Category Archives: Home remodel

Finally a Finish

Tuesday afternoon I met my friend Mary over at the retreat house for lunch and while we were there the inspectors came to do the final walk through. We got approved and I have to say I was very excited … Continue reading

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Production Time

I couldn’t sleep Wednesday morning, so I got up and decided to cut out a kit and maybe I’d get it sewn up. At least, that was the plan! While I was in California in January, one of my purchases … Continue reading

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Building Updates

Progress is slow, but steady. I had hoped it would be finished by the end of March but not so much. John got the bead board installed in the half bath and I decided what color I wanted on the … Continue reading

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Addition Updates

Things are progressing on the addition in LaPorte and I’m pretty excited even though no one showed up to work over there today. The grout is done in both of the bathrooms and I could not be more pleased with … Continue reading

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Fruitful First Day of Spring

Monday was a great first day of spring! I worked on cutting my Sew Kind of Wonderful, Mod Owls but I didn’t get to finish due to needing to run errands and take care of few things at the retreat … Continue reading

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Have Thread Will Travel

I want to say that I love a portable project, especially when there’s a great possibility of sitting and a slow day of not being able to do anything. Friday I had a day shift and that normally equates to … Continue reading

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Magic Finish

Rodeo is in full swing, my first shift was the Thursday night and Chris Stapleton performed. It was a sold out performance and it was very busy. I sold $7,645 worth of drink tickets – there were a LOT of … Continue reading

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Catching Up

There’s been a lot going on, and just when I think things are going to slow down a tad, I think things have sped up! Have you been staying on task getting your projects to where you want them? I … Continue reading

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Soar to Sore

Saturday David and I planned to go over to the house in LaPorte and do a little clean up in front of the construction. It was an overcast and pretty cool morning and driving up, I must admit I felt … Continue reading

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Construction Zone

How was your lucky Friday? I always like to think that 13 is a lucky number, but I must admit I didn’t leave the house until late. However, It has been a rough week, Sunday our guild and quilting community … Continue reading

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Coming Together

United we stand, Divided we fall, if our backs should ever be against the wall, we’ll be together, together you and I. I love the words to that song and I love the idea of unity. I really do feel … Continue reading

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Rows Churning

Thursday was a regular workday for me and it was a productive one. I like to set small goals so I can “chip away” on what I want to accomplish. Do you do things like that? I told myself that … Continue reading

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Location is Key

Have you ever heard the phrase “location, location, location”? Last night I thought I would just breeze through my “rowing” and put the first 4 rows together. The idea of getting it together in sections seemed appealing at the time, … Continue reading

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Making It Count

How are you and your “word” getting along? You may recall, I chose the word “discipline”. I have some good days and some not-so-good days! I’ve been trying to do better with my eating and my exercise and it is … Continue reading

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Was That A Bird?

Oh my word, today we had a beautiful day here in the Houston area, the SUN actually came out and showed its pretty face and it even warmed up enough for me to take off my jacket! I drove over … Continue reading

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Sewing Away

Sorry that it has been a while, I’ve been out of town since Wednesday evening and I got home around 4:30 today and things are great, I’m just way behind on things around the house. It is nice to be … Continue reading

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Welcome 2015

How is your new year going? Have you been busy trying to finish a project or did you get to start a new one? I had planned on working on one of my block swaps but I’ve been totally into … Continue reading

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Some Finishes

Are you planning or thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2015 yet? Or have you been thinking about what all happened in 2014? I do like to reflect on things that happened, some good, some bad and the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

How was your Christmas holiday? Did you get enough family time? I do love my family and watching Christmas through the grandkids make it so much more special! We had a very nice Christmas Day gathering with Mom, Dad, Josh, … Continue reading

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Open House

David and I got an early start putting on the finishing touches at the house, he drove over to the house and I did a few things at home before heading over. We had a last minute glitch, no stove … Continue reading

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Punch List

It is the final countdown and every day is a new list! Wednesday we had pest control visit, delivery of furniture, the AC repairman came and checked out the downstairs heater and the upstairs AC, drywall repair and the cable … Continue reading

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Moving In!

Today is a very special day; in 1979 this was the day that my Granny passed away. I thought about it the other day, but with all the things going on, sadly, I didn’t remember not once today. I did … Continue reading

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You Are Invited

You may have watched as David and I made our journey this year renovating our craft retreat house We would like to cordially invite you to join us for our And Sew It Began Open House of Pieceful Stitches On … Continue reading

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Are You Still There?

I’ve been missing you, but I haven’t really had that much to report so I decided to forego writing even though a lot has been going on. I did get a few stitches in over the weekend, but not much … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Maybe I ought to rename this as “bites and pieces”. I could, as much as I’ve been eating lately. I did have a couple of good days were I didn’t over indulge, but I’ve since made up for that. I … Continue reading

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Rounding Out

Little by little things are beginning to round out at the house. The best part that is coming around is the kitchen and the craft room. Really it is all good; I do love seeing a plan come together. I … Continue reading

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Thankful

This past weekend went by too quickly, I guess they always do but I think this past weekend was truly a whirlwind. Friday and Saturday was packed with errands and cake baking. I even took 3 quilts off to the … Continue reading

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Just a Few

Wednesday I got a call from a couple of ladies from Lake Jackson and they were wondering if I would mind showing them the house? I said, I’d be glad to! We met up and I got to show off … Continue reading

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More Planning

I got a call from the flooring supplier and it had arrived and it was available for me to pick it up. I picked up the flooring for the craft room and took it to the house. Now we just … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine!

I know this is a little early but Thursday night when I was in Macy’s I heard Christmas music in the store. I just love listening to it, it got me all excited and I decided to begin my “music … Continue reading

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A Little Closer

I’m happy to report that my kitchen at the retreat house is a little closer to being complete. I’ve about decided not to ask when things are going to be installed; it is a little safer that way. I don’t … Continue reading

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