Yesterday was a busy day. We’re putting our house on the market in the next few weeks and our real estate agent stopped by to take a look at things and give us some suggestions about repairs, staging, etc. to put us in a good position to attract buyers. A month of the boys being home 24/7 coupled with my general holiday laziness about keeping things picked up meant that the house pretty much looked like a tornado had gone through it so I spent about six hours doing some heavy-duty scrubbing, dusting, and mopping to get things presentable for the walk-through.
The good news is that other than a few paint and tile repairs, we’re in pretty good shape to go to market.
As a reward for getting all my chores done, I pulled the sewing machine out of the closet after dinner to sew another pair of pajamas from some fabric that I bought on last week’s trip to Virginia.
I like vintage-looking fabrics and the colors on this one caught my eye. I was pleased to discover that the second attempt at pajama-making went MUCH QUICKER than the first go-around, and you’ll be pleased to know that no Oompa-Loompas or seam rippers were harmed in this little endeavor.
I met my friend Laura Beth for lunch around 11:00 this morning (more on that tomorrow) and then afterward popped into the fabric store to pick out material for the next two projects. I didn’t find anything I liked for curtain panels, but found more than enough for the quilt I want to make. I’m not super decorator-y so it was really hard (as in took me AN HOUR) to pick five coordinating fabrics.
Initially I had picked a bright green fabric to go in the mix and while I was standing there staring at the shelves, I asked a very nice older woman if she quilted and she said “Yes” and when I asked her what she thought about the green, she wrinkled her brow and hesitated.
She politely told me that it would work in VERY SMALL doses which meant “Don’t you dare buy that” so I immediately walked back to the shelf to return the bolt and spent another twenty minutes obsessing over 80 bajillion shades of blue. I
stalked her ran into my friend on another aisle a few minutes later, held up the new choice and she nodded approvingly.
I say all that to tell you quilting people that you’d best be prepared for a barrage of emails from me in the next week or so because my house is clean and the paperwork on my work contract extension still hasn’t been approved so I’ve got time on my hands.
You have been warned.
Have a nice day.