Friday, December 4, 2009

Jackhammers and Packing

Ahhhhh, the restful sounds of jackhammers in the morning..........  Nothing calms my nerves more.

Well, the guys from Dust Management are here starting on the kitchen floor.  I'm busy in the back of the house packing up my sewing room so the ceiling can be repaired when the rest of the drywall work is done.   We've moved into a hotel in town because it's gotten quite cold in the house.   They are putting a rather large trench in the middle of my kitchen and dining room.  Oh dang!  Guess we'll have to eat out.

I actually have a few projects in the works, and thank goodness they are not due in the next two weeks!  I am working on a dress for the White Issue of Sew Beautiful, a reproduction dress from my own collection, an original coat and dress for preteen/teens or adults, finishing up a cute top and a few formals thrown in there.

So, as I'm packing, I 'm trying to put things that I will need for my projects in one very large plastic container.  Well, they may not all fit in one container......  I can't wait to show you sneak peaks of some of them.  I'm really excited about some of the upcoming projects.

Now, to find a quiet place to stitch.  lol     Happy Friday Stitching Friends!

Dare to Sew Lively!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

And the Hits Just Keep Comin'.......!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Was it restful, relaxing, filled with food and fun?  I hope so.  Did you shop on the Day After?  Spend too much, find great bargains?  Hope so for that also.

Can you believe it is only three weeks until Christmas Eve?  Are you decorated, presents wrapped, relaxing by the fire with a cup of cocoa and your favorite people?  Are you singing your favorite Christmas Carols to the percussion of jackhammers and shovels?  No?  Well, you are not enjoying the holidays in as creative a manner as the Lively family this blessed season.

More construction work begins tomorrow.  It was supposed to begin today but permit snafus, a thousand phone calls and lots of prayers later, everything is legal with the city, the insurance adjustor is happy and we commence jackhammering my kitchen and dining room.  I think trenches are lovely decorating choices.  Something very abstract about them, don't you think?

Sorry, just have to instill a small bit of humor and/or sarcasm to lighten the festivities.  Finishing up packing the sewing room.  When it's all done, all but one room of my ground floor will have been demolished and put back together.

Merry Christmas!