Saturday, February 5, 2022

and the winner is...........

Cold wintry days call for some comfort food, and french onion soup fills the bill.
I usually make enough soup for the week, because Lois and I don't mind eating it every day.


This old cupboard is just inside my back door, and the drawers have been FULL of JUNK for as long as it's been there.
Until now.





I took each one, dumped it into a box, and sat at the kitchen counter and went through every single piece of it.  I now have two well organized drawers, and three EMPTY drawers, that I plan to put the grandkids coloring/craft supplies in.
I also went through all the "manuals" stashed away in another drawer, some of them for things we don't even have anymore.



I took two finished pieces off the Louet, here's the first.  Rayon and rayon chenille
with funky inlays.


I think it's a little long in the front, so I need to rethink that.
The fringe didn't work out, chenille fringe is such a PITA.   So I'm trying to decide what 
I might put on the bottom front pieces instead.


I do like the style, with the point in the back.
There are actually some beads inlaid into it.






I have had a hot tub for 20 years or there abouts, and still love it.  But the other night, when I went to get in it, I realized that the display panel was DARK......luckily, my Spa guy, that sold it to me, did NOT go south for the winter.  He just left, and will order the part it needs.

I found a handyman/snow shoveler on FB marketplace, nice kid, who just cleared all the pathways that I need around here......to the garbage bin shed, to the propane tank, the side of the house where the oil tank in the cellar gets filled, the bird feeders, the dog yard.

Grateful.......hot tub will be in top condtion soon, and I can get around to the places I need to go.
I usually shovel these myself, but the medications I am on until my ablation make me
very short of breath on any exertion.
So that's not going to happen.




Thank you for all your kind comments.........using the random number generator, the winner of the towel is RITA from Fargo!!!!  So Rita, email me your mailing info.....crazyasaloom@aol  

Here is a photo of my towel cupboard........let me know if you have any preference.......I can always send you photos.






5 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

Grandma, what a big towel cupboard you have!
All the snow that fell looks nicer under someone else's shovel!

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...


I just love all those colors. I have quite a few of your towels now and they hold up so well to wash and wear.

Rita said...

I was so excited--scrolled down--OMG! I sent you my address before I even read the post--ROFL!
So many to choose from--have to go back and drool over the shelves a bit.

I'm glad you got someone to shovel for you. Hope he's a reliable young man.

Thanks for being you, Hilary. I've been dealing with chronic illnesses for a couple of decades and now since last summer cancer came to join the party. You are such an inspiration. I am truly honored to have won. :)

Belinda said...

You are making such positive changes, even while dealing with some big challenges. 💖🥰💖

Teresa said...

What a lovely cupboard. We use Fiesta dishes so every time I open the cupboard it is an explosion of color like you towel cupboard.
I'm glad you found someone to shovel for you. That is no easy task.
Isn't clearing out a wonderful feeling? What a great place that will be for the kids art supplies.

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