I’ve been so busy…and not with sewing. I finally accomplished some things that I’ve been putting off for a while.
The light fixture in my powder room fell from the wall 4 weeks ago. Actually, I caught it before it crashed. What a close call, it would have been such a mess.
After climbing up on the counter, undoing everything, and taping over the light switch, I just turned my back on the whole situation. Too much, not in the mood…
It’s not easy to hang a light fixture by yourself! Even if you’re the resident handyperson. But I did it. Flipped on the switch – and nothing happened. I could have cried. Of course I was so sure of my work that I had already put on the globes and everything. So off they came again. One of the wire caps was not on securely. Second time was a charm. I have light. What an exhausting project.
The next project was better, but still not my favorite thing to do. I had decided that the brown velvet curtains in my bedroom were showing age and were too dark for my current mood – I really had light on the brain!
But those curtains take some thought – I work hard to keep heat out of the house. Sheers just don’t work, even with mini-blinds and sun-blocking shades.
Hats off to IKEA. I love these Merete curtains. They are a very heavy cotton twill. Perfect.
Recovery – yesterday I cruised over to the library to look for some good books. I actually bought 6 books from the Friends of the Library shop, for $1 each. These are all titles I know I’ll enjoy, and I can donate back any I decide not to keep. This was nice.