I have been doing some redecorating in my house and that’s been taking some time away from my knitting. I repainted the dining room in September and the living room a couple of weeks ago. The crown molding will go up sometime early next year. I’m trying to get the rooms back together again for a dinner party in early November.
We have a bay window in the living room and sheer curtains hanging the window. It just never looked finished in there so I decided to hang dummy panels on either side of the window. Sounds easy, right? In theory it is. Trying to find the right curtains isn’t so easy.
The room is a bluish-green and I think it’s too light but I’m not changing it now. I have two chairs and matching ottoman in a linen colored fabric with trees. I tried to find a fabric sample as the description sounds weird. Anyway, I wanted curtains that combine the blue of the walls and the green in the chairs.
I bought five different pairs of curtains this past week. The ones I love compete with the chairs too much so I decided to go with some I found at Wal-Mart of all places. The only problem was that the curtain was discontinued and they only had one panel.
I looked on-line and found a few stores that still had some in stock. One was a store near my best friend who lives 400 miles away. I called her and she said she would go right then and see if she could find it for me. After an hour of searching, she called me and said she found it and was sending the panel to me. I really owe her big time for this.
She wants me to send her a picture of the window. That will be hard as I’ve tried to do this before and it just doesn’t turn out that well.
I made a whirlwind trip to have lunch with my aunt, sister and brother on Saturday. Six hours driving in the car and four hours visiting. It was so nice to see them all together. Mr. Aitch had to work so I went by myself.
My sister said she loved the Ms Ida mittens so I took them with me for her to try on. The thumb is way too long but the rest seems to fit her. I’ll remove one diamond repeat on the thumbs and send them to her. She doesn’t want the finger part to flip so I will remove that.
Soon those will be finished and I can concentrate on the soakers I started last month.
The orange slippers are done except for the soles. Hopefully I can get photos of those two projects posted this week.
They all made fun of the apple cozy. Guess what they are getting for Christmas? =)