Month: April 2014

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Painting

You rarely see #1 daughter looking anything but glamorous, but she’s a dab hand with a paintbrush. We painted the living room today, an undertaking which involved moving furniture (and a piano, an organ, mountains of books, and so forth) […]

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A Normal Day

A normal day doesn’t really seem like much of a goal, but for much of my life it has been rare enough that it’s a real pleasure to be able to announce one. I woke naturally at 5:50, nearly eight […]

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Happy Easter

Easter Sunday was subdued and satisfying, with only five people for the meal and just two of us in church. We had ham, shown here with a bit of pineapple, mashed potatoes, green salad, corn, green beans (including a few […]

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Shopping and Chilling

#2 daughter is home for Easter. We started yesterday with a trip to our favorite local bakery for tea and croissants with ham and cheese. We then met up with #1 daughter at the bookstore, where I bought some magazines. […]

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Moving Furniture

Here is my bedroom before. Below you can see the same corner, after. The first picture showed my side of the bed, with my nightstand. Below you can see my side of the bed, with my nightstand. The most perspicacious […]

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Living Room

Here’s the paint, Behr’s Scotland Road. . Here’s the curtain fabric. Here’s the fabric for the cushions. What have I done for my living room redo so far? Nothing. I’ve been busy. I went to La Boheme with La Bella […]

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Spring SWAP 2014

I am declaring this SWAP complete at 9 items, which is obviously fewer than the official 11. Fashion Color: Orchid Neutral Color: Sand I began with a print containing both colors for a two-piece dress. It’s a rayon border print, […]

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What’s Next, Again?

The slip sew-along started off gently with instructions to wash our fabric and get ready to do the cutting next week. What’s more, I have not had time to fix the jacket sleeves. Will I have the SWAP finished by […]