Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Reading, Not Writing

October 17, 2010

I have been trying to catch up on my blog reading.  I was so far behind it was embarrassing.  So, I decided that I wouldn’t blog until I had read every single one.  I just didn’t think it towould take three weeks.  Of course, absolutely gorgeous weather didn’t help either.  Plus we’ve been painting and moving stuff around. 

Painting sucks.  Tea helps.

Blue tape is a good thing.  Avery good thing.  Did you notice the pink wall?  My husband picked it out.

Here we have the perfect painting chair.  You can scoot all around the room and never get up.

After painting I got to finish my luggage tags.

I couldn’t decide which design I liked the best so I made four.

I settled on these two.  I really don’t care for these big clips, but it was all I had.  There’s one for my suitcase and one for my big tote bag.  It’s big enough to carry prescriptions, knitting, camera, undies, iPod and other little necessities including my purse.

I Was Away

August 17, 2009

It was only there for three days and I had my laptop.  So.  Why didn’t I blog?  Hmm.  Well.  I don’t know.  Well.  No.  That’s not it.  I could have blogged.  Really.  I turned my laptop on.  I went to my blog and stared at it blankly a few times.  And then, I turned it off.  I just didn’t feel like it. 

Monday, I went to Reisetrstown to see how the house looked and see my son.  Sometimes, children ( even adult children) need to hear, “that’s all right.  I still love you”.  We had some cooking  lessons, what to throw out lessons and what to chop down lessons, like the iron bench is completed covered by forsthysia bushes.

081309 002The house really looks good.  I want to thank my daughter for finding good people to do the job.  The pompom tree on the side yard is very overgrown, but it completely hides the idiot’s porch next door.  I’m afraid I’m going to have to call the county on him again.  The hydrangea on that side don’t look very good.  They aren’t getting much sun.  I think I’ll have them moved to the front this fall.  It’s looking a little bare since I had the big holly tree removed.

081309 004 I was standing on the front porch when I saw a small pile of tiny black pellets by one of the shutters.  I slowly pulled it back and there was the bat.  I slowly closed it and got my camera.  See?  He’s smiling just for me.  I think we’ve always had bats in our attic.  For a few weeks in the fall and spring, they’d be coming in as I was leaving for work.  I liked to watch them trying to get into the tiny slot.  I missed the train more than once.  Bats are so cool!  Whenever we go to the DC zoo, I always go to the bat house.

Is that enough for today?  I hope so.

Bella Mittens

February 16, 2009

p1010796The finished the Bella Mittens this morning.  It’s a free pattern.  They went up fast.  I’d say it took me about three movies to finish.  The pattern calls for the one long circular needle method.  I have tried that, but it wasn’t for me.  I did it on double points.  It’s what I’m used to working on.   The pattern itself was well written and easy to follow.  I’d recommend it to anyone.  The yarn is 100% wool that I bought at MD Sheep & Wool one year.  She comes every year and all her  yarn is like this.  I believe she is from Vermont, but I can’t for the life of me remember the name.

Doug painted the ceiling this afternoon while I was at knitting group.  Tomorrow, we are going to look at wall paint.  Onece we are finished painting, Frank will come back and do the framing.  I’ll be so glad when it’s all finished and we can put everything back the way it belongs.

I hope there’s something interesting on tonight.  I would really like to sit and knit for a while.

A New Purse

April 29, 2008

I decided that I needed a new purse. Should I knit it or sew it? My sewing cabinet is closed and both machines are on the floor. Besides, I need to work on clue #3 first. Fortunately, I usually have three knitting projects going a the same time. I looked through several books, but I didn’t see what I wanted so I am knitting something I hope will look all right. I didn’t have any trouble finding yarn. Here’s what I pulled out.

The tan and grey stuff is from an Einstein jacket that I made as a sample for someone. The sweater was boring and so was the color so I dressed it up using Nicky Epstein’s embellishment book. I’ll dig it out one of these days and cut off about a foot of the bottom. I don’t like wearing anything that long. I also need to take that stupid hat at the bottom of the picture apart.

We have about two and a half walls painted. Yea. I helped. It rained all day. What else was I going to do? Elvis helped too.

Maude went out when the rain had stopped, but we had a downpour while she was gone. I don’t know where she was, but when she finally showed up four hours later, she was soaked.

Strawberry Banana Muffins

April 27, 2008

I had this banana that was a lot more ripe than I would even consider eating and some strawberries that I was getting really sick of. Et Viola! Strawberry Banana Muffins. And they are really good, too.

I actually worked on my blog a little today. It’s rainy. At least it isn’t snow! Doug has been painting and I have been ignoring him. I think I am going to have to paint around the windows, but I woke up with my knees aching so I have been trying to maintain a low profile.

The cats are not happy about the rain. They have been going in and out all day.

I took this through the window that I am probably going to have to paint around. Later, she decided to help with the painting.


Clue #2 Finished

April 27, 2008

I finally finished them around 8PM. I did a few at a time. It’s not that I am losing interest, it’s more like there is so much that I want to do.

And now, Doug wants me to help paint. Ugh. I know that it has to be done, but I am always stuck with the detailing. Standing in one spot is so boring. I am glad he took all the wallpaper trim down. It was so ugly and she hadn’t even cleaned the wall before hand. You could see where she had something diferent before. Now the walls are completely smooth and what has been done so far looks good. It’s a happy color. When we are done, our neighbor Frank is going to install a simple crown molding. We don’t want to detract from the view out the windows. Not that much of anything would.

We are still waiting for goose babies. There has also been a fair number of shore birds at low tide lately. They like those baby fishies. I like watching them dash about on their long skinny yellow legs.

I also got the ribbing done on the second sleeve of my sweater.