It's been entirely too long since I've done one of these. There's a lot of catching up to do.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, we decided one day that we were bored and the best time to start a new project was right before the holidays and right before I was to leave town for a work trip. We decided to paint one of the bedrooms that we use as a sitting room. I think this falls into the category of "We've done dumber things." Just a couple of weeks ago, we finally finished (mostly) the painting and started getting the room back in order.
I am very, VERY thankful for drop clothes when painting. Ask me how I know. Go on. Ask me. See that corner in the left of the picture? When I was painting there I kinda tipped the paint tray over. Thankfully, that green sheet on the floor in the right corner was moved over to the left corner when I did it. No carpeting was harmed in this project. (Another "dumber thing" perhaps?)
I gave the hairy beast his annual haircut. Over the winter he gets rather matted and starts to look like a Rastafarian pooch with all his dreadlocks. He is quite patient with me, but needed a water break halfway through.
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We have had some tremendously awesome weather here for the beginning of March. Sunshine and temps in the sixties and seventies just revive my spirit and make me smile.
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I've go my sewing "mojo" back. I started on a quilt for my niece maybe a year ago. Nothing difficult, but somehow I just kept avoiding it. With some inspiration from this dear blogger (check out her Irish chain quilt about halfway down the post) I got back at it. I finished piecing the top and will be bringing it to a local shop to be quilted. More to come on that.
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That sewing mojo? It continues on. I started and am making great progress on a quilt for the sitting room. We had collected fabric with which I had intended on making a "raggedy" quilt, but decided to just do a "regular" one. Good decision.
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Have I ever mentioned just how much I love Amazon Prime? I found a print I forgot I had and decided to frame it for the sitting room. It's an odd size and I wanted a frame it without a matt, but wanted some color around it. After looking at all the craft stores in the area for an unfinished wood frame, I searched Amazon and found just what I wanted. Two days later it was in my hands and ready for the dark green stain that we had leftover from another project. It turned out better than I hoped.
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We celebrated Himself's birthday at Sis's house last weekend. At her bedtime, my niece cannot possibly go to bed without a story or two. Aunt Donna and Uncle Himself were more than happy to oblige. It melts heart to see these two together!
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I took a vacation day on Monday and we celebrated the aforementioned birthday by going to the market and then out to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. It is in an old bank building, built when banks were grand and majestic. Thankfully they kept all the beautiful architecture. And, the food is as good as the ambiance!
Check out more goodness at A Fly on Our (Chicken Coop) Wall.