What was I thinking?? & Happy Memorial Day...

We are going to have a eating bar...woo-hoo!

Well, we are now officially in the third week of our kitchen remodel and I can't help but ask myself, "WHAT WAS I THINKING"?! I am convinced at this point that we didn't think this out at all and as I type this, I am being serenaded by the sound of sawing, drilling and hammering....sigh! Everything is covered in dust and I am washing the dishes in the bathroom sink or the upstairs tub, ugh!

I LOVE our new garden window!!

However, I did organize our make-shift kitchen a bit more and we can find things for the most part. We are currently looking at a completion date sometime in 2-3 weeks, but I am thinking that June of 2015 is more realistic! The delay is primarily getting the counter tops in! Although I like to whine in this post, I do have to say my SPECTACULAR carpenters are doing an AMAZING job!! I am still chanting one stitch at a time and, of course, I now have my tapestry weaving to keep my mind off of the chaos.

I think everyone will want a pantry like this one soon!

In other news, the weather is still teasing us and yesterday we had rain and snow here at the house. There was even a smattering of hail at one point and I am really glad that I didn't plant my veggies (currently living under a grow light) last weekend, as even with a water tower to protect them I think they would have been goulash.

Buckwheat and Oreo :)
Snaps says "Shelly I want to romp"!
Oh! That reminds me that our friends have had three more adorable additions to their little goat family, Oreo, Buckwheat and Snaps!! While the other birth was traumatic, this one was a breeze! Sheila and Bella got up in the morning and there the little darlings were. 

So, with all of that said and done, I am heading off to prepare for taping some instructional videos for you all and would love to hear what you might want to learn here on our site! I think learning should be a life long experience and I know that knitting teaches me things everyday, woohoo!!!

As always happy knitting and crocheting!


Ahhh beautiful!!!

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  1. years ago we added on to our house. what a mistake that was. i will never, ever do that again. it took longer than it should have and i never felt like it was completed. told my husband, i would rather buy a different house.

    i received you hand-dye issue today and i love it. i am anxious to buy some yarn from it. i wish i could have seen the first issue. love, love, love it!!!

  2. Folksmith- We still have a few copies of the first catalog! If you want one, please call us at (877)JBW-KNIT (529-5648)and talk to any of the wonderful gals. We'll get you one!

    Thanks for your support. :)

    Bethany and JBW

  3. Isn't Bethany great!! Thanks for stepping up on the catalog question and yes building an entirely new house would have been easier! Here comes week 4, sigh!