Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vacation Over....dagnabit

Just when I was getting used to being at home all day with my husband, who is currently on short term disability, its time to go back to work.  Sigh....

So what did I accomplish while off for one week? 

Each morning was spent working on the china cabinet. Its almost done - just have to paint the inside of the glass doors, which is why you see the green and blue tape on the glass.  This has been a real labor of love as my dad made this cabinet, I want to preserve it, but geez - I just hate painting.  I must be the messiest painter in the world and ending up covered in paint from my hair to my toes.  I went with my husband to the doctor this week, and had to laugh when I looked down at my feet at the doctors office. Had on croc slides, and sure enough, the tip of each toe had paint on it, in addition to the soles of my feet.  Now I know I washed those feet!



On  Friday, I took a break from painting and life in general, and headed to Columbia to visit my friend Darlene.  We had a great time and made a trip to Michaels to get beads and floss for the Gifts of Grace project.  (See the button on  my sidebar.) This is the first block and I just love working with these.  A combination of stitchery, applique and working with beads.  The free BOM has already issued 5 blocks, so I have some catching up to do.

And last but not least, I got my klosjes sewn up for a second wall hanging.  Hopefully I can sew the binding on straight on this one!

Yesterday all the family came over and we had a great gathering for July 4th (July 3rd - in our case), and it was a ton of fun.   I hope you have all had a good week and thanks for stopping by,

Teresa
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10 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That cabinet is truly gorgeous, well done! I paint the same way... tip to toe! Your spools are wonderful, love that setting.

Purple Pam said...

So sorry your week went by so fast but it appears you accomplished quite a bit.

Shakerwood said...

I kind of like the blue and green tape. It adds a pop of color without having to paint! You could paint the recesses on the doors blue and green to match. And then it just calls for a green and blue quilt to hang on the opposite wall.

I know, I know, vacation is over and you don't have time to whip up another quilt right now.

kjquilts said...

Love the cabinet! You're doing a great job. Your little spools are so sweet.

Jackie said...

The cabinet looks wonderful in the white. You did a nice job!

Linda said...

I'm most impressed with your cabinet. How special for you to have something made by your dad, and that you're taking considerable time to spiff it up. Good on you! Sorry about the work thing. Sucky, huh?

Ellen said...

You did a great job on the china cabinet, Mom!! I love seeing bits and pieces of Grandma and Grandpa scattered throughout our house.

Love you!!
El

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- what a difference in the cabinet -- it's beautiful! Sounds like you've been busy sewing -- a perfect summer!

Dawn said...

Wow on the cabinet!! It doesnt' even look like the same one. And the spools are darling.

Candace said...

The cabinet is beautiful and so special that it was made by your father. Well worth paint on your feet, and I'm sure that you'll enjoy it daily each time you look at it. Hope your husband got a good report at the doctor's.