Friday, July 20, 2012

July Catch Up

For the past month we have been doing some yard work.

Before

We had a small deck on the back of the house, that with the table set up you couldn't walk around. We have been wanting to change it ever since we moved here, and this was the summer.

After

We added a brick patio and a smaller, maintenance free/composite deck (for the BBQ and the stairs from the house). We did the work ourselves, everyone had their jobs and it worked out so well.


With the gazebo, it is a much nicer place to sit, and lots of room.

the rest of the back yard

vegetable garden
front flower bed
we made this garden bigger this year,
 just to give the perennials room to grow

and the side

I have been doing some sewing. I will be showing the finished projects soon.


I ordered a sewing machine cabinet last month, and have been patiently waiting for its arrival. At the beginning of the week I gave my sewing area a good clean, and got it ready for the expected delivery date.


I finally had to break down and set up a make shift sewing table, as some how the cabinet got lost! Fingers crossed it will come next week.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Linda said...

Patio remodel looks amazing!!!! Wow. You guys worked your tails off!!! I love it. Flower beds and lamdscape look beautiful as well!

Raewyn said...

I agree, your patio area and gardens look fabulous. I'm sure you'll get lots of enjoyment aout of them all. What a shame your cabinet is still coming... hope it turns up soon!

Corina said...

Lovely yard!

Anne said...

You have been a busy bee. Your gardens look fabulous. :o)

Lesley said...

Love your back patio and seeing your beautiful property. Sewing room is so tidy...won't you be glad when the cabinet arrives!

Lesley said...

Love your back patio and seeing your beautiful property. Sewing room is so tidy...won't you be glad when the cabinet arrives!

Marga (MarPie) said...

You all did a great job, it look beautifull. Hope your cabinet wil come soon.

Kind regards,
Marga♥

Sheila said...

Love the transformation on the patio , really looks wonderful and useful and your gardens are gorgeous. Hope your new table arrives soon wouldn't want all that creativity to pass by :-)

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Such lovely results. I am glad, too, that your sewing space was included on the to-do list. You will really enjoy that as the weather cools and the patio is less attractive.

Needled Mom said...

The work results are just gorgeous! You will really enjoy sitting outside.

I hope the machine shows up soon.

Terry said...

looks beautiful, good to get those projects done!

Kathie said...

wow your yard looks beautiful and oh I love the new patio , who wouldn't love sitting out there.
hope the cabinet arrives soon...
hard to wait isn't it!!!!
kathie