Sunday, January 19, 2014

I'm Baaaccckkkk!

Whoa.  I vanished for a little while there.  January for accountants is totally cray-cray!  I have been waking up and working while my hair dries, then taking my laptop to work.  Working all day, through lunch and all, then taking the laptop back home, working until dinner, then working again after dinner until almost bedtime.  It has been exciting!

So I am taking a little time this weekend to catch my breath.  We worked on the yard yesterday.  My honey is bound and determined that Liesl shall have grass and we shall have a gorgeous yard this summer to entertain and relax in.  He has had the gardening books out and has been planning.  We are taking out all of the redwood mulch so that if and when we finally get rain here in Cali, (there is a rumor of a La Nina forming) we will spread the grass seed.  In the meantime, he is planning out other plants and a little vegetable garden.  While I like to garden, it seems to be my sweetie's happy, and his eyes get all lit up when he talks about it.  I am glad that it brings him so much joy. While I was back in the yard, I noticed that my Adirondack chairs need a paint touch up.  I have them painted in a retro Coca Cola red and love, love, love them.  They have faded a little so I will give them a little re-touch in the next few weeks. 

So last evening I needed to stop by the fabric store as I needed something for another project.  That is when I espied this gorgeous, 1940's-ish vintage style fabric.  I fell hopelessly in love with it.  I bought some to re-cover some pillows for the Adirondack chairs and thought that it would look so cute.  If I am feeling really festive, I may add some of the old style red ball fringe to the edges.  I think it would look totally adorbs!

Liesl continues to be her hilarious self.  She cracks us up on a daily basis.  Yesterday, she saw that we were digging in the yard so she decided that she should, too.  Liesl is a total mimic.  We looked over at one point and there she was digging away (this is a rare occurrence.)  She saw we were watching her so she looked at us, gave us a goofy grin then went back to her job.  My sweetheart says that he has never known a dog like her.  She is super smart and super duper sassy!

Well, that is it for now.  I will try to be better about checking in!


4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Cute fabric! It reminds me of tablecloths I grew up with from my mother and grandmother. I think it will make cute pillows indeed. Good luck!

Laura said...

Nice to see you posting again and very happy to hear things are so exciting and wonderful for you & everyone! Love the fabric and I think the red pom-poms would be the perfect touch! I am sure Liesl would love a patch of lawn of her own (I started to write patch of grass but that didn't look right :). Miss you at 123 - have you done any stitching in the past few months?

Laura
WA

Kathy F said...

Awwwwwww.....that Liesl!!! I've had 2 schnauzers & I know what rascals they can be but oh so full of life!! Sounds like you got a sweetie & she won the puppy lottery!!

Hang on.....April will be here soon!!

PS...my birthday is April 15th!!!!!

Sandbart said...

Great to see you back, but even better....... Life is good for you!! Enjoy your happiness. Sandra