Hi, My name is Bonnie. I always have some type of project going on. I love cooking, gardening, crafts, reading other's blogs and hanging out with my family. Speaking of my family... They are wonderful and I love them dearly. I have an incredible husband, amazing kids... and the greatest dog in the world...Walter! The greatest part of my life though... I have a Savior who died for me.
My sweet daughter and I had a great time doing the boutique at the church last weekend, and we did much better than expected. I now have a fever to make more stuff, but realize I have so many 'other' things to do (painting inside of house, re-tile a bathroom, restore a log cabin, put on a ladies luncheon, cook thanksgiving dinner, etc) that I really need to hide the sewing machine, glue gun, and the box of vintage jewels! I did have a few things left over, so I think I'm going to set up an etsy account, which means I will need to spend hours figuring out how to set it up. So for all of you who already have an etsy account and your cute sidebar on your blog about your etsy, I admire you!
In the mean time... I will not craft, I will not craft, I will not craft...
I've mentioned it over, and over... This is by far the HARDEST project my dear husband and I have ever done! We have built many homes, but yesterday I told him I was worried this project going to put me in the grave (kidding). I don't know if it is because we have to commute so far to work on it, or the fact we are truly doing ALL the work ourselves.
I have to admit, I'm SLOWLY falling in love with the house. We were laughing yesterday because everyone who has seen the house, HATES it. We were discussing that when they see all the work we have done, they are going to LOVE it. Then we had someone visit, and they gave us the look that they still hate it. We laughed!
We have been installing windows and finding more wood rot as we go, and I keep buying marine epoxy... I've spent so much on the stuff, I'm convinced the house will be so strong that the wolf will not be able to blow it down (or the carpenter bee's).
here is a picture before the battons
I'm not done staining them (I need more hours in a day).
As I look at the house, I see HOPE. We found a metal roof color that matches the windows and I'm starting to see the finished project, and I get excited. I must admit, I pray daily for strength for my dear husband and myself. I have to give my hubby credit... he is simply amazing. He knows how to tackle and build anything and he has a better attitude than me. I sure love that man!