Saturday, February 26, 2011

Alright, already

I’ve been getting a lot of flak from family and friends to post another update on the house.

I know this is supposed to be a quilty blog but there hasn’t been much quilting going on lately. I’ve been packing and trashing and giving away and also getting some fun fabrics ready to put on the blog for sale. As soon as the boxes I ordered from USPS get here, I’ll get pictures taken of the fat packs and other yardage and get them up for you to pick from. I had thought about setting up a “selling blog”, but I think once I get rid of this stuff, there won’t be much else left to sell. So, I’ll stick to this blog for now.

Anyway, we stopped by the house today to see what progress has been made.


They’ve finished the siding, the trim work, the stone and the roof. All that’s left on the outside is the paint (dark grey with light grey trim), building the columns and putting in the garage door. (I’m sure there’s more but that’s all I can think of right now.) Oops, Mr. CnW just let me know that the gutters aren't up yet. LOL.


This is the view from the front door. See that catwalk at the top? That leads to my nest. On my way there, I’ll be able to look over into the entry and also the Great Room.


If you come and visit me, I’ll be able to greet you from the catwalk! Hi there!


The ceiling is coffered in the entry, the dining room and the master bedroom. We will put rope lighting up there for a nice effect. (That’s Mr. CnW in his den).


This is the great room. The fireplace will have stone all the way up in the arched part. That's the staircase going to my nest on the left.


Now we’re walking into my nest. That door on the right leads out to a deck. I’m embarrassed to tell you that it’s actually there for Jack (the kitty). No joke!

057Looking back at the entrance.

See the attic on the left? Nice surprise with that. The architect told us he found some attic space for us and we just said “that’s nice”. We figured we’d be crawling thru rafters to store things. Little did we realize that he had designed the trusses so that we would have straight walls and a flat ceiling.

This is what it looks like taken from the nest doorway.


And this is looking back toward my nest.


Do you know how much fabric can be stored in there? Wheee!

When walking out of my room to go downstairs, there’s a large window above the stair landing. This was the view today.


We think they will be doing the texturing of the walls next and it may be painted by the end of next week. Exciting to see it all coming together.

Remember this picture?


Well, that contraption is a reel used by the electricians to pull the wire off. You won’t believe what I thought it was. It was mounted to the wall where the gas stovetop is going, so I thought it had something to do with that. LOL I bet you don’t want me building your house!

I loved reading what you all thought it was. Very cute ideas. Erin from The Rusty Nickel got it right. (Helps to have a hubby who is a contractor). Smile

That’s it for now. Next, I might share some of my choices for tile. I’m starting to second guess myself. I think I’ve second guessed myself on every decision so far. Arghhh!

Hugs, Anne

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One week later

Today when we drove up we saw that not only had they wrapped the house, but they had also started the siding.


and the window trim


and the stone work.


A close up…


Guys in the back working on the underside of the patio cover.


And inside on the electrical wiring and plumbing.


And, of course, I had to walk around the back and take a look up at my nest.


Yep, it’s still there.  LOL

So, the question of the day is…

Who can tell me what this is?


I’ll be back next week with another update.   I’m going to keep the house updates on posts by themselves because there are some friends of Mr. CnW who are looking at the blog just for the house pictures.  I know they aren’t interested in the quilts and wool projects, right guys?   Winking smile

Hugs, Anne

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Another house update

I hope all you people affected by the Great Blizzard of 2011 are staying warm. I know you probably don’t want to hear this but we are having an unusually mild winter. In fact, it’s so mild that we haven’t had one day of delay in construction.

We went over today to see the progress and were really excited to see how much has been done in such a short time.

This is the first view we have when driving up.


The first thing we noticed was that the windows were installed.


And the roof shingles are on in the front of the house.


And the plumber has been busy.


The heating and cooling guys are working their magic too. This is the ceiling area in my nest. Kinda fun to see what’s “behind the scenes”.


The fireplace framed out.


These are the windows in the great room. That’s a covered patio outside those windows.


Back views.



I’m loving the look of my nest up there. Can’t wait for it to continue taking shape.

So, there you have it. Lots getting done.

Friday we pick out flooring, tile, carpet, and granite. I’ll try to remember to take pictures if I’m not too overwhelmed. Smile

Hugs, Anne