Yes! We have progress! I can thank having a birthday for it – one of my gifts was “time”. And what a wonderful gift it was!
I made some lounge pants from the Amy Butler In Stitches book, using some Heather Bailey fabric.
I made some accent pillows for the bed.
Emily and I spent time making yo yo’s.
I also worked on some knitting and quilting, and made an apple pie and some butternut squash with apple soup. It’s officially my favorite time of year (now to January 1).
I also repainted Emily’s room. When we first moved in I painted 3 of her walls lavender with a butter yellow accent wall. I thought it was very sweet, and when clean it looked like this:
Then it went through some various changes – the bookshelf was replaced by a smaller one, the dresser was moved and finally a large chrome rack was put in to give her a place for all her stuff. I hate that rack. It never looks good, no matter what. One of these days I’ll sew up a tent for it….but for now, ick. But I digress. Emily’s been asking for a repaint to blue for months now, and when I managed to snag some lovely aqua colored mermaid print fabric we decided it was time. Off to Lowe’s, fabric in hand! It took me only a couple of hours to paint her room and refinish her dresser. I have yet to get her window treatments or bedding done (and you’ll pardon the mess!), but this is the color and how it’s starting to shape up:
A little more grown up? I’ll have better pictures once it’s complete.
For now I’m off to comfort Oona, who is grumpy and prone to vomiting today.