"On the plains of Oklahoma, with a windshield sunset in your eyes like a watercolor painted sky, you'd think heavens doors have opened."
Fly Over States

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking Spiffy!

They are getting close to finishing the barn and I think it looks fantastic.
We thought about putting a quilt block on the wall but I decided it would be too difficult to archor and would need to be painted, periodically.  Instead, we went with a faux door that is all metal.

Here is a view from the street:
The following is a not too good picture from the back of the barn where we are installing another door (on the right hand side):
More of a closeup during installation:
Having a full window door will allow more light into that back room.  We'll need to pour a concrete pad out there. 

My irises are in full bloom and look lovely.  My grandmother dearly loved irises and I can't look at one without thinking of her.
It's been a beautiful day and the best part is that my father-in-law is back home!  They were waiting to be discharged since this morning and I'd planned to swing by their house to see him.  I called at 1:30 but they were still at the hospital.  Reportedly, the doctor was "right outside the door" making arrangements to allow him to be discharged.  I just called (3 hours later) to see if he was up for company but they had only just driven in the driveway - took them all afternoon to get out of that place. 

But he is home, now, and I will go see him, tomorrow.

Happy Quilting,

Penny, Evelyn and Pearl


Anonymous said...

I'm glad he's home. I hope he heals quickly.

Love your barn. :)


swooze said...

Glad fil is home. Send him our best wishes.

The barn looks awesome! I couldn't imagine what you meant by a fake door but I love it.

Miriam said...

Great to hear your Father in Law is back home.

Love your irises! Gorgeous!
The barn looks like new! Very spiffy, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your father in law is home. I love your barn, it turned out spiffy!

Sherry said...

Great news on the patient! So glad for you all that he's home.

The barn looks good.

Isn't it grand to be back home where the construction workers wear their cowboy hats?! And they speak with an accent you can actually understand without wondering what they meant? ;o)