Thursday, April 27, 2017

When The Winds Blow...

Wasn't it just a couple weeks ago I blogged about 
how we were going to be tearing down our barn
and rebuilding it into this really cool shed?

Our plan was to start this in June after we had some kitchen updates
and our guest bedroom finished.

Well, the Big Guy had other plans for us.

We had one heck of a  crazy storm with heavy straight winds come through.

Along with hail...

And rain...

And a big 'ol mess was left.

In all actuality, this couldn't have come down any sweeter.
My husband wanted to leave the new section of the barn intact
(he and our son's built that along with the help of his buddy, Mel)

And of course, we wanted to salvage as much lumber and barn board as possible to
rebuild the new shed.

Well, the new section is perfectly intact and 90% of the wood is still quite usable.

We are now busy sorting through it all in between rain spells.
We have some family that have volunteered to help, which we are truly
grateful for!  It's going to take some time,
but it will get done.

We also found we had to put in a camera system to
avoid poachers coming in to happily help themselves to some barn board
(I tell ya...this stuff is like gold!)
So think twice before you sneak out here. 
You'll be caught on camera!

In between the rain we've been having,
we are working on our guest room.

I'm including a couple 'before' pictures.
This was our youngest son's room.

I will have some 'after' shots at some point next week.

But I can share the new light with you so you get the idea of where this is headed.

We hope this finds you all well and happy and busy 
creating good things!
From our Breezy Lane to yours...
Skeet & Cindy

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Girls Weekend

Sometimes you just have to get away
and celebrate life with your tribe.

I had a mini getaway weekend with a few friends.
Two of them came from out of state.

We took them to Antique Archaeology
(home of the American Pickers)
so Karen could get a neat photo of her gorgeous quilt.
I tried to confiscate it (along with the PERFECT bag she made) , but alas, I lost.
I apologize for the poor picture quality.
These were all done on my phone as I forgot to take my camera with me.

We had an afternoon of wine tasting...

...which lead to this

Just kidding...maybe.

Believe it or not we also got a lot of sewing done.
But I have to tell you,
I cannot drink wine and then try to put a quilt together.
When all was said an done, my rows were almost 2" off.
I traded in the bottle of wine for a seam ripper and fixed the quilt.
Lesson learned.

Tara tried to get selfies of our group with her famous selfie stick,
but was getting a little frustrated as it was taking pictures
when she thought it wasn't.
(insert big laughing face here!)

In the end it worked out great for Tara
We all faded out in the background.
I think her goal was accomplished.

It was just a great weekend the whole way around.  The kind where 
you laughed so hard your stomach felt you did a marathon round of crunches.
I dearly love these girls.
Feel free to check our hashtag on Instagram #runninganddrinkingwithscissors to see
more of our fun.

I finally finished an embroidery pattern I've been working on for a while.

It's called Friends and can be found on Esty at LiliPopo's shop HERE.
I dearly love her patterns and highly recommend them.
I used colored pencils to add color to the background.

Whenever I would work on this, I would think about so many 
different women in my life.  I think that's why I enjoyed working on 
this so much.  I would picture these two girls
talking in a field of flowers as different conversation scenarios ran through my head.
I would think about my mom, my sister, my sister's-in-law, my special cousins,
my dear friends, my sister from another mister (as we call ourselves, right Julie?,
and new women I've been coming in contact with and just how much 
each one is special to me.

This project is very dear to my heart for each stitch
 represents all of the women who have touched my life at some point in time.
I thank you for helping me be the woman I am today and for helping me become
the woman I want to grow into.

Until your next visit at Breezy Lane,
God bless and much love.