Thursday, September 26, 2013

Long Time No Post!

Goodness! I feel like I have been neglecting my blog. Well you know...when life gets you busy, bogs get pushed to the back burner. I HAVE been incredibly busy! All family oriented too. Y'all know I have 2 beautiful daughters right? Well, it seems both are flying the figuative coop nearly simultaneously. My youngest graduated GRAD school in May & secured a job in a county north of us. She moved the weekend of the 14th. It took 2 trips and thankfully less than half went UP-stairs. I felt like the Beverly Hillbillies! Prince Charming, aptly named I might add...., was a Prince & we did it in our F250 pickup truck & a 14' long trailer. Oh, yah & lots of straps. I'm one of those people that overdoes the straps. In my (pea brain) little mind, the more straps the better. No sense in letting something fall off! the Princess had it all packed up, so no complaints there! My oldest daughter has secured a position in TX, and her first day will be 10/14. So .... I am going to take a week's vacation & she & I will be renting a U-Haul, a car dolly & probably a furniture dolly...and we will be taking a ROAD TRIP to move her to Austin, TX the week before her first day. Did I tell you she's got 3 dogs? The grand-dogs. Yah, 3. Chihuahuas. (I made a similar trip to this one from HOUSTON in 2008 but there were only TWO then!) I am not complaining as it will be a great huge block of time for us to be spending together. And...other than some large boxes, bookshelves & maybe a chest...there is not the furniture to move. We'll have to rent a regular dolly because I will be flying back. So? That's my life lately in a nutshell. I have done precious little sewing. I have not even plugged back up my sewing machine from where I went to my quilt guild meeting on the 9th of this month! Sad isn't it? I have poked around & cut out a FEW blocks for my grandson's I Spy Quilt. I had originally wanted to have it done for him for Christmas & while it's still floating around inthe bback of my mind for Christmas, I dont want to push it. Just in case you need a reminder of just how gorgeous my daughters are??? Here's a reminder!
That's the Super Star on the left & the Princess on the right. One day I'll explain WHY we call them that. It's not like you think though, I'll guarantee it! TTYL! Sam

Monday, September 2, 2013

Two Chairs Today. Projects for in the FUTURE

I went to Books A Million today & spent a good 2 hours just browsing. Ended up getting 2 magazines and 3 books. All cooking. Well one was Sausage Making for Dummies (yah really....) and one was for Preserving food. The last one has some interesting recipes! Anyway.....I was on the side of Nashville that I work on & there is a junk shop/consignment/thrift shop I have checked out twice so far. Today being the 3rd. I have YET to leave there empty handed. Nice people. Not sure if the young men there are their sons or not, but they are incredibly polite and will load whatever I buy. I think I made points by listening the young man talk about his dog, petting hte dog & just interacting with him & his dog. Well I how can I not? I'm a DOG person. Though it was way too hot to bring my K9 companion out with me today. Anyway...........I was not hunting anything in particular. Just "looking". Well , like I said. I have not ever left this place empty handed. And I didn't today. I have a LONG TERM project in mind. To lighten up my living room. Our "formal" living room . It's not really FORMAL but it's mostly unused and I'd like a little change. Lighter. Don't really know where I'm going with it, but I know when I am done there will be LESS brown. Prince Charming built an oak entertainment unit that I LOVE & that's staying. I have a buffet that I use as a sofa table behind the couch & THAT is staying. I have black (yah really black...) washable velvet curtains/drapes. They are GOING. I have it in my head that I want drapes on drape cranes. You know what I mean by drape cranes? Swivel Curtain another name...The curtain rods are like on a rod that only comes halfway to the center of the window & the rod is on a hinge ? and can be opened closed by the rod, not by moving the fabric. And blue & white. Maybe blue & white...I actually want to STAY with the wall color. Only instead of flat, I want eggshell. At anyrate...back to my shopping excursion. I bought 2 chairs today. (no we are NOT going to discuss how many I have waiting to reupholster, so don't even ask) the chairs are in pretty good condition. Except for the fabric. Actually the fabric is in GOOD condition, but there's NO WAY I can live with the color. Just not happening. So here they are. I put them in my storage unit until the urge hits me or I find the perfect fabric. Whichever comes first. But I will not drag them into the house to live with the color that they are. Well IF my favorite color was ORANGE then maybe. But ornage is not my favorite color. Red is. But they won't be red either.
I can't figure it out. If I attach TWOpictues, blogger only attaches ONE. This is getting annoying. If I do THREE it does 2. Ack! Making me mad. Tlak to y'all later! Sam