Monday, June 4, 2012

Life and Stitching

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was busy as we have somewhere in the neighborhood of a million projects going on right now and all of them need to be finished before Adam and his girlfriend arrive in 2 weeks.  One of the projects that was forced upon us was the replacement of the moulded fiberglass tub/shower combo in the hall/guest bath.  Something caused a crack in the tub which is in turn causing water to leak into the ceiling of the kitchen leaving water spots all over it.  Can't leave it go or we'll get mold growing and rotting wood and then the ceiling will fall down and and and...well you get the idea.  The plumbers will be here on Wednesday to replace the tub but we are opting to have a porcelain tile surround this time.  Have you ever tried to get a tile guy to do tile in a short amount of time??  I had a guy come out tonight to give us a bid but he isn't making any promises as to when he can get to it. This is not good since 6 of us trying to get ready in one bathroom is not my idea of a good time!  We'll make it work if we have to but I don't want to have to.

We have finally come to an accord with the Furniture mart regarding our kitchen flooring.  They're going to be here a week from Wednesday to remove the defective floor, level it the way it should have been leveled in the first place and then lay the same type of  floor as what we have now.  I'm not completely happy with this outcome but at least it won't cost us another $500.00-$1000.00.  This will be a 3 day process and it had better go without a hitch or there will be some serious hurt happening at the Mart.

In my last post I alluded to some other charts that have come into my possession in the last couple of weeks. HA!  Doesn't that make it sound like I inherited them or picked them up on the side of the road somewhere? That's not really how it happened but that's just between you and me and the fence post, Dan doesn't need to know.  Anyway, one of these recently acquired charts is Coverlet Houses from The Scarlet House.

I'm stitching it on 40ct. French Vanilla linen using Carries Creation Silks in Rusty Nail,  Tiger Eye and Multi Grain.  The colors are not as dark as what it looks in my picture.

When I saw this chart I knew it would be perfect with my new bedding.  I decided quite some time ago that I needed to get some bedding I could wash.  Kallie sheds all over my current comforter and she licks her feet while laying on it so it gets all goobery and the darn thing has to be dry cleaned.  It hasn't actually been on the bed for a year.  So I've been looking for a washable bedspread or coverlet at a price I didn't mind paying if it didn't hold up with repeated washings.  I happened upon a sale at Kohl's a while back and found an ivory coverlet with the shams and by the time I used a  couple of coupons it only cost me just over $50.00 for the King size set.  Here's a pic from the Kohl's website.

I'll share pictures of the actual room once  I've got it all stitched and the room put together.  It'll be a while before the stitching is finished since I'm devoting most of my time to stitching my parrot.  

Speaking of my parrot, here's an update on him. I love this piece!!  The colors are to die for and Dan says it's his favorite thing I have ever stitched.

That's all Folks!  I'm going to go stitch the evening away and watch some mindless TV.

Take care till next time!




Mouse said...

ooooo well done on getting the floor done finally paws crossed ... can relate to the bath saga in deed and hope you get that sorted asap as well ....
love your new *stash enhancement ;0
and way to go on your parrot progress too :)
can't wait to see your new makeover bedroom too :)
love mouse xxxxx

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Tanya's Coverlet Houses is darling, she has some of the sweetest charts on the market :)
and luckily her colors will match my living room...its on my list too.
Love your bedding choice, can't wait to see the final picture.

Nurdan said...

How soft and relaxing colors you are dealing with! Lovely finish, lovely designs. Today's post just wonderful!

Doreen said...

Glad the household things are finally starting to work out - what kind of tile did you choose? If your tile guy doesn't work out let me know and I'll give you the name and number of the guy we used for our bathroom. I was very happy with him and will use him again (I hope I have the chance to!).

I tried to explain my contribution to your insanity on your previous post - I blamed it on Terry! :-)

So, Julie - how many WIPs do you have going now???


Mindi said...

I've always hated comforters that need dry cleaned, and swear its a conspiracy between bedding suppliers and the dry cleaning industry! I'm glad you found something, and it looks very elegant and simple from the picture.

Your parrot is absolutely stunning. I'm not normally a floral and bird type of girl, but I really love your parrot.

Veronica said...

Lovely stitching, Julie. Your parrot is really progressing. The colours are just gorgeous.


Catherine said...

Lovely stitches! And I love your new coverlet!!!

Grit said...

Die Stickereien sind traumhaft. So wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Anna van Schurman said...

That parrot is amazing. A very striking piece!