Saturday, June 13, 2015

We Bought the Abandoned Property Next Door!

We have been trying to buy the house next door to our house for 25 years.  My dad tried to buy it long before that.  It finally went up for auction for unpaid taxes (I was watching for this to happen but I missed it) and the man who bought it sold it to us.  We are working on getting this house torn down as quickly as possible.  

Here is the house from the front.  Richard (my husband) had already cut some of the brush down but that large tree remained.  This morning a neighbor helped Richard get it cut way down.  There are power lines there so I was antsy about taking down the tree.  We had already called the Power Co. but they haven't shown up yet.  

This picture shows the messy porch.  A vine had covered the porch floor and the neighbors from around back of this house had thrown trash on the porch as they passed by.  They have a permanent right-of-way across the property to the street.  No matter what we do we must have access for them.  It's on the deed.  

Here is our house right next door.  You can see why we want to tear down that monstrosity that is the eyesore of the entire neighborhood.  See my new Kia Soul?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Rainbow Connection Finished

I finished my Rainbow Connection yesterday.  I quilted it with a simple crosshatch on my sewing machine.  I backed it with the same white fabric I used on the front of the quilt because I had plenty of it in my stash.  We had a sew day at JoAnn Fabrics yesterday in their classroom and while I talked to the girls I finished the hand stitching on the binding.  My friend Debbie C. took the picture.  I really like this quilt and I can think of many ways to make it.  Such as - Christmas fabrics.  A white background with Christmas scenes for the white areas and rings of different Christmas colors going around.  I would use red, green, blue, gold and any other Christmas fabrics that I have on hand.  I am trying to use up my stash and not buy any new fabrics if I can keep from it, and I have quite a lot of Christmas fabrics that need to be used.  I will probably do that this fall.