Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Stuff

Here's what I've been up to lately. The kitchen isn't getting done yet, but I wanted to show the colors. These are the same colors that were in our living room & dining room. (I can't believe I hadn't taken a "before" picture!) So, now we have the new colors...from camel, sand and Merlot to modern gray and grapy (a really smoky purple). The previous carpeting was this really cheap berber that was here when we moved in and now we have this lovely, cushy, fluffy carpet that Sadie certainly loves!

The last photo is another color challenge piece for Bead Art Originals! I can't believe I actually finished one on time. I also just completed a piece for the Etsy Beadweavers Royalty Challenge, but I haven't photographed it yet. I have to get that done tomorrow so I can list it before the deadline.

That's it for now...but I think I may be on a roll, so you may be seeing more soon!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Not the Way I Planned...

This is not how I wanted to start my new year...I've pretty much been sick for the last couple of weeks and it's getting very aggravating! I suppose I'm going to have to get in to see the doctor soon since this is just not going away!

I did get the cortisone shots in my trigger point (lower left neck and shoulder) and as far as I can tell, it's really helped. I say that only because it's hard to tell for sure when your head's messed up from coughing and sneezing!

The nicest thing to happen though was being Baby Girl's "guinea pig" for her cosmetology class! Her assignment was highlights and she did a beautiful job! There is no doubt that Baby Girl has a natural talent for this and I know she'll do very well in her future career!

I have tried to create something every day though it's been difficult being sick. I did finish a piece, but too late for the Bead Art Originals color mosaic. I'll get it together eventually!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year and New Stuff

Hope everyone had a lovely, festive and safe New Year's Eve. DH and I had a nice, quiet evening (older daughter was at her boyfriend's and younger daughter had a little party of her own). We didn't even watch "the ball" drop in NYC...we were watching a movie! The first day of the new year was quiet as well. The girls are off on their own with their friends, DH and I just stayed around the house and then he took me for a steak dinner! YUM!

More done in the family carpet, which doesn't look this beige in the real world. It's called "cobblestone" & it's a gray with flecks of a darker gray in it. It's very soft and cushy! There's new track lighting and of course, the new TV. Now, if we could just get some furniture in there. The chairs just don't cut it. (One's a throw back to our first living room set and the other is a refugee from my mother-in-law's house and neither of which will be staying!)

I've been enjoying my new Christmas presents! I've been reading again...something I've not done in a couple months. This is very unlike me. I used to read every night, but somehow got out of the habit. I've also spent my entire Fire Mountain Gems gift certificate (and then some)! That was a lot of fun, but there are still many more beads I would love to buy and several that I'd like a lot more of!

Hope everyone is enjoying the new year!