Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mortification anyone?

Hello everyone! Boy, it's been interesting around here. Actually, just being busy and having some fun and now I am feeling like I need a bit of a break.

First thing first. The weather is becoming more and more like Fall! I LOVE IT! It was downright chilly this morning. I recently bought a featherbed and last night we slept on it for the first time and let me tell you.... I didn't want to get up and out of our bed this morning. We still have the windows open upstairs (I closed them down stairs this morning 'cuz it was just too cold!) I love sleeping all snug and cozy under the covers with the air around me all chilly and nippy. So feather mattress and feather comforter makes for a wonderful sleep!

I've also FINALLY gotten my glass shelves for my china hutch! Did I tell ya'll how the shelves got "lost" during the move from Locust to Main Street? Well, they just disappeared. Which then made unpacking my china and crystal difficult since I had no shelves. We looked everywhere! Seriously, my honey helped me and we just couldn't find them. I called the trucking company that helped move all the furniture and they didn't have it in their van. We asked the friends who helped us move if they found it in their cars and flatbeds. And... nothing. So I decided that I was going to replace the shelves (wooden ones) with glass ones. But, I kept holding back from actually doing anything about getting them cut. I kept thinking in the back of my mind that they'd turn up. So finally last week I bit the bullet and had the glass company, Rainbow Glass, come out to my house to measure the space and help me figure out how I could have glass shelves put into my old European china hutch. (yes corinnea, it's the one you helped me get at the dead mens store!) The glass shelves came in yesterday and I picked them up and installed them and they are lovely! My china and crystal look fabulous and I'm going to go and pick up some lights to install inside so everything sparkles and shines! Anyhow, to "finish" this story... I began un-packing the last 8 boxes of crystal and china and in the 7th box what do you think I found? YUP! THE SHELVES!!! I couldn't believe it! There they were all nicely stacked and waiting to be put into the hutch! Honestly, I do not recall EVER packing them in the box! I have waited 5 months to replace those shelves in the hopes that the wood ones would turn up somehow! I couldn't un-pack the those last 8 boxes without shelves, could I? There was no where I could put all those things without the use of my hutch!!!!!!!!! Oh my! I felt like a total idiot! And the worst of it was that I had to show it to my honey. Admit that I packed them! UGH! Mortification on the biggest scale! He must have asked me a million times if I was sure I hadn't packed them. So. There you go. I packed them. I ordered new glass shelves. And voila, old shelves appear.
I will show ya'll what the hutch looks like once I fit it with the lights. In all honesty, the hutch does look great with the glass shelves. But I truly did not "forget" that I packed the wooden ones. I really don't remember having done so. It was THAT crazy on the day of the move!
Anyhow... While I was waiting to actually do something about those shelves I've been busy with other things. Such as painting the rooms. Okay, only two so far but still! I've also been working on my Pineapple table cloth. It's not quite half-
way yet, but it's getting there. There are ton's of mistakes on it, but for the most part, you can't really see them too badly. I'm really happy with the way it's turning out so far. And, at this rate, I may actually get it done in the time that I said I would! And as I suspected, it's not as tedious to do it this way, adding the motif's on as you go is the best way to do it!

The other thing that I've been working on is some more felting. I went to the Salvation Army store and picked up a few wool coats for next to nothing. I then proceeded to wash them in hot water and then took them apart. Then I cut them into the shapes I wanted and then I used the wool roving to put designs onto the wool shapes. And I'm liking what I've done so far.

Unfortunately, the picture isn't quite what I wish it was. The colors are much brighter in reality. But it's overcast today, as well as chilly, as I mentioned earlier. ;-) I haven't quite decided how I'm going to put them all together yet. I'm thinking about it as I continue to work on the shapes. Maybe blanket stitch them? That would probably look too busy what with the designs already on them. Hand stitch a straight stitch along the somewhat octagonal shapes? Any suggestions? I will adhere all the octagonal shapes onto another larger piece of felt and it will be a wall hanging. So?

Okay, that is it for me for today. I've got chime choir practice this evening and I'm taking some cupcakes with me because one of the ladies has a birthday today! Can't have a birthday without cake. Right?


corinnea said...

That is too funny! Seriously, it was meant to be. You must post a photo cause that was so many hutches, cupboards and bookshelves ago that I can't remember. When I get to buy a house it will have to be around all of my freakishly large stuff!
I am intrigued by your newest felting. Maybe mount it on the other felt and then you might not want any other stitching, or maybe just a simple small zig zag. hmmmm

insanely crafty said...

That is funny! You wouldn't have to be mortified if you didn't tell people!!! I want pictures!!! LOVE the table cloth!! I want to see more of the felt I have no opinion at this point!