Saturday, April 20, 2013

Monday finally became Saturday

Sounds confusing? Well, if you remember my last post which was Monday (can't believe I have not posted) we were getting ready for the (hopefully) final work on the lanai project. Omar arrived and assured me this was going to be "it"... "it" would be good. To be honest, I am not 100% satisfied, but "it" will do. Would I recommend this company, hell no. But we can and will live with "it". Mr H washed down the chaises and the bistro table set, he picked up an outdoor area rug and here it is...
so, from the green artificial carpet original to the lanai, to cement to epoxy....what a difference. It will be easier to keep clean and looks so much nicer. Our lanai is open on one side and sliders open onto it from our bedroom and the kitchen/dining area. A long 3 weeks, but I will call it done.
While all this has been going on, it was a good Monday for me and the lanai, but not for Boston. I followed the news and shed my tears. The climax unfolded last night and cheers rose. Now Boston can begin to heal. Texas is still trying to pick up the pieces. And I thought my lanai problems were something to complain about.
I worked on my Hardanger piece and feel good to say the stitching is complete! I have no picture yet, I thought, no one want to see this wrinkled piece yet again. So, I will stitch my edge, trim away the fabric, gently wash it and press it before I show it to you. I am so proud of it. Mr H praised my patience with the stitching and how lovely it is and that certainly makes me feel good. I have a short shift today and some food shopping to do but then I can work on this. The other day I stressed over my sewing machine... it again was not sounding well. Mr H told me to go and get another as this one is just about 30 years old. I really like this machine and it has served me faithfully with never a need for repair in all this time. So, I decided to investigate the noise and I took the top screws off and looked inside. I really could not see anything and when I  manipulated the wheel, there was no sound. I took it and turned it upside down and nothing fell out. I put the top back on and tried it, and no noise! Did I fix it? It seems to be fine, but we will see when I next sew with it.
I can only say that I am happy this week is finally over in so many ways. I hope you day is grand...and thank you for stopping by.....these lovely daffodils have graced my dining table this week bringing me sunshine...
PS....the Mr and Mrs Quail are still warming the eggs....any day now I think we will see babies....

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday is a good day? we can only hope

Just got a call from the company doing the lanai project. They should be here within the hour to apply another coat of epoxy. I requested that the salesman come also... we shall see.
In the meantime, I sat outside yesterday morning to stitch with this little one for company...
he/she took a moment to respond to my call. Then promptly returned to munching.
 I finished the second tier of wraps...
Now on to the outside tier....I know, I should press it, but because I hold it in my hands to stitch, it just gets so wrinkled again. I do not like to press over the strands of threads that are not wrapped. I have enjoyed this project even though it is so large. It will look nice on my table.
There is no news for Mrs Quail who still is minding the nest with the Mister. I always know when they are switching places... they call out to each other. Well, guess that is all for now. I welcome a new friend who just happens to be from my home state of Rhode Island! Thank you all for your kind words and email.... I do try to respond to each one. Hope you have a good day.