Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lazy Winter

I have to admit I have been very lazy this winter. We have had a very mild winter with only a few light snow falls that have melted the same day.

Snow is very pretty and I love it but I can't stand to be cold. I guess I am showing my age. I did get out and get some pretty pictures on one occasion.

I have tried over and over this winter to start some projects, but just can't seem to wrap my heart around anything. I want to create and decorate but I am always afraid of the reaction from other people in the house. So I decided to do this one day at a time, one small project at a time, that should not be too overwhelming. I decided today I would ask my husband to hang a chandelier that I painted in the laundry room. It did not meet with a wonderful reaction, I told him it is my laundry room and that is the light that I want hung in there. He said he would do it, so now I know why I put this off for so long. 

I am going to work on a curtain for the bathroom. I have one of the ugliest bathrooms and we have been wanting to remodel for years. So if you are going to remodel then why decorate. I don't like mini blinds and don't know how I have put up with it this long. Years ago, I did rip down the 70's shiny bamboo wall paper and painted it an aqua to go with the gold toilet, gold tile, gold shower Ugh! Like I said, we really want to put in a new bathroom.

Well I have a soft linen table cloth that I died to match the color in the painting of the little girl climbing into the tub. It turned out well, I cut it into strips that I am going to ruffle and sew to a piece of muslin. I need to make it 35 inches wide and 40 inches long. It should at least dress up the toilet alcove a little and make me feel a whole lot better.

One day at a time, should be a whole lot easier and I will feel like I am at least trying to accomplish something in my home. I know that this will pick up and I will be back to doing and making things, I guess I have just been in a slump.

Spent a long time making ruffles, I love the raw edges but there are people who don't so I decided to hem the edges and make them so they would not fray.  I measured and plotted out how to sew them onto the muslin panel and I think I have enough to finish the curtain. I will have to pin them on because I am not very good with straight lines.  So here I am at a stand still. My machine broke and I have 4 broken needles to show for it.