Tuesday, August 4, 2009
It is so amazing how much has happened since I last posted. I've moved from Chattanooga to a place in Murfreesboro, to another place in Murfreesboro, and finally to my new home in Nashville/Antioch.
Now the attack-shrubs are gone. They will be replaced and plans are in place for that.
Inside - well let's just say it needed a lot of TLC and some major work. The a/c in the attic overflowed - probably because the drain line got stopped up, flooded onto the ceiling, collapsed part of the ceiling and water spilled on the carpet to be soaked into the walls. Add warm weather and you get... MOLD. Icky stinky black stuff.
The mold is gone now, sheetrock has been replaced. Paint has been applied. DH may regret encouraging me to go for color - boy did I. I chose colors like Tigereye, Basket Beige, Lemongrass and a Lemon something. Flooring will be Carbonized, Stranded Bamboo or tile in the wetrooms. I already have an African Slate floor in the front bathroom and laundry area - both with basket beige walls. The Tigereye is in our bedroom, one wall in a bedroom with the lemongrass for the other 3, the architectural features in the living room/dining room and in the front hallway to the bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The kitchen and 3 walls in the north bedroom are in the light lemony yellow, the 4th wall is in lemongrass. Living room is lemongrass as well as the upper portion (above a chair rail) of the dining room. Lower part is the basket beige. Confusing as all getout but will make sense when I can get photos of the "after" posted. Oh and lemongrass is green, not yellow.
I have some other photos. Maybe you can see why I fell in love with this place.
The neighbor behind us gardens. On the right is her wisteria - redbuds, Bradford Pear, Crepe Myrtle (now blooming)- but our "patio" is great. We've put up a gazebo type structure with mosquito screening that about fills the patio and we love it.
The other photo is the breakfast area. This whole house is filled with lots of windows. The only room short on windows is one bedroom. The other bedroom is behind the shrubs in the photo up top. The master bedroom has 8 feet of windows!
On to spinning and knitting. I did join Tour de Fleece on Ravelry this year. Spun a bit but never posted any photos. That's for next year. I was really inspired by the people who turned out beautiful yarns and plan to do more with my spinning. I do have enough fiber to keep me busy for a while.
I've finished a pair of socks in a pattern from Wendy Knits website. I think it was the freebie from her latest book posted right before publication. Now I'm working on another pair of socks in some Opal yarn from my stash and have picked up Mystic Water Shawl again. I'm determined to finish this thing. I'm on the next to last chart so am making progress.