Here's America before ~
And now ~
Since I got bored - I picked up another of the 20 starts from June. And what I am finding --- is I am not an antiquey looking stitcher. I have been looking at all of your samplers and vintage looking pieces and thought "Oh, I like these. I should try a few." But, stitching them is another thing. Well at least I know this now. But what to do with 4-5 patterns I just bought. Do I do them and let them languish in the completed but not finished drawer or just sit the patterns back in the probably never gonna do them box. I could give them away but, DH knows I just bought them and would not be happy. Decisions, decisions!
Bright Summer before ~
And now ~
And now some pictures of the loft. I got new shelving for my books. I am warning you it is VERY utilitarian. Not the pretty hickory bookcases I had hoped for. But, the books are now off the floor. And DH did not have to build, sand, or finish them. I built them, put them in place and moved the books. DS helped this afternoon. He finished loading the shelves while I alphabetized and sorted.
Here's how it has looked for about 4 years ~
After the shelves were in place ~
The middle ~
And the few stragglers left over ~
Tomorrow DH turns 48. Poor thing has to work 12 hours and is having BLT's for dinner. On Sunday we are having cupcakes in the afternoon and then he wants steaks and baked potatoes for dinner. Hopefully, his things from Amazon show up before Sunday so he has something to unwrap.
Otherwise, you can find me stitching. But, I'm thinking about going back to Grace. I haven't had it in my hot little hands for 6 weeks. Way too long if I am going to finish it for DS birthday or Christmas!
Hope this finds you happy and cool - Smiles - Denise