Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace Color Experiment

I was desperately searching for something for my boys to do today.  They had a bad case of the "I'm bored, I don't feel like playing, there's nothing to do".  I remembered being in the middle of summer when I was a kid and feeling the exact same way.  I then remembered my mum doing an experiment with me during our summers together.  We used to collect Queen Anne's Lace, place it in a vase of colored water and  watch it magically transform. 
So today, we went for a little walk to the end of our road where there was a huge display of Queen Anne's Lace growing wild.  With scissors in hand we each cut a small bouquet and headed home.
We mixed up some colors with gel food coloring and cut our stems to fit the baby food jars. 

Now we wait.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hangover or Overhang?

Isn't it funny how you can switch a couple of words around and totally change the meaning?  Lucky for us we have an overhang and not a hangover!

Check it out!

Overhangs on the front and two sides are done.  And the tar paper and snow and ice guard are in place.  We have a small front porch started.  We are still debating what (if any) kind of porch roof we are going to make. 

  And because I always like to see how far we've come, here is the cottage in early spring of this year.