May 4, 2015

A good day

Hello all.  Monday was a pretty good day here. Even the brats were enjoying it.

It started with project work.  After giving up on anyone here knowing what I want, I decided to wing it.  I mentioned before that I visited the best custom and standard lumber supplier in these parts, asked if they could help me with colonial paneling, he laughed and told me to buy a new trailer. 
So to panel the bar and backsplash, we purchased 1/4" finished birch plywood and ripped it to wide random widths.  Half inch really wasn't necessary to get the look I wanted.  If they still carried the tiny bead moulding, we would have used it but instead, just spaced the boards for plain panels. 
Made the corner brackets, even though I am not happy with the my-fat-knees-won't-hit-now profile.  Mark (who doesn't want them messed with) will be attending a weekend golf outing and since it's almost impossible to use a jigsaw in this position, I will attempt the belt sander to get the shape I want. Won't be easy, there are three.  I wet an old bedsheet and hang it over like a tent and it catches sawdust really well.

Moved on to fitting the peg boards beneath the wall cabinets. The pegs will go in tomorrow and the outlets will be replaced with a newer style in a lighter color.
The legs and apron will be cut next and rather than paint the toekick area the same as the cabinets (then the legs blend in) or a dark gray or black (which is too obvious), we decided to stain the area the same as the floor. It will blend in allowing the leg moulding to be more noticeable.  I think it's a good solution.  It will be cut from the baseboard that you see here (and painted to match the cupboards).


Then the mail came.  I received the Sharon Cohen patterns along with Threads of Gold's new reproduction sampler, Ann Kiptin (call or email Em-Li's).  I am considering a hold on Sally and moving on to Ann, but concerned that I will never go back and Sally will never get finished.  Ann is 140x220, only 9 x 14 on 30 count.  I could do that.  There is a floral border, alphabet, motif, animals, back to alpha, should keep my interest and all in a smaller project.  I always end up browsing the 11 pages of Threads of Gold reproductions and wonder - do I have these?  I need more organization.

And now the final good thing of the day.  My abdomen is large enough to roll the bottom hem of my t-shirt when I sit.  That's not the good thing since it is 5 pounds heavier again - not going in the right direction.  But as I undressed to get into the shower, a large hunk of chocolate that fell out of my cookie earlier hit the floor.  What a nice surprise.  It must have fallen into the rolled hem.  I searched for that chunk and could not figure out why it disappeared.  Some women have chests big enough to become a catch-all shelf, unfortunately, mine is my abdomen, not as attractive as a rack.

Still limping from the left foot surgery, the knees that need fixed, waist high surgical stocking from injections, I'm having the right foot surgery tomorrow, then the final left leg injections Friday.  Get it all over with at once.  It's minor stuff really but hurts like hell for quite a while.  Since I have to stay off it for several days, maybe I will get back into stitching instead of just watching the ice bag melt.
 
Enjoy your week!
 
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21 comments:

Annie said...

Good luck with the up-coming surgery:)

blue star stitcher said...

That new sampler is gorgeous. Wishing you a quick recovery from Friday.

P.J. said...

You are a scream! Thank you for sharing that final chocolat bit of good news. Always good to end a monday on a good bit! ;) speedy recovery.

rosek1870 said...

Good luck with your surgeries! I love the new sampler. I would start it. I find that if I don't like or am bored with what I'm working on them I don't stitch so I move on to something I like. Most of the time I do finish the one I put down eventually as I liked it at some point. Otherwise I'll live if it doesn't get done. My stash is to big and there are to many projects I want to stitch to not stitch lol. I love how your kitchen is turning out!
Hugs,
Rose

Mugwump Woolies said...

Good luck! The new sampler is a beauty. I've heard of mounds of chocolate...why not rolls!
Robyn

celkalee said...

A person with a significant stash in multiple needlework disciplines, I can whole heartedly sympathize with your plight!!

I have been blessed with the 'rack' but it is not all its cracked up to be, let me say. On any given day it is likely that the menu of the day is displayed somewhere between the neck and the navel in all its glory.

Hope your surgery goes well and soon you will be dancing a lively polka in a week or so.

Vickie said...

I am hoping AND praying all goes very well tomorrow.

Primitive Stars said...

Best of luck with the surgery Marly. Love the sampler as always and the grass is so nice in green already.Blessings Francine.

Margaret said...

I do like that Ann sampler -- very pretty. Hope the surgery goes well -- wow, you really are doing everything at once!

CalamityJr said...

You're getting closer and closer to finishing that perfect kitchen! I'll be thinking about you and praying for successful surgery and injections. Stitch whatever makes you happy while you recuperate.

Carol said...

Ha ha!! I, too, would have been very excited if a large chunk of chocolate fell from my body, Marly :) You are too funny--thanks for the laugh on this rainy morning...

Mary said...

Anna Kiptin - be still my heart! Such a beauty and bit of a challenge too no doubt.
Hope all goes will the surgery. At least it will be behind you then.

Maggee said...

Too late to wish you well, but know I will pray for the best outcome!

Jacqueline said...

My thoughts are with you and hope all is going well. Take care and come back with that wicked sense of humor of yours.

kelley said...

Hope this finds you happily stitching away...that new sampler is a beauty...ha- the thins I find in my bra some nights...popcorn is the worst!

Pam in IL said...

I'm still giggling over finding the little bit of chocolate! Praying that the surgery went well and that the pain isn't too bad.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Even though you claim to be such a crab ass, you always make me laugh!
Your talents never cease to amaze me.
Good luck with all your procedures.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Meari said...

What a job you're doing. I'm sure you'll love it when it's done. Have a speedy recovery!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Marly :) about the chocolate find...you were just saving it for later! Thinking of you on your procedures for quick healing and recovery!

diamondc said...

Marly: Love the chocolate chip find, you always make me laugh.
Love the Sharon Cohen Sampler, I looked at your previous post, I will look in my books and patterns to see if I have any patterns you are looking for.

Blessings
Catherine

Theresa said...

Hope your health gets better soon. Your kitchen looks good. The "brats" are so cute. Chocolate always makes everything better....Theresa

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