Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Anniversary and a Parrot Progress Picture

Good Morning!

Today is my 32nd wedding anniversary,  my how the years have flown by!  And they said it wouldn't last...I'm not sure if we will do anything tonight, I have a full day at work ahead of me and I am usually ready to just chill in the evening and get off my ankle but maybe we'll go out to dinner.  When Dan asked me at 7:00 this morning if I wanted to go out tonight, the idea just didn't appeal at all but I'm sure as the day progresses it will become a much more attractive suggestion.

I  have an update on my Parrot progress.  I feel like I am not getting anywhere when I'm stitching but when I look at the last progress picture I can see that I am.  I'm starting to get excited to see it all finished and framed.  And thoughts of what I will do next are starting to swirl around in my brain.  I have several WIPS at this point and I should get one of them out and work on it for a while but the call of something new is strong in this one, (a take on a Yoda quote) and I am not sure I will be able to resist.  Time will tell, I'm still weeks away from being done.

Yesterday was my day off from the shop.  I spent it cleaning out what was formerly Abby's room.  The brat left it in a very sorry state and shame on me for letting her get away with it.  But at least I know it's clean now.  I found some interesting things hidden that I'm sure she forgot about but I won't share them here.  She'd kill me.  Not that she doesn't deserve it for leaving such a mess.  So now that the room is clean and all the garbage is out of there, I can start on the repair of the walls and the painting.  That purple just has to go!  I haven't decided what I want to do though.  Lots of ideas floating around in my head but I think the looming furnace bill is holding me back somewhat.  I'll have to keep you posted on our progress.  Here's a look at the room before I started on it yesterday.

One of those interesting things I was telling you about

And here's the after:

3 Kleenex boxes??  Okay with the amount of dust I guess I understand!

I've had the pale lavender coverlet in the linen closet for probably 13 years.  At the time, Abby wanted a lavender room and I found the bedding for a good price online and ordered it but she then changed her mind and it has been relegated to the back of the closet all this time.  The quilt top was my very first attempt at quilting and it has some issues.  One of these days, I'm going to send it to my friend Becca and see if she can fix it and do the quilting for me.  I keep waiting for her to say it's my turn.  So far those words have not popped out of her mouth!   For now the bedding works and if I decide to stick with a full size bed I might stick with the lavender bedding too.  Hard to say at this point.  

I'd like to say a quick welcome to the new followers and a thanks to those that take the time to leave comments.  I love comments!

Take care till next time!