I know ! I know! I haven't posted since October!
Where did the last 3 1/2 months go?
THANK YOU... THANK YOU... for all the nice emails sent my way, to make sure I'm O.K.
And so I thought I better pop in here and give ya a run down of what's been going on at Pleasant Home...
You all know that our main floor flooded the beginning of September. What a mess that was! Holy.... But all in all, I really can't complain. We were almost completely done by Thanksgiving! And we really only had one major mishap... as you'll see below.
Still... every time I look at this photo, I cannot believe Mr. Granite Guy thought I'd be O.K. with this... Just boggles my mind. IT was horrible! Not just the granite, but the entire "ordeal" that followed. It's all fixed now and we love our new counter top.
Because I acted as "general contractor" and Hubby did all the tear out and more... We were able to use that money to put towards upgrades. Do you LOVE my new sink or what? I. LOVE. IT! We still have some finishing touches (like trimming out the sink base cabinet, and a few other things.... but we're takin a little break and plan on finishing up later..
I was so happy to be done with all the big stuff by the end of November! Just in time to decorate and get ready for Christmas! I even re-finished our dining room table! I think it turned out great. It took a TON of sanding, but totally worth it.
We went Christmas Tree hunting and found a very nice tree... Here's Son #2 and #3 helping ... And it didn't rain on us! (miracle of all miracles)...
We have a little tradition of going to the Mall at Christmas time as a family...
We wander and window shop and sometimes sneak in a little Christmas Shopping.
And then we treat ourselves to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. mmm...
THIS YEAR was especially Special! We got to take our grand daughter to see Santa for the first time. Our Daughter-in-Law took this photo of her with Papa and Nana on our way to see him. I love this pic!
And she did really good! It took a little coaxing tho, but we finally got this
precious picture. (if you ask me, Santa was a little scary with long hair, and a soul patch!)
Papa made an adorable cradle for the baby doll we got her. And I "Nana" made
some cute little dresses, diapers, and baby quilts to go with.
I had to share my Christmas present this year too! Because I LOVE it. I've
downloaded books and music to my phone and totally love the sound that comes out of this little thing! One of the best Christmas presents I've ever gotten, I think...
So besides remodeling most of our house... Getting ready for the Holidays and Totally
enjoying them this year (especially with the little one)... Making baby cradles and doll
clothes,, spending lots of time with family and friends...
I also started taking Long Arming Lessons! And I am so excited! I'm trading with a friend. I'm helping her set up her sewing studio... And she's giving me Long Arm lessons. Win! Win!
I've also been sewing a little. Most of it I can't show you yet. (I'll post about those soon!)
But I decided it was time I actually finished our Master Bedroom. It's been a work in progress for WAY TOO LONG... I made the cute aqua and white pillow cover. I just love it. I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest... you can find it on THIS blog.
Here's a little sneak peak of a quilt I'm working on, that I can show you soon!
The top is almost done.
As soon as it is, I'll post it and the details for making it!
I've also had a little bit of fun getting ready for Valentines Day.
I needed a handout for a Church meeting a couple weeks ago. So this was my way of dividing up the candy! Pretty dang smart, ehy? LOL
And here's the buffet all decked out! My friend Mary and I, saw these cute
garland's at Michaels, and we thought... "we could make these!".. So we did. So EASY.. Piece of twine about 72" long. 50-60 - 1" x 8" strips of fabric, and a few pieces of tulle.
Just tie the strips of fabric onto the twine into a loose knot and tah dah!
Way fun and cute.
The Inspiration for my chalkboard came from HERE.
And what would Valentines Day be without Frosted Sugar Cookies? Um... so nummy!
Oh ! And these cute little stuffed fabric hearts! I saw these on Pinterest too. You can find the pattern and instructions HERE...
And to be completely truthful... Most of my Blogging Time has turned into Genealogy Time... I have been researching like crazy! (I also do family history research for other people and hit a gold mine the other night for one of my clients) A friend and I drove up north today to Washington State and visited a very cool Cemetery to take pictures and dig up some information for my client. (well... not literally dig! LOL) The sun never showed up, the rain didn't either! So we were very happy. And had a great day!
And I've also been pretty lucky with my own family. I LOVE getting mail from England!
Especially in the form of birth, baptism, and marriage certificates...
And of course we spend as much time as we possibly can with the little one!
She is something else. We have so much fun with her. And her looks kill me! She is such a ham and a joy to be around. I don't know what we did before she came along? She's almost 22 months and so dang smart... I LOVE listening to her talk. Such a little mimic.
And I've been hoping and wishing for more of this... (that would be sunshine) Or snow. I'll take either. So if anyone has any connections... would you hook me up? :) LOL
Phew... That was a long post!
So... now you know what I've been doing.. I want to know what you all have been doing? Have you gone anywhere fun? Sewn anything fun? Do you have Snow? Sun? Do tell.
I will also say that I'm not really sure what the future of Pleasant Home in Blog Land is going to be? I must admit, besides the busy-ness of our family...I haven't had this burning desire to post. (obviously) Sometimes it just get's to be too much to constantly be photographing every step of the sewing, making, baking and doing, and then the editing, uploading, downloading, posting, editing, etc...
Do you fellow bloggers know what I mean?
But I promise to try and check in a little more until I decide what I'm going to do for sure. AND I do have some fun stuff to share with you soon.
AND I promised to share my newest quilt with you too! So be watching!
Happy February and Happy Valentines Day this week!