Okay. I know it's like I fell off the planet or something with all the time that has lapsed since my last post. Sorry. Can I make it up to you by showing you glimpses of what has been good about my unplanned blog break? Since we have decided to stay on in Edith, we have been scouting out items to make her more livable. For us, that has meant visits to the thrift stores...
where I stumbled upon this bright and lovely vintage tablecloth (maybe it could become a simple curtain or toss cushions for Edith or...),
and then I found this vintage sheet (to be added to the pink quilt I'm working on. Everyone knows that you need lots of quilts when you live in an old house). Along with the thrifting, we have been sifting through the contents of another old house that is being torn down this week. We went in search of towel bars for Edith (for some reason the last renters took the towel bars with them when they left... along with the light fixtures I mentioned in an earlier post). We did find one light fixture we liked from the other old house and then we came across some unexpected finds.
Two glass framed doors that are the perfect size for the room upstairs that is to be divided into my sewing studio and an art studio for my husband. I will probably make a simple shade to hang on the inside of the doors if we want to block out the world, but love that we have the option of letting in copious amounts of sunlight the rest of the time.
These are my favourite finds from the other old house (which is a 'young' house compared to Edith ;o). These glass doorknobs will soon be on the doors in Edith ( previous renters apparently packed up doorknobs with them when they moved out? Something that I'll be doing with these beauties when we leave Edith ;o)
So hopefully you'll forgive me for the disappearing act I just pulled. My head has been full of home improvement plans and scouting out supplies along with a healthy dose of sweat equity that makes me sleep soundly. I'm just saying that it has cut into my creative sewing time and left me with not much to blog about. I think that's about to change this week. Too many sewing ideas begging to be stitched.