Sew what is new................
I did get the curtains done for the master bedroom last month. Unfortunately, the room is in a total state of disrepair as we have not been able to paint!
Ahhh........ the joys of no heat upstairs! It has been unusually cold for a very long time here in Iowa. And to paint successfully, it really needs to be in the 50's in a room. I only need a couple of days with an outside temperature in the high 30's -- low 40's.
Not so much!
|I'm lovin' the trim!|
Even with a heater going at my feet .... it is currently 40 degrees in my office.
And running electric heaters with paint fumes?? That is a recipe for disaster!
Currently, I am not terribly happy with the paint color. It is coming across a little too lemon-y.. Now -- I tested it on the wall. I hung drapery samples up next to it. We custom-matched it. I debated. I looked. I tried every light known to man. I was pleased.
And now I am not.
The trim has not been painted. I'm really hoping that will help. Right now -- its a latte color. I think it is actually Oakland Buff.......... it will be a creamy white.
The duvet cover has been a challenge for me. I don't want to make a simple sack for the down comforter. I want something with some dressmaker details. I'm still struggling with that. Then ........... I discovered that Hancock does a 15% off senior citizen discount on the first Wednesday of the month. And the senior age ... 55!!
15% off ....... EVERYTHING! Including sale prices.
Yea, baby! Makes losing my mind, menopause and mammograms .... much more desirable. Heck -- it beats 10 cent McDonald coffee!!!!
Unfortunately, the last "first Wednesday of the month" was during the blizzard of the century. I must wait till March because I am mega-cheap.
So on to super cool Summer Kitchen news. The Illinois AgriNews is interviewing us for a story about the Summer Kitchen and the super awesome farm women that are selling their goods here.
|Farm Genevieve yarn|
But ya take stuff like this when you can get it................
|Like Cassie's yarn ................ yum!!!!!!! |
Yea ... the Summer Kitchen will be open Friday from 9 to 3. There are a few eggs. Lots of pretty yarn Some super cute sun catchers. Even some pastel colored scarves to brighten your wardrobe. And Julie and I will be trying to make the Summer Kitchen bright, pretty and spring-like.
Cuz a week ago .... my world looked like this.
It might be a bit of a struggle!