Oct 18, 2015

It's a bird. It's a plane!

It's my fricking laptop flying through the air.  Now the orange in Google's logo and all orange everywhere is gone.  I tried to reply to blog comments and they won't send.  Looked it up, all settings are correct.  Still can't type in some comment boxes.  Still can't type a post on it, must use the old one.  So disgusted.  May be time for this baby to fly.

Got a little stitching done on wrinkled and folded Sally but anything is better than nothing.  Still not feeling it.

So the dinner went well.  Mostaccioli instead of risotto which we devoured until we were puffy.  My husband makes an excellent spaghetti sauce, my Dad's recipe.  There were only 5 of us and as we finished our meal, I turned to see this.  Hard to tell with a cheap camera but it was S.N.O.W.  Seriously.  See my her yellow car?

The chiffon cake was fabulous, infused with unsweetened shaved chocolate and that unmistakable texture.  We all prefer "from scratch" cakes that are a little different.  The Sicilian Cream Cake with its layers and such is the one I do not enjoy making.  German chocolate from scratch cannot be beat!  
This was her 77th.  She loved her new haircut.  I used to cut everyone's hair in my family including cousins, uncles, parents until my wrist was shattered.  That gave me a good excuse to not continue, even after the healing, because it was just too much.  But every once in a while I will do hers to save her a few bucks and she has always liked my cuts best.   No I was never trained or worked as a stylist.

Ta-da - kitchen cabinets that were to be made, never happened, we adapted, done!  The top are standard 30" high cabinets with the added 12" open shelf, the one on the left is a 42" tall unit. Haven't decided on the type of trim/crown moulding for the top yet.

The seams took a lot of work and I really liked working with the tube of Bondo.  It's red which was a problem but the smooth finish and application was like silk.  
Can't tell that the bottom area was added to the existing top pieces.  And the microwave is flush with the cabinet after boxing in the wall behind it.

One more area to finish and we are still looking for someone to install ductwork for the exhaust.

So that was my Saturday.  Hope yours went well.  
I am surprised at the number of entries and will be back tonight.




Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Your stitching is looking wonderful and you're right, some is better than none.
Snow? No!
Your mom looks great, as does her haircut - I can see why everyone wanted you to cut their hair.
Your cabinets look great!

BarbCarol said...

Nice stitching project and a great looking cabinets. Lots of hard work.

Rugs and Pugs said...

We had white stuff falling from the sky, too. Not snow, not hail but little white balls. UGH! I'm ready for spring.
Your sister looks great. How nice that you will still cut her hair. My mom cut lots of hair, too, and she was never trained.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs :)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

That is a lovely picture of your sister, who looks about 67 - (maybe it's the new hairdo!). Snow already? Good grief!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day!! Thank you for sharing all with us. We so look forward to your updates. Your kitchen is beautiful. We wish you could send your moisture (SNOW) to us. We are terribly dry. Wishing you a safe and pleasant week. SAH

Pam in IL said...

I've been out of the loop and trying to catch up. How great that you were able to celebrate your sister's birthday! I know it's been a difficult year for you and her. Glad I didn't see any snow here, but it sure is cold. We haven't had a drop of rain since the middle of September. Your kitchen is looking great!

Frances N said...

I'm envious of your snow!! I know it will be beautiful when you get a little more!
Your cabinets look really good!
I wish you lived closer--I would gladly turn over my hair to you! Looks like you know what you're doing!!
I know you all enjoyed the birthday festivities! All the food sounds yummy!

Vickie said...

Carole AND Her hair look great! I cut Brian's and Emerson's and the poodles. ;) Don't know what I am doing, but they think so. ha!
You and Mark did EXCELLENT work in the kitchen.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, your cabnets look great, love them. Sweet hairdo on Carol, wonderful birthday festivities!!!!!! No snow here yet,Blessings Francine.

Sandra Sullivan said...

Absolutely loving the kitchen cabinets!

Carol said...

Wow! Marly, your cabinets look amazing--you and your husband should be so proud of your work! And how great is it that you can cut Carole's hair so well... My sister cuts her own hair (and it's cute!) and I'm always amazed at people who have that ability.

Yes... snow :( We had it too--what can I say? The only good thing is that they're saying our winter will be warmer with less snow than normal due to El Nino. Sure hope that forecast is accurate...

Happy 77th to Carole--what a cause for celebration after the year she has had :)

Margaret said...

Your stitching is gorgeous, as are the cabinets. Good for you! It snowed a bit north of us. I was very glad I attended the Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday, not on Sunday when they had flurries.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Snow? Seriously? As always I'm glad I live in the south! Love the cabinets - especially the color. blessings, marlene

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