Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Just too hot to knit!

This has been the most glorious hot and sunny summer ever! So gorgeous that I haven't spent any time knitting, not even cotton! No, I've spent my free time outside building new decks, planting flowers and plants, painting the new fence and enjoying the pool!

When we bought this 350 year old house 5 years ago, it was a mess. It took 4 years to bring back the house to it's former glory and then, it was time to attack the yard... It was an ugly gravel covered parking and the only access to it, was a rickety metal staircase...

After some hard work, the yard is coming along nicely!!!

Here is what I did this summer:

The main deck. It's big and spacious and right off the kitchen.

A lower deck, right next to the pool.

There's still a lot of planting to do, I want  to hide the walls of the pool as much as I can! There's already a lot of vine that will be climbing the fence in no time!

The upper level balcony is also new! 

My handyman and I did everything!!! We are pretty proud of ourselves! 

So, as you can see I haven't been idle, just using my hands for something else. :-)