To my little corner of the world where there is no limit to creativity. Where possibilities are endless. Where life happens and is embraced. And where a sense of humor is a must!

Sewing Southpaw...

Is the place where I share my creativity, my hobbies, and other stuff!




NMDR Website

Colorado Miniature Schnauzer Rescue

Miniature Schnauzer Vintage Dog Rescue


This is my son - all grown up.
I'm so very proud of him!
But I wish he would call
just a little more often :-)
Hugs, Mom

Fritz Von Woofshmidt
01/10/2000 - 01/04/2014

Fritz (aka Boo)
The very bestest doggy ever!

Visit My Shoppes

  • Etsy
  • Ebay
  • PayPal
  • Email Me

  • Eye Candy Links
    My Photos At

    Hookstragang's My Own Creations photosetHookstragang's My Own Creations photoset

    In Loving Memory of
    Bella Donna

    In the short time that we had together your unconditional love filled our lives with happiness, and our hearts with joy.

    Your passing leaves us forever changed.

    Rest in peace my sweet, darling, little girl.

    July 5, 2006
    October 19, 2007

    Legal Guide
    For Bloggers

    Free Web Site Graphics:

    Leather To Lace

    for visiting my blog

    Powered by Blogger


    “The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”
    Stephen Nachmanovitch

    My Photo
    Location: Colorado, United States

    I'm a wife, a mom, a dog lover, a complete lefty, a true scorpio, and I'm on a creative journey. I welcome you to join me.

    Sewing Southpaw...

    Is the place where I share my creativity, my hobbies, and other stuff!

    07 January 2009

    Early Start

    DH had a plane to catch this morning, so I got up with him. Actually, he got up, showered, and had coffee before I rolled out of bed at 3:30 AM. He's always been a fanatic about getting to the airport EARLY. But leaving at 4:15 AM, with a 40 minute drive, and a 7:00 AM flight - give me a break! LOL.

    The up side to rising before the chickens is that you get to watch the sun come up. And what a beautiful sunrise it was. The wind was fairly calm, it was warmer than it has been for awhile, and I really enjoyed watching the clouds lift and change color.

    I've gotta tell you though, there is squat on TV at this time of the morning. Again, an up side.....I was through my email and blogroll before I got my first cup of coffee down.

    I'm expecting the furnace guys here shortly. This is day three and I'm really hoping that they finish up today! This was supposed to be a one day job - right! I hope this isn't going to be a pattern for the entire remodel.

    We went with 95% efficient furnaces (yes, we have two of them), and water heater. There will be some tax credits but they're minimal. The great thing about them is that they are direct vent to the outdoors. Right out the side of the house. Which means we got rid of all that ugly silver pipe, went to much smaller PVC, and now we can open our wall up in the entry because we've eliminated the venting to the roof. YAY!!!!

    This is the wall bump out that we're knocking out up to the vaulted ceiling.

    We're taking out the arch to the kitchen ceiling, widening the entry to the kitchen, opening up the back and side of the stairs, and taking out the columns. We're also taking out the door to the basement stairs, taking out the framing and opening that up to look like this. (Except we won't have that funky little drop down you can see in the second photo)

    I'm still trying to decide on paint colors. I absolutely REFUSE to settle for a beige, or cream, or tan. Except maybe in the living and dining rooms because they are joined. And because there are just gobs of angles, vaulted ceilings in one half and a tray ceiling in the other. Add to that, the fact that I have two very different styles of furniture (traditional/antique and modern). I know that mixing them can be done because I've seen it. I'm just not sure exactly how it's going to work out for us.

    In Texas the two rooms were separated by the entry. Maybe with the tile layed, the Asian theme removed, a little less "country" and moving more toward an "Old World" style with wall hangings, drapes and accessories we can pull it off.....

    OH!!!! I finally got a photo of the fox who lives on the golf course and Fritz with his new Christmas toy, Spot (the indoor ball).

    Well, the furnace guys are here. Gotta go! Have a great day.

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!

    Labels: , , ,


    Blogger Kitty said...

    Wow, that's going to look great with the remodelling - mind you, I think it looks pretty great already! You have much bigger homes over there than we do here - presumably because you have more space than on our little island.

    Hope the furnace is fixed!


    January 7, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
    Blogger Judy S. said...

    Hi Gerry, Hope you're staying warm! Loved your photos....have you had much snow? Looks like you're keeping very busy! Have a great day.

    January 7, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
    Blogger Cat said...

    Thanks for the walk-about to see your remodeling plans... it looks like quite a lot of work! Sounds like it will be wonderful when done.

    Fritz must be one happy dog with the new soft ball to chew on! Annie got a stuffed duck for Christmas.

    Your sunrise pictures are fab. You captured it wonderfully - what a rich golden morning!

    Hugs, C

    January 8, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
    Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

    I love all of the photos! OMG! The house!! I used clarey sage from Sherwn Williams. I really like it.

    January 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

    Post a Comment

    Links to this post:

    Create a Link

    << Home