Since getting the shower into the house maimed my DH the shower has been center stage. Not an attractive addition to the entrance!
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Such are the decisions I have to face this weekend. We’ve got weeks before school starts but with a daughter who is in high school in the house, shopping is turning out to have more importance this year.
She is now a Junior and as she nears the end of her high school career everything has gained importance.
A really dear friend of mine let me borrow their 28 foot ladder. I was so grateful I didn’t have enough words! We only had a twelve-foot ladder and that barely got the first floor.
- The Pragmatist: The How-Tos of House Painting (nytimes.com)
#3Son and I are ready.. okay not really.. I am covering the day with prayer!
You just know when we break out that big ladder and the paint sprayer somebody is gonna end up in the Emergency room! Well DD did meet a few really cute guys at the hospital yesterday.. maybe she was meant to meet a few more?
I’m waiting for the last two blocks to come in the mail to finish the wedding quilt top. So while I wait I’m going to piece the remaining pink fabrics for the backing. I was going to get one fabric for it but I love the look of a pieced backing.
We’re hoping the rain holds off today but we’re going for it either way!
I mean seriously, I can’t keep putting the painting off, it’s been months! I have just got to get some of these things checked off my list! Christmas is coming faster than I’d like!! Okay you can giggle a little..
Those pockets of joy.. they’re out there!
I’m trying to get ‘stuff’ done early today. But of course in making that statement you just know how things are going already! I’m grand-dog sitting for a few days. So no matter where I walk I have an entourage surrounding me. It’s kinda cute really. Unless you’re trying to get a snack in a hurry during a commercial then it gets a bit crazy. Oh and bedtime is a joke! Five little dogs take up more space than you would believe in bed! In winter this is not such a bad thing, but of course this is summer.
But I digress.. I’m off to the hospital this morning. Please pray with me that we find out something about my mom. It is very frustrating getting no answers and we are really not very fond of emergency rooms or hospitals.
Then I’m off to Petco where I get to make up a wish list of other fish I want. Now that’s a fun thing.. my aquarium is really looking good!
Then everything crashes..
It’s been one of those.. but I insist on putting one foot in front of the other. Onto better days ahead!
I’ve had such positive responses about selling a couple quilts to supplement my fabric budget that I will definitely go that way again. Although it will be in the future. I have a list of things ahead that really must be done before Christmas this year.
#3 Son is a senior this year so there is a lot of anticipation to see what he will accomplish! And DD is a Junior and that means PROM! WHOOHOO! I’ve got more than I could hope for to look forward to! (Dress shopping!)
I choose to concentrate on the positive today.. there is joy even in the shadows!
- Time to think Christmas (dreamzhappenquiltz.wordpress.com)
There are 37,078 quilts listed for sale on ETSY and 3066 listed on EBAY. That’s a bunch of quilts for sale. I also get emails from people who sell antique quilts they’ve found.
It makes me wonder.. how does someone successfully sell their quilts for a fair price just often enough to keep a supply of fabric on hand to make more quilts? I generally give away the quilts I make but I have wondered for some time now if I sold a few, maybe I could buy even more fabric.. to make even more quilts. It’s not like I want to make a living.. I just want to supplement my quilt expenses..
I don’t see it happening anytime soon. I had planned to sell some this year but my schedule has been kinda full this year. Besides I’d like to hear from y’all. Do you sell your quilts? Do you have any suggestions??
I’ve got a half-dozen quilts on hand that as yet, I haven’t given away. With all the quilts out there.. should I even try or give them away as gifts.. Christmas is coming!
You’ve got a few weeks.. if you know someone in the Seattle area who does mosiac tile.. Please let them know!
BHIS seeks tile artist for mural project
July 6th, 2011 at 8:01 am Posted in Arts, Help Wanted by Wendi
Beacon Hill International School is seeking a “working tile artist who explores global themes and enjoys working with children” for a 6-week project in late summer/early fall of this year, working with K-5 kids to create tiles for a mosaic mural.
The artist chosen will also bring the Beacon Hill community into the project, collaborating with neighbors to make tiles and complete the mural.
The installation will be an approximately 10′x7′ tile mosaic, to be installed on the wall of an exterior entryway. Additionally, some smaller areas at the school and a nearby park may also be included in the project. The stipend for the completed mural is $2,000. The application deadline is July 29.
Details and further information are below the jump:
I’ve got a couple of weeks before I head back to Ohio..there’s a tile project there that is still in the thought process. I went to the tile store today to get some “new” ideas..
I’m starting to get pretty excited about it. SHH .. don’t tell “her” she still thinks I’m just doin’ it just cuz she asked. I enjoy doing tile projects. We’ve got one bathroom upstairs in the works.. yep that shower is still sitting in my family room! But once it’s upstairs I get to do the tile up there too! AND after that shower is finished we’re tearing the downstairs hall bath out to renovate it! WHOOP!
I’m hopeful that by Christmas the baths will be finished in addition to “her” kitchen spruce up project!
I’ll bring you up to date on the quilt(s) on monday.. Yep again, SHHH don’t tell I’ve already got another in the works!
So here’s my POST-A_DAY for today.. with minutes to spare!!
Did I mention I’m a WINNER! Okay I have to give you the back story (again). So, indulge me! I’m excited!
This is what the Sweepstakes stated on their website.
Prize Details One Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 in products to build The Ultimate Aquarium – freshwater or saltwater! $500 PETCO Gift Card to purchase fresh or saltwater fish, a 120 gallon aquarium, black aquarium stand & matching canopy and saltwater or freshwater aquarium supplies. All shipping costs are included in prize. ARV of entire prize not to exceed $6000.00.
I went to PETCO because well they are PETCO! I needed an aquarium because I purchased two turtles for my daughter and since they live like forever.. they needed a home, right? Wait, I’m already off course. It started with the tank.. yes, and rock.. and filter.. and well I stopped there because this was really adding up! I’m sure I could buy this other stuff online “cheaper“, right? WRONG! I ended up at the PETCO website! AND they had this Giveaway… might as well enter as I shop, right? So yes, I went back and purchased what I needed knowing they did in fact have everything I needed..
I added this part a day later because I had a brain fart and forgot the most important part of the story! When we moved the year before I had to leave my 55 gallon tank behind. It was both a labor and time saving decision.. besides my son and DIL really liked it. It was the first time in over 15 years I would not have an aquarium. We are renovating this house so every dollar coming in is already planned for. It was to be a long time before I could have an aquarium. Boy did I miss it! I’d been looking at aquariums for months dreaming of when I could get one again!
On February 10th I received the email that I was the WINNER.. on April 14th they delivered the most de-lish-ous aquarium you have EVER seen. There have been seriously dozens of phone calls and emails back and forth and today I got the first shipment of fish and plants. Did I mention I adore plants?
There will be two more shipments of fish and plants.. here is the PHOTO Montage of day one of shipments.. I don’t know what Lola is complaining about.. just cuz I’m “happy dancing” about something other than her, ya think?