Friday, August 20, 2010

Turkeys are (almost) Here!

Well, I did say earlier in the week that I was hoping to get the new Turkey candle mat finished and shown by the end of the week. 

Here it is, the end of the week already and I’m not finished with it yet.

I’ll show the almost finished one though, just so all of you can see what’s coming soon.

100_4364 I still need to attach the leaves in the center and then stitch on the larger scalloped backing.  I’ll show better pictures once it’s finished.

I’m making this one to sell as finished, I think.  I’ll make another one in lighter colors for the pattern to sell

I really love the darker colors in the turkey, but it’s going to be difficult for customers to find the wools for it shown this way so I’ll do another version with easier to find colors, I think. 

 

Hubby is on vacation this week so it’s a bit harder to get the time to stitch when he’s around all the time.

The house ….

100_4359 Is coming along quite nicely.  The new siding is almost done and the workers are hoping to finish up by either Monday or Tuesday. 

I wanted the windows to be framed so that took extra time but I’m so happy with how nice it looks.

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The only problem now is that the original shutters that we had for the windows are now too small so we’re going to have to purchase new ones which amounts to quite a bit more $$.

I wanted hubby to ask John, our Amish worker to make us new shutters but hubby scoffed at the idea.  I get my ideas scoffed a lot but it’s always worth a try.  Sometimes I’m right …. like my idea to frame the windows.  So it might be a scoffable idea to have our shutters custom made simply because the cost would be outrageous, but they sure would look fabulous.

We have been so fortunate to finally find someone to do work for us that we’re happy with … that is comparable to hubby doing it himself.

John is so careful and such a conscientious worker that  we’re going to use him for everything, as $$ permits.

Anyone who might live in the western Pa area and needs any kind of work down on or in their home, I highly recommend John.  He’s from  Harrisville, Pa, which is a little over an hour north of us but he’s willing to travel. 

 

Ok, it’s going to be a hot one today.  Thank you air conditioning for making my life pleasant!

Happy day and Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Kaaren said...

Your house is looking amazing, Cathy. I just love that style!

As for your turkeys...they're doubly amazing! Awesome work!

Janine said...

I just love these colors. That purple is just gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Cathy, your house is beautiful. I love the framing around the windows. The turkey mat is adorable. Good job!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love your home and love that turkey mat..you do amazing work.;) love the 3-d effect.;)wish we had amish out our way..;)thinking washington state might be a bit far to travel.;)

appleberrycottage said...

LOOVE the turkeys! Your house is looking good, too.
Laura

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your turkey's are so cute Cathy! Such amazing wool colors.

Sandi said...

The house is looking great and how wonderful that the work is so good that you can recommend John. He might like to travel but I bet he wouldn't want to make the commute to Minnesota. LOL!
Turkeys are plump and good!

Mary said...

House is looking awesome! Just love those turkeys the plaids just make them doubly adoarable!

Bari Jo said...

Love the turkeys! Your work is amazing!!! :O) Bari