Before I get to the discombobulation part of this post, I’d like to focus on the beautiful bouquet of flowers that my son’s friend brought over for me. Such a nice surprise and she could not have picked out a more perfect bouquet to match our decor. Her words were this: “I love flowers because they make a room feel happy and fresh” and she could not be anymore spot on than that! Now if only the room WAS “fresh” looking….
…..if you pan to the right of the room, this is how the other side looks. My handy husband tore out the original mauve tile around the fireplace and is prepping the wall and measuring for the new tiles. A bit wonky, eh? Well, like I said, it’s the planning phase.
We chose a neutral porcelain tile from Home Depot and it blends nicely with the color of the wall. We are finally getting our laminate floors so we had to get the tile work done before the floors are installed this week. I am so looking forward to ditching the 18 year old carpet – though it has been a really good carpet, it just has to go bye-bye.
While my hubs was busy working away on the tile, I was in the kitchen sewing up 22 ruffled burlap runners that were a special order for a friend. Between burlap fuzz and tile dust, the house is a bit out of sorts.
These runners took me about 20 hours to make, all said and done.
For you girls that sew, I know that you can relate to how much time it takes to make something by hand. Each ruffle is frayed top and bottom, hand gathered, and sewn onto each end of the runner. The customer was pleased with her order and will be used on the tables for a wedding this weekend.
And little Fiona….well, lets just say that she didn’t get her ball tossed as much as she would have loved to have had. She is doing the Jedi mind trick here and hoping that if she looks at the ball long enough, it will move on its own.
Now who could resist that face? I’ll make it up to her by taking her for a day of pampering at the spa. A girl has to do what a girl has to do, right Fiona? Where’s Duhgall? As usual, he is by my husband, his buddy, but he did come over for some camera action.
Now to find my dust rag….
Till next time…..