Thursday, July 16, 2009
Come Sail Away, with Me
Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away with me! LORRAINE and I decided a while back to do a little SAL with SB's Sail Away - I hope you'll join us. This is a beautiful sampler and one which I loved (for the most part), the minute I saw it. What I didn't care for on it was the quaker styled motifs at the top of the sampler. I thought I would try to re-do that portion but who am I kidding - I am not a designer and really don't want to do that. So, I let it just grow on me over time and now, I can't wait to start it. I hope you'll join us! There is still plenty of time and Lorraine and I will try to make this as fun and stress-free as possible. We will start this pretty sampler on August 5th - my 50th (AAAGH) Birthday. So far, we have the following participants:
18. ANDREA ~ How could I have forgotten YOU!?
19. Margaret (I'm glad you climbed down off that fence!)
Melissa decided not to join us at this time - maybe next time!
In other news: We are slowly getting ready for the big party for Matthew which will celebrate both his HS graduation and his making Eagle Scout. To prepare, Rob is painting the house (the interior). This is now the 4th time we've (by we, I mean Rob) painted in the 15 years we've lived here. It has been colonial blue and cranberry, then I wanted to get rid of the blue and add some gold to the cranberry which then looked, as one dear friend's husband put it, like mustard and catsup ~ I never liked those two colors after that! Then I thought sage! That's it! I'll have Rob paint it sage, get rid of the hot dog colors and I'm sure I'll love it Nope - didn't like that either. The sage turned out to be this funky green which was supposed to be sage but looked more minty when it was all done and at night, the place looked like a swimming pool, all lit up. Now it is going to be a kahki color and yep, more red. So far, so good. I not only have craft ADD, I have decorating ADD as well. I do get bored easily. Rob has said this is the last paint job he'll do for a very long time - he's DONE! All I can say is that sexual promises are a very good persuasion technique! Pictures later. Pictures of the paint job, not the persuasion, you naughty reader!
Anyway, to get ready for the big party I wanted to have lots of candles in the yard. I thought the neighbors privacy fence would be the perfect place to hang them. I didn't ask their permission. I hope they don't get too mad. It's easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission, don't you think?! I looked in several stores for what I wanted but just had no luck so.... I decided to make them. I wanted something tall enough so that a candle wouldn't blow out with the slightest bit of wind. I found these cute, cheap, jars at a discount store and loved the look and shape of them. I got some 16 gauge wire and went to town. Each jar has two pieces of wire, the first that goes around the jar i knotted in a heart shape and then strung the handle. I put in some sand, dropped in a candle and done! I love how they turned out and they cost less than $3 a piece to do, I'd guess. I had them all lit tonight and they looked so pretty. Unfortunately the night picture didn't turn out very well so you'll just have to trust me. What do you think?
I had enough of them to hang a few lanterns elsewhere in the garden to include our big maple tree but drats, I forgot to take a picture. They all looked so pretty when it got dark and lit up the yard.
I also wanted to tell you that JOLENE is having a great giveaway on her blog - go check it out.
It's late, I'm tired and so I'm going to call it a night. I hope you all have a good Friday and a terrific weekend and please, come sail away, with us!
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