||[Mar. 26th, 2007|01:33 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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Today? Today is the birthday of the most attitudinous hair I know.. and the lovely girl to whom it is attached, kiltsandlollies She is like this wonderful brainy force of nature and I am so tickled to count her as a friend. Happy Birthday, lovely Laura. Somewhere a sailor is violating that special Article of War just for you.
Friday night was some glorious hanging out with Mz. Cait. Talking and lolling about and popcorn shrimp.
Saturday, we got up when we damned well felt like it. That was the absolute best. Then I got started cutting out fabric for the baby's bedding and pinning bits of stuff. We did our grand errand run and hit (in rapid succession) the fabric store (trim, batting, estrogen overload for ST), the hardware store (paint chip to send the landlords, new faucet handles, Gorrilla Tape to restore ST's manhood), Target (headrest for the carseat, small unholy adorable sleeper for child), and the grocery store (food, glorious food!). We got home and I set to finishing the cutting, doing more pinning, and having lunch.
We got to finish the evening at the gorgeous bittibuddha and russell_moore's house celebrating Russ's birthday. We had a great time, really enjoyed hanging out with friends, and the cake was faboo. Curling up together to sleep? Best. Idea. Ever.
Sunday was mass-productivity. I finished the crib bedding for the most part. I have a contrast panel to sew into the skirt and some futzing to do with the rest of it but I'm TERRIBLY pleased with it. I'll take pictures when it's finished. Probably next weekend. I got the shade piece cut and covered the ottoman cushions. I'll be able to order the rest of the fabric tomorrow so that I can finish the shade and the chair cushions next weekend. That leaves me with nice, manageable, easily contained projects until the baby gets here. Sewing projects tend to take over the room, especially big long projects involving massive amounts of fabric. Making a banner? Small tabletop project.
We also found a stain color which matches the crib and other furniture well enough for us to feel confident staining the picture frames. One of them is going to get a second coat tonight (the other will get a first coat tonight and a second coat tomorrow) and we should be able to cut down the two coordinating wall prints which came last week. We'll wait to hang them until we get word from the landlords about the paint color we picked. Same for the celtic knotwork-framed mirrors and the name banner, whenever it gets done. Now I just need the weather to get nice for long enough and light late enough that I can start stripping the poly finish off the rocker and restain it. Oh yeah, we got us some projects.
I also cleaned up a bunch more stuff in the nursery. I've got some last bags to go through but the big bookshelf can go to the basement, the closet is one bag from being finished, and I'm almost ready to vacuum the floor again. WOO! So.. progress. I'll keep up with the cleaning during the mornings this week and hopefully be down to the nursery furniture (and the two pieces of office furniture that are staying for now) by the coming weekend.
I'm rambling and turning this into a to-do list. My bad.
In other news, we got a box from alex_wench which featured two adorable pairs of shoes ( she knows that baby shoes are a personal weakness of mine) as well as some coupons, a onesie, and a shirt for me. YAY! A nice counterbalance to the fact that I went to yank one end of one of the sewing projects I was pinning and the end came up faster than I meant for it to, leaving a nice pin scratch going up the left side of my face. I'm hardcore, people. I bleed for this nursery.
And I am trying to resist both of these:
People, if I'm only paying $35 for my OWN bookcase, why would I pay more than that for a small child's? On the other hand.. it does rock. And that rocking horse? Behold the cuteness. I'll speak to my mother about woodworking projects and drop some incredibly subtle hints.
Um.. that's all I've got. Except that Chelle and Lala are doing random spelling day over in gmail. I am deeply amused.