Yes, I have been a big slacker...I have not been reading (in addition to blogging)...
Since my move I have been too busy to do any crafty projects. Just unpacking and cleaning - lots of cleaning. Hopefully I get back on track soon.
Since Christmas, or even earlier, I have not even read much. When I visited my family over Thanksgiving, I brought a book up with me. It took me until January of this year to finish it. I've just been too busy to read.
The one book I finished in the first quarter of 2013 was:
That book was like 700 or something pages long. Ugh. But, it was good. I took equally as long to read my next book, so you will have to wait until summer to get the next list.
I found a great used book store: The Bookstall in Brandon, FL.
They will take your used paperbacks and give you store credit for them. They even rent out best seller hardcover books. Downfall is that they do not take hardcovers as used books. In the past, I have brought in books, they look through them, select what they can sell, give me a small percentage of the cover price in store credit and I go down the street and donate the rest of the books to the library. The library has annual book sales and the main branch in downtown Tampa has a bookstore that is open the first Sat of each month. Everyone is happy: I get rid of book-clutter and get credit for more books and the library can sell my donated books.
Back in Mass, there is a used book store: Readmore Books. Old, dusty building with books probably older then me in there, but they would take books for store credit and such. I cold spend hours in there. I am happy to have found better than equivalent to my "Readmore Books" in Brandon.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Yippee, Vince and I just bought a house!
In my newly bought house, there is an "office." An office means it is a room with no closet. It can be a bedroom, just put an armoire in there. Instead of making it a bedroom, I want to make it into a sewing room.
I say sewing room, but it will be my multipurpose crafty room. But, the only thing I have done to it so far is paint it. Yellow. Like really yellow...
The yellow I chose was Behr Honey Tone. It is so nice in the pic and on the paint chip card. In the room, it might be a bit too much yellow. In the day, it looks really sweet, at night with the light off...it is in your face. I'm keeping it for now, maybe I just need to change out my ceiling fan light bulbs.
So, I just moved in this past week, so the place is still in an upheaval. I do have my craft supplies in the sewing room, but that is about it.
The room is towards the front of the house and opens with a pair of double doors. The doors are solid, but I would like to switch them out with pair of windowed french doors. When you walk in, there is a nice window to the left. I have placed a bookcase to the right and the dark colored cabinet is a computer work station. I was thinking of buying or making a cutting table which can double as the table for the sewing machine. I would like to buy a glass-door cabinet and store my yarn and material in there.
It may take some time to get this room straightened out, but I'm hopeful that it will look wonderful and be very functional. Stay tuned for the "After" post...not sure when though!