Sunday, April 26, 2009

Finishes, and changes

Hello to all my bloggy friends. This has been one of those weeks that passed me by in the blink of an eye. I had so many things to do every day, that I didn't feel like I had progressed on any of my stitching goals! The allergies are getting a little better, but my eyes have not returned to normal. I feel like I could itch then right out of their sockets!

I'm putting in a plug for exercise. I've gotten outside to hike almost everyday this week, and it feels like I've ordered a new body. I can feel the sore muscles starting to relent, and be comfortable with the pain, and I actually look forward to that 45 mins of peace and quiet. Sometimes my hubby will go with me, but several times it's just been me and my Zune. I quite like it. The only thing that worries me a bit is the cougar that lurks in the mountains behind my house. Two years ago we had prints all over in the yard. The trail is open with very little shrubbery, so hopefully I would see one coming. What am I suppose to do if one starts to come? I've played that out several times in my mind. Would my whistle and pepper spray be enough to ward one off? I'm trying to not be too paranoid about it. I think they are more afraid of me, than I am of them. (That's what I'm telling myself!)
Anyhow, go out and get some walking in. It does a body good!

I got my "Angels O're this House" by Chessie and Me, back from my framer. I think it looks fantastic. The perfect frame for this piece. I decided to experiment with non- glare glass this time. I wasn't sure how that would turn out, but I really like it. I can see the piece from any angle, without the glare. I think I will add non-glare from now on. I didn't ask how much extra it it was. Probably a couple of dollars at most.

I went shopping on my B-day last week, and bought these new pillows for my front room Chinese chairs. I really love this turquoise blue right now. It's everywhere! I think it's my new favorite color. I love to pair it with red. Aren't those Kmart's color? I was laughing about that the other day, because when I was a teenager I thought that was the stupidest color combination in the world! Hunter Green and Plum, were my favs at the time. Now it's Kmart colors! Go figure.

My dear friend gave me this cute card and it went right with my new favorite color theme, so I put in a frame for my front table. It is just like the card says "So Fabulous".

This is a cute little decoration I found at JoAnn's of all places. I thought it would be cute to hang smalls from. I don't have any "beachy" type smalls at the moment, so I better look through my charts and find one! I'm working on Bent Creeks, "Summer Snapperland", which would be fun for this table. One more thing to "hurry up and finish!"

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Take Care friends!


Dot said...

How cute are the added decorations. I don't know where you come up with all those ideas, it sure didn't come from me:) I really do like the "Angels O're this House" frame. Love ya, Mom

Jan said...

Lovely framed Chessie n Me!! And as for your favorite colors, then it should be your colors, not KMart's! I love the additions. And yes, I really need to get out there and do some walking, thanks for the motivation, just be careful of that cougar!

Deb said...

Aren't those walks wonderful? I've been doing that since my kids were little just to get some "me" time in - peace and quiet and something good for me at the same time (of course, I like looking in everyone's windows as I go by - don't tell! LOL) But take some pepper spray or something with you. I would be leery too if I knew that a cougar was hanging around!

Love your Angels O're this House!!! And the frame is absolutely perfect for it! I know that I'm going to have to stitch this one very soon! :) And I love your find at Joanne's too. I think that birdhouse is adorable and the Summer Snapperland will look good with it! It's amazing what you can find at Joanne's sometimes. Oh and about the non-glare glass - is it archival or non-glare. The only reason I ask is that I had a piece done with non-glare glass once and I'm kind of regretting it. I did it 20 years ago, but there is something with that glass that isn't archival safe and I can see that the color of the floss transferred to the glass (of course, the framer may not have used a spacer in there either). But the conservation glass works just about as well for glare.

And like the above comment, those colors are no longer KMart's colors - they're your colors.

Siobhan said...

Love the new color scheme! Very snazzy. I also like the color you have your front entry way painted--if that's what that space is behind the pillow. ;) Very classy. I like all the new decorations, too. What a cool idea to frame a card! I never thought of that & will have to try it sometime!

Your Angels is wonderful! That's the perfect frame for it.

Be careful of that cougar! I don't know what would warn off a cougar, either. YGG on the walking, though. My pup & I have been back on a regular walking schedule for a few weeks now & it feels really good to get out there. Both of us enjoy it & he is snoring within 5 minutes of being home. :)