Hello goode folk....
I promised I'd be back with an update...and, ready or not, here I am...
I don't even quite know where to begin...While the beginning is usually a good place, I'm not even sure where that is any more.
So, I'll just jump in....
In so many ways, the past 8 months have just been a blur. As most of you know, we had to put my mum in an assisted living facility around Christmas time this past year. Not an easy transition for her...and certainly not for some of the rest of us either. :o( As we can no longer maintain the upkeep on her home with her limited income going to her care, we have made the painful decision to sell her home....And that means first selling her personal possessions. Ouch. Each piece you pull out comes with a memory....and that's hard to say goodbye to. Anyways, we had a "living estate sale" a few weeks back, and a great deal of time was committed to that and its preparation (and it's not over yet....). On top of that, as most of you also know, I got ill right at the first of the year and had some other things go wacky....so throw in too many doctor appointments and medical tests, and, yeah, "blur" is a good way of describing 2013 so far.
BUT....as I did mention a few posts back, I managed to sneak in some "therapy" time with a good friend. I fear, however, that I left some of you hanging. I mentioned that I brought back a treasure, but it was, at that point, hiding out in the garage....I promised to show it "later," and then disappeared. So very sorry. Well, here it is:
(Please excuse the kitty butt....)
She's a little rough...and a whole lot of primitive, but that's the way I like it.
It didn't take me long to fill it up....
Not saying this is how it will stay decorated, but it was what got thrown in at the time..... (And, gee, do I spy an OLM jack???) ;o)
Besides the mum stuff, and the medical stuff, I've been slowly (and I do mean S-L-O-W-L-Y) trying to finish the bath "re-vamp" that we started....hmmm...a year and a half ago??? Still not done, but progress is being made. (At least the boxes of bathroom stuff is once again IN the bathroom and not in my dining room like it has been for months....).
(Not the best photo, but the vanity is intended to look like an old apothecary cabinet....I would have liked to gone more primitive, with a painted cabinet, etc., but with all the woodwork in the room and the rest of the house, it would have stood out like a red-headed stepchild....So, I compromised....)
(Some of my hand mirror collection....yeah, I need another....)
I will try to remember to share some more photos
if when we get it completed.
Anywho....that's a start on the updates.... No crafty stuff going on with me these days....but I SOOOO need to work on getting back to something. I need that balance right about now.
Be back soon.....