Monday, December 6, 2010

Out with the old -

My new living room furniture is being delivered tomorrow - so today is out with the old so we can bring in the new. As a result, I have not done anything related to decorating for the holidays. Everything in the living room is being replaced with a totally different look and there is no reason to decorate twice. I'm so excited. We have been talking about doing this for at least a year and then we just did it. Walked in the store and said 'that's what we want.'

It is icy cold here this week. Our snow of Saturday melted overnight, but now it is even colder.

My book club gifts are all complete (except for hand stitching the binding on the final three). Now just to wrap and they are ready for the luncheon on Wednesday. I need to write a poem to go with my 'mug rugs'. I'm thinking they remind me of 'magic carpets' - that kind of goes along with reading.

I also need to put the prairie points and binding on my kitchen table runner. I pinned the prairie points in place and realized some were cut from 4" squares and some from 3 1/2" squares. I had to go back and trim all my squares to 3 1/2".

I also finished the shawl from the purple self-striping yarn. It made up very nicely. I had exactly 29" of yarn left over when I finished it. I was just a tad worried the last few rows. I am ready to start a long cowl scarf from the green/blue of the same yarn.

The question of the day is - how many napkins do I make? Big T has decided he does not want to use paper napkins anymore. Fine, but at one napkin per person per meal - realistically, how many napkins do I need to make. Say we have an average of three people for each meal and I do laundry once a week - that's 63 napkins. Hmmmmmm! I am thinking about picking a color and then lots of coordinating prints in a 12" by 12" square. I've decided, it's easier to make a quilt than this project.

(No pictures today - forgot to charge the battery on the camera).

Hugs - Marie


  1. New living room?? How is that going to work when you wake in the middle of the night and walk out there - and thinking 'omg, where am I'

    But it is exciting isn't it.! ! ! !

    Sounds like you've been really busy what with the mug rugs [I must get up from this computer and do SOMETHING]

    three-and-a-half/four-and-a-half could've interspersed those prairie points and created an entirely new look.

    Scarves, shawls this is the season. Such fun to knit.

    Now, your situation regarding the exact number of napkins necessary for a week's worth of meals.

    I think there is a solution so that you can eliminate at least 21 from the 63 you've come up with. How? you ask. Why, Marie, just do as we do - - - - - - eat lunch out ! ! ! :^)

    Hugs with your interests at ♥,

  2. OOO! how exciting to get new furniture. We got new living room furniture about 3 years ago and it is in a room we don't use much, but when we move to a smaller house it will be used a lot.
    Have fun decorating.

  3. So excited for you ... anxious to see the new do ...

    Have a lovely winters eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. Hey, me of all people understand the need for "new". Just watch that "perky" stuff!


  5. 63...napkins. Yeah, I think I'd give in after about 4 of them! I learned the hard way with the 5 purses I sewed for my MIL to give as gifts, I can't do the same piece in volume. By the end of it, I threw away the pattern. I DID! Don't fret, I downloaded it off the internet, so I didn't throw away anything I paid for.

    YAY for new furniture. I might do that once the kids stop spilling food and drink on everything!

    I'm going to have to break you...either you need to get on Facebook or Twitter so we can talk more! I feel you rolling your eyes at me!!!

  6. New furniture - I'm so jealous! I want a new couch but I think that's not going to happen for a while. :( blessings, marlene

  7. very,very nice,compliments and have a good day from Tenerife!!!

  8. Claudia - thank you for stopping by to visit. I do not see your e-mail address to respond or visit with you.

    Hugs - Marie

  9. It's so much fun and so exciting to do something on the spur of the moment like that!! We did it last month when we bought a new 52" tv. We talked about it for months and bought it when we saw it on sale unexpectedly. Have fun decorating!! If you make 63 napkins, you will be my hero!!


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