Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Labor of Love

Our 8ft tall Jasmine keep the house smelling nice for buyers, if there were any. :)

I missed Dave's Iris' this year but the Day Lilies are blooming.

My personal favorites :)


At the new house I discovered an oak shelf at the end of the hallway with major water damage. The previous owners must have watered plants on it. I was relegated to Dave's personal tool belt (see screwdrivers in my bib) because he kept losing them. I wanted a promotion to shelf fixer-upper but my foreman was very sceptical. I pleaded like a five year old and got the job! My curled up fingers were perfect for sanding, even if elbow grease was kinda low, I did it! (Ok, foreman helped)
Notice the artistic two handed flair and the help of my tongue sticking out for focus? I rocked that shelf!

Dave was bursting with pride as I also cleaned the sliding doors. It may have taken a 2 day recovery but the love in his eye's was soooo worth it! I think a table runner and grandbabies were meant for this shelf :)

23 comments:

Pam said...

I was wondering how you sanded the shelf, knowing what our hands are like. Good job, Robin! A table runner with grandbabies would be perfect, absolutely.

Love you!

Batman

Frances said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my Sunday Scribbling.
Your home is simply beautiful.
And the trees on the side yard at your new house are magical.
Have a wonderful week,
Frances

Star said...

You can't see it, but I'm smiling so big. I love these pictures! Your favorite day lily would be mine also, so beautiful. And I love the pictures of you working at the new house (stylin' tools in the bib pockets there!), such pretty oak cupboards.

I think the work you accomplished was worth the two-day rest.

pepektheassassin said...

Great job, Tammy! Lookin'good. Your daylilies are beautiful. My husband got the rototiller and chopped all mine out (the weeds were as high as they were, so I guess he thought that was easier than pulling the weeds....made me mad.) But, oh well.

I think he wants to put roses in there. "Trust me," he said. "It'll look good. Trust me."

We'll see....

Kelly said...

It looks wonderful! can't wait to see it all decked out with pretty frames and even cuter faces!

GreenishLady said...

I'm just green with envy at your jasmine. - I nurse mine as a house-plant (Don't think it would survive winter outdoors here), but can't coax it to fower. If I was in the market for a house there, that would sell it to me before I'd stepped in the door!

Well done on the work with the shelf. You truly are a warrior!

Jana B said...

I'm impressed with your sanding skills... wanna sand at my house? LOL I've spent the past few days sanding too... and now it's almost time for me to paint! Wooo!!!!

gautami tripathy said...

Great Tammy. I liked those pictures and your sanding skills!

Tammy said...

Wow - such gorgeous jasmine!! Great sanding job! That's hard work!! I love your tongue sticking out - I do that too when I'm concentrating! (Must be the name!) ;)

vicci said...

This looks GREAT Tammy....You did a fabulous job!!!! :-) My tongue comes out also!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

The jasmine, and the way it grows up the house, is beautiful.

I am glad to see that you live life to its fullest despite the illness. I am sad that it took you a 2 day recovery.

daisies said...

so much beauty dancing out of these pages ~ labours of love are the best and it definitly shows here :) xox

paris parfait said...

Very impressive, love! Your homes - old and new - are so lovely! Those flowers are gorgeous. xo

Amber said...

Your new house looks so lovely! As your old house, too. Someone will come and find it their perfect place!

:)

Crafty Green Poet said...

well done on the sanding (if you lived nearer I'd hire you on the spot!). Lovely pics of your flowers and views.

Jolene said...

Nice work! It looks beautiful, and the flowers are lovely!

Brian said...

The new home looks beautiful and so do you. I hope the house sells soon for you.

Becca said...

It looks gorgeous! I couldn't do half as well, and I have two perfectly working hands ~I'm an absolute klutz with anykind of handiwork.

Good job, Tammy!

BTW, I'd buy your current house if I could - it's so pretty!

LisaOceandreamer said...

You ROCK Tammy, look at you go and look at that beautiful result! I can feel your beam of pride right through the computer screen!!
XOXO

Colorsonmymind said...

Oh it turned out beautiful. Go you-determined strong lady.

You look lovely:)

Left-handed Trees... said...

Beautiful work! The jasmine entices me--shame I'm not a buyer though...
Love,
D.

acumamakiki said...

That jasmine would entice me to buying a home anyday. I love your handy work but even more, your beautiful, bright overalls!! xo

Georgia said...

Mmmm, that jasmine looks sooo yummy, I can almost smell it.

I am loving all these photo's of the flowers.

Gorgeous.

xoxo
Georgia