Sunday, November 16, 2014

Slow Sunday

And that is exactly what I did today - just enjoyed a nice leisurely Sunday at home.  I got my cabinet painted.  I pulled it out to the middle of the floor and got started early.  Here is the before photo

And here it is after the first coat of Princeton Gold

And now the second coat of paint is drying.

I can't decide what to do with the door.  I need to cut out that old fabric and replace it with something. Any suggestions??  And don't say a hooked rug because it's too big.  It would take me forever.  I could either find new fabric or............   Come on peeps, you are all smart and creative 

This is the pillow I used to help me pick the color 

I have to work late tomorrow night so I won't move it to its new corner until Tuesday night. Plus the paint will be good and dry by then.  Next job is to fill it with wool and find some decorations for the top.  

More pictures soon.  I also hooked some on my new rug.  I had hoped to finish the hooking part today but it wasn't meant to be.  I'm so close but not going to finish by bedtime.  

I hope you all had a nice slow Sunday too :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

And it begins

I knew it was coming but it didn't help my mood.  It snowed :(.  This is how it starts and soon we will be buried again.  Have I mentioned I hate winter??

And it was that wet kind of snow that freezes to everything.  So this morning I scraped and chiseled off the car with my hands.  Of course my car scraper disappeared during the move.  I cleared off enough to see and then headed downtown.  Deanne was hosting a 5 Artist Show and Sale at her Studio.  The streets and sidewalks were icy and I still don't have my winter tires on so by the time I got there I was hating winter even more.  Her lovely husband met me at the door and of course the conversation turned to weather.  Very quickly I said "be warned, the first person to say it's pretty outside is getting punched in the throat!"   He took the message.  Good thing he also has a bit of a twisty sense of humor :).  So as I was leaving he came out and helped clear some snow off the roof of my car.  I figured he thought it prudent to sweeten up the crabby old gal.

I bought this beautiful wool felted piece.  I can't wait to find the perfect spot to hang it 

All the pieces were lovely and it was hard to choose but I'm always drawn to red.  

Then I stopped at the hardware store to buy a new car scraper and thought I'd pick up a few paint chips to ponder.  I've got a new antique cupboard to paint.  The salesman insisted I borrow the entire fan collection of chips.  

So I came home with about 20,000 choices and I thought my head was going to explode.  Too many choices!!   Eventually I settled on "Princeton Gold".  Now I need to get painting.  Not my favorite chore but gotta do it.  I hope the color is as pretty on the cabinet as it is in the can. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Randomly Ridiculous

Today I find myself befuddled.  I hear my sweet old Grandmother's voice in my head - "you know the world's gone crazy".  I used to laugh at her when she said that.  But today I found myself saying it over and over.  

You know, there is a lot of bad crap going on in the world.  And we have this wonderful tool called the internet which has infinite possibilities to do great things.......YET it seems like today all I saw online were references or images (shudder) of some quasi-celebri-tart's arse.  And I'm sorry but it's HUGE - like unnaturally epically HUGE.  It seems like a few years ago it would bring any woman to tears if someone said he had a big ass. But now you can bare it on the cover of a magazine ? .......come on people......

Enough!  The world does not want or need to see some chicks bare arse.  Priorities people!

And then tonight on the evening news (the NEWS, not an entertainment show) they did a story about the hot new fad.....the man bun

If this catches on I will be single for the rest of my life.    Rest. Of. My. Life. 

On a good note, I'm finally restocked on Twizzlers.  Bought an extra bag for emergencies :).  Sorry Cathy, I'm eating them -- not burning them.  

New project on the frame too.  I think I'm gonna love this one.  Might hate to part with it when it's finished.  

Tomorrow's Friday!  TGIF and Martini's for all 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


No words required.....

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Eve of remembrance

Here it is, November 10th.  The last thing I expected to see this morning outside my window was roses.  My rose bush is blooming!  It's been cold.  Like really cold and several heavy frosts.  Yet, this plant is giving me roses.  There are 3 buds today 

Honestly I'm not sure what to make of it but I think tomorrow I will snip them and take them to the cemetary when I visit Mom's grave.  

