Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I wish everyone the best new year possible, may the problems from 09 vanish.
We now have a fresh start, new energy to right wrongs and start new projects.

I am hoping we can finish old projects, and put some of our plans into place. If

nothing else we will keep plugging away.

Look what the mailman brought!! Isn't it great. Sherry from Edie Marie's Attic made it for me, she does really nice work. If you would like one I can have

her contact you. She will also use material from any garment you might have that has sentimental value. You would be able to carry something from your loved one with you always or memories of a special event.

You meet the nicest people from our blogs.

I have mentioned on several occasions that a great deal of the trim in our old home was stolen before we purchased her. Now we may be able to spiff her up some. Stasia and her husband at Yarn and a Barn have built a new home and their old one is to be used as practice for the local firemen. Before that happens they are going to let us go in and salvage what we can use. I am so excited about this, with our home in not real pretty shape it is a bit depressing.

The liner and insulation for our wood stove was delivered yesterday so Jim will be busy for the next couple of days. He has to enlarge the hole in the chimney in the dining room where the stove will be hooked up. I choose to put it in the dining room as that room is larger then the front room. So the stove will heat the kitchen, dining room and front room areas. A bonus will be that the heat will also travel up the back stairs and help heat the upstairs. I read that the old homes were built to act as a chimney so the heat would travel up through the house all the way to the attic. This was a good thing in winter and summer, those old builders were so clever. This is why when I cook something you can smell it in the attic. When I run the dryer in the basement you can smell the fresh scent all through the house.

I have come up with a new crop, I will let you know when it is ripe.

Best to all, Barbara


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Barbara!

What a wonderful post! Your photos of the handbag look great. I'm so glad you like it.

I haven't had time to visit and am trying to catch up. I LOVE the posts & photos of your Christmas weekend. Your descriptions of the chickens & goats warm my heart, I can close my eyes and almost see & hear them. It's so interesting to hear how you keep their water from freezing etc. My Dad would tell me how they farmed way back when and I loved to listen to him.

Happy New Year dear friend!!
Love & hugs, Sherry

violetlady said...

What a great purse. And I saw the shirt you painted for Sherry. You both are so, so talented. Happy New Year to you and Jim!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Barbara~ I've just strolled over from Sherry's. The T-shirt you painted for her was incredible. You have a gift with the brushes. My hubby paints a little. Portraits are very difficult, I know. You captured those lil' pups perfectly.
I hope you'll share more of your artwork in the future.

Sweet wishes,

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Barbara!! For some reason I lost track of your blog but I'm so glad we found each other again through Facebook:-) I look forward to catching up with all of your news. xoxo