal and then finally get to really participate in the "What ya working on" deal over at Leslie's. The house I would kind of call a cross between a victorian because it has 12foot ceilings and a colonial because it is square (at least the main part of the house)and then extends back. There is an offer on it already but we plan to try to counter offer and see what happens next. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What Ya Working on Wed.

I started these a couple of weeks ago and just haven't had the time to finish them off into pillows. I've been thinking that maybe I will coffee stain them some and dry them in the oven before I sew on the border homespun fabrics. They are tea stained but they don't seem dark enough to me. It seems right now that I have too many un-finished projects. Hopefully I will find the time to get these done. Life can be so crazy around here with homeschooling 5 kids and taking my older ones to friends who live an hour away. I'm also sick right now and have very little energy today.

I think they will look nice when done. I have stitched the words "americana, simplify, primitives and folkart" on them.