Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day (or Toto we aren't in Kansas anymore)

Memorial Day

So we were doing a few errands on Memorial Day and hit a roadblock. Evidently it was a 5 minute parade down Highway 20 in Westborough. It consisted of Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, a high school band and um....army tanks.

We also threw a BBQ for 20. I was accused of renting people to attend but I swear I didn't. It was a nice day.
Here are a few shots of the new patio and pool.

New Patio

More Patio

Here is a view of our neighbors yard from our patio

View from yard

and the pool from hell

New pool

and last but not least my girl Dakota

Dakota da dog

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A little OCD

Ok, I swear this is the last of the color debate. I went with the colors in the stone fireplace at the advice of a color consultant that I broke down and had come over. It was also the advice of smarty pants "Yarn!" readers.

I will never bore you again with this


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cleaning 101


This is a picture of the fireplace when I moved in. It was bugging me that it was so dirty. So I watch too much HGTV but it paid off because I learned how to clean a stone fireplace.

This is the after...


Sunday, May 18, 2008

I need advice...


In a nutshell...
These are three of the many colors I have slapped on my wall to try to decide what color to paint a very large room.


We are talking 30 feet ceilings (with skylights) and just a big room in general. I am looking for that perfect terra cotta color but can't find it. If I can't find something soon or at least decide Mr Yarn is going to strangle me.

Another view of big room:


Please give me your opinion. No white, off white or ecru allowed.

Friday, May 16, 2008

I am still alive...I swear I am


Long time no blog but I am still busy trying to get my life together. Here is a new picture of Dakota. Don't want to bore you but I also don't want her to get too big without getting puppy pictures of her.

We are getting ready to have our kitchen torn out. This is what it looks like before (although the photo really isn't too good)


Oh and I have been knitting. I am about 3 inches away from being done with the Tumbling Block sweater that I am making for a good friend. I feel like it has taken me forever to finish it.


I got my Alice Starmore "Fern" kit in the mail today. I can't wait to start it although I don't know if that is what I will do next.

I also don't know why the color on all these pictures look so weird but I am too lazy to go downstairs and take them all over again so use your imaginations.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

New Puppy

Our new puppy. We adopted her from New England Saint Bernard Rescue. Her name is Dakota. I didn't name her and they made me promise not to change her name because she knows her name. Not my favorite name but I love her. She is the sweetest puppy (5 months old, check out those paws).

No knitting. Still cleaning up the house. Promise to post pictures of the new place soon.