Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Progress on our New Digs

Hubby and I were home last weekend and I wish I had taken pictures. We are having a wall taken down in a spare bedroom which is adjacent to our kitchen. This will become our new dining room. Our house is a split level so the  "new" dining room will actually be up a few stairs from the kitchen and it will have a railing across the wall opening.

While we were home we shopped for a new dining room light fixture and an electric fireplace for our living room.

The fireplace is an entertainment unit and there are places for the cable box, DVD player etc. and some glass shelves on each side for display. Although I do like it very much it really was my husband choice. We having my grandmothers furniture reupholstered, the chesterfield in chocolate brown and two chairs in rust, both in a microfibre which is lovely and soft.


We had our kindred group Christmas Luncheon Sunday. We have a pot luck which always includes soup, home made butter buns,cold meat, salads, cheese and fresh fruit. Because it was Christmas we also had lovely Christmas Cookies, the batch above was Margaret's (in the red) Empire cookies.

We exchanged small gifts all of a quilty nature and I can tell you they were all lovely presents.
My friends above are Margaret, Brenda, Kelly, Sandra and Elizabeth. As I am moving to Peterborough next month which is about 2 hours away, I expect this might be one of my last group get togethers for some time. 
I sure will miss them.


Saturday, December 05, 2009


When I was home last they had drained the river to make repairs further up at a lock (Trent Severn Waterway) Here are before and after pictures.

Truely Sorry

Sorry that I have been absent so long but you all know how busy it is this time of year. The renovations to my Mom's house are complete and she is now moved in. The place is absolutely gorgeous. Here are some photos. These are before and during the move. The tv is now mounted over the fireplace and the bookcases filled with books and ornaments.

As you can see there are still no draperies but we are moving along. Each time I go down to help I need 2-3 days to recover. Thankfully we had movers and my Mom had some lovely friends who came and helped us put the kitchen in order.

I have a few things on the go right now but know of them I can't blog about because they are mainly Christmas gifts and my friends and family have a habit of reading my blog. Nice of them!

I can say that there are a few handmade gifts but not all made on the sewing machine.

We now looking down the home stretch to our move and packing gradually. Still alot of calls to make on my TO DO LIST.

Hubby is selling his car as we have decided that we don't need 2 cars and my Mom has one as well. So if you know anyone in the market for 2002 Ford Mustang?