Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just a little update...

If I don't get to post again before Christmas, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and let it be full of Blessings. We, well Richard, finally got all of the ceiling covered in my sewing room and the open part over the living room. A total of 1200 sq ft covered with wood. These are very high ceilings so it doesn't feel dark and heavy. This is the part over my sewing room, part of it was done for a while but he finished it and did all of that over the living room. The beams will be covered with stained wood as soon as we get to it. We just mostly wanted to get the ceiling wood up to cover the insulation. The bookshelf in the photo measures 4x6 ft so that can give you an idea of the size of the room and the ceiling. Still have to install the ceiling fan/light in there, which I don't have yet because it is a Christmas gift from my mom. :) Sorry mom, but I know. LOL!

I tried to get a photo of the ceiling over the living room, but they didn't turn out very well. I'll try that again as soon as I can. Richard is sanding the drywall in my kitchen right now. I can't wait to get that mess cleaned up. After he gets it done and I can get all of that dust and building materials out of there I will start unpacking some of my kitchen stuff. It will look a little odd because my upper cabinets and island are installed. I don't even have cabinet doors on the bottom cabinets, but that's okay with me....for now. :)


I started painting the bathroom the other day and that didn't end well. First, I couldn't get the ladder to fit right in there. It would go in the bathroom but I couldn't get it positioned right so that I could paint around the edges of the ceiling or the very top of the walls. I even tried to stand on a bucket but that didn't work, my ceiling is 8ft and I'm only 5ft tall so you can see the problem. LOL! Richard said he would paint the trim areas as soon as he could get to it, so I decided to go ahead and paint the walls in there. I only got one small section done, the roller was leaving tons of lint/fuzzies all over the wall. I stopped because it looked so bad. I picked up more rollers but haven't had a chance to get back to it yet.


Hunter was sick for a few days. He is feeling so much better now, but he had a chest cold and cough. I couldn't go out to the house and work because I didn't want to leave him in here by himself and didn't want him going in and out in the cooler weather. So while I was in here with him, I packed up more stuff. It is a bad sign when you have packed for what seems like forever and you still can't tell that anything is gone. :( Most of what is packed up is stuff out of cabinets, under beds, closets, and stuff like that.


I guess that is enough about the house, this is what I have been doing this morning....making my Goat Milk Soap gift baskets for gifts. I think there are a total of 20 of them all ready to go!

Late last night Richard was putting some trim up on the living room ceiling to finish it and while he was doing that, I loaded a quilt on the frame. I know, I know, I said I was done, but......all of my customer quilts that needed to be done before Christmas are done but I had forgotten that I still needed to quilt 3 large lap/twin size quilts for my brothers little kids for Christmas. :( Which I've still got a little while because we will not have Christmas with them until Mom gets home which will be about a week after Christmas. I haven't started the quilting, I just loaded it on.

That's all for now....back to packing....
Kristie

8 comments:

Texan said...

Merry Christmas to you guys too!

The ceiling is great! and so are those soap gifts!

Winona said...

Kristie, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours. I am excited for you to get moved into your new house.

Wanda said...

Merry Christmas Kristie!!! I would love to try your soap. I've been looking for a natural soap to use (I have oil skin with dry patches). I've been told Goats Milk Soap would really work. If you want to sell some after the holidays let me know.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Janet O. said...

That ceiling is gorgeous, Kristie!
And you got your soap made!! Good job.
Some day we will have to trade soaps. : )
Merry Christmas.

lil red hen said...

Merry Christmas to you, Kristie.

Tammy said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Kristie! The ceiling is gorgeous!

sarapatches said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!Sara

Libby said...

Beautiful ceiling! Merry Christmas Kristie!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!!