Saturday, December 28, 2013

What to do, what to do?

It's a cold, windy, wintry day out there today.

Did a little work in the kitchen remodel.

Wove a couple rugs.

Got kinda bored.

Friend called, also bored.

Change of scenery for both of us and she came over and helped me do this!

Denim strips.

Lots and lots of denim strips.

We finally got tired of that and quit - the tote wasn't half gone yet. 

And if you think I have one more session like todays and I'll be good?

I've got that many more jeans that need the legs ripped out of.

I've got ALOT  of jeans :)

All for now, 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Big Mess

Sheetrock has begun.

Notice the open door?  

Not sure if the young men doing the labor don't realize that the dang white dust goes everywhere,
 or they didn't think it was a problem by the state of my other rooms.... :)

They didn't put up any plastic... 


I guess I will be doing some deep cleaning EVERYWHERE 
in the near future.  LOL

All for now,

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Cooper

'Santa' Cooper Wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

Photo Credit goes to my daughter Leah,

Monday, December 23, 2013


I've had to be pretty closed mouthed lately here at re'New...

I've been working on Christmas gifts when I could grab a moment or two.

Today was family Christmas so now the 'cat is outa the bag' and I can show you what I've been creating!

I decided about a month ago to gift quilts to my 3 children.  I had two appropriate ones 'in the bank', but needed another.  Talk about last minute deadlines --  I managed to start and finish a queen size bed quilt and gift it in less than a month. 

Here it is--

Made this one out of flannel.  All remnants of other projects, mostly backings from denim blankets made in the past.  The light spaces are flannel lining from some drapes I made in to rugs!  True use it up repurposing :)

The other project I reveal today is a painting that I started over a year ago.  HAA

I was going to do it for my sister's birthday - well, missed that one.

So I told myself this birthday was the deadline.  Yup, missed that, too.

But I FINALLY got my buttocks in gear and finished it this morning - LOL

I don't paint much.  I'm more of a sketcher, but it turned out ok for the lack of experience and practice.

She always wanted a cow picture and she seemed quite pleased with it. 

Kitchen update --  electrical is now finished and the new window and sheetrocking can commence.  Pretty sure I won't see them til at least Thursday.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed they get here and push a bit and it gets to the point that I can have my son here during school break to help with the ceremic tile floor.  His muscles would be more than appreciated with that job.

All for now,  Julie

PS  Maybe now that the secret projects are finished, I can get back to doing some weaving!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Barn Buddies

... is the name of the 4-H Club that I lead.  We themed our tree to our name!  We've got all the animals that can be exhibited in SD 4H except for pigs and goats - couldn't find stuffed ones :)

Also have the real goose eggs to represent the poultry projects.

I think it's a fun tree!

New this year is the vintage barn that was the toy of one of the 4-H parents.  I love it!

All for now,  JULIE

Definately Winter

I would stay in today, except it's the local Christmas Activity Day.

My 4-H Club is decorating a tree at the auditorium.

Hope my pickup starts - she is usually a bit cold blooded!  I would plug her in, but no block heater...

Later will check the horse waterer but seems to be working as the horses are off eating and haven't seen them up here searching.

After that, some crafty type stuff-

No update pictures of the kitchen remodel.  Boring stuff like all new electrical is going in now. 

All for now,


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Officially winter, I guess

It happens every year, so why does it seem like a big deal?

The older I get, the harder it gets :)

I think it's pretty and all.  It just makes everything harder.

Driving to work - or anywhere for that matter.

Taking care of the horses.

Planning anything.

Running a snow blower.

More gas, more fuel, more electricity...

wah, wah, wah. 

I'm done whining now.

All for now,