Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meet Lugnut the newest member of the family

Lugnut is the newest member of the family, my grandfather has adopted the neighbors dog who was tied out to a dog house for over a year. Grandpa would bring him over treats and watched out for the dog to make sure his basic needs were met. After a series of events my grandfather basically rescued this lovable, affectionate and very smart dog.

The strange name comes from the original owner being a mechanic and named the dog 'lugnut' ?? Lugnut's first visit was to a local grooming shop as he was too smelly to enter a vet clinic. Second visit was to the vet clinic where he was neutered and lost the 'nut' of his name , get it LOL We have been trying to call him by lugger just to change up the strange name. The photo above is of Lugnut just after his trip to the grooming shop and was quick to dig in the mud.

The other update is the electrical being done in the Rug Studio, finally I have power and can plug into the walls and there is HEAT. I have a bundle of moldings with my name on them in the garage just waiting to be painted. So that will be my excitement later in the week.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flooring complete

Update on the basement rooms all the floors are in now. First pic is the Wool storage room with the floors starting to be done.
Grand Room with most of the Fireplace painted. I painted more of the Fireplace tonight not a fun job.
Kitchen is not done yet in this photo.
Another pic of the Grand Room floors complete here just a little patching in around the fireplace.
And another future project on my big list is this old entrance to the basement, saving this one for last so that contractors don't re-damage the walls.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Painting, Painting and more Painting

Basement changes are coming along nicely, the floors are being put in now. I had that bright idea to save the fireplace and painting it is a pain but I think it will all be worth it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pretty Pooch

It was a very busy weekend for me, Saturday and Sunday were mostly consumed with painted my soon to be Rug Hooking Studio, I would say about half of the area is painted now and the fireplace is partly done also. I didn't think the drywall guy would ever finish he would come to the house for a few hours once a week, weeks went by and then months. But all's well that ends well.

Thought I'd share a pretty pooch pattern on this Sunday night, the small photo in the left had corner is all that Nancy had to go by. She photocopied the photo to get the shading details which is a common practice. As you can see from the photo he is hooked with many shades of black and grey.

The last photo is the finished product.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm back,, update on a doggie pattern

It's been awhile since I posted so thought I better get at it. Work has been absorbing most of my time and I'm not getting any dying or hooking done and the old saying goes " all work and no play making Corinne a cranky girl "
Anyway thought I'd share the update for a friends hooking project, I'm liking the colors of the throw mat which is a recycled pattern and overall coral background for these dogs personally, well maybe because I picked the backround color out hehehe ..
Have a Happy Weekend everyone.