Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Do you remember the lunch kit I made for Emilie a while ago? You can see it here: http://aufildujardin.blogspot.com/2011/06/lunch-kit.html She uses it not only to bring her lunch to work, but also when hiking with her boyfriend. That's were my troubles begin: her boyfriend was upset because there was only one place mat... Sigh...
As you can imagine, I was quite happy to make a second one, but I did not take notes, and Emilie forgot to send me the dimensions.
This afternoon, I started counting the stripes to find out the length... Then I checked whether I still had enough fabric left, and, oh joy, I still could see the shapes I cut for the first place mat. Yeah! And I had enough fabric left!
Here is the second one, finished.
I called the workshop about my PC. It is ready. Now the question is: when can the man deliver it? If you have read "a year in Provence" you know that it may take some time...
Rosemary has commented about the entrance. I do agree, it must me nice, not depressing. But I have a love/hate relationship with my house (it is a divorce house). My love for it grows as I revamp it to my taste. I started it about five years ago, by having a new front door installed. Since I prefer avoiding credits, and prefer travels to hard works, revamping is not going fast. But once a room has been done, I love it. This entrance won't be something special. There is only room to open the doors, and for a cupboard. No windows. But at least, it will be clean and as light catching as possible. And I did not imagine I would enjoy that work that much...
I'm still enjoying my vacations. For the moment, I' m home on my own, Emilie took my car to go camping for a few days. On my own is not the exact truth, her cat has joined mine for a few days too:
This is her favorite place and quilt. Whenever she can, she sleeps on it.
On Monday, I was considering my options: xstitch, secret project, vegging on the couch watching stupid TV, ... And then a pulsion: how about revamping the entrance? It needs a revamping, really. It depresses me everytime I go home. What about the heat? I decided to give it a try, I could stop if it was too hot. In fact, the weather was perfect: the front door in on the North, so this part of the house is always cooler. Besides, there was only a mild wind, that let me keep both the front door and the living room door open, so, despite the steam I was quite comfortable. I spent two whole days ripping the wallpaper and washing the walls. There is not a big surface, but the wallpaper was a tough one! I'm very pleased with myself. Now, I'll head to the DIY shop to see what my next step will be. I only know it won't be wallpaper, but some kind of paint, preferably in the white range, since the lack of windows makes it so dark. And first of all, I need to smooth the walls. I'm sure it won't be finished before I go back to work, but the hardest part will be done.
Oh, and by the end of the week, both daugthers should be there, with their boyfriends. That would be the first time in ages that Amandine would be home for her birthday! ... If she does not change her plans... I'm quite excited.
I hope your week is as pleasant as mine. Take care!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Hello to all!
I'm glad you liked the lunch box. I'm sure Debbie is glad too: let's not forget the pattern is hers.
Vacations are ideal to complete WIP, aren't they?
The Japanese dolls are just finished. I made a very simpe quilting, just quilting in the seams of the appliques.
My PC is out of order again, it just can't find Windows... We tried anything, even my ex-husband came to try and repair it. We started re-installing Windows, but we were requested a key that only the seller has... So the PC is at the seller's again... Sigh...
The good news is that summer seems to be here, at last. Probably not for long though... August 15th always come with several days of rain and thunder. However, we enjoyed two nice days in a row. Emilie who arrived on Tuesday from the cold and wet Paris is thrilled.
Time to go and feed birds and cats! Have a nice day!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Hello to all!
Thank you for your wishes regarding my PC, they worked fine, it was fixed within an hour, yeah!
I hope you are all doing well. I miss blogging more, but I'm confindent I'll be more present next week, since I'll be on vacations. Friday won't come too soon.
In the meantime, tae care and enjoy life.