Monday, November 10, 2014


How did the whole month of October get away from me?  I've been very busy with my needle and hook, as well as some remodeling/refreshing here on Lavender Hill - that's how!

I did the kitchen in 2001 and then a smaller update in 2007 when we did the huge addition.  Well, as is life, our styles and needs have changed, so I took advantage of a leak in one of the bathrooms upstairs to update the kitchen!   Lots of painting, plastering and re-arranging going on.  The sewing machine is whirring and so is my brain!

This one is not enjoying the commotion!

Uppies, Mama, the handy guy scares me!

Since the house was a mess and the handy guy was here ANYWAY....
I figured the living room, dining  room, gym and gym bathroom might want some love too.
Oh and while we're at it - 
the third floor twins suite needs attention too!

My poor hubby!

Since not much Fall-ification is getting done inside right now,
I thought I'd share some Fall Fun on the porch:

My boy has a cath on the 14th - this friday - to check for rejection...
So, hopefully I'll be back next week with fluffing updates and 
a relieved mommy's heart....

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome October... I love you most...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Fluffing in the Front Yard

I've been so busy... hooking, stitching and fluffing!
Worked on the yard in the front yesterday:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm still here... but I confess:

I've been a hooking fool and in between that working on a little
Kitchen updating and fluffing!  Not sure where August has disappeared to!

I'll be back with a real post soon....
until then:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New stuff is happening!

I've got a TON of fun, new items that will be going into the shop
SOON - very SOON !

I've been hooking, stitching and planning for
exciting new things here on
The House on Lavender Hill !

My Jacob was in the hospital with pnuemonia last week and
is still recovering here at home, so everything got
put on hold - but stay tuned - 
I have PLANS!!!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!

Be safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


I love that we named our old Victorian
27 years ago when we moved in.
She's lavender and she's on a hill....
'nuff said.

I hand painted the mailbox about 20 years ago:

And a couple of Summer's ago I made a sign for
the guest house:

But I wanted something more to
brand our Painted Lady!

Over the winter one of the teak benches in the boys shower collapsed.
So, I unscrewed the remaining legs and put aside
the slatted bench while I hatched a plan:

I got a "sample" pot of dark lavender paint and
had wooden letters cut at an online site.
A couple of coats of paint and some wood glue later:

Doesn't everyone dry their crafts on the 
recumbent bike in their home gym?

I love the way it looks hanging over the
porch steps:

Just this afternoon a sweet girl messaged
me that she could see the sign as she was driving by - 
totally made my day!

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