Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely Sunday where you are. Unfortunately it’s raining here in Minnesota, but I’m hoping it will clear up later because we’re headed out to a wienie roast for Mr. Q’s mom’s birthday.
You may remember that Mr. Q’s mom and step-dad’s workshop burned down back in February. Well, I’m happy to report that they were able to replace it with a new pole barn. It’s not going to have the same charm as the original workshop, but it will be just as functional if not more so.
Naomi and Tom are the type of people who always see the glass as half full, so they have pointed out that the new building is all on one floor which will make more sense for them as they get older. The stairs in the old workshop were fairly steep and Naomi was already finding them challenging.
The new pole barn is nearing completion, so I’m looking forward to checking it out later today.
I’d like to take this opportunity to again thank all of you who helped support them during that difficult time with either a financial donation or just your thoughts and prayers. It meant a lot to them, and they were able to use the money to replace some of Tom’s tools. Although insurance did provide enough money to put up the pole barn, it will never pay to replace all of the tools that Tom lost. So thank you for that!
In other news, I have drawn the names of all of the winners of the Prima Marketing transfers from my posts last week. They are Cherie, Debbie, Jacqueline, Jill, Toia, Laura and Carolyn. I’ve sent an email to each of the winners and all but one have gotten back to me. So if you didn’t get an email, I’m sorry to say that you did not win.
Thank you so much for all of your comments on those posts! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to respond personally to each one (and I also wish each one of you could have been a winner), but I did read and enjoy every single comment. I also took the time to check out some of the blogs that you guys recommended on Friday. There were a few that I already follow, and there were a few that were new to me and I’m looking forward to giving them a closer look.
A couple of people mentioned in comments that they didn’t receive an email notifying them of last Friday’s blog post until after the midnight deadline for the drawing. That can be the result of the settings that they chose when they signed up to follow my blog via email. If you are following via email you can choose to be notified about new posts immediately, daily or weekly. If you want to change those settings you can do so by clicking on the word ‘manage’ in parentheses over on the right under ‘you are following this blog’. Next look for my blog listed under ‘followed sites’ and click on ‘settings’. You should be able to change that setting there.
Just for fun I thought I’d share where the garden beds from last Monday’s post ended up. Susan, the buyer, was kind enough to share a photo of them in their new home with us!
I love that the room has a garden theme with the watering can and pots up on that shelf!
One last thing before I leave you today. I don’t know if all of you know that I also produce a blog for Reclaiming Beautiful, the shop where I sell on consignment.
I usually only post once a month there, but during the month of June I posted every week to share a gorgeous wedding venue called Redeemed Farm.
This place was simply stunning.
If you haven’t seen those posts and you have some time on your hands you should head over to the Reclaiming Beautiful blog and check it out!
In the meantime, enjoy your Sunday. I’ll be back tomorrow with another furniture makeover!