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She lives in a small town in northern Wisconsin with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys primitive wool rug hooking,teaching rug hooking classes, collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of her interests and ramblings about life.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

True Friends...

I can't tell you how blessed I am to have a few good, close and true friends!
They are worth more than gold!
They show up here with gifts sometimes.... and time to sit a few moments and listen.
When the heart is troubled... they seem to know.
A true friend can tell... even when you try your darndest to hide it.

Saying thank you never seems to me to be enough
But these friends never expect more.

A short post today but one that is long on importance!
If you don't have true friends in your life... the answer to find them is simple.
Be one!!
That's it... 

Cathy G

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Getting Ready!!

Oh me Oh my!!  It's been so terribly busy here I feel like I've drowned in the sea of work!!
But I do have quite a lot to offer at the upcoming Quilt Event next Saturday here in Rice Lake!
If you live around here DON"T MISS THIS EVENT!!  
Please support the school!  They continue to put on this awesome show year after year!
The donations for the raffle are so great this year..... a Janome sewing machine!!  Yes someone donated this brand new machine! They are raffling off an Angel Quilt!  The theme of the show is Angels Among Us!  How heavenly is that!! 

And there are drawings throughout the day for great gift baskets from all the vendors!!  Someone will win a nice little sheep rug from Red House Wool Studio!!

We have most of the floor tiles put down... just a few around the edges to go!  Now if I can find the time to grout!  Get rid of that evil white line!!  LOL!
Better go.... I have wool dyeing on the stove... I'm naming it  "RICH OLDE GOLD CHICK"  LOL!!!
See you soon!!
Cathy G

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Kitchen Floor.... and more!

... and man am I sore!!  This DIY stuff is all fine and dandy if you are young and healthy!  It doesn't seem to affect Dave that much!  But my knees and legs are killing me tonight!  I think a nice hot bath and a glass of wine may be in order!  
We got a LOT of tile put down today!  
And a LOT of work remains.... the hard part...cutting around the perimeter of the room and around door jams etc.  So it will take some time and muscle.
I will leave this to hubby and retreat to my studio to continue working on some more kits and models.

Here's another wool appliqué project I'm working on.... it's called "Flower Bed"  by designer Shawn Williams of Threads That Bind.  It measures 33 by 33 inches.  It's the largest wool appliqué I've done to date. Very fun pattern!!
I hope to have it finished in time for the Quilt Event here in Rice Lake on March 28th.  
Along with a bunch of other things I will share soon!!
How's your weekend shaping up?

Cathy G

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snowy Owl

The hubby is back at it.... taking wildlife photos! He never ceases taking photos of beautiful birds or other fascinating things in nature.  I couldn't resist making a collage of his snowy owl perched on top of an electrical wire.  That insulator is pretty interesting isn't it! 

We are making little to no progress on the kitchen this week.  Hence no photos of the kitchen just an owl.
Our contractor friend is in Colorado skiing ( he lives to ski) ... so he won't be around til maybe this weekend.
We've seen more of our friend Ross, the plumber though.  Our water heater decided to jump ship so Ross is going to put a new one in.  It sits in a box in the garage already.
Keeping my fingers crossed nothing else will konk out,
as we don't really have any rich banker friends to come to our rescue! LOL!
We plan to start putting down the new flooring this weekend... photos for sure!
A DIY project so we'll see how that goes!
I have been doing a lot of wool appliqué for models in my shop and for an upcoming quilt event here in town.
March 28th is the date for that!
More details to follow!
Hope you are keeping busy... keeping an eye out for that warmer Spring like weather that's supposed to be heading our way!!
I'll believe it when I see it!!

Cathy G

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before and After!


I want to THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful comments on the new sink in my last post!!!  It's been ten days or so since it was installed and I have to say I haven't missed Mz.Orange one bit!  Maybe I'm cold hearted but this shiny new stainless steel has me crazy in LOVE! 
Hubby used to do the dishes all the time in the orange one... he said he didn't mind at all.  Says it relaxes him while looking out the window. 
Not me... doing dishes drives me insane. Always has.
And because we've lived without a dishwasher appliance for most of our married life it's been a good thing one of us doesn't mind the monotonous chore.

Remember how the old kitchen looked?  I can hardly bring myself to look at the photos.
Those old windows.... how they used to ice up for most of the winter!!   
Well, it's all gone away... 
New windows,  recessed lighting, new countertops, new sink and faucet, new cabinets, new stove and range hood and soon to be new flooring has replaced the old 50's nightmare!
There is a spot for a new stainless steel refridge. And a new ss steel dishwasher, but we are waiting a bit on those appliances due to finances! 
That's the only bad part about remodeling a kitchen.  Even with my diligent searches for good deals on the internet ( where I ordered my stove, range hood, sink and faucet) the money doesn't stretch that far.
I'll wait. For what good would a new kitchen be if we can't make the house payment?

More photos to come as we get the cabinet hardware on, new flooring and some finish work done.

....AND I need to dye my first pot of wool in the new kitchen... nervous... now where did I stash that roll of plastic?  

Thank you again for your kind words in the comments friends!  You are all sweet blessings!!
Cathy G