Monday, November 22, 2010


Ok, so this is standing on the landing looking up the hallway
to the master bedroom.

If you actually go to the top of the stairs, the room to the right, the study:

To the left is a bathroom (not very exciting)- but here's the art we have in there:

This is the room I painted and added a new fixture.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Seen outside of a law office

No wonder I had so much trouble finding a job. I should have been driving around looking for help wanted ads.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Outside of the house

Forgot the most important image! The front of the house.
We moved the pumpkin outside .

And here's the back view- the left side is the living room.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

House as of today

I thought you might want to see some of the house from the inside. First is the living room. The above picture is looking towards the backyard/porch. The furniture is all oddly placed because I have been painting. The left side is the original color (green/khaki)- the right side is the new color more of a gold/brown (Sherwin Williams 6123 Baguette). The trim is 6119 (antique white) and the ceiling (not painted yet- will be 6121 whole wheat)

Turning around you can see the front of the house. The blue paper on the wall is a congratulations card Hillary and Isabella made for us. The shiny bit is an image of a ring.

To the right side you can just see the window on the left side of the door. We'll just walk up the stairs and look down on the front door.

I've been learning how to patch drywall. The poster is... well I don't know what to say about the poster to be honest. :) To the right of the entryway you see the door to the dining room.

We got the pumpkin a bit early. It's been fun to have it lit up, but I'm not really sure it's going to last until Halloween. On the table are some lovely candlesticks that we received as well as some lovely pottery and things. Turning to the back of the room is the entrance to the kitchen.

To the right of that counter is the hallway to the living room and we've covered the whole downstairs.
Well, except for the garage- we very proudly hung a peg board yesterday. It's right beside the door into the kitchen (bit difficult to see)

There is still a bit to go on organizing the garage. But this lets you see a bit of the front yard/driveway.

So that covers the downstairs.
Next we'll do the upstairs.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pillow- sewing again

I've been trying to work on some more projects. I found this wheel of fabric (jellies? they were called maybe?) So thought it looked like a nice project. The official estimated time was 3 hrs. I blew past that hours ago. There are 32 individual pieces of fabric in that center panel. Just need to stuff and close opening.

and the back side.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Being a little crafty

I love fabric. I walk through the fabric store and think how wonderful it would be if I could figure out what to do with all this fabric (I'm not much of a sewer). I also have a number of pins that I don't really wear anymore (the 90's and the suits in my life have ended). Martha Stewart has this fabric covered bulletin board she does so I thought I could try that. The item on the left is an emtpy picture frame. The one on the right is cork over canvas.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tree Trimming

Trimming has started, the arborist is wearing a green shirt. :


Last one- still not 100% changed

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Found objects

I've been trying to figure out what I'm doing. Am I staying here, leaving? I have these boxes that have moved with me. Some are from 4 places ago, some just from Jan of 2007. I decided that I have to unpack them (even if I'm just going to pack them up again). So I found these little things my mother made for me when I was a kid.

The top left hand- is Sunshine. She was the chocolate poodle I got when I was about 8 years old.
The bottom right- I didn't have a duck. It's just something my mom made for me.

The frames were gold and chipping- I painted it with silver paint. The tiles are from a potter in Shelbourne Falls.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring in Boston

There is nothing prettier than new england as the bulbs start to come out.

This is on a walk to Beacon Ave.

Course today it's back to 50 degrees and raining, but it was still a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Trip to Halibut Point

In contrast to all that bad weather, this past weekend was gorgeous! A friend who recently got a new camera recommended a bit of walking to try it out. Given my concerns of flooding we skipped a few places and instead headed to Halibut Point. Its named not after the fish, but actually because of the sailors saying, "Haul About"

So here's a few shots of the walk:
First a view of the quarry

It looks like a lighthouse, but to be honest, I'm not sure if it is or isn't.

The edge of the Atlantic (straight across you could see Maine)

Effects of all the rain

It's been all over the news how much rain we've gotten. I was laughing it off since right around me I haven't seen much. Then I went to go for my usual walk around Jamaica Pond. Boy was I surprised. The path I walk on was completely under water.


To the left there wasn't quite so much water, but it still came up on the walkway.

This is a photo of the dock. It should be flat, not going up at a 45 degree angle. The first half of it is actually pushed up over the 2nd half. That big white whale to the right is actually a boat wrapped up for winter.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I won!!

Can you believe it!?!

The Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.
Life is good.

Friday, March 5, 2010

What did my old office look like?

My previous position at the hosopital. In 3 years I actually had 3 separate offices. One had a beautiful window that allowed me to grow plants with ease*. But I shared it with 6 other people (and my boss right around the corner). The second was a 2 person office that had no sun, but a lot of privacy (and the boss way down the hall). The last place was in a file room that had been converted to a 5 person office. That pink wall- that's the back of my desk. Along the floor- the files actually rolled out so that was a track system that everybody tripped over. It was about an inch tall.

Moving into the room, to the right is the side of my desk (my cartoon- doesn't every cubicle cry out for cartoons?) and the 2 people who sat behind me.

And finally, my desk. I had brought my laptop in, that's why I have 2 computers. Not very glamorous.

*Picture of orchid grown with ease

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snow in Georgia

The weekend of Valentine's I went to GA to visit DrF. The best thing about going down south from Boston in Feb- escape the bad weather of course. So you can imagine my surprise at being faced with this. The nice thing about not being home - I wasn't responsible for shoveling! (Course pretty much nobody is, as it all melted by the next afternoon, still I was happy not to be shoveling.)

First image- I was inside the kitchen trying to photograph. Given the light reflecting, I realized that I would have to open the door so the other pictures are much better.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New gutters!

I know, too exciting isn't it? Well, if you knew the leaking problems I had last winter you would better understand my enthusiasm for the new gutters. So I won't keep you in suspense any longer...

The copper just doesn't pop in that one though, does it? So let's try that again.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Beautiful things (<-go on, click it)

I wish that I could make beautiful things. Unfortunately it appears that at this point in my life, the only thing I can do is appreciate the beauty that other people create.
Take a look at the link. Her items are stunning. So stunning, I purchased 2 things.

The ceramic platter and small dish AND a little plate.
Just gorgeous. Now if only my blog was actually viewed by anyone she would get the attention she so obviously deserves.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New job

In December I left my job at the hospital to join a new company. It's very small (only 4 of us) and we're housed in a larger space. First picture is the entrance when you come off the elevator.

Pretty impressive, no? The picture is at night so you can't see that the conference room (through those circle doors) has this gorgeous view across the water towards Boston.

As we go into our actual office space it's not quite as glamorous. If you look to the right- you see our "conference room"

looking to your left you can see my colleague and his constant companion when a deadline is due: Coke (2L to the left, 20 oz. to the right)

And continuing to your left, you see my desk (with the pictures above) and the other 2 desks.