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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Busy Days...

I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been blogging as frequently lately. All is well, nothing wrong, life has just been busy!! We have been doing a "makeover" on our  family room.. it's still in progress. The wallpaper is gone (yahooo!) and the painting is done. We are still waiting for the carpet to arrive; hubby removed the underlay and cut our current carpet so it would be easy to remove, as we fully expected the new carpet to be here in the two weeks allotted. Turns out it was "out of stock" so they are making more. "Fresh NEW carpet" is supposed to be here by mid April, all the way from Georgia. Let's hope it doesn't take any longer than that. We've finally agreed on a window treatment so I got that ordered today. We have a fairly large window that faces south, so the room is bright  - we need something to shield carpet and furniture from the sun... We're going with the new style of roller shade that you can slightly see through when it's down, with a fabric valance above, in fabric that ties the room colors together. I have a lap quilt kit that I hope to get made up soon, which will also tie things together, color-wise. It's my favourite quilt design- the old reliable Log Cabin. So, if you've done a room makeover, you understand the "upset" of having a room torn apart, and when it's the room that's used most in your home (TV and computer here), well, it just throws everything a bit "off kilter". Window is bare, walls are bare, etc. etc. Not too "pretty" yet... a work in progress...
My father-in-law has been in poor health, spent 8 days here in hospital and now is at home (an hour away) awaiting surgery. It is scheduled for tomorrow, so we are hoping it goes ahead without any further delay. Fingers crossed all goes well...
Laura is finished in Halifax (insert big whoop! here) and is home for a few days before heading off to Toronto. She arrived home Friday with her first load of "belongings". We'll have to make two more trips this month to empty her apartment of furniture and the remainder of her personal belongings. Dad's truck sure comes in handy! So it's a busy week for her, getting all things done, errands run, wardrobe ready, family and friends seen before she flies off on Friday to complete her one month Internship. Yesterday we made a very quick trip to Moncton to do a little wardrobe shopping, and so she could learn her way from the highway into the city to her "summer home" and from there to work. She flies home from Toronto on a Sunday night and has to be at work in Moncton on Monday morning... Should be interesting...
So - throw all the above into the usual mix, and you will understand why there hasn't been any sewing going on... other than a few clothing repairs... I did just find out I got into a Bonnie Hunter class, to take place in Bangor in early May. Yippeee!! So I'll have to get busy soon and get some cutting done for it..Bonnie is the designer of the red Turkey Tracks quilt I finished recently. All her quilts have LOTS of pieces, so I'll be doing LOTS of cutting... As well as the above mentioned quilt for the "new" family room, I have to get moving on a Guild Challenge piece as well..
That's all for now folks. Next up - another book review...
Sorry, no photos today...

Peace,
Linda

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

3 comments:

Wendy Ouellette said...

Left a comment but it disappeared. Let's try again...lucky you attending a workshop of Bonnie's. lover her site and her quilts!
Hope you FIL has good days ahead. Hard when parents are sick.
Looking forward to the family room reveal... i'm sure the carpet will be worth the wait.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Linda, you sure are a busy gal! I hope your father-in-law's surgery goes well today and he has a good recovery. We have the same type of blind in our living room and I love it. It's called wheat grass I think and had a nice weave to it and it works for blocking the harsh sun's rays in the morning here (summer only) and gives some privacy at night. That's too bad about the carpet but I'm sure everything will come together and you'll be very pleased with it. It's nice your daughter will be closer to home than before. I hope the move goes well. Take care! Pam

Gwen Buchanan said...

Seems to always go like that.. it's either a drought or a flood.

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