Thursday, July 10, 2008

Where I Have Been and Where I am Going

I haven't blogged since June 28th, so here is a very picture heavy post to document where I have been.

First, the deck furniture needed some updating, we purchased this 22 years ago and it is too good to replace. The before pictures:

Several cans of spray paint - Autumn Brown with texture.
Add some accessories and the after:

My mom found the solar lamp at Home Depot on clearance. $65 for $18, great bargain.

I thought the Autumn Brown would not be a good choice for the shelf, color too close to our house color. So red spray paint for it, matches the color in the pillow on the glider.

Next the flowers and yard have kept me very busy:

This hydrangea is huge, bigger than a dinner plate.

My sunflowers are just starting to bloom, I planted them from seed.

Finally, all my time has been here:

It was finished on July 3rd, we had a reunion on the 4th, another party on the 5th and the girls had friends over on the 6th. I get home from work at noon and we are out there until after dark every day.

Now I have to get off the computer for the second part of my title. Where I am going-- Heading to National ASG in just a few short hours. I better get to packing!

I didn't sew anything new for this but I do have several choices to take. I can't wait. Planning to meet several blog friends, Pattern Review friends and listeners to the podcast.

See ya next week.


  1. Safe travels!!! Have a good time!!

  2. This is your backyard!! I want to vacation there! Have a great time away!

  3. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear about it. :-)

  4. Your backyard looks like a **** resort! And I wish I had your green thumbs, stunning! Congrats on finishing your deck in time for the 4th, and have fun on your trip.

  5. Your garden is looking gorgeous. Since I'm in Australia and in the middle of winter ours is fairly dormant at the moment. The furniture looks great in its new colour.