my title feels like a song.
actually, the way i’ve been getting things done my life feels like a song.
i mean, here it is a normal wednesday and i’m posting to my blog!
a miracle has happened!
well…not really a miracle, though how we got here seems like it.
the reason why i’m catching up?
this guy right here.
oh. my. gosh.
admittedly the first day was very sketchy.
i actually wished for my old machine back.
but i knocked myself upside the head and told myself to get realistic.
it took me one day to sort it out.
i LOVE this computer.
it’s almost shameful to say out loud.
seriously, though, i got 8 quilts done in four days.
and as those 8 quilts were happily stitching away i was:
making food, doing laundry, writing mystery quilt, binding quilts, talking to hubby…
cleaning house, helping with homework, mystery quilt retreat paperwork, mailing packages…
it opened up so much free time that i cleaned up the garden yesterday afternoon!
i feel a new woman!!
plus d has been helping too…
my hubby is quilting!
never thought i’d see the day.
and one of the things i/we accomplished?
before i answer that question i want to say this:
i’m not particularly d.i.y.’y.
typically all time and energy has been sucked into quilting.
plus thinking a process through to take photos just doesn’t occur to me.
however, i had a brainiac idea a few months ago and wanted a ladder in the living room with photos hanging in and around it.
d started hunting craigslist.
finally one popped up.
he got it for $20.
then he secured the legs together and hung it for me.
we spent an evening working out the photos.
but here was the brilliance…
do you see the letters?
i found them at ben franklin.
sanded them down a bit.
painted a layer of white acrylic paint.
then painted a layer of magnolia white acrylic paint.
but then i went and got a little pot of this paint…
one coat on top of the two coats of white paint.
it was kind of streaky where the white showed through but i was good with that.
last night, after all my yard work, i grabbed some sand paper and sanded all the corners and a rough sand on the top.
here’s a close up of the ‘f’…
can you see the edges??
the white shows through!
i’m just kind of proud of myself.
d’s going to move the ‘m’ and ‘l’ a bit so everything is a little more evenly spaced.
right…so now that i’ve shared that fun stuff i’m going to go try and get some work done.
have a lovely day!