Sunday, June 9, 2013

Where has the month gone????

Where has the month (and I mean May ) gone ???  Hate to admit it, but I know it's a sign of getting old.  It just seems that time is zooming by and as much as I try dragging my heels, it doesn't seem to help one bit !

We've been expanding our back deck and discovering that knees don't work as well as they used to .  John was just going to put new wood over the top of the old deck....... and I had to open my big mouth and say.......wouldn't it be nice to have it a little bigger ??  Before we knew it, the small project had turned into a hugh project and we were knee deep and sore kneed in the middle of it !!  We ended up having to rip off the entire old deck, add extra footing and foundation beams......which is no easy feat, since our back yard is a steep slope .......

Then the problem is how to remove the existing railing while he works on the addition........

John, of course, was up to that challenge.......he just built a make shift contraption out of his gorilla ladder, chain winch, a length of metal scaffold and a garbage can filled with water as a counter weight.  I think building that was his favorite part of the whole project!!!!

Hopefully next post will be of the finished project !!

In between getting kits made for the Grande Olde Flag Gathering for Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI........I've been working on another reproduction sampler....Janet Reid.....and wanted to share a little sneak peek.

It's all stitched in wool and has really been fun to work on .  I can't wait to introduce her to you......hopefully that will happen at the St Charles Market ....just in time for you to start some fall/winter stitching !!

Until next time........hope you all find time to take a stitch each day !!!


  1. Ohhhh... Liking the sneak peak!

  2. It looks so tempting it has me yearning for fall!! Laura

  3. Can't wait to see the new deck.
    Thanks for the sneak peek.