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.
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!