Completing projects on my "vacation" with both of the boys, was challenging to say the least. But I am excited that I did get a good start and I had a lot of fun planning. Here are some before and after pics of my work. I moved a picture of my great-grandmother Mary. She is the original owner of Casa de Maria, hence the name. This painting was painted of her by a friend's daughter that was somewhat of a savant. Apparently Mary did not like the picture, but I love it and was so excited to bring it out from a dark corner in the bedroom to above the buffet in the main room.
I replaced the shower curtain and bath rug in the little outside bathroom. I wish I had a better picture, but the bathroom is TINY. It looks pretty good.
This area has been bugging me for years. It is just inside the portel (screened in porch). It has been piled high with junk and whatever we travel with that doesn't have a home. I cleaned it out, added a chest from one of the bunk houses and added some seating. I love it....we will see how long it stays this way.
Another small seating area in portel.
Before: Bunkhouse III
After: Bunkhouse III (photo 1)After: Bunkhouse III (Photo 2) I love this room. This is now a great room for two to sleep or to set up as a perfect craft/sewing room.
Before: Bunkhouse II
After: Bunkhouse II This room is a work in progress. The current plan is to decorate it with the bedding, etc. from my dad's childhood room. I thought it would be fun for the boys to stay in when they get older and get to see all of their Papa B's old stuff.
I also knit. I didn't make a lot of progress on my prayer shawl, but I am officially back in the swing of knitting. Now I just need to learn to pearl. :)