Saturday, March 28, 2015


I'm in sunny California this week, visiting family.  I had planned to go in January, but when the earthquake hit last fall, Mom's house was damaged.  It was decided that I would wait until construction was finished, when I could be helpful in the "putting things back together" phase.

So much of it is stuff only they can do, (Mom and my Sister and niece), so I had to chose carefully my project.  I figured that it would be the biggest help, if I could get the bones of Mom's sewing room in place, so that is what I am working on.  One of my brothers came over to help get the pegboard in place, a and today we have some young strong backs coming over to get the heavy stuff in place, then it's just a matter of emptying boxes into the shelves. We managed to set up the patio set on the new patio as well.

Another project we took on was in the back yard.  There was a tree that Mom wanted down because it had begun to shade the garden boxes.  This time both brothers came over, one with chain saw in hand.  Before you could sing "Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day" a couple of times, the sunshine had been restored to the garden, and lunch was served on the newly restored patio set.

I don't want you to think that I am being worked to the bone, there has been plenty of down time.  I am just about ready to join the pieces of my brown yoke sweater to do the colorwork yoke. Another afternoon knitting n the sleeves should do it.  The only problem is I forgot to bring the colorwork pattern!  So it's a good thing I brought that other project!

While I have been here, work continues on the screened in porch, back home in Tennessee.  

    The tin roof went on yesterday, and the screens will be going on today, I think.

There will be an electric outlet and a ceiling fan as well.  We already have one table and chairs to go out on the porch, we plan to have 3 patio sets, and another softer couch like seating area.

My flight leaves late Sunday night, I'll try to sleep on the long flight, wish me luck!

Until next time, happy Spinning, Knitting and Weaving,



Maggie said...

Ooh! A screened in porch! That will be nice this summer!

Theresa said...

You'll love your porch and so glad you got your visit in to CA!

LA said...

I know you are looking forward to seeing your new porch Monday! Lots of good times will be had there!