Friday, October 31, 2008
My father sent those purple candlesticks to Kathleen. They flicker when you turn them on. Too funny. We bought the bowl a couple of years ago. The hand comes down when you reach into the bowl, and it talks, too! "Want some candy? Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween!"
I finally sewed my shades for the kitchen. I'm thinking I'll be closing them at night in the winter to keep it a little warmer in there. Don't mind the unpainted, un-put-together radiator cover. I have yet to lay the new kitchen floor. All in time.
Ok, you may want to enlarge this photo to see it better. Mr Coyote is on the far left of the shot, stalking the four deer on the right. You should have seen it! He never did chase any of them down, though, thank God. I'm not so sure I could have watched that. :(
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I have to head up to a staff meeting this morning, but I wanted to share my magnificent weekend view with y'all. I have lots more fun pictures of Kathleen and Emily on mountains and in gorges. I'll be back! In the mean time, click on these pics to enlarge them. It was a truly beautiful view from the condo.
Friday, October 17, 2008
So I don't know if y'all are aware of this, but when I'm not blogging, I'm actually making a living! Hee! These are the draperies I was telling you about last week that are just my favorites ever, I think. The flash washed out the fabric, but the no-flash pics REALLY sucked, so this is what you get.
The striped fabric is a faux silk that I could have sworn was real silk when I found the swatch...and I am really good at knowing my fiber content, people...so you KNOW it's a good faux silk. The embroidered banding and swag fabric is a poly too, which is pretty obvious from the shine. The tasseled onion fringe is a linen/rayon blend.
The embroidered silk I used on the pillows is what I want to make the swags out of. It's $82.99/yd at Calico Corners, though, so we'll see. I may have to come up with plan B if she doesn't want to spend $500 on fabric alone....lol.
The next project is going to be getting rid of that black marble surround on the FP. It looks BAD in here.
This is the office window I did last year too...upholstered cornice with banded drapes. This too is a room in progress. We just picked out some really nice swivel rockers the other day for one side of the room.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Kathleen and I went to the local apple farm last week to get our pumpkins and apples. We were GOING to get cider donuts, but the line was ridiculous. (I didn't need those darn donuts anyway, right?) It was a gorgeous day, and it was nice to follow through on our yearly ritual trip to Indian Ladder Farms. Can you see her pushing the cart? You know, in years past, she would pose for me next to pumpkins and under apple trees. Not any more. Brat.
In other news, Kathleen got the lead in her school play. They're doing Mulan this year. I just got her interim report from school, too, and besides getting excellent grades in all of her classes, her choral teacher (who is also the Drama Club teacher) said "Kathleen is exceptionally talented." *sigh* I love those interim reports. Yay, Mulan! Hee!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
That last one is a hill in Vermont, which was very close to my client's house. I had to keep driving, didn't I? There was a little country store I had to stop at and grab some beeswax candles and a gift or two.