Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This n That

After last week's intense experience with the well, this week seems pretty uneventful.  Last week was exhausting, and stressful, and I didn't even do any of the work!  This week, I am apparently content to sit in front of the TV for hours on end, watching the Spanish-language station (I don't speak Spanish).
Why would I do such a thing?  We don't have cable, so I don't have ESPN.  But Univision is free, so I'm watching the World Cup.  In Spanish.  Goooooooooooooooooooooooal!

It has been quite entertaining, but I find that I have to look up a lot more when I don't understand the commentators' chatter.

I finally had the new ceiling fan installed in my bedroom.  The old one broke in October? September?  The old one broke months ago, I ordered the new one in January.  It's been sitting in a box on the floor for MONTHS.  It was finally installed on Monday.  yay!
It's a lot more comfortable in there now.

We're going to have the house painted in July.  I've been washing outside walls and trying out paint.  My camera sees color differently than I do.  I'm going with the medium color. 

It was my first choice, but husband thought it was too dark.  "Go lighter!"  So I put on the lighter color, and it resembled the local trash trucks.  ew.  He said, "Go darker!"  And the dark was just a bit too much.  Then he told me to "Paint an entire wall!  I can't visualize it."

I almost told him to go jump in the pool.

Instead, I painted part of a wall.  This is all the same color, but the camera sees it differently than I do.
It's hard to believe, but I am confident that once the house is painted, it will recede into the background of the neighborhood.  When we bought it, it was a dreary grey.  We painted it what we thought would be pale blue.  Instead it was almost a glaring white.  Our house literally jumped onto the street.  It had been invisible, suddenly it was THERE.  I am hoping to fall back to something less noticeable, and "Acapulco Cliffs" (Pittsburgh Paints) seems to be just the ticket.

My Nana had brightly colored houses.  She said she didn't care what the neighbors thought, she just wanted something that made her "happy" when she looked at it.  This one makes me happy.  :)

Quilting also makes me happy.

I'm in the process of starting some of the applique from the David Taylor class last month.  I haven't finished picking all of my fabric for the entire image, but this part gives me some handwork to so, while I sit in front of the TV.
I definitely have a lot of work cut out for me.  It's all good.  Happy Quilting!!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

Can't wait to see your David Taylor quilt finished. And I love, love, love the color you chose for your house. My husband would not have been so agreeable.

Quiltedtime said...

The blue paints look great next to your little patio table and pool. Makes md think you might live in the tropics.

sewmuchfun said...

Love to appliqué in front of the TV. At least you feel productive :)