This morning I dropped off Millie at Aunties to visit for the day and began packing up Mom's china.  It's all washed and put away.  I need to find some cup hooks and hang the tea cups under the middle shelf.  It's a work in progress (like everything here)

I love the pattern, it's so simple and pretty.  Royal Albert Silver Maple

I don't know if 2 makes a collection but it's the start of a collection.  My vintage egg coddlers 

I love these and hope to add more someday.

Without Millie underfoot I puttered around and got lots done.  Even cooked a nice chicken dinner but didn't use the good china.  It was all clean and I didn't want to wash it again.  Lol 

I don't know what happened at Aunties all day but since I brought Millie home a bit ago she's been sound asleep.  I think they wore each other out. 

Take a moment tomorrow and remember all those who gave of themselves so we could enjoy freedom

Sunday, November 9, 2014

"It's here" (and it brought a friend)

Ok, after what felt like a very long wait I found a cabinet for my kitchen.  I was looking for something different and not too "old lady-ish".   A local girl started up-cycling old furniture using the new chalk paint.  So I told her to keep an eye out for me.  

Well, she found a piece and went to work.   And here it is..........

The door in the middle has chicken wire instead of glass and the 2 side panels I am planning to add some white lace.  I think it's going to be perfect!!  Mom's china will finally have a home.  

And, I couldn't resist this little bench for my living room.  Extra seating plus storage underneath.  

Sorry for the dark photo but I don't have good light in this part of the room. I just thought it was so cute.  And my friend Sharon arrived today with an old window frame.  So I've been on Pinterest getting lots of ideas for what to do with it but I think it might end up over this bench.   (Someday). 

I've been moving furniture back and forth and from room to room all day. My little house is slowly coming together. Yay! 

"It's" on the way.......

"It" will be here soon.    Eeeeeeeeee

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Full Moony

Well, not much progress from moody.  It appears I've escalated to itchy with a B in the front.   I did take Kelley's advice from my last post.  I sang bad songs in the car on the way home from work.  It was oddly cathartic :)

And if you ever question the theory that the full moon brings out the me people.  It was a full court press today.  Everywhere!

And just to add insult to injury, I'm out of strawberry twizzlers!!  Oh woe is me.....

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Did you ever just find yourself in a really bad mood for absolutely no reason?  No reason!!  There was no incident, no horrifying encounter, no tragedy or disaster......I'm just really crabby today. 

I feel like just randomly walking up to strangers and giving them "The Stink Eye".

The other day I was reading a blog that mentioned the new Rug Hooking Magazine was in.  I went to Walmart tonight to look for it.  I was expecting it not to be there and to be honest I was almost disappointed to find it.  Now I couldn't complain about it not being there!  See....I told you I was moody today. 

And Target has been airing Christmas commercials for a week.  Seriously??  Aren't you supposed to wait until Remembrance Day is over?  I emptied my rotting gourds from my pretty glass display bowl and I have no interim-display filler.  So now it's just sitting empty on my coffee table, mocking me until November 12 when I can put holiday crap in it.  There's nothing worse than a mocking glass bowl.

Maybe menopause has killed another estrogen cell and it was the one cell that was balancing the scale?  Maybe that one cell was keeping me from becoming a curmudgeon ?

This was supper tonight.  I make no apologies

Sunday, November 2, 2014

This isn't going to end well

I knew it was too good to be true.  I left all the leftover Halloween candy at Aunties.  I thought I was safe.  Then this afternoon I had to stop at the pharmacy to pick up a few things. I casually meandered down the candy aisle and thought I deserved a little treat.  You know, to reward my self control...

I knew it was trouble 

I mean honestly.......who can stop at just one of these? (Obviously not me)

Still on the food theme, I don't know why it took me so long to discover the wonders of the slow cooker.  We never had one in our house so I guess I was just didn't appreciate them.  On the weekend this machine is my best friend.  Thow stuff in it in the morning and walk away!

These meatballs came out so tender and juicy.  Not at all dried out like when they are baked in the oven. 

The rain continues to pour and the chilly wind is blowing.  But at least it's not snow like poor Julia is getting up in New Brunswick. 

Update on the toffifee situation.  By the time I wrote this post the box is empty.  (Yeah, like you didn't see that coming!!). Lol