Aug 9, 2013

Show me the pictures

Good day to you.  Thank you so much for the encouraging comments!  The majority of stitchers do their own thing and that's good.  My sister in law always rolled her eyes when I pulled out a wrinkled piece of linen, rolled and scrunched to work in hand, from an open top canvas bag with Dove wrappers in the bottom.  "Don't look Pat"!!!  "It's like an accident", she would say, "you shouldn't look but you can't turn away".  I loved my Proper Pat.  I miss her.  And I'm glad that there are a few Proper Pats around to scold once in a while.  Makes me feel like a naughty girl and at 62, that's refreshing!  Thank you all again.
The older I get, taking more time to reach a goal seems unnecessary and I'm always looking for shortcuts.   For instance, this book.

A wealth of information but I don't want to take the time to read about quilting, crewel, needlepoint, tatting, and all the other early needlework. I want pictures. Not black and white little ones, big colorful close-ups. This book is old, stamped with a library stamp, yellowed pages, some with small tears. I don't want it. Give it back to the library? Will someone buy it again?
Before I forget, Yankee Candle has a BOGO sale on large jars/tumblers right now online. Great deal! Coupon code TREAT through 8/11. Stock up for Christmas gifts.
To make you feel good about your homes being a little disorderly....
But the installation of the floor in both rooms is now complete. Most of it is covered with the upside down carpet strips to prevent stains. I still would prefer not to sand and we need to get the areas stained and finished quickly. 
I have four of these very sturdy bentwood stools and they will be replaced with two of something more colonial.

And looky looky!  I've been feeding these two warriors closer and closer together.  Torrential rains and really smelly canned food led them both to a makeshift shelter.  Harmony!  Briefly anyway.
I had my contractor cut new tags for me since I still can't find the others.  They need sanded and stained but at least I know where they are.  Today - not sure about tomorrow.  And the new bean string is turning lighter each day.  I have no idea why and I wish I knew which local farm they came from. 
Rite-Aid had Dove on sale this week so I stocked up again.  Now I need to hide the bags from myself which is a thinly veiled attempt at control, because I have to make a note of where I hide them or I will forget, and in case I lose the note, it's best to hide them in plain sight. 
Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend.


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I thought I was alone, losing the notes that were supposed to remind me of where something was! You're too funny!!
p.s. are those feral kitties? they look cute. I get a lot of cats in my yard, they are always at the bird bath. Yikes!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
Who is the author of that American Needlework book? Is it Rose Wilder Lane? If so, I have that one too. She was Laura Ingalls's daughter, I think, or granddaughter. I collect old needlework books, and that is a wonderful one! Surely somebody would love to have it! It has a wonderful pattern for an old lion hooked rug.

Glad the kitties are getting along,even if only temporarily. Your kitchen project is coming along!

Mouse said...

ohhhh love old books ... and gosh your rooms are looking good :)
and I usually stick them on the kitchen glass cabinet !!! way to go kitties .. :) love mouse xxxx

Barb said...

I have hidden things never to see them again! Be careful with the Dove, it's too good to loose!

Margaret said...

lol! I have chocolate in the house and trying to hide it away just doesn't work. lolol! So are those your floors? They look good if they are. Your house looks very nice to me. So pretty!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I love your home! It is beautiful!!

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Ronda said...

Another great post!....,,,messed up orderly chaos....situation normal!...and in plain sight..hoorah!

Love your kitties...they be best of friends!

Sheri said...

I really like your new floors. Your house looks good. Maybe there is hope for your 2 cats.


Jeanne said...

The house progress is looking good. Everything is going to look wonderful once you're finished. You have some nice pieces of the dark brown cupboard.

C. M. Designs said...

Good morning Marly, Your home looks like everything is coming along beautifully. I love the colonial/country/primitive style of decorating, I'd love to have floors like yours. There are hardwood floors in the older part of my house but they are covered with carpet. Not good !
I'm forever putting things away and saying, to myself, that I'll need to remember where I put those things.. Come time to find them, I have to search all over the house..
If the "boys" are feral kitties, you are so kind and compassionate to feed them. There are some feral kitties in some woods near my home. Someone has put big Styrofoam crates there for them to live in.
They are beautiful cats but just not friendly. My daughter and I fed them for a while but we've realized that someone else is "in charge" of their care and feeding. She sees someone there, daily, when she goes to work.
Enjoy your weekend.. I hope your foot is mending and feeling better.
Charlotte in Virginia

Vickie said...

Yes, how is the foot mending Marly?
How nice of the warriors to get along for a time.
I just do not hide my chocolate. Just keep on eating it!

Pondside said...

Thanks for the laugh!! If you could see my work bag you'd know we have something in common. I always have four or five wrinkly pieces of linen on the go with a project. Hey - it works for me!

Maggee said...

Are they done yet? I just don't get it... my husband is a contractor and he does the work WHEN he says he will do it. Period! Not in between other jobs, like a side job. Nothing makes me grumble more than when I hear people talk about how long it has taken to do this or that! If only...

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