Wednesday, August 22, 2007

After all these years....

A few YWCA pictures

The alley. The sky was so blue that day.




This is the lounge. Yes, there is too much pink.

Why hello there!

Sometimes it's nice to know who's talking to you.

Me: in the lounge at the YW looking through old articles. This might very well be the only photo taken of me in 5 years.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tear out your useless lawn: Before and After

I love before and after pictures. The first one is of the back corner of our lot. As you can see, the top left corner of my camera lens is still broken.



Before



After



Before



After...the boards are keeping the chickens out of the veggies.

Just what I needed, another hobby....



I managed to forget these posts even though I finished the chair about 3 weeks ago. It's very comfortable. I like it for knitting because it doesn't have any arms.

I didn't take any before photos, but I will say that the original colors had that brown/gold/orange/ 70's thing going on. I loved the shape of the chair, but the seat needed restuffed and the fabric needed to be more modern. Otherwise it would be too Victorian fluffy for me. I was going for something that felt like this. Without the price tag.



The tufting gave me a bit of trouble because I was just going from memory, without instructions, but I've since acquired a great upholstery book work from. The next one (yeah, I'd do it again) will be tighter and more professional.

Deb, could you get out of the sunflowers? Thanks......

Here we have our giant mutant sunflowers, which grew an extra foot while we were in Colorado. And Isabella, holding her favorite chicken, the beloved Debbie.




Friday, August 10, 2007

Blink and you'll miss me....

Man, its been a long time since I posted! I've been busy with work and trips to Colorado and general summer stuff. I just haven't had enough hours in the day. Here are the promised photos of the studio. It's a big long room so I have to show you Tyree's side:



and mine:



So the veggies are cranking and the sunflowers are about 9 or 10 feet tall. I'm not kidding! I'll post a picture of Isabella standing next to them. We went to Colorado for 5 days and when we got back there were squash the size of school buses. Luckily people at work were willing to eat them.