This past week was Spring Break for the boys that I watch. I decided to mix a little fun with a little work, since I didn't have a time deadline every day. So, besides doing a lot of painting, and packing, I also went shopping with my Mom, sister, and niece, had breakfast with my nurse/blogger friends, and went 'sailing' with my friend Teresa. Busy busy week. My Shug asked me this morning if I heard the bedroom door slam shut in the middle of the night! NOPE! I was that tired. I'm assuming it was because we had the windows opened and the wind blew it shut. Yesterday the weather went from wearing a coat and having the heater on in the morning, to a rain storm, to getting in the beehives as it was so hot and muggy and sunny outside.
BTW- I learned at the breakfast with my nurse/blogger friends about things like D-Cube(sp?) which is a term used when a patient comes in with bed sores and such on his body. I learned that if you pinch the skin on your elbow just right, it looks like a nipple of a mom that's been nursing for about six months. ewwwww......I am just not nurse material.....ewww again. I also learned how to do, and properly say, the word picot.
which, now that I look at it, looks a little bit like nipples! Good Lord these women I hang with!
My friend Teresa did not used to go garage sailing and now look!!!! I'm sitting in the car cracking up laughing....which is one of the reasons I go sailing. It is a social thing and we laugh and have fun.
'Hmmm, wonder what I could do with a head board'
I'm telling her that the bed would be cute as a "garden bed."
I had fun. That is my coffee carafe' and pillow. Most of the other stuff is hers, but she has the booth at Treasure Mart. We refer to it as the shop. And her garage is a studio. And she gets items at good prices, creatively uses them or paints them or fixes them up, and passes the deals on to customers. The stuff in her booth is reasonably priced. I'll try to get some pics of it for you this week.
After sailing we went to our new house to pick out paint colors. I had an idea of what I wanted.
But taking the paint chips to the actual place that you are using them makes a huge difference. Check out this post for the results.
It was a paint, paint, paint, week. My Dad and I finished painting the garage this week. I am trying to pick out paint colors as Sherwin Williams is having a sale that ends today. And when Teresa and I were sailing we went to a sale that had paint, free until gone! Some gallons were brand new, or still very full, and it was good paint! I took all of the beige colors, whites, and this bluish color....
If nothing else I can use them in the mechanical room, closets, and pantry. They were FREE! The guy that lives there is a professional painter and these are left overs.
They had prices on the gallons, but they were FREE I tell ya.
And this folks....was the icing on the cake. This is a hand sewn, hexagon quilt top that I got for $16.00.
I'm visualizing lots of snuggly warm blankets on the porches to wrap up in at our new house.
If my MIL won't finish it for me, I'll probably just turn it into a blanket. Why? Because I've discovered I'd rather use it now, than wait for me to maybe quilt it someday. It won't happen if I wait and I want to use things now.
Wait until Mel sees it!
I told Teresa I'm going to buy another quilt at the next sale. I was joking of course, and there were only three sales...but would you believe this!
I got this blanket, hand made blanket, for $3.00!!! When I picked it up and showed Teresa she just started laughing and said, "God is good!"
Now, a lot of you are asking me why I continue to go to sales when I'm moving and getting rid of stuff. For one, because I am changing the style that I have and these quilts go with my new style. Remember this post with the pictures of what I want to do at our new house. They use a lot of whites and blues on the walls and quilts and afghans and pillows for color.
Two, I paid less than 20 bills for these two items....
And three....it's fun.
Then I got to work. When I got home, I started tearing into the house, packing stuff up. I gave Teresa three boxes of stuff for her booth. I have three more to get ready to go.
I'm packing stuff every day. And look....
The more I get rid of, the more I like this place. So it motivates me to get rid of more. I told my Shug that in the new house, if we can't use it, I'm not keeping it.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I keep repeating it....over and over...
PS - Sorry about the long post. I'm going to TRY to just do quick short posts, but as you can tell I've been away from blogland for awhile. I keep trying to catch up with all of you, but since the weather has changed and we are working on the house a lot more, I haven't had time. I will try to do better. We don't have internet out there so I can't even get online when I take a break.