15 October 2006

Sunday October 15th...

Participants...

  • Well...um...the 3 of us that normally attend.

Projects completed...

  • Not much my friends.


Hmmm...have you ever had one of those weeks?

No really, was it odd for everyone else out in blogland? It was a little strange here...Let's just say, after a week of headaches mixed with nausea for my mother, and myself not getting much if any sleep...it was long and exhausting both. So, when confronted with Creative Sunday this week, my mother dropped Rozzie off with me so we could run and get some tree ghost material...while she caught up stocking her booths in the antique shops. And then we sat back and ate...after quite a long walk in the neighborhood...while watching What Not To Wear (which, they'd never seen before) and just chatted!

Although, I did decide that I would fix yet another mistake in my living room...When I made these lovely floral curtains years ago, I was wanting them to be long and puddly...guess what? I apparently measured wrong! Because all of the curtains are just a bit short for the puddle effect.



With the advent of the lovely new wall makeover...The curtains were feeling a little sad, and left out, and well...I certainly can't live with sad curtains...

After my mother and Rozzie left today...my mother finishing up the other sock to make a whole set...way to go mom! (although now she's a little nervous and not wanting to make life sized human socks...only baby socks...in which case I'd better get busy...heeheehee) I got on the curtain train...









Now I realize by looking at these pictures, the curtains look all different colors (damned cheap camera) they actually look like a combination of the first and last picture...but, I think you may get the jest...

I bought the brown brocade fabric for a bag liner only, but realized that I may just be able to solve a curtain dilemma with it. Originally salvaged from a pair of curtains (I only bought one...so I don't have quite enough material to do both the small side windows and the large picture window...drat!) I cut and hemmed and sewed...and look...I puddle! (and in the living room no less!) In some small stroke of luck, the brown material matches the new wall color close to perfect. I do actually have some little brown pieces left over, so I may just sew them together and attach them onto the picture window curtain after all, since most of the curtain falls behind the blanket chest when closed. Do you think anyone will notice? Probably not, since most people didn't notice that there was no puddling!

And also...

Yes, I've been sitting here drooling and stomach growling as the smell of freshly cooking banana bread wafts through the house. My mother had a bunch of sad and nasty bananas that literally sat up and begged me to make them into bread. I used the recipe in the Joy of Cooking for Quick Banana Bread (although, it bakes for an hour...drool...and I'm wondering what's quick about that?!) I whipped up these no wheat/dairy/refined sugar loaves...I just redid the recipe and fit it to my allergy specifications...so there are no problems! I am also making a little list for pumpkin muffin recipients as well...and Dina and Liz (whom I went out with this weekend, and had a lovely time) are at the top...so get ready girls! Until then, I am just sitting waiting for these loaves to cool (again...quick?!) so I can snuggle in between the clean flannel sheets of the bed (I actually did do laundry today thank you!) with a good book, and a slice of heaven! (that's the bread...I don't have a new boyfriend)

3 comments:

thatgirldina said...

*sniff, sniff* Is that homemade banana bread I smell? Did someone mention both my name and pumpkin muffins in the same sentence? HeeeHeeeeeeeeee!!!

Horray for puddling! The curtains look mah-velous and I'm sure that even with the patchwork tails added to the other set, no one is going to notice except you. I say go for it gorgeous!

Thank you so much for the wonderful time on Saturday night. It was just what I needed to bring me out of my yucky ear poo-poo. Since our fun-filled girlie outing, I've been on the mend. Ahhhh, the healing power of great friends, good wine, cute (and young!) servers and a whole lot of carbs!! I did pick up some of the garlic oil your mother recommended, just in case. I'm going to use it tonight and tomorrow just to make sure all is well.

Oh, and that waiter was SO into you girl. I'm sure he would have been happy to volunteer to be an angel in your little piece of heaven! ;)

Jolene George said...

I'm sorry you haven't felt well. I've had several headaches this week too.
My son Chad wrote me and asked me to send him some banana bread. Problem is that if I send him that I have to send it to 55 of his closest bunk mates...so I'm thinking cookies. :o)

sulu-design said...

Great solution to your non-puddle problem (who knew that lack of puddles would be a problem?).

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