See the board ladder up the steep side of the roof? That's the ladder that Randy made to go up and take down the cupola for me. What a honey!
This is a shot looking at the north side of the house. That is where the retail addition will be constructed.
Of course, many hands make for faster work, so if you want to help with planting next spring, give me a shout!
So what's the plan for Quilter's Cottage? Well, we plan to add a 25'x28' structure on the north side that connects to the 17'x18' porch. The entire area will be used as a retail/quilting area. I plan to bring my quilting machine to the cottage, where I can quilt/design/sew to my heart's content. The retail area will be open four days each week (Thursday-Sunday). Because we are on US Highway 30 (the Lincoln Highway), we see a LOT of traffic each day, and we hope that the shop will be a nice attraction. We plan to feature fabric designers from the Midwest, and quilt-related products and merchandise. When quilters are staying at the cottage, they will have the added benefit of having a full retail/notion store at their convenience. Currently, the Cottage has 3 bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths. Through the winter, we also plan to add a 4th bedroom and full bath in the basement (garden level).