Thursday, February 25, 2010


Well friends, The EAGLE HAS LANDED!  MIL moved back into her place today.
Here are a few snaps fromProject Nana”:

The ol' camera phone isn't the greatest at taking action shots but thankfully MIL held this pose for quite a while when she saw her new kitchen.  She had no idea she was getting a new kitchen.

I didn't think to take BEFORE photos so you'll just have to trust me when I say, this is a huge improvement.  New floor, base boards, cabinets, overhead lights, sink, faucette, countertops, crown moulding, rugs, phone, bar stool, table linens, chair pads, etc. 

Lighting up the phone lines. 

While redecorating, I went with the Vintage” thing she already had happening.  I like to call it Neo-Nonagenarian or Neo-Nona-Nana for short.

I know, I know, go ahead and call the crazy police. They know my address by heart and if they hurry, they can bring dinner.

The colors are so fresh and yummy I could just wallow in them..

Fern Bath art (photo by me):

There is another bedroom, sunroom, living room and family room that didn't make the photo reel.  These are not the best snaps in the world, but it gives you an idea of what I've been doing for the past 6 weeks.  All the towels, rugs, window treatments, sheets, pillows, lamp shades, etc are new.  The fine folks at Lowe's, Marshall's, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby and Michael's know my credit card number by heart.  Hubby also had new siding put up, along with gutters, shutters, etc.  It really is a new house inside and out. 

She loves it and deserves it.

And now stitch fans, it is back to our regularly scheduled programming..


  1. You are AMAZING!!! I cannot believe what a great job you did. This was an incredible undertaking...I'm not sure I could have done it... I'm sure she is completely over the moon -- what an absolutely beautiful, selfless gift. You two are awesome...

  2. fantastic truly
    in so many ways
    love her photo of suprise and joy

  3. Wow! That's fantastic! You did a great job and she really appreciates it, by the look of that photo.

  4. The look on her face is priceless! What a wonderful thing for you both to do for her.

  5. I think that is incredibly wonderful! Look at the beautiful home you made for a lovely lady that has spent her life raising and helping her family. What goes around comes around, and I know you will be blessed mightily for the effort you made when doing this.

  6. So sweet! She is a lucky woman to have a daughter in law like you.

  7. You can tell an awful lot about a person by how they treat their family. And what your last six weeks tells me (which I knew already) is that you just FREAKIN' ROCK!

    What a perfectly lovely thing you've done. Brava!

  8. How wonderful! What a joy for you to be able to do that for her and for her to have you in her life! God bless you all! I love the photo of her surprised look!!! Thanks for posting the pictures.