Leaves on this Family Tree

Monday, September 28, 2015

Before and After . . . Dining Room

The dining room remodel was completed today.
I must say 
our home is so much brighter 
with the updated bath,
dining room and
front porch.

This is a post heavy with photos.
I really should be dusting the room,
but, for the time being,
I am enjoying jut being in it.

Day 1 . . . everything moved out and ready to go.

Day 2 . . . Bathroom and Living room walls done.
Now to finish the outside and kitchen walls.

Looking into the kitchen

Wall and doorway between dining and living rooms.

Grandma's dishes and cabinet.
I just LOVE how it looks in this room now.

Mom's cedar chest under the window.
The grandfather clock the husband's dad
made and Mom's china cabinet
from  her first dining room set.

Mom's china cabinet and
Grandma and Grandpa's Hoosier Cabinet.
To the left of the Hoosier Cabinet is a child's rocker.
(piled with the husband' clothes.)
I never knew we had it until we moved and it showed up.
I'll bet it was Mom's.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wildlife Rescue Nests

I found a new place on Facebook to support with my crocheting skills . . . Wildlife Rescue Nests . . . Click here for their Web site.

This group, based in Ontario, Canada, shares patterns for crochet or knitted "nests" (which look like crocheted/knitted bowls), "caves" (which are shaped like eggs with openings in the front for those animals who like dens) and "hanging nests" (which are bowls with a flap added to one side which folds over the wires in the cages and buttons on for those who like their nests off the ground.) 

I had a bunch of left over yarn that I wanted to get rid of and this was the PERFECT cause. 

They have a MILE LONG (well, maybe not a  mile, but pretty darned long) list of animal rehabilitaters from around the world. They just listed a group of these places that had yet to receive any "nests." I chose two in Florida to send my "nests" to.

Today I sent out two boxes to these rehabs for their fur and feathered babies. Can't wait to see that they have received them.

Here are the jam packed Large Priority Mail boxes.

Sure made me proud when I mailed them