Sunday, March 16, 2014

new items in shop

Well I know its been awhile since I posted and things are moving along on the house......slowly.
We have a few new items in the shop so thought I would tell you about them.......

Dale is still slowly making Turkish spindles and Josh is still making supported spindles in between work and school when he can.

I think I talked about this new item several month ago, Dale made on e and then he didn't make another one. One of the girls in the spinning group asked about one over the weekend and he is now making them finally.

We call it a yarn caddy, I use mine for knitting and also for plying a ball when I spindle spin. It comes with 2 cones, a fatter version and a sleeker version, they screw onto the base so are easily switched out. The base site on a ball bearing swivel so it turns or spins with ease, and the base is big enough that you never worry about it tipping over.

Go to threadsthrutime etsy shop and check them out when you have the time......if they are all gone give us a little time and we will get more made.

That's it for now.....I will try to get back to writing here in the blog and keep you updated on the comings and goings around the shop.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Almost finished ....finally!!!

Well its been a long journey in my opinion or maybe it just seems that way...... We almost have the house finished, we got the hallway tiled and grouted.....we just have to put up the trim around the doors and baseboards and then I can hang my pictures and be done with it. Here is Charlie helping to show off the tile work.
In the bathroom we have the shower/bath tiled and grouted, we need to finish some paint trim work and put up the baseboards and shower door. Here are a couple of peeks at our tile work.....
and another so you can see the paint color we choose it is the same color we used in the bedroom for the trim. In the bedroom it looks like a turquoisy blue in the bathroom it looks like a seafoam green.....kind of interesting.
So this will be my last blog post on the house....since I feel like we will be done with by next weekend. I can now move on to more interesting stuff like .........what's going on out in the woodshop so stay tuned for that next month...
Charlie and Rocky are ready for a walk so we will leave you.....Thank You for all your patience with us during this messy faze of our world. :)


Monday, June 3, 2013

graditude for ya'

We finally took time out to shear the goats this weekend, most of them were grateful. It is Oklahoma so one day its in the 80's and the next day its wet rainy and cold. We have been having some weird weather so we have put off the shearing this year for lots of reasons.
One of them is time.......half the year is almost over where has the time gone.??? I guess we have been too busy with the house and trying to make spindles it just seems to have slipped away from us.

Anyway here is April before and half way through her shearing......

She is more then happy to get rid of that hot itchy stuff..........she has a really beautiful curly fleece. She is 3 years old and her fiber is really super soft. Love, love, love her fiber.....

Here is Chocolate waiting her turn.........
I forgot to get a before shot of June, she is the matriarch of the group at 9 years old.....
Ok, now its Chocolates she is before.
and here she is after...........
did she just stick her tongue out at us........that's gratitude for you!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I have a BED!!!!!

Finally after 1-1/2 years of dealing with the floor, termites, cancer, and other pitfalls we have a real bed to sleep in......anyone need a cot!!!
Rocky even approves of we just need to move in a few pieces and its complete.

On to the hallway and front bathroom.........
tiny steps............

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; its about learning to dance in the rain......keep on dancing.

Monday, April 15, 2013

progress at last....

We are making progress at last..........I have curtains!!!  I still need to paint the trim boards so we can get them put up but I decided since Josh was here to help me today, we would iron and hang curtains.

Once the trim boards are painted we can then move in the furniture aka the bed. LOL!
taadaaa! curtains...........

onward and upward........:)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I have a closet!!!

Finally, after more then a year I have clothes once again hanging in a closet instead of folded up in a cardboard box. My poor clothes are crumpled and wrinkled and I foresee many hours of washing and ironing before they are wrinkle free......but I hung them anyway! I have clothes hanging in a closet people!!!!

Here is a peek......this is just part of it the other side looks the same only in reverse.

I have drawers for stuff and a shoe rack down below and extra storage space that will be filled once we start emptying the POD, that is still sitting out front.

We are working on hanging curtains in the bedroom and painting the trim boards ( I finally settled on a color)   :)

 I might have a finished bedroom by the end of the month.......and then down the hallway we go.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

let's dance some more

Sorry I haven't updated this in a while just seems like its the same thing over and over again with the house. We have been working on trying to make items for the shop during the week nights and spending time working on the house on the weekends. The problem is our old bodies will only take so much.........I confess we have stopped  a few times just to rest and take time for us.

We removed the popcorn from the ceiling and closet.....and found more termite damage in the closet. We got the damage repaired and got the termite guys to finally come out and spray the house. The popcorn on the ceiling is gone and the ceiling is nice and smooth. We painted the closet and bedroom and yesterday the carpet guys came and I have new CARPET!!!! That means we can finally begin putting the bedroom back together after over a year of working on it and sleeping on cots.

Pearl enjoyed the new carpet so much she rolled and rolled on it.........

The color of the carpet is supposed to be Dessert Mint but it looks more like Dusty Turquoise to always looks different in those small samples. OH! Well It is growing on me........looks really good next to the bathroom tile.

We have to put up the trim boards and door trim and that room will be finished....well except for moving the bedroom furniture back in...... We are working on getting the closet shelving and clothes rods mounted right now. Then we can actually hang our clothes back up and place things in the drawers instead of in the cardboard boxes we have been using for over a year.

After all of this is done we have tile to put in the hallway and the trim boards to put back up, then the hallway will be done. We will then move on to the front bathroom.....the shower needs re-tiled, walls to paint, new fixtures, and cabinets. Then we are done ..........we are going to take about a year break before we tackle the living room and kitchen. The kitchen being the BIG remodel........ We also need to finish painting the outside of the house.......and its Spring finally. Spring means we have to clean out flowers beds and get the yard back in shape for planting.....

So there you are we are still working on spindles and the house........doing our dance in Oklahoma.