Monday, April 02, 2007

HELP...I'm Spring Cleaning....

......AND I CAN'T STOP!!!!!!
OMG....what the be-jeebers is going on!!! I normally am not like this!!! I actually want to clean!!!! Maybe it was the combination of my son being away for the weekend and the nice weather!! I got out of work early on Friday, by choice, and that is where the trouble began.....
the Sweetie Man was home so we shopped for garden stuff, curtains, shades, etc....we ate a wonderful dinner at Red Lobster.....went to a Teatime Stitchery, a cross stitch store I wanted to see and bought this stash....

....then we came home and sat on the porch and relaxed. Come Saturday we sorta went Spring Clean CRAZY!!! It was lots of fun tho and the house looks ready for Spring! Even my son complimented it when he came home. I even did some decorating in his room. I actually took the curtains that were in my living room (sheers) and hung them in my son's room then took the original curtains (the checkered print) and turned them into the valance.....I believe in recycling till it's unusable!
In the living room I took an old sheet and sorta made a valance out of it after hanging some new curtains and a nice shade.....


And I got these curtains at Walmart....I thought they were cute...tho the pic is rather dark.
I also got a little surprise in the mail from Pam last week (sorry, I don't think she has a blog) but I was in a fat quarter swap with her and to thank me for what I sent her, she sent me this great gift.....



That was so sweet of her. These are some items that are on my dream list at Life's a Stitch. Thanks again, Pam!

So just in case yinz guys (KARE!) were wondering where I disappeared to...that was it!
I did manage to do a few crafty things...especially since it was a rainy sorta day on Sunday. I finished this bookmark which I'm going to include as an "extra" in a package being sent.

And I finished another Project Linus edging...


And speaking of PL....my Chapter coordinator sent us all an email saying that she would no longer be doing PL and gave us some lead names to turn blankets into. That's a bummer big time. I got all these fleece blankets she gave me to edge and I gotta take them into Pittsburgh to deliver them. She was like about 5 minutes from my house. Oh, well...gotta do what ya gotta do....I'll keep chugging along on for the kids!

Oh, and I gotta tell ya...I took a small class on self defense for women that was being taught in our City Hall by our Police Officers. It was very interesting to say the least. We got to do alot of hands on sorta stuff...basically beat up on the police officers who wore protective gear. They all know me cause I work in the same building with them...so I had my share of teasing. (they love to tease me cause I'm always playing jokes on them) It was fun and informative! The newspaper is supposed to do an article on it....should be online also so I'll give yinz all the link when it appears. I can't say I wasn't sore for a couple of days after with all the weird moves I learned...but I'm back to normal now...what's normal for me anyway!
And last but not least, one of the days I had to go to the class, my son was nice enough to go down to Pittsburgh and stand in line for an autographed copy of Jodi Picoult's new book, "Nineteen Minutes"....it's #1 on the bestseller list this week.


She's my favorite author! I was bummed that my self-defense class was on the same day but he offered to go for me and get it! (with a little urging from his gal pal) He did have to sit through a question and answer period....but he said when he got it signed, Jodi told him what a good son he was to do that for me....I agree!!!
That's about it for now! It's Spring....it's warm! (though the weather man did mention the "S" word for Wednesday...just a smidgen tho) We are on the right tract tho, weather wise! Now, it's off to do a little crafting and watch the first episode of the Bachelor (love those "cat fights") So, till next time, yinz crazy guys......

17 Comments:

andi said...

Cool stuff you've got there. Love the look of the drapes. Very nice. UGH, you lucky girl... you snagged an autograph from JP. I snagged one too, but from Yarn Harlot. hee hee.

stitcherw said...

Fun pictures, you got some nice stash and had some lovely finishes.

The new drapes and things look nice, glad that your spring cleaning binge went so well. It was starting to feel like spring here for a bit, but now it is turning cold again and they say we may even get a bit more snow, ugh!
Hope it stays nice were you are.
Sue

CritterLady62 said...

I love the curtains! I started on the spring cleaning binge to but only got as far as getting my refrigerator and freezer cleaned. I was prepared to do windows and screens but it has turned cold again! Aargh, matey! They are even talking about snow on Easter.
Ugh!

Kare said...

Good grief! No wonder you didn't post for a while.
Your curtains are lovely. You certainly have a knack for putting things together. I love the walmart curtain.
Looks like you got some good stuff. And your son is very sweet to do that for you. Even if he had to be prodded by his girlfriend!
Take care Lucy.
(you picked a bad day to link over to my blog, hahaha.)

sydney said...

The curtains look nice! I had a brief spurt of spring cleaning and that was it. :) How nice of your son to get the autograph for you!

Vonna said...

You've been one busy lady!

ollie1976 said...

Nice to see you back! You have a very sweet son to get Jodi's book signed for you!

The Silver Thistle said...

You've been busy! WEll done! I'll hope that some of your Spring fever rubs off onto me because my house is like a bomb site, lol. There's stuff everywhere and I can use all the help I can get, ehehh

What a fabulous son you have! Seriously, in my dreams my son might do that for me..........but only in my dreams, lol.

The Silver Thistle said...

.....forgot to say.........

How are you liking 'the other Boleyn girl'? I couldn't get into it at all. And it seemed to be just my kinda book :(

The needle & I said...

Love your window treatments, you are talented. I love your finished little bookmark. Enjoyed looking through your blog.

Alexis said...

The house looks great! You get that recycling thing from Grandma:) Guess Glenn likes the girl if he was willing to do the book thing for you;)

We've pretty much told everyone major about the baby, so feel free to say whatever you want!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the 2 pound loss (just noticed!)

Court said...

That was so sweet of him to do that for you. Such cool stuff you got done and got this weekend. We are getting freezing nights the rest of this week. : ( Bummer. Off for my walk. Later

Netter said...

Awww, your Son was sooo sweet to get the book signed for you. His gal pal must be a good influence on him too.

I'm doing some spring cleaning too. There is only so long I can stand looking at what these guys do to closets...scary, very scary the stuff you find shoved in there. Anyway, I'm off to the post office.

Court said...

BG,
HAPPY EASTER!!
Love ya,
LG

kansas crochet mom said...

how awesome! I love her books too. I read a sisters keeper.

samplerknn said...

I am so jealous! She is my favorite author. I absolutely loved "My sister's Keeper". Nineteen Minutes is good, but not quite as wonderful as MSK. Congrats! Happy Spring??!! It might snow here in MD tonight.
Karen