Our fabulous Autumn this year is hangin' on! It's always a welcome thing here in northern Wisconsin if we reach the end of October and the temps are above zero! LOL! I snapped the header photo of some mums in the garden that are still blooming despite a couple of nights of frost! They are hardy things! I buried a few spent pots of them I had on the front deck in the garden and with any luck they will bloom again next Fall.
Things are a hoppin' here in the wool studio. The ladies are buying patterns, wool and supplies in anticipation of those days ahead when we don't stick our noses out the door unless we have to!
I have been hooking on a little something too which I will wait a little longer to show you! I used all the new wools from Rebecca Erb's Wool Studio in this design.
It's been really really hard for me lately to sit down and do any designing! We have started to do a little remodeling in the kitchen. Needless to say my mind is preoccupied with layout, cabinets, windows, appliances, etc. We've decided that something MUST be done! No stove to cook or dye wool has been difficult and stressful for me. So... let me introduce you to the newest purchase ( and an expensive one.. holy cow!) that is the starting point for this remodel.
Now how's that for an upgrade from a hot plate! LOL! Wowser! It arrived last week and our super nice electrician got it temporarily wired so I can use it while waiting for the remodel to get underway!
I keep telling myself that I really needed that double oven... a splurge that I hope pays off in the long run!
Max has given his approval but he can't quite figure out where the old wall oven went! The square on the floor is where the cabinet stood that housed the old oven. Out it went and I was never so glad to take the hammer after it! It's really opened up the galley style kitchen! The plan is to put a new fridge where the new stove is sitting right now and the stove will have it's permanent home on the wall a little further down. So a few new cabinets are in order as well as new counter top.
But this will all take time. And money. We're determined so are doing a lot of the work ourselves with the help of a few talented friends who are guiding us along the way.
You may be wondering if our infamous orange sink is part of the new remodel plan. Well.... perhaps not. But we shall see... if I decide to get a new sink ( and it won't be orange believe me) do I have to change the name of my blog???? Oh mercy.... it's on my business cards and all my patterns and everything!
Yikes... tell me I can still call the blog Orange Sink.... as Stainless Steel Sink just doesn't quite have the same ring to it!!