Lots of little things . . .
That eventually add up to some progress in the right direction!
I got my kitchen backsplash installed:
It still doesn’t look real great, but as soon as I do something about that early 80s wallpaper, and get my cabinet doors all put back on, I’ll start to like it. But having the backsplash up is one more step in the right direction.
Heck, I’m still quite enamored with the fact that I have a new countertop, sink, and faucet! One thing at a time!
The “cat barrier” is coming along nicely, too:
Still an eyesore, but progress has been made. I got these screen doors, had them mounted at the top of the stairs, and then put chicken wire on them for screen. They latch together, so that the cats cannot come into my sewing area. Yes, sort of drastic, but very necessary.
This area still needs lots of work. The stairwell walls need to be painted (and the ceiling), the woodwork needs re-done (you can see one side is painted blue — that has to go). The screen doors themselves need to be painted, and well . . . there’s just a lot more that needs doing, but — time! Ugh!
But won’t that upper railing look really good with a quilt hanging on it when I’m all done? Rest assured I’ll show you some after pictures (in a few years).
Meanwhile . . . sewing . . . I’m getting ready to make something out of this luscious pile of Dear Stella’s Calicos . . . in ALL the colors! Yummy!
And I’m getting ready to cut into this pile of goodness. I am such a sucker for polka dots! And red!
My friend, Doris, sent me this darling little mug rug. I just love happy mail!
And My Cowboy did some more online shopping for me. He got me some more of the 12″ graph paper I can’t live without.
I don’t design on the computer, and I was down to my last 3 sheets, so I whined, and this magically appeared in the mail a few days later! I’m trying to think of something else I want, so I can “mention it” to him!
And lastly, I’m showing you what I’ve decided to do with some of my mementos. Things I want to keep, but not glue into a scrapbook, yet still be able to look at them, and add to.
I got some large binder rings, and hole punched the cards and put them on the rings. It’s like a mini notebook all self-contained. I can add to it or subtract from it anytime I want, and it’s fun to flip through for inspiration.
If these rings get too full, I’ll just start another one. And it’s much quicker for me than trying to make a scrapbook — I’ve tried at that, and failed miserably.
After working in slow motion during January, I’m back at the longarm full speed ahead this month — I desperately need to get caught up!
That’s what’s been going on around here — what have you been up to?