Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January '14

  We  had a MerryNewYears Party with family Jan4...Henry was my  gift this year !
  I think we had 25 or so here !
  This house is great for a large gathering.. We all ate, gifted, and had a good time.

 Kelsey and  Hubby won the Holiday Star 2013.  I don't have any pics of them with it.........  bummer !

 After all the partying and holiday  I was between projects ... no commission job, the holiday quilt done.. It was time to tackle the house spruce up  that was started when we bought the place May '12 !!  To many things happened latter part of  '12 and learning how to be retired in '13. garden. RV. we were busy !

... And so it begins with stripping wallpaper in the giant kitchen / living room..  This room is 24' x 27'.

   We also stripped the bathroom wallpaper.
   The green was under the paper as was the original  50's pink.. loll
 . and my helpful Hubby helped with  most of it hauling ladders, stripping, taping,, cooking...
  I'm too fussy about the painting.  so that means  D I Y.
 Shell , Lin & I chose the colors the first weekend in the house ! may '12  They  were pinned to the wall all this time, just waiting  to getRdone !
                                                      I like it !
 . The wind blew with typical Iowa winter snow and winds. .. we had -20. and then we had  60mph winds  that week.. nutz !
  The puppies knew how to  survive this mess... see the two lumps under the quilt !!   re: ThingOne and ThingTwo......

  It  blew the drive shut, the walk shut, and the gate shut........

  with the kitchen mostly tidy we moved to the next color...  khaki
 The dining room was also painted fresh.
  The bath received a tan & grape combo with a new curtain and paper border

  After a few days of recuperation.   It was time to  finish it off.. This large wall will have a  changing quilt display.   The red  Snail trail is  up for February.
   A large box of pictures was found and unpacked. Now to get them all polished and shined up,  ready for when sisters  or someone shows up to  hang them. ..
                                                      ..... from our cruise.........
                                                 .....a fun trip to the mall  ... few yrs back  !.............
.... and here's where Ill park my butt  for February.. stitching on a  leftover Christmas gift to Trey, watching the Olympics or movies, while the remainder of the winter blows thru...