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Whole lotta painting going on, etc.

Two weeks or so and a lot has happened. Not as much as planned, but oh well. Let’s start outside. We’ve had a week and a half now of snow, which is fun in December, not so much now in February. It’s starting to taper off but will probably take a week to melt at… Continue reading Whole lotta painting going on, etc.

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Zen and the art of living room decorating

Let’s see here… much of the last few days have been garden-related, so let’s start there. Today the Walmart in Langford had their summer bulbs selection out, and I might have gone a bit nutso. Just a bit. But I have white-edged purple calla lilies, double stargazer lilies, an assortment of white and pink lilies,… Continue reading Zen and the art of living room decorating

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First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating

Got up too early in the morning and headed out to the garden. I planted 3 more hellebores (but forgot to take photos), and planted some native plants (vanilla leaf seed and blue camas bulbs… but I forgot to take photos… not that there’s much to photograph yet), and then helped/supervised Dad putting up the… Continue reading First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating

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New house update, plus some stitching

Seems like forever since I posted here, but it’s been less than a month. It’s been, however, a month in which I got a lot of stuff done that belongs on this blog, so this will be a long one, lol… Where to begin… Living room First, let’s see the before: As you can see,… Continue reading New house update, plus some stitching

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Last post of 2018: curtains, casting on, and a bit of organizing

I had a huge list of things to post here until I checked and realized I forgot to update the list after posting my last blog. Oh well. But I have done a little bit. Namely, I hemmed and added trim to curtains for two rooms in my new house: These green velvet drapes got… Continue reading Last post of 2018: curtains, casting on, and a bit of organizing

Embroidery · Paint jobs

A ton of embroidery starts, plus a pink medallion

Well, next year I’ll be taking part in my local needlework shop’s UFO club, and to make things interesting, I’m starting a ton of varied techniques projects rather than just listing 12 of the 20 cross-stitch WIPs I have languishing on my to-stitch list. Y’know, because it’s not a UFO if it’s not a WIP,… Continue reading A ton of embroidery starts, plus a pink medallion

Embroidery · Paint jobs

Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

Still no painting on the house as repairs and the like continue. Almost ready to paint, though. Well, the walls. I did get a ceiling medallion painted to match the previous faux-patina canopy for the patina chandelier: Probably more convincing from a distance, but hey, once it’s on the ceiling behind the chandelier, it’ll be… Continue reading Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

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New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

First up: so I’ve been in the new house for about a week now. Not moved in, mind you – just in and doing some fixing up. Dad’s discovering a lot of wiring issues and has come to the conclusion that whoever did the wiring was a moron. I disagree. The house is 117 years… Continue reading New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

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Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

Howdy, long time no post… but I’ve been busy… -ish… So, on Sunday I picked up this nifty green-patina chandelier for the new house: Whoever removed it from wherever it used to live simply cut the cord off 2 inches above the top of it and left the canopy on the ceiling, which is retarded,… Continue reading Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…