Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day weekend

For once we have had a nice Memorial Day weekend weather wise. Typical weather here on this weekend in Western Washington is rain and more rain, but other than a shower in the middle of the night Saturday, it has been very pleasant. Saturday was quite warm, actually, in the high 80's. John and I went shopping for a new gazebo for our patio...and came home with one that is probably intended for camping, but it will do the job just fine. Here is a picture of the old gazebo. It needed replaced as the top cover had completely disintegrated due to the weather over the years. We picked up the old frame intact and moved it over in to the yard. John is going to remodel it a bit, and we are going to put it in a cozy location in the yard, plant ivy next to it, and have it as an ivy covered trellis for sitting under on hot summer days. I think it will look very nice once the ivy grows up onto it.
Next picture shows the new gazebo being assembled and then a picture of the finished project.

This gazebo will be easily disassembled in the fall and put away for the winter, hopefully allowing a few more summers of use. We will also be able to take it with us if we ever decide to go camping.

Mom and Dad, and Alli and Chris came over this afternoon, and we barbequed hamburgers for an early dinner. Amy made a macaroni salad and Mom brought a jello salad, so we had a very nice picnic sort of dinner. I did quite a bit a house cleaning this morning, even spent some time washing windows, so I feel pretty good about that.

I've done some more stitching on my current project as you can see below.

Not alot, but it's getting there. I bought the movie National Treasure 2 yesterday, and hope to get some more stitching done this evening while watching the DVD. I didn't see this movie in the theater, so I have been looking forward to seeing it for quite some time. Lizzie's piano recital is tomorrow evening, and the rest of the week promises to be busy, but I'm glad there are only four days of work until the next weekend!!!


Stitchingranny said...

Your wip is beautiful. What is the design called?

Von said...

I love the way you're repurposing your old gazebo, Connie! It'll be beautiful with vines growing around and through the metal structure. :)

Great progress on your JD design!