Sheesh I get so behind on my blog when I'm busy. Let's see I've gone to Goodwill twice, finished my sampler I started a long time ago, and painted the living room since Friday. So now my entire downstairs is completely repainted and ready for decorating. I have an idea of what I want in my kitchen, but I'm not going to share that with you just yet. LOL. I'm not sure how I'm going to accomplish it.
Anyway, my sampler... other than being crooked and the fact I can't count it is done. I think I can live with it as long as it is in my dining room where I don't see it everyday. I am just so critical of myself. LOL. I'm just deciding whether or not to coffee stain it. And I need a frame and I want to frame it correctly. If I've read correctly you are to use acid free paper behind it and put it under glass too. Not too sure though maybe I need to research a little more.
Then of course we (I) wanted to paint the kitchen. It is Winter Wheat from Lowe's. It is a dark tan color. Not sure this is the best pick for the kitchen, but it doesn't make my ugly 70s dark brown plastic cupboards stand out. Can't paint them since this is a rental. Oh well... Steve and I are trying to figure out how to change the backsplash without having to take down the old and still have the original one there when I leave. We have a few ideas, but not sure they will work. Steve left me to paint Sunday so he could go help his parents. Let's just say I wore more of the paint I think then what's on the walls.
Like I said I made two trips to Goodwill this weekend because I saw the cutest crocheting pattern for baby shoes and told my Mom. Well, she asked me if I bought it. No I didn't so I had to go back. LOL. But on my return trip I found a few other things.
Hmmm... seems to me I heard something about a toothbrush rug awhile back. Seems interesting though there will be NO heart rugs in this home. I'll just make an oval one. LOL
A jar with the wick part in it all ready to grunge for a light.
My new $.50 HEAVY corner shelf.
How about a $.99 tea stained quilted square?
Loved the middle two cross stitch books with quilt square looking things. And a quilt pattern for a new tree skirt. Yeah yeah don't get your hopes up that I'll have it done for this Christmas. LOL
I got a few more things like a big quilting hoop and two candle holders that look like wood bobbins. I forgot to take pics.
Well, I go back to my old position tomorrow. Working 3 14 hour days a week. I was offered another job today at a hospital, but had to turn it down due to it only being 24 hours a week. In order for me to make ends meet I'd have to work 3 jobs totalling 58 hours a week. That would cut into my crafting time! I can't give up that time. It's my relaxation. For those who follow my blog you know that I posted if I was married and wasn't the sole provider I would've taken the job. Then you also remember that Steve offered to go to Vegas this weekend to get hitched. I thought I'd re post that so those of you who read my blog could get a laugh out of that. LOL... There will be NO Vegas weddings anytime soon. Hawaii MAYBE... LOL.