Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stuff Is Happening


We have construction worker #1. 


And we have construction worker #2

And from that we now have the bones of the new deck roof.  Tomorrow we are supposed to have the tin on and then we will have shade and shelter from the rain.  To say I am excited would be an understatement.

Now, do you see a problem?  No, not the cat eating her dinner.  Look at the closed umbrella.  We didn’t move it before they started building but it is slightly taller than the roof will be there.  I am thinking we will need to pull it out of there before the guys get back tomorrow.

And see, Ms. Murphy is already checking this new thing out.  She went back and forth up there for about an hour before deciding it was time to come in for dinner.

And lest one thinks that I just spent my day watching construction workers (Rolling on the floor laughing), I have decided to do the Funky Chicken BOM from FatCatPatterns.  My mother collects chicken things and for that reason I am drawn to them.  And these are so funny and the best part are that they are free.

I even drew and cut out all the pattern pieces for the first three chickens.  I was going to begin picking fabrics but then I remembered that Tuesday I will be at Mary Jo’s in Gastonia, NC where I will have the opportunity to increase my stash, especially batiks.  Open-mouthed smile

And, I am thinking about this…….

I was looking for some handwork to take on vacation with me and thought I could probably work with these while visiting with our son and daughter-in-law.

So I prepped a few more.  I cut the hexies out with my GO but I had to cut the cardstock hexies by hand (ouch).  I think I will do a bunch more to take with me but if I don’t enjoy stitching them together they will be machine sewn together and will become a mug rug!!


Judy D in WA said...

I am so jealous right now. I wanted a roof over my deck for years. Lucky you!
I've been saving those chickens but haven't done anything with them yet. Love your hexie colors.

Darcie said... divine will it be to sip something from your cup or glass and listen to the rain during an evening thunder shower! Enjoy!

Bonnie said...

Yeah for Mary Jo's. I've decided the best thing to look for at MJ's is conversation prints or themes. They have so many themes it's amazing. Of course I can find any type of fabric there except MODA. They don't carry it for some reason. Have fun.