I am all about RECYCLING! I worry about the state the planet will be in when my kids have kids and we, as a family, try to recycle as much as we possibly can. This post will not be a lecture on recycling though so breathe easy. I do want to share with you why those words are so apropos today.
First, my stitching time has been REDUCED significantly of late. First, it was getting my room finished. Finally finishing it has helped some but still, stitching production has been greatly REDUCED. All I have to show you is this little bitty square from my PS monthly stitch-a-long with Julie. It is being stitched over one so it is small and I think when it's done, it'll be oh so cute.
I am afraid that as the weather continues to warm up and the time I want to be outside increases, my stitching time will be REDUCED even more.
Remember I told you that my local frame shop was closing? With the store closing, everything was on sale so I asked if they were selling the various fixtures throughout the store. The answer was yes but they weren't sure how much everything would be. I told them I was interested in the Yankee Candle display. Well.... turns out they were selling it for a mere, hold onto your hat, $25!! Yep, that's right, $25!!! Oh yeah, I want one of those!!! I have an old entertainment center in my family room that Rob and I have had since we got married. It's lived way past it's prime and it's time to REDUCE my home of that ugly thing and bring in something "new". Thanks to all my new Prim Blogging friends, I knew I could repaint, distess and use this as a new entertainment center. It is the perfect size to hold a flat screen t.v. and the many shelves above will hold all kinds of goodies. I put the black paint on this afternoon and hope to finish it up tomorrow. How do you think this'll turn out? Here's the before pic:
You'll have to stay tuned for the after pic but I am hopefull it's going to look great! Isn't this a great way to REUSE and RECYCLE? Plus, I feel like I'll have a little bit of the history of our quaint downtown in my own home. How fun!
Speaking of fun, this has been a great day! Ty had his friend Alex sleepover last night so I made biscuits and gravy for them this morning.
Tyler is on the left and refused to cooperate with my picture taking (meaning refusing to smile and all the while complaining about how dumb this whole blogging thing is) but you get the idea. Alex is in the foreground and that's my Rob with the b-ball cap on his head! I always make specially shaped biscuits for the first go-round and today it was hearts. You wouldn't believe how many biscuits with sausage gravy those boys can eat. This did the opposite of REDUCING our waistlines but it was oh so yummy.
Julie and her son Josh came by today for a visit. I had picked up a Yankee Candle display for Julie also and she came to pick it up. Josh stayed home with my older son Matt and they played the Wii while Julie and I hit the area stores. We hit the jackpot at Marshall's HomeGoods but dang it, I forgot my camera. Well, Julie hit the jackpot, I was merely an innocent bystander. I did buy one cloth doll angel that I am going to work on for a bit and then I'll show you that, along with my RECYCLED entertainment center.
Rob and I hit the local nursery today looking for a tree to plant in the backyard. I have a couple of neighbors that I'd like to be shielded from and I think this will do the trick:
It's an Adirondack Crabapple and it will be beautiful, I think. The flowers in the nursery all looked so pretty but I resisted.
The first weekend it's even remotely warm in Michigan a ton of folks go out to buy plants. You have to be careful though because we often get another good frost or two before the end of May. We've had so much rain lately that the cloudy skies today felt downright sunny! Here's a pic from my front door of the rain we had a few days ago.
We have our guild meeting tomorrow. Julie and I will be going but Deb will be missing it this week because her DD has a dance recital. We'll miss you Deb but consider it an opportunity to save a few bucks. We never, ever leave a guild meeting without spending money..... not sure at all why that is but it "sucks the bucks" right out of you.
Have a great Sunday and a great week if I don't chat with you before then. Thank you so very much for all the sweet comments on my craft room. How 'bout showing us where you stitch, or paint or scrapbook or just plain craft!?