Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I ordered some books and they were just shipped yesterday and weren't supposed to get here until Saturday. Surprise! They were here today. :-) What did I get, you ask? The first book is called Sew Everything Workshop. It covers the basics and has some projects/patterns to try. Most people know that I cannot use a sewing machine. They hate me. I'm sure it's not any problem on my end, but just in case I ordered the book. I can't wait to start a project. The other book? Singer Upholstery Basics Plus. I think I read about the 1st edition from Jenny at Little Green Notebook. I was going to get that one, but this updated version was the same price and had a few more projects. I think I'm going to ask my mom if I can reupholster one of her old chairs...it is in very, very poor condition.

And I haven't forgotten about my studio. I still have a couple of more weeks of recovery from surgery. I want to talk with the doctor before I do anything. I'm supposed to wait for approval to exercise, so I'll include moving heavy objects with that. I'll keep everyone posted!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Well, my studio had to go on hold. I had surgery a few weeks ago and just got back to work. I'm still in recovery for another couple of weeks and see the doctor for a post-op at the beginning of April. I just hope I'm cleared to exercise on that day. I never thought I'd say I missed exercising, but I can definitely say that now. :-) Recovery is going great, though, so my Ivan and I are very happy!

I'm wanting to start a few projects, but life, of course, is getting in the way. Some busted pipes in the guest bathroom have caused a problem. We need to make sure the basement gets dried, the guest bathroom sink gets fixed, and we need to rip up the carpet in our closet that got soaked during the process. At least I have a legitimate reason to redo that bathroom. Yay!!

Also, I want to mention a giveaway on ROOM REMIX - the blog. ROOM REMIX is great blog and has great ideas for inspiration and DIY projects. I highly suggest checking it out. The giveaway is on the March 15, 2010 post.