Sunday, February 9, 2020

February Notes

Hello February!

 What a couple of months it has been. I wanted to thank you for you who said a prayer or thoughts for my nephew, Garret. He had his second brain surgery on Thursday, Feb. 6th. They were able to get 97 percent of it. It is still cancer so there is a lot of other stuff going on and hard decisions to make. So thank you very much for those prayers.

I wanted to share our kitchen. We had painters come in to do the kitchen. I am so glad we did. They are so much better than I think I would be, it was and is such a huge job.

Here is the morning before he started. It was early so I didn't take very good pictures.

Here is another angle. All of the brown in my kitchen.

Its been a little, well maybe a lot like camping. We have the microwave in the dining room the refrigerator in front of the window in the breakfast area. I have been using my laundry room to wash dishes and my Hoosier cabinet to keep the silverware close. 

Ron has been cooking outside. We have had our coffee out here. Its been fun and it makes me remember how much I do love camping.

The color we picked is called Alabaster. the kitchen should be all back together by Wednesday. I will show you then the after pictures. Next week Ron is going to take out the carpet and start putting in wood floors.  It is going to be so pretty. I wonder why we just didn't do this sooner.

I will take more pictures of the upstairs bathroom we redid last weekend. Its really pretty too. I will be up there tomorrow. The light isn't really bright up there this time of day.

I have packed most of my rug hooking stuff away. That hurts let me tell you. I have kept out this one project to work on for now. I have really enjoyed the days when I get to stitch a bit. This is my project from Stacy Nash. Its called Miss Baxter's House.

I love the colors I used. I wanted darker reds than the pattern called for. I hope that when we move I can have a place for just samplers. I plan on having a room with just all of my sewing things together.

Its all bittersweet right now. I am thankful though for the the continued strength that only the Lord can give.
Have a wonderful week.

"We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt like the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God." ( 2 Corinthians 1:8-9)
"If we open our hands when the disconcerting experiences come, our darkness will reveal many treasures---and draw us closer to our Father's heart." (In His Everlasting Arms, Gail MacDonald)


Sue said...

Everything looks wonderful, Kim, I have wanted to paint my cabinets for some time, it's amazing how we can do so well when everything is out of sorts, we learned a lot about this when our hurricane came through.
Enjoy your week, your needlepoint is lovely, I am hoping to get back to cross stitching this year.

Kessie said...

Man, when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? It'll be so weird to look back at everything going on. I find that I tend to remember each event separately, and it's always a shock to realize they were all happening at the same time. The kitchen will look amazing. And wood floors instead of carpet will be so much easier to clean!

Bonnie K said...

Maybe when you are done you will decide to stay. I can't get over how vastly different your weather is from ours.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Miss Baxter's House is too sweet.
Isn't it amazing the projects that are done when you are going to sell? Ones that should have been done earlier so you could enjoy them. Such is life. I think we are all guilty of it.

Pom Pom said...

Good work! You DO love camping and how nice to drink coffee outdoors. I can't wait to see how it looks (the kitchen) when they are finished! Woo hoo!
Prayers for Garrett.

Kerin said...

Everything looks so amazing! As you know, I love a painted kitchen :)
Darling cross stitch! You always do such pretty handiwork.

Continues prayers for Garrett and family, and for you and Ron in this new chapter that you are embarking on.


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Debbie said...

reading backward, poor garrett...i'm glad i read he is doing better!!

the food looks good cooking on the grill, good thing you have it!!

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