Sunday, August 26, 2012

Good to be home---getting my groove back

I have been trying hard to get back in the groove---with some difficulty.  I had classes at home this week so that helped and yesterday I finally got in the dye pots and plan to do a lot of that next week in preparation for the Warsaw hook-in on Sept. 8th and my upcoming fall workshops.

It is now Sunday morning and I did manage two partial days in the dye pots---not feeling quite my energetic self.  Went out yesterday morning for what i hoped would be an hour run in preparation for my 10K run on Sept. 16th---I ran out of gas after 50 minutes and walked the end.  Oh well, there is still time.

My husband got home on Friday night after a long 3 day drive home from California.  It is good to have him back home.  Last Monday when he was finishing up his last project on Chelsea's house he cut his thumb with a table saw and ended up in the emergency room and delayed his start home by a day.  we still have to unpack his truck of all the tools---not a fun job!

These are some pictures of the kitchen being painted---the color is called pistachio---yum, my favorite ice cream flavor!

These are the little windows that were uncovered by removing old wood panelling---Doug built all the moulding and we both stripped the window.  What an improvement!

Here is a picture of a rug that was hooked by Marie---it is Edyth O"Neill's Ipswich with the border added---I think she did a great job---her color plan was based on a rug that another student Peggy had hooked so I give them both a lot of credit---good job girls!!!

When I was in California I did get to have dinner with my sister Barbara and her friend Rock---it was good to see her---you look great sis!!!

Doug and I went to napa on the Monday before I flew home---here he is enjoying a taste of wine.

Here are some pictures of the outside of the house---these two little windows previously were board up on the outside as well.

Okay that is it for trying to catch up---it is a cloudy overcast day here in Kansas, but it is tome to get something done for the day---maybe back in the dye pots!


  1. Anita ~
    How lucky your daughter is that you and hubby could help her so much! Love those windows! I hope hubby heals quickly. OUCH!
    Marie's rug is a beauty.
    Hugs :)

  2. Love that pistachio color! See you in Warsaw!

  3. The picture of Barb is just awesome. I swear, you girls look younger and younger! She has taken 10 years off herself!!!!!
    What are you two doing anyhow??????

    Can't wait to see the pistachio gorgeous. I am looking for a new bright color for my laundry room. This sure does look cheerful!