Friday, May 14, 2010
Where did the week go? Oh, I know where it went alright. It went to packing and moving into the garage three rooms of furniture. The wall unit of collected memories from life and vacations took me 2 days alone to wrap carefully & pack up. No, we are not moving...we decided to get new carpeting in the whole house with the exception of my husband's office. After almost 19 years, believe me, we have collected a lot of STUFF! I love it all and can't part with any of it. We are also having 2 rooms painted first. Hey, when the man gets an idea...I don't stand in his way!
Of the many things I have learned after 19 years...it was not a great idea to get light carpets & have a kid. My daughter was really very neat & art projects were done in my work area, but over the years they faded terribly (I didn't think we even get that much sun!)and despite yearly shampooing they just don't come out perfectly. It has also been time for true confessions as my daughter fessed up and told me the stain by my computer chair that I never could figure out, came from an ice cream bar she ate one of the first times we left her alone. Her carpet also has a random pattern of spots from when she had a hamster & let him roll around in a ball in her room & pee where ever he wanted. Then, there is the bluish spot in the living room where a fluid filled toy that you squeeze and it keeps rolling in on itself leaked. She is 17 now, it's time.
Of course, I also heard..."Why are you finally getting new carpets when I am going off to college?" I told her it was a coincidence.
I did get a little time early in the week to finish piecing the quilt that I showed in my last post and to bead this pendant. I started with an old button from my stash and because it reminded me of a garden, I beaded it in colors for grass, water, and sun. Now, I'm off to oil painting class.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!