The mailman has been quiet kind to me the last two days. Yesterday, I received my Mid-Winter gift from Mary Jane. It's driving Rob crazy that I haven't opened it yet. Hey MJ, got yours sent out to you today - Ray should be delivering it by mid-week!
I will admit to feeling the packages. And that one on top is a book. Years of package squeezing experience tells me I am correct. But, a book? Hmm...which one?!?! And the little one is a sweet. :)
This morning I got another surprise. Dawn has once again RAK'd me!
A new fob! She sent her apologies to Bridget because she did not have a black puppy bead. I explained it to Bridget and she's good with it! Isn't this adorable??
Now how Dawn knew I had a pair of scissors without a fob is beyond me. But, I'm beginning to think she is traveling to the house and sneaking in to see what I need! Thank you Dawn!
I promised before and after pictures of the new flooring. I'm seeing many hours of cleaning in my future. Should have gone with a lighter wood. Oops!
|Hallway as seen from the master|
|Dining Room as seen from the master|
As you can see the floors aren't completely finished. Still have about 3' to go in the dining and 7' in the living. I don't have any pictures showing the before wall color. They were tan/brown. Way too much brown for the house - it would have felt like a cave. I'm sure the boy would have approved though.
Having never lived in a home with hardwood the new cleaning regime seems daunting. I'm used to carpet that hides all kinds of sins. Is there a way to train Bridget to hold her head over her water bowl until the dripping is done?? Little water marks are going to be everywhere. Didn't think I had OCD but maybe I really do.
Since this is supposed to be a stitching related blog maybe I should tell you I started another L*K Santa -
|Here Comes Santa from 2005|
Stole the picture from 123. His jacket is about finished. Needed to give my elbow a little break from perforated paper. I think the calender is going to be an ongoing long term project. No need to get in a hurry and try to finish it all in one month - besides I have other stitches to do this year.
Time to return to making dessert for tomorrow. It's a layered chocolate pudding dessert. It's wonderful -- my grandma made this for years and it's one of her best recipes. Maybe I'll remember to take a pic tomorrow -- then again maybe not!
Have a wonderful weekend!