Friday, August 24, 2018

Framework Outline

All the framing has now shown the outline of the inside of the apartment building.
The common room/la salon now has the windows installed & they look great!

 The entryway has been ordered & is custom due to the 'swing out' entry. The windows are in the front & the steel roof is on!

 The front top will be done in a linen white vinyl batten board & the area below the windows will be done in a white mixed textured stone.

 The hallway on one side is now outlined with the wooden framing & these photos were taken Thursday night...

 The hallway is looking very long now! On the finished framed side is the common room/la salon, the bathroom for the common room/la salon, the custodian room, two - 2 bedroom apartments, & the handicap apartment.

 The one-piece bathtubs arrived & they're a thing of beauty for there are no seams anywhere!

                                         The built-in shelving & holder are very functional too!
                               I have the same tub in our home & I just love it for the ease of cleaning.

 The side view of the one-piece tub. It has to be put in before the wall construction due to its size!

 The other one bedroom apartments, storage area, & Bill's office are being framed today. I'll go & take photos later tonight when the day is done & will show you at the end of this post.

 The hallway will be done with commercial grade carpet tiles, it helps to keep the noise & dust down.
We had them in our place of business in London & it worked great there for high traffic use down the hallway to the offices.

 The one-piece bathtubs are placed with the area of the bathroom & the bathroom is built around them.
                                     This is the back of the hallway looking to the front.

This has been a fast framing from Durelle Construction workers, job well done indeed!

Here's some behind the news on this construction.
 On Tuesday night at the  Whitby Ontario IKEA, Nicholas & Bill loaded the trailer & the back of the truck with seven IKEA kitchens, seven IKEA stoves, & seven refrigerators. The loading dock there took photos as it was the largest single order they had ever had!
On Wednesday night Madison our 15 yr old granddaughter arrived in Brampton to go with her Grampa on his adventure to deliver these kitchens to Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick. They left Brampton at 3:30am & the adventure began with a flat tire on the trailer in River-du-loop & the just outside of Edmundston the trailer bearing gave out & the trailer was left on the medium & they came home to Hardwicke. Oh, be still my beating heart!!! The trailer FULL OF IKEA kitchens just sitting there overnight?!! near the Quebec border?!! Bill reassured me that the RCMP had been notified & he would return the next day to fix the trailer & bring the fixed trailer & kitchens, complete with the seven IKEA refrigerators & seven IKEA stoves to the job site in Baie-Ste-Anne.
And, he is doing just that & the last call from him was that the construction in Campbellton will be another 1/2 hour or so on his travelling time. New Brunswick & Ontario seem to have the same seasons... of 'Construction & Winter'! Plaster rock would be shorter but way too dangerous with the weight of this load, not to mention the potholes & loose gravel to haul it all over too!

Things do have a way of working out, don't they?!

Yes, they do!!
Bill arrived safely with trailer in tow. The trailer did do a bit of twisting due to the heavy load but that should better once it is emptied of the appliances & seven kitchen cupboard uppers & kitchen lower drawers.

 The La Salon/Common Room has turned out to be a really nice size for the tenant's leisure time together with friends & family.

 The front of the building is getting a finished look with the batten board started & the facia & soffit getting done. The siding would have started but Home Hardware had a delay in delivery of the eight patio doors, hopefully, the  patio doors arrive early next week so the siding can begin.

 The hallway is now complete & all framework is done too!

A lot has been done this week too! Everything is coming into place.
The underground hydro has been run by NB Power today also. So much goes on that is not even seen with so much more to get done before this gorgeous summer turns into Fall with is just around the corner!

Thank you for stopping in to see the apartment progress.
 Durelle Construction is doing a fantastic job!

Have a wonderful summer weekend wherever you are!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Napan Fair Entries, Life Began In A Garden, & A UFO

Last weekend at our community Napan Agricultural Fair, I entered 10 entries into the craft show.
Here they are & how I placed with them, I was very surprised too!

First Place Ribbons

                                                              Stained Glass- The Eagle Head

 Embroidered - 'Come to bed Frosty I'm cold'  This piece also won Needle Point Of The Show!

 Rug Hooking - The Mustang in red/white/blue

                                Crocheted Doll Outfit - The vintage walking doll's outfit.

                                 The Downton Abbey Hat  - It also won 'Knit Of The Show'!

