Last year we got a new roof courtesy of Hurricane Irene. It really made our house look great! We ripped out all the boxwood across the front of our house and planted hydrangeas and azaleas. They have grown in beautifully. We also had a new screen door installed and replaced the white shutters with black ones.
I have decided our front door needs a makeover. I am debating between painting the front door a dark gray or a shade of red. We have some Adirondack furniture on the front porch that I am going to paint, too. My husband just informed me that he is not working Memorial Day, so it’s a project that might get done in a weekend!
In case you’re wondering what it says in my window, here’s a close up.
The signs have greatly reduced the number of salespeople stopping by my house. I can’t tell you how many pest control and meat salesmen (they are all men) used to stop by my house during the day before I put up these signs. I was ill at ease in my own home! But the last straw was a man who tried to sell me magazine subscriptions. He told me he was a 2-time felon trying to get on the straight and narrow. And he told me this while I was standing on my front walkway with my three year old and holding my baby.
I do think our house is rather pretty. This is what it really looks like. What, you don’t have a teepee in your yard?
And now for the quilty--albeit brief--part of my post. My “Come What May” quilt is coming along nicely. You can really tell the background color is Kona charcoal in this photo. I have seven blocks right now, counting the original I made for the tutorial. I think I will pebble quilt the solid portions and maybe quilt right inside all the triangles with a pretty shade of purple.
Keeping my fingers crossed I won some Sew Mama Sew giveaways!!!