Saturday, May 18, 2013
On the reading front, I finished The Glass Room, well! I didn't have a clue who dunnit... until the very last chapter. Well done.
I'm now reading The Sunshine When She's Gone, Thea Goodman. (different)
My sister's are reminiscing their trip to Barbados, wonder if they met up with Monika and the gang? This is a holiday weekend here in Canada, so I'm home alone, with the laundry and my paint brushes. Wish I could download my photos to show you. Stripped a rocker yesterday and today off with the layers of paint, and pulling dandelions. I have baby rabbits in my yard, so I don't want to spray the weeds. They are such a delight to watch in the morning, they run around chasing each other, and then I suppose they are off for a nap. We don't see them again until late in the day/or early evening. The cat of course is going bonkers watching and running from window to window. My poppies have finally spread enough to my liking, they look great with the purple tulips and lillium. I always think the lillium looks like a firecracker. It's growing up between the car parts, reaching for the sun. Have a great weekend.
Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce over at home with books.
Friday, May 17, 2013
One of these days... I will remember to join the party hosted by Miss Mustard Seed. Each Friday bloggers join in posting their creations, many, many wood pieces have been saved from dumpsters and landfills. BRAVO! to all. I've personally saved many a piece, but often neglect to take the beginning or ending photos. Take fore example the little dresser that was bright Cadmium Yellow, that I've silverized. Turned out great, but I still can't seem to download a photo into my blog. Annoying, I must find my tech support soon. For some interesting transformations do check out the Furniture Party.
|basement rescue before|
|to funky bed for a sweet little girl||Have a great party.|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cottage Paints. I'm thinking of painting one of my cabinets, it's a little tired looking, and I don't really want to use it as a TV stand. It was a fun day. Tuesday, and Thursday I continued with my gate leg table, somewhat glue together, each spindle is cleaned and reglued. What a lot of work. It's all stripped and ready for my cottage paint on the legs, the top will be inspired by the Life of Pi, loved that book, didn't see the movie, but I do love me a big cat.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
|one of the hair creations|
I wish I'd live close enough to attend one of these author events, but alas I do not. The Wisdom of Hair, conjures up past memories for me. At a time in my life when my friends from my teen years are dying, way too early, memories of better times seem to come forward. The Wisdom of Hair brings me to a time when I met my good friend Mary and her family. My sister Alice, loved boys, and I mean really and they loved her, she could meet someone and have a date by the end of the conversation, the flowers and chocolate that girl got... boy oh boy! Well this was such an occasion, I'm not quite sure how she met M but very shortly after, and I mean like a week or two after the meeting, M's mother was having heart surgery and his father suddenly passed away. So there was this new "immigrant family" kids ranging from 17 - 4 now without a father, and almost no mother, (she was very sick prognosis was not good) So Alice was going to visit, and dragged me along. We got off the bus too early, and had to walk. Alice doesn't do walking, even back then. She had heels on, Alice doesn't do heels well either. So we walked probably 3 or 4 miles, and you can imagine by the time we arrived at this saddest house ever, we were quite exhausted. I don't remember exactly what the visit was like, but my friendship with Mary began. We were probably in grade 6 or 7. We shared a great deal, we talked about dating, and the gambit of adventures teens go through. I spent many a day/night at her home and she at mine, my mom made donuts, and sewed for us, Mary's mom did get better and she was not much of a cook, but boy did she make a great liverwurst sandwich. Mary's older sister "the 17year old" was a hairdresser, she had just finished hairdressing school, and they had a little room in their home that she did hair. She would be plagued with customers who did not give her a day off and paid her what they felt like. One Sunday, I had spent the night, a customer arrived at 8:30 a.m. because she was having a bad hair day, and wanted "service|". Gail refused and hid in the closet, we were to tell the customer she was not home, she didn't take no for an answer and insisted that Mary could do something for her that day. Mary did, and thus began her career. She did go to hairdressing school, but didn't graduate. (Couldn't afford to miss work) She won many a contest for her creativity, she worked with her sister for many years, they just recently closed up shop. Those two girls provided for that orphaned family for many, many years. Their mom while better, never was able to work at any high paying job, and as you can imagine she still had young children at home. The Hair Salon became a place much like the bar at "Cheers" we'd gather and gab. SO I'm anxious to read my new win. Thanks to Kathy at Bermudaonion and to Kim Boykin for their generosity.