Sunday, January 8, 2012

Construction has commenced

Aren't they cute!  I was waiting to get some sky fabrics so I hadn't actually started sewing houses.  Tonight we have the "candy" house and the "what-drug-was-she-on" house.  LOL

Yesterday we did do some actual work on our house.  Nothing picture-worthy.  We replaced three exhaust vent covers on the back of the house.  Now when the wind blows it won't get like a refrigerator in my microwave or breezy on the stove top.  Yay!

In the morning I took Ivy for a walk.  It wasn't that early but the shadows were still long.

I of course paused to admire and photograph the reflections in the pond.  It's an addiction I tell you!

Sigh....that big front window always looks like a black hole.  I'm not willing to cover it up with curtains though!

Today we took a ride to Costco for a few items and look what we came home with.  Yessssss!  Big and red and beautiful.  To say nothing of the more powerful motor.  The old one doesn't owe me anything.  It has got to be at least 20 years old, maybe more, and the motor was starting to struggle.    

Historic Grains Bread in the making.  Sorghum, amaranth, flaxseed, millet and all kinds of good stuff in there.  As I bake all the time now, I'm really going to enjoy using Big Red Bertha!  I assure you....I am not in the habit of naming my appliances......or my sewing machines.   I do not call them she.  *shudder*  But I think this appliance and I are going to become very close.  ;-)

I also found a recipe for clementine marmalade in one of the GF cook books.  Easy, quick, and yummy!

I'd love to go back to the sewing machine and build a few more houses, but there are dogs laying around me like scatter rugs and I think it's time to go to bed.  Looking forward to tomorrow!  :-)


Sue said...

Cute houses, I love the bright colours. Seriously cool mixer, I love red. I just replaced my 30 plus year Kenwood last week, there was a great deal on and I had some birthday money waiting for something special.

Karin på Ösäter said...

Very sweet houses, I´m about to make my 4:th now in the morning.
I love your pondphotos, reflections are fantastic.
Have a great week!

Karin på Ösäter

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous little houses! Too cute!

Congrats on the lady in red...she looks fantastic and I'm sure will give you more than 20 years of service.

Lynn said...

Cute! I've been towying with getting a mixer like yours. Bleechy day today!