Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rain, Rain GO AWAY!!

We are having an incredible amount of rainy days here on Long Island! I have not heard the monthly totals, but we are well up over 7" for the month I am sure! We had another tremendous thunderstorm roll through around dusk last night, with more of the same forecast for the next few evenings!

But after the storm past, there was a rainbow at sunset...makes the storm all worth it!

And of course I had to get a picture of Bill in here somewhere LOL I know you all miss seeing him ;)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

All Hands on Deck!!

OK, OK! Sorry for the bad pun ;) BUT..there is a purpose for the pun! Our deck is finally finished! Here are some pics of the work in progress! I knew almost nothing about deck or any other kind of home construction before this project and found the whole process to be very interesting!

Here is our "before" picture..just a bare yard with steps!

And here is the deck after the framing is complete!

now add some steps!

And there you go, the finished product!

and of course, every deck needs a fern, with a lobster in the corner... YES..that's a lobster..whatsamatta, you got a problem with lobsters? LOL

oh and I can't forget the sheep ;) He's obviously here for the clambake as he brought the corn! I wonder if that's what the lobster showed up for too ;)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Stitchin' up a Storm!

Would you believe that I haven't turned my sewing machine on in about a week? I've been embroidering instead! The embroidery bug bit me bad, thanks to Peg and Michelle!

Here's the Christmas Wish BOM that has a link on the sidebar of this blog...

And here's the new crow BOM that I'm doing through Stitch-N-Tyme in Unionville, MO, owned by Deb Smith and Janet Rowland!

I haven't given up sewing but it sure is hard to put those stitchin' projects down! LOL

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Purse appeal!

Here's a quicky update on what I've been working on! I've finished a new tote/purse and zippy bag and thought I'd share a pic with you all ;) It came out really cute if I may say so myself!

Hope you are all enjoying the month of June so far! It's a bright sunny day today, but we've had a tremendous amount of rain here this past week and it's delayed the finishing of our deck. We hope the contractor can get it finished by the middle of next week! I'll post pics of that when it's complete too!