Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wonderful Blogger Buddies

Saturday in the mail I received a lovely gift From one of my blogger Buddies. The gift was from Valarie at In the package were two beautiful,old, small plates with pink roses in the center. Her card said "I saw these and thought of you." Wasn't that the sweetest, thoughtful thing to do. Thanks Valarie, I love them and I know just where I want to put them.

I have embarked on a very large task! When I bought this house the washer and dryer were in the garage, just outside the dining room door. In that part of the garage there is an area that is the width of the garage and about 7 feet deep. It is one step above the garage itself. In this area is were the washer and dryer sit. I have embarked on enclosing this area and making a laundry/ storage area. I have soooo much stuff that I need the extra storage area. I had a carpenter come in and put up a wall between this area and the garage. The walls in the garage are sheet rocked and taped and floated but that was it. Jennifer and I have spent the week end priming the walls and ceiling...Boy, am I tired and we haven't got it all finished yet.

The walls have suffered a lot of abuse and have a lot of dings and nail holes. I have filled all the nail holes but they are still not the best quality so I decided to wallpaper it all to hide some of the imperfections. I have ordered some soft blue and white stripe paper to do the job. We still have to finish priming before we can even think of starting to paper, plus I just ordered the paper yesterday. Again from my favorite wall paper seller on e-bay. I'll keep you posted on the progress but I think it will take a good month of weekends to get it all done.

But tonight I'm pooped. I'm fixing dinner and going to sit down, put up my feet and watch the Academy Awards. Luckily, I'm not working tomorrow so I'll take the day to rest. Have a good week!


Anonymous said...

What a sweet gesture for Valerie to do! I am always seeing things that I know different blogging buddies would love but how fun to actually just go and surprise them with a little box of goodies!!

Can't wait to see that wallpaper! I know it will look great! And how much fun it will be to have a pretty laundry room in which to work!

I was given an award that I would love to pass on to you! On my blog I gave to all who read as I just can't give it to just 10 of my blogging buddies. But if I did ever follow rules you would be one that I list so would you come by and pick it up?



sylvia said...

nice gift but I also do like the cushion...was it made from an old tablecloth? just perfect...

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your project is a temporary inconvienence - permanent enjoyment! Can't wait to see it finished. Happy Monday, Esther

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Sandy,

Thank you. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Now I don't feel so alone in my constant construction zone. You have been so kind and encouraging to me... and we have never even met. I'm thankful to you for your tender heart towards my woes. I tend to feel defeated before I ever get started. You truly are an inspiration to me and an encouragement to my heart.

My hubby's schedule changes this week, so he won't be home for 7 days. I miss him so much when he's gone... and when he's gone for so long, I feel really down. But I can do this. This is the only week (for now) that he'll be gone for so long. Yet, he's just such a part of me and my heart and my life, I miss him more than I can say.

Hugs to you Sandy, and I hope that you are rested and happy. Keep me posted. Congrats on your gifts. People can be so thoughtful. I love it.

Love ya, and am thankful for you...
Penny Sue

Jean Tuthill said...

Your new laundry will be such a joy to you, it will certainly be worth all the work and inconvenience. Please keep us posted on the progress and the final results!

My Shabby Roses said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Boy, you have been busy, I can see why you are pooped out!

You deserve a rest, with a box of chocolates! (o:

Felicia said...

What pretty treasures :)

joanie said...

Hello. I just discovered your blog and looked at every entry today. Your home is beautiful and I love your decorating style. Looking forward to your future posts.