Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Rock Wall Surprise!

See part 7 of our "Were Just Gonna Blow Out This Wall and Put In A Beam" Series!

To keep fit I decided to install a climbing wall in the living room....trouble is I hit my head on the ceiling when I get three feet off the ground..  After a few knocks on the ole noggin I realized I installed the wrong kind of ""rock wall""  😉

What's behind it you ask?
(I am pretty sure you didn't)

Strips of cement backerboard installed on the studs which will create an air gap behind the rock

a coped corner piece.

Look what happened which I
 thought was just from the mortar, 
but actually old age has set in
 and brought me this.....

a new grandbaby Turtle!
  He hit the scene and I fell in love!
We call him "Baby Turtle"

Happy New Year to all my friends!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Gone Fishing

With Christmas fast approaching, I would like to share a few pics of the completed "West Wing" festively adorned with sparkly baubles, lush pine garland and of course a beautiful tree. 

  Unfortunately the camera fell in the fish tank and drowned or better yet we went fishing...

 Whatever excuse you believe, something fishy is definitely going on here and it does not include construction pictures....just some pictures of fishy purses with a link to another website for the pattern

She includes an excellent tutorial too.

So once again, for the pattern and tutorial, visit MAKE IT-LOVE IT!

I decided to do things the Turtle way and exclude the purse strap. 
 I found the drawstring acted as the same.  
Happy  Sewing.
  I am busy working on a grown-up version and will share in the new year!