Thursday, January 27, 2011

Throwing up , Throwing out, and Thrifting on Thursday

The week changed dramatically about Tues ( I think, the last 2 days have been a blur). Body Guard has been very sick and we are awaiting on some tests he had today to find the real problem for his episodes of pain for the past year. He came home on Tuesday white as a sheet and I knew but didn't know how hard and long he would be upchucking all night. I've never seen him so sick in the 15 years I've known him. And you know men don't want help when they are sick. And what did I want to do?  Fix it, fix it, fix it as this is what I do for a career. I had to make him better. But he finally accepted something for nausea and I left him be. He admited on Wed, he should have gone to the ER as he was so sick. So this has kept me busy.

We have waited on beds to be delivered to remodel a bedroom for about............8 weeks now. So it was quite frustrating. However, they called and said they would deliver them this morning. He was better enough to let them in and of course I have to work Wed ( on no sleep) and Thurs and Frid. One more day and then I'll crash.

But when I got home from work and saw the beds and new mattresses I was soooooo happy with them.
I had already bought blankets and sheets and actually they look pretty good with just this tucked in. In the future with saving I may get quilts or my favorite wish would be coverlets to fold at the ends in case of need for extra blankets.

I immediately went into the other guest bedroom/studio which had become a make-shift sick ward and such a mess. Clutter makes me nuts. So I spent the evening moving heavier things than I should have.
I usually feel younger than my age.....but not tonight......oh I ache. But it's worth it getting things in order. We still have alot to do on the weekend. but I thought I would snap some shots.

I got a lamp, a black heavy metal lamp at a thrift store for 11.00, base and shade and it fit perfectly for the table in between the beds. Another happy dance!

I also happened upon a beautiful gorgeous sewing box. OLD< OLD OLD!
I've always wanted one of these and I couldn't find any thing wrong with it except it needs a little wax on the tray on the top left....but easy to fix. Yes, I carried that out too.
I also put down the new runner between the beds which look like sampler motifs.
And the most beautiful stitching pieces to put on the wall .

And the chair.

The mission chair that could see two small people it's so heavy and big. This will be my other stitching chair with my box beside it.

I drooled over this beautiful rug on the Yankee Sturbridge Company website until I caved.

This small stitched on linen touched my heart and perfect for between the beds.
I know I could have stitched it but I didn't have the patience!

Recognize this?  I used to have this on my refrigerator written to keep positive thoughts about love.
I found this also and find it perfect between there. Its' the Love chapter in the Bible. Thought we might need reminders from time to time.

And this lamp had to go home with me. I couldn't have found one more appropriate I wanted there. Black heavy metal with cloth shade for 11.00.

I've waiting so long to find the perfect one!
And got me a new pinkeep too.
This will sit by my chair to hold all kind of stashs and it holds ALOT!

Then folds all back up for space saving.

I haven't finished with this little wall yet.

One word.....Big and a good stitching chair.

The blinds match the pillows in a folk art Dutch style. I ordered panels but they have not arrived.

more pics as we get this all straightened out.

The week has definitley been productive and full of adventures.

Very please with the floor lamp which came from Target.

Come stay awhile. It's all coming together, sore as we are. Worth it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Finished up--The Birthday Sampler

The Birthday Feather sampler

designed by Feathers in the Nest
copyright 2011

32 ct natural Belgian linen
Crescent colors floss----1 skein of Tyler Boy Blue
Metal Bird Hanger in Blue from Mill Hill

I designed this pattern for Tanya on her birthday this week, Jan 20th and stitched it up and made it in a hanger with some primitive black pins and a Mill Hill Spring Bird metal hanger from my stash!

Progress on Birthday sampler

My worke this Tuesday morning.

32 count Natural Belgian linen
ordered from Pineberry Lane

2 more lines till complete

Stitching this in one color, CC Tylor Boy Blue. I'm praying that one skein will finish it. 
I'm really loving this color and when I ordered it I knew, just knew, I had to find a special sampler.
Need to order more though because I have some Dutch motifs I think would look well in this sampler.

Hope your day is starting out well. It's gray and cloudy here and the weather for the mountains is unpredictably a frozen mix tonight. It's called the Wake-And- See weather. LOL

If you love Romantic, English drama, you must go to the PBS website and see Downton Abbey.
This is a series but you can watch the first 3 online~~~way cool!  Body guard and I watched and caught up the first two on Sunday afternoon online and then I fell asleep before the part 3 came on TV that night, but he watched it and said it's good too so I'm putting that on my list of things to do. The final episode is this Sunday night.



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