Aug 23, 2013

Thankful

Hiya.  Thank you so much for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, and advice.  I thought it appropriate that Thankful Davis become my sampler choice.  I threw back a few sheets and found her with all the floss, ready to go.  Instead of suffocating on the horrific fumes, I sat outside and started the stitch. 
 I then realized my neck wasn't going to be cooperative but I couldn't wait to start.  Something tells me I'm going to love stitching this one.  This type of border is easy without a lot of color changes and small elements and won't be a problem at all.  This is all I could do without a break.  The linen is 28 count, unbleached, and feels like burlap.  That wonderful uneven brown tone that hides chocolate finger prints very well.  My kind of linen.
My floors are almost dry and I like them.  Not as amber as I expected, and the grain shows distinctly, not encased in the varnish.   A very close match to the existing floors.
Now the clean up begins.  The walls need painted, drywall sanded, baseboards installed, but one thing at a time.  The most inconvenient task is complete.  We're debating another finish coat, but maybe later.  He said a quick scuff and one coat will take no time at all.
I should be back to having good lighting and a comfortable seat tomorrow. 
 
Thanks for visiting and again, for your kindness!
 
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26 comments:

Vickie said...

Hey alright! Things are looking up already!!!♥

CalamityJr said...

Your floors look great! Hope you feel settled in and back to normal soon.

backporchcarver said...

So so happy to hear things are going so much better today. Love the sampler you are working on. My favorite still is the Sampler sack you designed. I have it hanging right where I can see it and I never get tired of looking at it. Hope the rest of your day just keeps getting better!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

floors are beautiful and so is your stitching!!

Margaret said...

I love your new start. Love your floors too!

Barb said...

A very pretty start and I think the floors are beautiful!!

Bertie said...

Yes an appropriate name for your next venture, Be careful with your neck, have it seen to!
Your floors look fabulous, what a lovely room you have, nice layout.
Take care now!

Faye said...

Hallelujah !!!! Life is getting a little better.... And, yes!, I love that kind of linen too... Old school.....

Vera said...

So glad things are improving Marly. Love your new start and your floors! Have a great (restful???) weekend.

Shirlee said...

And all is well with the world : )

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly, your end product is going to be just beautiful, I' sure it will be worth all the aggravation. Enjoy Thankful, she is a pretty one.
Melinda

Sandra said...

Sounds like you have had a much better day and well deserved I might add. Resting and stitching sounds in order.
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

The Evening Stitcher said...

Beautiful, beautiful floors, Marly! I don't know how you can do anything with all that remodeling going on! I guess it's a blessing that our stitching is a relaxing diversion to an otherwise stressful day! I love your stitching!

Penny said...

Your floors look great! Love the start of your Thankful sampler! Know it will beautiful!
Have a great weekend,
Penny

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful new start and the floors look great!

Carole said...

Floor looks wonderful....after all the hand-wringing and anxiety, aren't you a happy camper?

Denise SA said...

I love your floors and am so glad you are feeling happier

Lida said...

Love that border and wish I could see the rest too! Your floors are looking great and what a lovely room it is! Greetings
Lida

Three Sheep Studio said...

I am so glad for you, it seems things are rounding the bend. Love the pics of your 'new' space.
Rose

Chris said...

The floors are beautiful Marly! Lovely new sampler start too.

Carole Z. said...

Marly, Your floors look beautiful. I hope you post a lot of pictures of your home once you are completely finished with your remodeling. I would love to "take a picture" tour. I love reading your posts.

Peggy Lee said...

Gorgeous floors and your stitching is always drool-worthy.
Be careful of those chocolate fingerprints. I was eating beets the other day and it was a near disaster!
I read this post with a big SIGH. So glad things are getting back to normal.

Merilde said...

The floors look lovely, Marly. Almost there and how nice it will be!
Lori

cucki said...

Your floors are looking so lovely ...
Sending you big hugs x

C. M. Designs said...

Marly, your floors look beautiful. I know you'll be so glad when everything is back in place and life can go on as per usual.
I would have a picture tour of your home when everything is finished.
I bought some "Dove" on Friday. It is so luscious and creamy. Will keep it away from my PS Santas though.
Have a happy weekend.
Charlotte in Virginia

Maggee said...

Yay! The floors are done (well almost!) The next parts will fly by--take it one step at a time. Though I know you are in a hurry for some sense of normalcy! The floors look great! Great start on Thankful! Hugs!

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