Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year

Have a happy and safe New Year everyone!  May the blessings of the last year carry forward and anything that no longer serves you be left behind.

My New Year's Resolutions

  • Be more joyful.
  • Smile and laugh more.
  • Bless my body every day, just the way it is.
  • Do one house project per month (we have twelve rooms so that will span the year!).
  • Plant a hosta garden.
  • Cook at least two meals per week (hubby does most of the cooking for which I am most grateful).
  • Find something to be grateful for every day.
  • Meditate for 15 minutes every day (preferably in the warm sunshine).
  • Thank hubby for at least one thing every day.
  • Celebrate July 4th with friends as we become American citizens!

Shingling the Turret

My husband, the puzzle enthusiast, is awesome at putting things together.  Since he did such an awesome job on my last house, I asked him if he'd pretty please do the singles on the manor.  Being the awesome guy he is, he agreed to do it.

After I stained and painted each shingle (a good time to do some meditation) and an almost full day of work on hubby's part, this is what he has done so far.  I love that rosette!

the left side
see the rosette?
the back
He'll be working on the turret today and will likely get it finished.  Then it's on to the main roof!  I hope his bill isn't going to break the Pennethorne bank!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Every Builder Knows . . .

Every dollhouse builder knows that in between the construction and decorating decisions, it's nice to buy something for the house that provides inspiration, motivation and well let's face it . . . everyone loves to shop!

I'm still dreaming and scheming on how the kitchen is going to come together.  Working on and completing the kitchen is a ways down the road, but I couldn't resist this when I saw it on Mollysue Miniatures website . . .

Photo Credit Mollysue Miniatures

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Catching Up

Hello everyone!  Are you still there?  (There seems to be a problem with my computer . . . I can't see you!).  Ha!  I've been busy around the big house and farm.  We spent a good deal of time getting ready for winter and I caught the "clean and decorate my big house" bug.  There had been several projects that have been sadly neglected and I was in the autumn mood of fixing and cleaning.  We got several items marked off the list with still more pending and of course, more added on.

We decided to take some time off around Christmas to relax and enjoy our favorite pursuits.  Mine of course, is working on my dollhouse.  I picked up where I left off working on the ceiling.  It took several hours of brain power, but I finally came up with a plan!

Merry Christmas

I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I did want to extend warm wishes and the very merriest of Christmases to you.  By now you've probably eaten about as much turkey as you can stand and are ready for the relatives to pile back into their sleighs and ride off into the sunset.  Take heart . . . at least the sun sets earlier this time of year!