Been busy around the old house the past few days, or is it weeks? I’m not sure, time is flying so fast. I have to keep my shirttails tucked in to keep them from flying, time is going so fast. Did I say time is going fast? In my Bible study this week I learned that time is not going, it’s coming. There is something really big coming our way. The Bible speaks of her time coming, his time coming, the time came. I find that fascinating. I don’t really worry about time. We all have a certain amount of it on this earth and we should make the best of it and give God the glory and love one another. That is really all we can do. We cannot change the weather. We cannot change time. We really don’t have control of much of anything when you really think about it, but if you put it all in God’s hands, it will all work out for the good(to those who love Him.)
Whew, I didn’t mean to get all theological on you, but that’s how I am. Things have been happening around here. We called our ever faithful contractor to replace more windows. This house has so many windows and they all have been in the house since about the fifties, I believe, so one by one we have been replacing them with brand new insulated, double paned windows when we save up the money. This time we replaced our big window in our dining room. Our contractor said we saved the hardest window for almost last. It had to be rebuilt, repainted and replaced.
Here it is taken out. Nice breeze today.
We have a nice view. Well, when the trucks and ladders aren’t there.
Reframing it. These men are pros. They have worked together for years and work like a well oiled machine. They almost know what the other one is going to say before he says it.
New windows at last! I was a little afraid that by replacing these windows we would lose some of the old woodwork around it and change the look, but now that they are in, it looks just the same, except we don’t have those awful, old, ugly storm windows on them any longer. They will be so much easier to clean.
I couldn’t wait to get some curtains hung. See my new ladder. It’s mine. I picked it out and I will be the one using it for painting walls. It’s sturdy, not like our old wooden one that rocked when I climbed on it and swayed with each movement. This one stands strong and firm and I love it. Really.
I am using lace curtains this Summer, but I have bought new insulated checked curtains for this Autumn and Winter.
After the windows were in, I painted our dining room. A soft grey. Sometimes it looks cream colored and other times really grey depending on the light. I like it. I was getting tired of the yellow walls that I really loved when I painted them a few years ago. I’m fickle like that. David and I went to Hobby Lobby this morning because we(I) wanted to get some flowers to put in my chicken feeder that I received as a Christmas gift last year.
Remember when I wrote about this surprise gift that appeared on our front porch? I didn’t know what it was or who it was from.
It was this really nice, antique chicken feeder. I told my friend who gave it to me that I was going to design a room around it, and I have. Here it is, Shannon. Look what you made me do.
I sent away for these chicken posters. The flowers I found at Hobby Lobby had feathers in them! How appropriate. Now the feeder sits in all its glory. I love how this turned out. Hanging the pictures was fun(not.) David measured and measured and measured again and one of the pictures kept looking lower than the other. I measure things with my eye and kept telling him they were not level with each other. He measured and measured and measured again and finally decided our lopsided old house was the problem so he let?! me eyeball the pictures and we finally got them almost level. As a friend use to tell me, “You will never notice it on a galloping horse.”
I love these pictures.
He could be the husband of one of my barred rock hens. Wish I could have a rooster.
We rehung this picture our daughter gave us last Christmas. Kind of goes with the theme of farm and chickens.
I have been picking these the last couple of weeks. My favorite flower. The peony.
I have tried to get a little of this in, but haven’t got much done on the doll quilts lately. I am hand quilting them as I get them pieced.
I saw this purse on a blog, I wish I could remember which one and got on Fat Quarter Shop and ordered the pattern. The Abby Bag. I hope I can find time to make it. Of course, I will have to make my granddaughter, Abby, one some time.
Just finished reading this for the second time. I got this book either at an auction or an antique store. It’s about a woman who was left behind at her family’s cabin in Alaska one winter when her husband couldn’t get back to get her. She went through many trials and tribulations like being in a landslide and breaking her arm and hurting her leg right off the bat. Besides that, she was expecting a baby and had to deal with that and give birth all by herself. It is a true story and when I read it, I realized I don’t have it hard at all, although I would really love to live in Alaska.
Maybe hard times is what hones us and makes us stronger. To live a life of ease and relaxation all the time would be a complete bore to me. I like action and hard work and doing things myself even if they don’t always turn out so well. Anyway, if you ever get to read this book, I think you would enjoy it. It was also made into a movie. I’d like to find it. I saw it a long time ago.
Just wanted to show you something my Sunday school children made last Sunday. They did all the cutting out and gluing and putting on stickers and I brought home the squares and tied them all together and will take it back to show them next Sunday. We should do as the words say, “Love one another.” Bye.