 Last Christmas's Pillow with the red buffalo check - it also won 'Sewing Project Of The Fair'!

                                                  The Garden Quilt embroidered in green & pink.

The Alphabet of Christmas Quilt -  for the entry of Christmas in August.

Second Place Entries

For the appliqued entry, I chose The Eagle to enhance the stained glass entry which I used as my inspiration for the colours of glass.

And last but so sweet is my Sweet Pea entry from the Popeye comics. I made this back in 1982 & it is dusty & I was fearful to laundry it. This piece just makes me smile to look at it.

So those were the entries this 2018 year! And with 8 - first & 2 -seconds, not too bad! The other large ribbons were a huge surprise to me!

Life Began In A Garden Quilt

 Finally, have finished & quilted this summer BOW Garden Mystery 2018 together & it now hangs in the great room mezzanine. This is the first 'Block of the Week' that I have ever done & it was fun.

 This bike makes me want to get onto my bicycle & take a summer spin, the tire is still flat...

 The flowers are embroidered &/or wool applique, the mixture makes a divine line of flowers!

                                                      I added a little Acadian Coast to this block!

                                 This was the first block released & the one that got me hooked!

 It is hard to show this hanging in its entirety due to its location  & angle.

 It does add a splash of colour up top & a great summer reminder of the summer beauty!

                     This was the last block that was released & it took a great deal of time to finish.

I hope you are enjoying summer & all it has to offer as this too will pass & become a season of memories that you & yours have created.
I made my first cherry pie filling from scratch, I double checked after pitting & found two hidden pits! Pits make me so nervous as I once ate a date square & bit so hard on the pit that root canal followed that misadventure with my beloved date square love. The cherry pie was a big success as Bill went for a second slice of the cherry pie!

 Paulette my quilting buddy, do you remember 10 years+ the Christmas present of these 4" squares?! Well, a few years back I used white KONA & made pinwheels & last week I made these with the two kitty squares as I could not cut into them!

I used a mottled navy colour for the one-inch sashing, black just seemed to harsh for the whimsical pinwheels.

I've got it done this far but I see incorporating it into a cat quilt. One with wool appliqued cats.

This did not even put a dent into my UFO piling in the sewing room but it sure was fun designing!

Bridget & Baxter - The Boston Terriers

                                  Does this not look like 'The Dog Days Of Summer'? lol

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, wherever you are!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fantastic Friday!

What a week!

 Everyone was busy on Monday with the outline framing being done to the apartment building.

 As I stood outside & looked in, I could see the front door opening & the front window silhouettes.

                                      The window & patio door silhouettes were visible too!

                                        What a busy day, framing the three walls all in!

 The view from the back looking to the front.

                                                            Further back, looking forward.

                             These are for the roof frame, which they hope to have done by Friday!

                                   An exterior look from the outside of the building frame.

                                              The common room's patio door & window.

 The view from the common room, you'll be able to see someone coming/going down this side of the hoop laneway.
          The view from Bill's front office, he too has the same view of the coming & going.

                                   The new 140 foot deep well was drilled & installed in place on Tuesday!

                             Wednesday was a lot more framework & the roof frame was installed!

                                                    The new septic system is complete!

 The inside is really starting to feel large as the ceiling framework is being done.

                                The new well is being connected to the apartment building.

 It is Friday today & the roof is on! The steel roof will be installed next week.

 Bill, with the beige Tilley hat on, is enjoying his walkabout seeing the project come together.

 The electricity/hydro lines will be underground, giving a clean look to the front of the building.

                              You can see the five-foot hall going down the centre.
There were ditches everywhere this afternoon with the water lines & hydro lines going into the apartment.

                                   The view from the side entrance located in the middle of the building.

                             A view further away, it is really visually coming together now!

                                                          The back overhang has begun.

                                             The hydro liners for the electric cables.

These are Bill's trailers, the large black one is now connected to his truck & he will be hauling it back to Ontario to pick up the seven IKEA kitchens in Whitby & our granddaughter Madison. He will leave in the wee hours of Saturday morning & return with the above on Thursday. Madison aka our Maddy will have her summertime vacation for a week with us before getting ready to go back to high school.

It has been a very productive, fantastic Friday!!

Thanks for stopping in for a visit & here's a saying that my England friend John shared on FB this week & it really hit home with me.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision. 
            Helen Keller

Makes you think, doesn't it?!

Have a wonderful weekend!