I’ve always found it very enjoyable to sit down and write a post for my blog. From that statement you might then ask the question: why don’t you write more often??? You might also ask, which came first, the chicken or the egg?? Well, boys & girls, the answer is simple and the same for each question – I DON’T KNOW!!!! Of course you also have to realize that there is very little in my life worth writing about. Altho now that I think about it, most of my posts are about nothing at all. Obviously, this will never be turned into an autobiographical book. Or any kind of book. Oh, geez, ya, I’d really LOVE to write a book. I sat down with pen in hand one day to begin. I was like Snoopy sitting on top of his doghouse typing out – “it was a dark & stormy night.” After that I was stuck. I couldn’t think of a darn thing and gave it up as a lost cause. If you want to send me a story idea………I could add at least a paragraph to it!
Now that I’ve explained my long absence……ahem, we’ll move right along. :)
Let me begin by sharing our winter house project. Known affectionately (or not) as the “shower from hell”. Pardon my language. Our bathroom had a bathtub with a shower. It had tile surrounding it. Some tiles began to come loose – and then more & more. The cause was a handicap bar we’d installed when I was recovering from “the incident”. Long story short, we needed to re-do. As all good projects go we decided to make it all BETTER. Are you loving it so far? Me too. Since we don’t use the tub, we might as well remove it and it will become a nice, large shower. YEAH!
I’ll skip thru a whole bunch of really interesting stuff here that would bore you (huh?). We got out our tool belts and hammers, screwdrivers, hand saws, power saws, chop saws, drills, sanders, squares, tape measures, and well, nearly every tool we own. We do this because whenever we tackle a building project we call in “Close Enough Construction”. That’s us. In addition to that we run to town at least once a day until project completion for something we don’t have. Can anyone relate? So once the dust has settled, it looks like this:
One of the sad/funny things about it is in the instructions it says that this can be completed in a weekend. HA! Someone should call the better business bureau for false advertising. Well, it’s done and we love it! If I host a “shower open-house”, do you think it’s ok to ask people to bring their own towel?
Last Saturday was our monthly Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle group, sponsored by Farmhouse Woolens. Per usual, a good time was had by all. I cannot imagine a group of ladies who would be more fun to work with. It’s sorta like having a 2-year old around and if there’s a moment of silence, you get real nervous. I am not saying they act like 2-year olds! Sheesh. But there are no moments of silence! Here’s what they made last month:
Oh – Oh – Oh. Miracles do happen. I got something for Valentines day:
OK, what else? I belong to an organization that provides services to help mainly senior citizens stay in their homes instead of needing assisted living or a nursing home. It’s a great organization and well worth supporting. They’ve had an annual Tour of Tables event for their main fundraiser for a number of years. This year we are using Alice in Wonderland as our theme and have asked each table hostess to decorate to represent a children’s book or nursery rhyme.
I had to go to eBay but I found vintage-looking Alice in Wonderland fabric ---
I missed going to Loose Threads this week but I’m hoping to be able to share pictures with you (if someone shares with me) as I know there was some good show & tell.
I do have a full-time job now so I may have less time than ever to write.
What? I need to clarify full-time? Ya, ya, ok then. I work 1 day a week. But that’s a LOT, don’t you think? My lovely and talented boss is none other than Kari Carr – New Leaf Stitches. You can check out her patterns & notions on her website. I’m trying very hard to be on my very best behavior while I’m at work. It’s hard to be Faye.