Saturday, November 30, 2019

Laurelhurst Painted Lady

I am finally walking around the neighborhood again and I'm enjoying the chance to see some of the changes folks have made to their houses in the last several years.

In period, Craftsman homes weren't painted like this. As I understand it, painted ladies were a victorian thing, but I do love it when folks pick out the details. If we repaint our house, we will likely go painted lady. This is how this house used to look in 2012 when I was having copper gutter envy.
This is how it looked today.
So pretty.

Friday, November 29, 2019

NaNoWriMo Fail

We'd decided we should spend November writing, but we were way too distracted to stay focused for very long. It didn't help that I was still in quilt mode at the beginning of the month and I never really managed to set that obsession aside. So, while we did spend several days in November writing, we fell far short of our goal.

We did finish cleaning up the yard and we're hoping the plants survive the severe winter that's been forecasted.
We spent some time working on the interior of the garden shed. Hopefully, we'll find the motivation sometime this winter to continue the work, but I don't expect to really resume work outdoors until next spring.
We've continued to focus on our health. Jeff spends a lot of time cooking throughout the week. He lost 60 pounds this year and is currently maintaining his weight. I'm on a much longer trek, but I've lost more than 40 pounds and as my health improves, I've been able to add more walking and other exercises.

I made plans for 4 more quilts so hopefully, I'll return to sewing soon.