Monday, January 4, 2010

It's Been One of Those Days....

......I learned how to fix my broken only took three trips to the hardware store.

I did laundry......and left the lid off of the liquid detergent when I went to answer the phone.....the cat jumped up on the machine and knocked down the open detergent bottle onto the floor....long story short, my laundry area's floor is so clean that you CAN eat off of it!

I'm working on a birthday project for Emma, who turns 3 next week.  She's a "girly girl" who loves ballet, princesses and the color pink.  I have an old, antique doll crib that I bought when Elizabeth was the same age....I never did get around to doing anything with it.  I dragged it out of the garage, disassembled the pieces, and am in the middle of painting them white.  I am also sewing bed linens for the crib......using the same fabrics that Elizabeth used for Emma's bed.

Am I struggling?  You betcha!  It's been YEARS since I've sewn....and my fingers are not as nimble as they used to be....I've tussled with my sewing machine, and the comforter is almost finished (just a bit of hand sewing to do)!  Next up was the "mattress"....I had the brilliant idea to lay cotton batting over the piece of wood that comprises the bottom of the crib, cover it with fabric and to staple it to the underside of the wood piece.  Good idea in theory, but I got something totally different than I expected when I finished the stapling part.....

I tried to pick it up from the dining room wouldn't move.....(my closest friends will not be surprised by this...) I HAD STAPLED IT TO THE TABLE! ... and although I took pictures, I now can't find the cable to connect to my camera to download them to my computer!

 I don't care what time it is.....I think I'm finished for the day and am going to pour myself a glass of wine!


  1. Sit back, put your feet up, close your eyes and breathe. Ahhhhh, you deserve it after one of 'those' days. Don't ya just hate those days? Newsflash~ Tomorrow is a new day!!! Woohoo!

    Have a relaxing evening!

  2. ohhh....I think you might just be a fellow spiller! Whatever you do, don't spill the wine! :)

  3. Oh yes, the staple to the table trick. I think we can all relate to doing stuff like that. Well, your heart is in the right place Lol!

    I hear you on the sewing thing. Hardest thing for me now is to see that damn needle to thread it!

  4. Bless your had great intentions. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day without the detergent spill and a few other mishaps.

    I can't wait to see the finished results!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Best of luck to you in your college studies...You go girl! It takes a lot of dedication & courage to go back to school. I can't imagine doing homework at this stage in life!

  6. Yep the material world gangs up on me too. Things just don't go where they are meant to or behave as they shoes are a law unto themselves...I have probably totalled up hours of my life dedicated to searching for them!

    Hope the project turns our well

  7. LOL. Sorry, I had to giggle at the stapling to the table part because I have pinned an entire quilt to the carpet when I was basting the layers together. ;) I had one of those days yesterday too...

    I hope you enjoyed your wine and you are now off to a better day today!

  8. Oh, poor you! But damn good for you for fixing the toilet. And for being able to laugh about your least I think you laughed.

  9. Aww, we've all had days like these. Enjoy your wine. Better days are ahead. :)

    (Thanks for your kind words and thoughtful comments on my blog! I really appreciate them.)

  10. Hi, I am visiting today from chocolate covered day dreams. I am so impressed with your sewing project. It sounds so lovely! Hope your wine was relaxing and delicious!

  11. Wow...good for you fixing the toilet. Knocking over the detergent sounds like me : ) Hoping you enjoyed your glass of wine!

  12. Yes a glass of wine........
    You are a strong and determined lady to tackle toilet seat and things. Trust the cap to be off the detergent.That is typical of such things.

    Nuts in May