Sunday, May 17, 2015

Daffodils in the St. Martins Garden

 I have been waiting for those cheery faces .. in the St. Martins garden

 Feels like the world is coming back to life.

Looking out to the ocean

Still working on Jewelry too.   A pair of New Birds. They have little silver beaks.

and the New Cat and Kitten


cheers all!! 

22 comments:

A Heron's View said...

I was wondering why you had not posted for awhile and I can see now why that was, for you have been busy.
Terrific amount of work undertaken and some novel (too me) features, especially the water manifolds as I have never seen that done before.
Excellent photo's thank you for the tour.

Cuidado said...

You and John are well on your way to another masterpiece. Well done!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Cuidado and Mel, Never a dull moment. So many steps to bring a place back to life. We always wish it was faster and less complicated but we will take it as it comes and hope to be using it this year. There are other ways to do the water connections but John discovered this method and felt it was simpler for our little place. Thanks so much for touring the construction site.

Sharmon Davidson said...

As usual, it seems the two of you have done the work of 10 people! Well done, the place is looking great!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks for the encouragement Sharmon, have to get thru the mess to get to the good stuff. xo

Guillaume said...

Gorgeous pictures, as usual. I love the crows. I see that you have a manger for hummingbirds, my parents have or had the same.

BumbleVee said...

hey, long time...but yooz been bizzeee!!!

Are you guys still living in the big house that is for sale? ..whilst working on the smaller one? ...

I have my own crow now too... , he even knows how to tell time...but more or less HOBBIT TIME>> if you get my meaning. he shows up for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, just after-lunch-snacks... then, 3:00 for tea time... supper time and after supper snacks and oh, perhaps a bit of something for later please? ...like just before bed ..he is getting a bit cheeky...staring in the window to coax me into tossing out a peanut or some chicken skin or some home made bread..... sheeeeshh......... I think his wounded leg is somewhat better and I do know he can fly if he has to.... but, his wing and shoulder area may not ever heal up much.... but, he sure does get around.

Jeri Landers said...

Gwen! Good to see you again! The house is looking so good. You and Johnnie always do such a professional job no matter what the project. This will be a sturdy, warm and cozy abode; such a far cry from what you started with. I love to see a great restoration and understand fully the work that goes into it. SHEEZ, ours has been going on for years and years...one last room to go!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Guillaume, The birds give much entertainment... Love the way they socialize.

Yes Vee, we are still living at our St. Martins "all finished" house. and only travel when time allows to the old Homestead project a couple hours away. Glad to hear you are taking care of one of the black feathered friends. You have him spoiled now!! haha...
These ones don't stick around long enough for me to get close to them.

Hi Jeri, I am really hoping we can get it to the point of "Cozy"... and able to be used comfortably. everything takes time.. I absolutely love what you have done with your place. So Romantic!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

It must feel so good to see the progress you've made, and knowing that every bit of it is of such high quality and with such attention to detail. It's looking great. Love the earrings too - especially the cat and kitten.

ELFI said...

quel travail monumental...
la maison mise à neuf!

Faye Henry said...

St. Martins is truly looking up.. smile.. I was so happy to see your homestead photos.. You are really getting it done.. Looks wonderful... Your counter top is awesome.. You guys have the greatest luck.. grin..
Have a great weekend my friend..

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Janice, Elfi and Faye. You girls are great to give such encouragement!!! one of these days!!

Sandy said...

Wow. You two make an awesome team. Love the work you've done so far and am so excited to see the finished product. I know it will be beautiful. You're both so talented and such an inspiration. thanks for the tour. Love the kitchen countertop.

WILDSIDE said...

Beautifully done, as per your usual. Keep on keeping on!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Sandy and Wildside, Thanks for your dear encouragement... we are going for simplicity but reno-ing sometimes gets complicated, especially in a very old house. every little improvement is more more step to completion... we have to keep reminding ourselves that. xo

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

What a project! Love it. I especially love the stainless steel sink. We have a small catering sink as part of our kitchen which yours reminds me of. Not sure how I ever managed without it!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Elizabeth! this project certainly has been a test on the nerves!!! but I have to stay positive!! cheers!

Cro Magnon said...

We are mid-restoration of an old Tobacco Drying Barn, and so much of what you're doing; we're doing too. Even your water tank and manifolds are almost the identical. SNAP!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Cro, Your project is darn exciting! and so much more roomy than our crazy project. Love what you are doing. So well thought out. What you have completed is already beautiful but when done it will be perfection.

The Crow said...

The resident crows, alone, are probably worth the asking price.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hey there Crow... Both places have guardian crows.. love them!!