Good evening Folks ~ Here it is the first of February already. Wow!
We had some chilly weather this past week, yesterday was a perfect day, and I was at work. That’s the way it goes sometimes.
On the way to work yesterday I stopped at a few yard sales. At one I found out I had just missed a quilters cutting mat, etc. Dang! That’s on my wish list, with the clear ruler and the rotary cutter. I did get a nice storage cabinet though at another sale. I almost missed it, as I didn’t really see it until I was getting back into my van. I got back out and went over to give it closer inspection. I asked how much and he said we just marked it down to $25. We had $50 on it. I looked at it and didn’t really want to spend that, so offered him $20, which he rejected and said he’d just keep it. Well, I was thinking on it, then decided to walk away, when he said Ok, you can have it for that. I gave him the $ then he loaded it into my van and off I went. Happy as a lark.
I really didn’t know where I was going to use it, I thought the bathroom, but alas the space I had in mind was too small. Bathroom is tiny. I was disappointed and thought to myself, I shouldn’t have spent my money. Went to bed to read before sleep and dang if raccoons weren’t on the roof at 7:30 and were around until 3:40 this morning. Twice on the roof, then screaming their high pitched horrible screams off and on somewhere around here, the rest of the time. I was even dreaming about them screaming. Needless to say, my sleep wasn’t all that great. I finally fell asleep after they quieted down, and didn’t wake up until almost 7, which is really ‘late’ for me as I’m usually up at 4.
During my two cups of coffee this morning, I started rearranging the bedroom, dismantling and making a space for this cabinet. I was excited. I worked for about 4 hours, ate lunch and took about a 2 hour nap.
This is the piece I bought. It is 62 inches high, 17 3/4 inches wide and 10 3/4 inches deep. It has cute little bunny knobs on it.
Inside the door. I’ll show what’s in the egg cartons later in this post.
This is how the area looked before rearranging.
Here’s how it looks now. I brought an old painting with holes in it from the workshop, to cover the wall where a window used to be. My dear B-I-L will be helping me soon with putting up faux bead board paneling and I probably won’t leave that painting there. It works for now.
The cupboard to the right of little white cabinet was found last year or the year before, curbside. The little wicker rocker was bought at a yard sale last year for $3. I’ve got more shelf liner to cut to face the drawer fronts in the larger storage units.
I found these little shoes in a box of my dear husband’s childhood stuff, given to us several years ago. It was in a stack of things in a closet and I looked in the box today and inside these dear little shoes was a little note ‘Mark’s first shoes’. I see these kinds of things displayed all the time on blogs and thought, why not? These have special meaning to me, of course. Underneath this vignette is an old raggedy prayer rug.
Now here is what is inside the plastic egg cartons. They make great little storage boxes for small things.
These are crocheted wire baskets surrounding either glass marbles, or flattened on one side, glass bits. The ones in a fine silver wire are done with what we think could be a nickel wire, size 38 gauge, very fine. The others are made with artistic wire, not as fine a gauge. I made these in 2009, then got bummed out after I posted about them and a guy told me to be careful working with nickel as it can cause blindness. WHAT? I have a whole spool of this very fine wire that DH gave me and it was the start of my crocheting with wire, and then I lost interest. So here these things all sit.
Here are little baskets with beads around edge and on the handles.
Here are the first pieces I crocheted with the fine wire.
These are little crocheted seashells, and babies.
Ok, this is long enough. I’m going to go get horizontal to read before sleep. I hope you all have a nice week. Count your blessings, learn from lessons good and bad, be well, be thankful and be happy.
Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady
P.S. ~ The leak is fixed. Thanks be to my dear B-I-L Todd. We had a good visit too. I fixed chicken divan in the crockpot, made Idaho instant mashed potatoes and heated up yeast rolls (from a pkg.) and we had key lime pie from the grocery bakery.