Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I'm working on my Great Aunt Lettie's scrapbook. I'm glad I listened to her years ago and can remember the names of the people in most of the pictures. Unfortunately, not all of them. I want to add the pictures to archival safe pages, but I'm having lots of trouble. Some of the pictures just fell out, some unstuck fairly easily but most won't move. I don't dare exert force. And, worse, there are pictures on the both sides of the pages, so I can't just cut around the pictures.
Have you found a solution for this type problem? I've heard of Undo, but have never used it. And do you know if it is safe for old pictures? Thanks for any suggestions!
Hope your day's just beautiful---we're expecting more thunderstorms.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I found this little quote on Pinterest and thought it appropriate for so many of my days. Our Linda reminded me of it when she commented yesterday. We did manage to get a few things done today, the usual chores plus some shopping. I'm not thrilled to be shopping on Sunday but, since Husband has been working his "retirement job", sometimes our only chance is on Sunday. We bought paint for the family room, that cardboard color. I've started my list for tomorrow. We decided to try only one gallon which Son and I will test tomorrow. Can't wait to see how that works.
And I had a little confession to make to Husband today: I hate, really dislike, am acutely unhappy with every single piece of nightwear I own. I haven't bought anything new in eons and I am truly tired of the same old things. Guess what he said? "Well, throw them all out!" What? I'm going shopping tomorrow, you know, strike while the iron is hot! I suspect he must have been getting pretty sick of my vintage (not in a happy way) ensembles too.
I promised a friend, tomorrow, to paint a couple of watercolor cards for her. Stacks of our photography scrapbooks wait on the guest room bed, giving me "the guilts" for leaving them there so long. Not to mention the gazillion pictures yet to be added to the books. And I promised to try a new recipe for a lighter version of chicken cordon bleu for dinner tomorrow.
One nice thing about tomorrows, we can always hope for another one! Hope yours is a delight!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Today I took the picture from the frame and found out that it isn't a print silhouette at all---it's a cut-out! Those tiny parts of the design are actually cuts from black paper. I know nothing about such technique, but I'm sure it's complicated and difficult. There was no signature on the paper, front or back, so I just floated the image on an archival mat and put it back in the frame. Of course, I just love it for the subject matter, but now I really love it. Does anyone know anything about this type of work?
(Pardon my poor photography. The camera needs help. It's held together by a strong rubber band!)
I goofed-off a great deal today. I fixed our meals and cleaned up, washed one load of clothes and cleaned the birds cages but, otherwise, I played with scrapbooking and--ah, hem---played on the computer. I recommend days like this, I had a splendid time! Hope your day was wonderful!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Mom's been going to the foot doctor twice a week and Wednesday she got new gear for her feet. The "boots" are to help her balance as her feet are always painful. Everyone at the clinic is very nice and she's especially fond of one guy who likes UK soccer as much as she does. She's Southampton and he's Newcastle. They bicker---in a friendly way.
Got a great weekend planned? Husband and Son have projects at the barn, so I'm going to play in the house. Subs for dinner tonight. Very little cooking all weekend, so I'm set to do scrapbooking or sewing or start painting those walls in the family room. (Ack! A chore!!!)
Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Did I mention some of the nieces and nephews were over last weekend? We always have a crazy, fun time when they're here. That's Husband with the kids. (Mom tells me he gets more handsome every year, but I already know that!) I got a great big hug from the little miss in front, nano-seconds after I got part of her in the picture.
And here's Son with them too. I think I need one of those sports settings on the camera to capture them properly---they move all the time!
Son took all of the kids out to the field to play Frisbee. As the oldest girl (5) says, she likes to "practice her skills." In the picture below, Son picked up both girls, about 100 pounds of them together, and the girls couldn't stop laughing, wiggling and squealing. And that picture is so quiet!
Of course, the Frisbee field is also full of flowers so the girls picked handfuls and stuffed some of them behind Son's ears. We had a great time for Mother's Day, can you tell? You should see a picture I have of Mom wolfing down a hot dog, but she wouldn't let me share that one---or the hot dog!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
If I had a sweet cottage-y home, I'd soooo have this little table and chairs. I'd paint it white and reapply a stencil, with either needlepoint or quilted chair seats. I don't think it's antique, so I'd feel free to play. Something about it that I just love! As our British friends might ask, "Too Twee?" I love it anyway! And here's the chair.
Do you like old school desks? This one has that spiffy wrought iron. I don't know if it's authentic, but I still think it's cute, even though I don't know where I'd put it in our house. That's a low cedar chest on the right of the picture. It smelled great when opened.
Last Saturday Husband loved the sofa below, so I went back to take a picture. He was thrilled that it's made by Thomasville and looks brand new, beautifully made (if you like plaid). I don't think it would work in our house either. I can imagine Dog 2 leaving several contrasting pounds of hair on the fabric. Right now Dog 2 and Husband share a double recliner in leather. Due to dog damage (hole at the head rest, artfully covered by a "throw"), Husband and Dog need a new seat, but not this one!
Confession time! With the influx of new furniture last weekend, I now have the painting bug! We must paint! I've picked out a color and the most descriptive name I can imagine is "cardboard". Doesn't that sound classy!
Have fun today!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I have this little compulsion, only a little one, mind. I love to organize! Someone gave me a big stack of paper stuff and it was my pleasure to look through and "get things in order." You'd think I'd be a born file clerk, but my filing is way behind. I hope to never see those papers again, especially regarding something as difficult, dark and daunting as (Heaven forbid!) taxes, medical records, etc. Did I mention I've also have a tiny problem with authority figures? I take them very seriously, sometimes to the point of inertia.
Probably everyone knows I'm
lazy, ah, efficient! How to compute my basic love of organizing with my (also) basic sloth-like nature? Perhaps the sign above is the answer! Followed by the next thought:
I didn't sleep well last night, awake at 2:30, still awake. This might be "A Silly (from lack of sleep) Day" for me. Hope you have a fun one!