Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, September 28, 2015

Welcome to My Potting Shed

 It's Done!

I am so excited & delighted.
 I found this door at a thrift store.
Steve sawed it in half and made me a Dutch door :)
I love it!
Come on in  . . .
Take a look around.
I took a lot of photos.
I don't want to bore you, but I love showing it off.  
   I know that I will be buried
in seed catalogs this winter . . .
planning for spring planting.

I have a question for you.
These windows are very old and there is
a lot of hard water deposit on them.
My neighbor told me that it would be better
to not clean it off because it helps filter the light.
She says the clear glass might cause 
the shed to get too hot. I know that most
 greenhouses are frosted glass or plastic.
That makes a lot of sense to me . . .
Do any of you have suggestions?

Some of you might remember when
I cut this hand out on the band-saw.
How do you like my sign?

I still have lots of leftover windows,
anybody want to build a greenhouse?

It was a lot of work,
but it will be so nice next spring.
I'm planning on spending many hours 
out here playing in the dirt
and growing bedding plants for my garden.

It was fun decorating it, too . . .
almost every single thing is from
yard sales or the Goodwill. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit:)
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Potting Shed, Woodworking & Quilting

We did some more work on the 
potting shed/greenhouse this week.
I thought you might like to see.
The planting tables are built.
See out the window at the stack of windows
that are still left  . . .
I wish one of you lived close enough
for me to gift you some,
so that you could build your own green house :) 
 We used clear plastic corrugate
for the roof.
 It's coming along . . .
I can not wait until it is finished 
and I can give you all a look at 
our finished project.  
I'm making some things for the inside wall.
After all we all want a pretty place 
to work, right?
I made this chalk board to keep track
of the plants that I start. 
I still need to distress it and get it hung.
 I also spent sometime working on 
Steve's Christmas quilt :)
 I'm planing on making it a 
"quilt as you go" reversible quilt. 

 It's fun making this for him . . .
He loves Christmas :)
What have you been up to?
Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

P.S. Steve and I went to the movies this afternoon
and saw "War Room", great movie!
Have any of you see it?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Old Windows - New Greenhouse

Here is the pile of windows that we had left,
 after replacing the windows in our little home. 
I used some for crafts, and gave some away,
but I still have quite a few left.
 Steve asked me to make him a Christmas quilt
 for the holidays . . .
Then he asked me what I would like :) 
So, now we are building 
my new potting-shed/greenhouse.
I am so excited!
We are recycling the old windows in our build.
It may look pretty rough around the edges
at the moment, but I'll have more photos,
as time goes by and construction continues :)
It is attached to the west side of the garden shed,
so it should get plenty of sun :)

 Well, as this progresses,
I'll be sure and add more photos 
to my posts.
It is nice being able to put more
of the old windows to use.
Every year I get Spring Fever . . .
Now I'll be able to get out there 
and start playing in the dirt in early Spring:)
What are you up to this week?

Have A Lovely Day
Remember To Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)