Monday, October 29, 2012

Scrappy Jean Quilt

I was saving my old jeans (all 23 of them) to make a quilt . I was planning to use the rag go die, BUT . . . . that was a BUST. One layer of jean was way too thick to cut, so I did it the old fashioned way. I sewed the jeans together then spent many a hours cutting.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Retaining Wall

As you can see from my previous post about my retaining wall I will eventually need to replace it. To go about replacing the retaining wall was new to me. I first went to the local brick place Mid West Block to see what they suggested. The guy there mentioned that I should go downtown to see if the retaining wall was on my side of the property line or on the city side. So off I went to see where the property line lays. Since I am a Habitat House Homeowner I also stopped by our local Habitat Office to see if they kept a copy of where my property lines are. While I was there at the Habitat office I was given a couple of names to look up to re-do my retaining wall. I found out that the retaining wall IS on my side of the property line. :( That is as far as I got and was going to continue with the process after the first of the year. Next thing I knew I got a call from the local Habitat Office wanting to know if I would be interested in being the pilot project for their new "A Brush With Kindness" Program. Well needless to say they didn't have to ask me twice. I said YES ! YES ! YES ! ! ! I had an interview with the local paper and made the front page ! !
Til next time with an update ! !

Monday, October 15, 2012

Saying Goodbye to . . .

the old retaining wall. Here are a few pics of the old retaining wall.
When we first built our house in 1996, the guys from Habitat let Ryan write his name in the cement on top of part of the retaining wall. I took a pic because I don't know if they will be able to save his name.
Work will begin shortly. I will be posting updates the next few posts. Thanx for stopping by Til next time

Thursday, October 11, 2012

More . . .

Am still working on my scrap pile. Am trying to blog this post from my cell phone. Not too bad. Sorry about the pics being off center. Thanx for stopping by. Til next time. . . . .

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Girlfriend decided to wait for me on my chair while I went in the house to get me a soda. LOL !

Lazy Day on the Deck

Girlfriend is very tired and using her water bowl for a pillow. Girlfriend finally stayed in one spot for a great pic ! !