A Little Sewing

Mardi Gras Owl
Mardi Gras Owl (still basted)
Mermaid
Mermaid
Brand X design
Brand X design
Peacock
Peacock

I managed to get a little time in the sewing room today.  I’m doing designs for the outside pockets of tote bags I’m making.  Most of them are 8″ x 12″ except the Brand X design that came out awful (because I resized it and changed the colors to match the bag—-they didn’t match afterwards either).  The mermaid and the peacock will be on tote bags.  I intended to use the owl on the cover of an ottoman that’s in my office but it may be beyond reupholstering at this point.

We have finally bought the majority of new furniture for the house and most of it is fully installed.  We still have to decorate and buy night stands for the bedroom but it’s coming together little by little.  R replaced one of the toilets today, too, so things are looking up house-wise.

I just took my sleeping pill.  Gypsy goes in for a dental cleaning at 7:30 AM so I’ll have to get up and get going early.  It’ll be one of those hurry-up-and-wait days because I drop her early then pick her up about 3:30 PM and will have to arrange the rest of the day to suit.  I have a purse started; maybe I can get it stitched together.  I bought a new laptop but wasn’t pleased with it (custom-ordered from HP) and FedEx-ed it back this morning.  I had bought one from Ebay that I also sent back.  So this will be my 3rd strike at getting what I want.  I’ve been looking at gaming machines because I need the speed, the RAM and the video aspects for my embroidery software editing program(s)…..I’ll figure it all out when it’s time.

So, good night to all.  And to all, good things………C

Best/Worst of Decorating Worlds

This is the BR set we want
This is the BR set we want
The uncompleted side of the LR
The living room so far
My side of the living room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month we started a trip down Redecorate Your House Lane.  We added 2 wooden dog crates for the little dogs, a dog couch for any/all of them, replaced/upsized the media cabinet and the TV set, then donated the couch and loveseat to the kids yesterday and today.  Next they’ll bring our new mattress and low-profile base and then the kids will pick up the old mattress and box springs.  We’ve down-sized out of the chest of drawers and one night stand so they could take those already.  We’ve been to multiple furniture stores looking at bedroom sets, so when they’re delivered the last of our old will go to the kids.  We think we know which bedroom suite we want now, so it’s just a matter of getting over there and paying for it.  The new LR drapes came in today and are up.  The pan liners for the new walnut dog crates came in today.  I pulled out all of the dog blankets and washed them up then put them where they’ll be the most effective color-wise.  Now I just need to decorate the fireplace mantle and buy the big rug for the living room, and the hall runners.  We’re getting there!

Where Have I Been?

Who the hell knows?!!!!!!!  This is the first day I’ve had time to myself since before the holidays and I’ve really enjoyed the ME time.  R is out of town so I’ve just done what I wanted to since I got home from taking 2 dogs to the vet for their yearly vaccinations.  Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ve done anything exciting.  I watched a movie I had recorded that R didn’t want to see, soaked in the tub, did 2 loads of laundry, did a mini-pedi, and cuddled a few canines.  Then I paid bills, brushed and flossed, and now on the laptop.  I’m totally relaxed and getting ready for bed since it’s almost 1 A.M.

I thought I’d start 2016 with a bright, new look for my blog.  The old pink was getting sickening to me–even I didn’t want to see it anymore.  Let me know what you think.  I’m ready for a little excitement again.

I haven’t done any sewing since xmas.  I have bought fabric & supplies to start on tote bags and purses but we made a zag in plans since then.  We have been replacing some furniture and electronics and moving things around the casa a bit.  Yesterday we went to 4 furniture stores (I made R go in the last one alone; I was toast by then), then to Office Depot and then to Target where we bought a floor lamp.  Furniture- 6 Lindseys- 1  I’m done for a while.  We have a glass-front cabinet ordered that should be in next week, 2 end tables/dog crates that were due in today but didn’t make it, and a dog couch due the beginning of next week, too.  Then I have to buy either 2 loveseats or a loveseat and a chair for the living room….then the bedroom will be next.  If I was doing it myself it would be over now, but pleasing my other half is the battle.  I was too tired to argue any more yesterday.  Even the salesman tried to talk R out of it but he was adamant.  I gave up; he can sit on the floor for all I care at this point!  LOL  We did find a gorgeous bedroom suite but I’m not sure it would fit in our bedroom so that’s on hold, perhaps indefinitely.  It was pretty enough for me to take photos of it, so I was impressed.

Tomorrow is my girlie nail appointment and more ME time.  I have a computer to fix that belongs to one of R’s friends (neighbor) and my 2015 records to back up on DVD and label for the year-end.  Then I can sew with no more interruptions…until the dogs go back to the vet for their dental cleanings.  LOL  It’s always something but it keeps me going.