Christmas ! I have it on the sidebar with red as the border color...Just changed it , but it didn't fill in right...oh well.....
Here is the plain line drawing :
Remember as always....feel free to use for stitchery, wool applique , punch needle or rug hooking...all I ask is that you give credit to me as the designer in your descriptions....Thank you much !!
As most of you know, Hurricane Sandy is making her way up the East coast...I live in NW Pa. but we will be getting some nasty weather related to Sandy in the next day or so...It has already been raining non stop since yesterday, even though it hasn't downpoured yet, but steady nevertheless.
Well...our backyard is graded soooo wrong !! When we moved in here first of all it was a jungle all the way around the house..A friend came in with a back hoe and pulled all the growth away from the house.The basement dried up so nice and we scrubbed it and it actually smelled good !...We had wanted to have him come back and re-grade the yard, but so many other things took precedence...
we ended up with a waterfall coming in the cellar wall in the back of the housebecause the grade in the lawn is on a downward slope right to the back of the house...part of the reason the house was so mildewy and moldy when we first started making it livable, but, we didn't get any torrential or at least steady rains...till now !!!
Here are some pics of what we did today, as a temporary fix, and hoping to avoid bigger problems when the rains and winds get even worse tomorrow and Tuesday...
I didn't take a pic of myself...I looked like a big orange polar all dressed up warm and dry in 3 shirts, orange rain jacket, 2 pair of pants, 2 pairs of socks and hubby's boots....lol..and yes, I actually did SHOVEL and PICK some of these little ditches...love that kind of exercise in the cold weather...I don't even mind getting wet, I only hate the heat....but give me cold air, I'm out there in it !!
Here is Handsome Hubby
Look how wet and muddy back there ...
Just imagine this with a falling down HUGE Greenhouse filled to the top ( about 15 ft. high) with JUNK and trash ( remember I said the folks who lived here were hoarders..)
The overgrowth was horrible, there were plants and trees and weeds and BAMBOO , growing everywhere..AND trash and junk and more trash and junk, all the way back as far as you can see here to the edge of the woods on all sides...yup, we cleaned all of it up !!! More landscaping to come in the spring of course. Oh and I got to bring my little shed from the old place here ( the place where we purchased it moved it here for us at a discount )...
So, that was my day, and now, it's time for hot bath, jammies and start working on my freebie doodle...I'm doing up a punch needle piece...I don't have enough ink to print it out enlarged enough to do a hooked rug..
Have a good sunday evening everyone !