I bet you guys were wondering what happened to ol' twittering bird, huh? I have finally emerged from my cave and can enjoy the light of day once again.
It's fairly common for designers to pull all-nighters, but I have managed to avoid them for some time. All week: wake up, shower, go to work by 8am, eat lunch at desk, get exercise by walking to and from printer, eat dinner at desk, go home at 11 pm, sleep. On Wednesday, I worked until 4am. I'm not a fan of sitting in one position, staring at a monitor for more than 10 hours at a time. It makes me a lil batty.
I think JG worked 72 hours straight. That's plain crazy, but she's damn amazing, so I guess it paid off.
So, as soon as I left work yesterday, I headed over to Nordstrom and treated myself to a new pair of shoes.
I'm in love with them - they're the most comfortable flats I have ever slipped on my feet. I intend to wear them every day this summer, so you better get used to seeing them.
They remind me of JG, who searched for yellow flats relentlessly a couple years ago. JG - do you approve?
So, I'm sitting at home, leisurely drinking coffee in my ratty bath robe, enjoying my comp day - the reward for excessive late night hours. I'm starting the weekend early and it feels great.
My plans? Craft, paint - both canvas and house. All weekend long with breaks for friends and family. Oh - craft mafia potluck this Sunday! Yay!
First project of the day:
This is our mud room which connects our kitchen to our garage/workshop. Behind the folding doors is a 1/2 bathroom. I'm breaking out the Kils.
Notice the tin star? I know, they're country, but for some reason I adore these stars. It's become a trend in Chincoteague to use them as a chimney adornment and it seems every other cottage sports them on that tiny island. Bobby is not too keen on them (perhaps they are a bit tacky), so I hung one in our mud room to satisfy my star envy.
Speaking of Chincoteague trends, the gazing ball, starfish birdbath, and horse-tie jockeys were also popular a few years back, and littered every other front yard. So, maybe I'll hold back with the chimney star, as the decor taste of the island inhabitants is notoriously questionable.
So, back to the mudroom. You can't see it in the picture, but there is 2 feet of drywall above the paneling. I plan to paint it "vintage map" blue/green. It's more of a robin's egg blue, but don't you love the color name? I bought a quart of it last weekend and had fun testing it in various places.
I'm getting close to finishing our spice cabinet, which I started over a year ago. Baby steps. I have the panels of glass, which I tried to "frost" last week (dreadful attempt), but I have yet to figure out how to attach successfully.
It's a doorbell, just in case you're wondering what that weird object is above our refrigerator. Like most of the appliances and fixtures acquired with our house, it's really dated, and not in an "original period piece" kinda way. I like to say it's "vintage." Sounds better, yeah?
Okay, so now I'm spending my day off in front of the computer once again, so I'm gonna sign off. But first, I leave you with some other shots taken from last weekend, when the weather was warm and sunny. First one - potted flowering plant Bobby's mom picked up from Tanner's Creek...hell if I know what it's called. Second- we collect stones from places of travel and they wind up in window sills, etc. Third - our little visitor who wandered into my shot.
Have a great weekend!