Thursday, November 24, 2016

Things You Sometimes Do For Yourself, And Wished the Faires Did More Often

There are things I sometimes do for myself, and I think, wouldn't this be so much better if it just 'happened' because the house fairies did it:

  • a perfect fire (just warming with a little bit of flame, not so hot you can't be in the same room) with a clean hearth;
  • a perfectly mixed mood and weather suitable cocktail;
  • a newspaper, comfy chair and foot stool;
  • followed by a delicious meal. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Crooked House Reno Post #2

The first stage was to understand what the true condition of the house was.  It was time to understand fully... what have we gotten ourselves into?  Following on the House Inspection findings, the estimates and thoughts of contractors and our own desire to have a safe, energy efficient rental for our new tenant/s... we needed to come up with a game plan.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Crooked House Reno Post #1

These are the original professional posted pics from when we first looked at our crooked house online... boy did this photographer make things look good.  The truth was somewhat different once you got inside.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mittens Latvian Style

I've been working on these since pre-concussion last winter. The pre-concussion mitten has much better tension, but at least they are done. The original pattern was supposed to look like birch leaves. Much to my surprise, they turned out looking more like holly leaves. So, I rolled with that and added berries, and that way I'll be able to tell which is the right and the left mittens.