The good news is some of my new furniture has arrived. We have a sweet little table with chairs to sit at our prow-front windows and check out the view. I had the joy (heavy sarcasm) of driving in a little ice this morning. It's supposed to be in the 40's tomorrow with lots of sunshine.
Last week I painted our garage...which first required moving almost everything in it to get to the walls. (I didn't move the two airplane wheels...not many people have those in their garage!). It was an exhausting week that was not fun! I painted a semi-gloss grey color on the walls. I dooooo noooot understand why garages are always painted with a flat white paint...if it is painted at all. After moving out of our last house and seeing the horrible filth on our garage walls I was determined to get washable paint in our new garage. I wasn't consulted the day the garage was painted so of course my husband went with painter's recommendation of flat white paint.
Here's the other side....much more stuff that had to be moved. Looks like an episode of, "Hoarding."
We are planning to install shelving next week all along the walls and then put everything away. Then I can finish painting the ceiling. More fun!
Just a little info about garages in Alaska...most of them are heated and are soooo important in our extreme climate. This is going to be a sweet man-cave when it is done. My husband wants to have the floor painted too...which in our family means another job for me. My husband is not allowed to hold a paint brush...we tried that early in our marriage. I'll put that chore on the list for next summer. Too late with snow flying to paint the floor this year.
But I almost forgot about the best part of the week! I won a blog give-away! Lori from Night Owl Quilting and Dye Works sent me this gorgeous scarf she hand-dyed. It is so wonderfully soft. I never leave our Paris apartment without a scarf so this is a great gift. Thank you Lori!
And I also won a copy of her latest pattern designed with her quilting partner, Kathy from Tamarack Shack, Alternate Routes. It is designed to use two fabrics but I'm pulling a third fabric in for the HSTs. This will be a project I take to work on in Paris.
I do have a finish...another cross-stitch Santa. Williamsburg Santa. Adorable!