Happy to report that the month of August was much more productive than the previous month was :^)
|Sushi appears to be seriously studying the material count.|
She wants to know just where to begin her stitching project.
|Anxious to get started, the look on her face tells me |
to get my hands OUT of her way.
This is one serious stitching cat.
|32ct. Pear by Lakeside Linens|
|Daddy keeping watch from the maple tree|
|Baby out of the nest|
|A day older... waiting for food|
|Here comes mommy with some|
|Made by Paige when she was six with a little help from Aunt Deb.|
Remember... I love Vintage, Victorian style... anything!
|Anita gave me this angel a few years ago. |
I think she gave me an angel because I remind her of one..
|If you notice the blooper in this posting|
- be the first to post about it and I'll send you a prize.
...and no...sorry... it will not be a Little Critter Cross Stitcher.
|Here is Holly at 6 months old sitting on the green and blue shag carpet.|
I understand shag is making a comeback...
All I could think of when I saw this carpet
was an old saying from when I was in school;
"Blue and Green must never be seen, unless it's in the washing machine!"
|Where ever you see pink insulation is where the room was NOT insulated. |
No wonder they put in a wood stove for some heat!
I mean seriously - Who does that?
|This is the south corner of the room - the doorway is to the immediate left.|
|As you entered this room, there was an entry way. |
We originally took these two walls down with the intent of putting up a partial wall with spindles; because that was the rage then. But when we saw how much bigger the room looked when we removed the walls completely -
we didn't bother to create a half-wall.
|New carpet, new walls, new furniture, new window.|
Holly and her little friend playing on the new floor - 6 months later.
|Oh, did I mention that I used to collect carousel horses? |
But please... just look at the paint.
|I had a hard time finding a clear picture of the burgundy walls. |
(thank goodness for my new camera)
I forgot to mention that I also painted the cloth vertical blinds. I wasn't sure if it would work and I was prepared to purchase new blinds if didn't, but they turned out really good. Inventive, frugal and a tad tacky,
but I was happy with them for a few years and my budget was happy too.
|Note the warm - chocolate brown walls. Love it. |
This north wall is where the couch has sat for several years now, with matching chairs on either side on the east and west walls.
|Again...I wondered where the dog went... and everyone else for that matter. |
Took a peek out the front door and this is what I saw.
|I had called Tracey to see if I could borrow her knee pads, but she no longer had them, so I just used one of those garden kneeling pads. Much like the tools, it was never at the end of the room I was at when I needed it. It was about this time that Tracey popped in the door with knee pads in her hands. She had kindly picked some up for me when she was in the city. What a difference. |
So before doing your floor; Step 1 - pick up knee pads.
|This carpet is from my dining room and is temporary until |
I find just the right one for this room.
|This corner is going to be my 'cross-stitch' corner. |
It still needs some TLC to get it just right...
|Before: large bulky swivel chair removed from this room.|
The video cabinet was moved from the south wall to the north wall
and the corner tv unit is gone.
The tv now sits on top of the video cabinet. The dresser the cat is sitting on is actually where the entry way walls used to be.
P.S. the cat is not Sushi - it's Larry; Niki and Shawn's cat.
When he visits, we all have a hard time figuring out
whose cat is walking into the room.
|This is the same corner as the picture above. |
Amazing difference isn't it?
|I think it should feel like Christmas every day so I leave Santa up year round.|
While sitting at the computer one day, I heard a sound hit the window. Looked up, grabbed the camera and look what had happened.....
Kept the cat amused for quite some time.Bonnie