Happy New Year!
We had a wonderful holiday season and we sure hope you did too. We saw many friends and relatives, ate good food and goodies, listened to holiday music, got out and enjoyed some free time and yes did more work. Not as much as we could have thankfully, but with the campus shut down for the week between the holidays and the time off we moved forward more.
My daughter's Costco cart needed a little "femming up" and she loves daisies, aqua, and green. This vintage sheet made the perfect quilted toppers for her cart, so it will be protected from scratches and spills. It took me most of an afternoon to make them, but it was the perfect gift. I gave her the rest of the sheet so she could make some privacy curtains for the basement windows until we can put in glass blocks. Emily came by to help shuffle the boxes even more yesterday. She unpacked the Vera/Mikasa cups and saucers for the cart and there are also some Ben Seibel plates there. Oh did I mention this will be a mini break station for those work days in the sewing room. I've yet to add the coffee pot, but I may hunt it down today.
She finished painting the floor to the base of the stairs too. Behind the door is the laundry room, which will be done as this new year moves on. My desk has been positioned in the pantry and the shelves will soon be installed above them, but first some more paint for the moulding and a good scrub for the desk.
The last aqua wall was painted and the floor to the third quarter/furnace room was started. She got enough done and dried so Emily could shuffle the boxes that are store inventory, and now we can at least proceed at unpacking it and getting the store back up and running full speed. This will hopefully be by the end of the month.
This is the view from the pantry and we couldn't be more pleased. She says that it feels like a major burden has been lifted off of her shoulders now that we have reclaimed 1000 sq. ft. of usable basement. Notice the curtains in the window. Just having it clean and being able to breath down there is the best thing ever. Not much more to finish the furnace room/store area and we will start to work on the stairs. They will be brightened up with a good cleaning and paint.
One final look at the pantry and I'll call it quits for today. This has been a tiring experience, but in eight months we have accomplished more than we expected. We look forward to the progress for 2017 and are more than excited to be on the road to possibly more gardens, and the bees coming in April. For now I will suffer with my seed fever and keep growing, learning, and building on a budget, and smiling all the time I'm seeing what we have done. That's what's been going on between holidays at the Town House Homestead. Thank you for stopping by to visit and have a wonderful new year too.