Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Projects

The porch is almost done

My husband's little side project

Jessica's farm produce - canned
Busy, busy summer.  I have two 18x24 paintings almost done.  They're at the stage where I need to do some final tweaking - you know, the scariest part.  The make or break part.  We're having a special guest for dinner tonight.  My son's girlfriends's mother from China.  So there's no time to paint.  

I thought you might like to see what's been going on around here for the last two weeks.  My husband has been working on finishing the back porch.  You can see some of the boards yet to be put up on the decking.  The powder room is all torn up and will be remodeled.  It's a bathroom that's 80 years old and SO needs it.  And my daughter decided to get into canning.  She works in the garden at the farm one day a week and brings home tons of vegetables.  

Hopefully, things will calm down a little soon.  Hope you're all having a wonderful summer!


willow said...

Looks like you and yours have been busy bees this summer! Looking forward to seeing your new pieces, Janelle.

Manon Doyle said...

You been having a jammed packed summer. Sounds like fun!! Your daughter's canned vegetables look awesome!!

SamArtDog said...

Beware referring to anyone else's "little" project, lest you wind up without a pot to p in.

Good luck with dinner.

The farm? Did I miss something?

Marion said...

I'm envious of your pretty new porch! Sounds like you've had a very productive Summer. Blessings!

Betsy said...

What fun, busy projects! That bath is going to be great when it's finished! I love to can and haven't done any yet this summer!

Caroline said...

It looks so homely at your place. I look forward to seeing the two paintings soon when you have more time to paint. Make or break, I know that feeling when it comes to completing a painting!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Willow, Yes, busy, busy, whew!

Hi Manon, Jess loves gardening and cooking, perfect combo!

Hi Sam, You're hillarious! So true! Dinner went well. The farm is my brother-in-laws, and we'll be moving there next year. My husband will be managing it.

Hi Marion, Ha, too bad we'll be leaving it behind when we move. Blessings to you too!

Hi Betsy, We're still trying to get the canning thing down pat. Makes me appreciate earlier generations!

Hi Caroline, Yes, I'm sure you know that feeling of the scary ending. I feel like I'm doing a highwire act at the end!

Celeste Bergin said...

The world needs lots of paintings by Janelle Goodwin...but I GUESS we can wait until all this work is done. lol. Those pickles look really good.