Monday, July 28, 2008

Kick in the Arse

That is what my friend Carol did by helping me this Saturday. She came over and helped, well actually did the work, of getting the brackets up so a shelf could go over the LR window so I could hang my collection of stained and blown glass up. While I was cleaning up the area that had not seen the light of day in years Carol was in the kitchen washing the glass. Now that is a friend indeed. I made the star and the 4 rectangle stained glass. The other item were gifts or from glass trips & shows.This is what the LR area looked like when they started pulling up the carpet.



The next picture is after the bamboo floors were in. That opening is where I had the 2nd bedroom opened up to make my stained glass studio. Now it is not as bad as this but I have stopped doing stained glass and have added my knitting stuff to this room.

We took breaks in between and talked about alternate ways to arrange my furniture. (The consensus is that I have too much stuff!!) The breaks were self imposed as I get so sweaty and overheated. Then we went to a late lunch at Ruby Tuesdays. I had a delicious lump crab sandwich and Carol went to the salad bar.

Sunday morning I was up at 6:30 (thank you Sissy for letting me sleep in) and was on a role. I put in more cup hooks and got everything hung up. This will be Carol's first time see what she help do by getting that shelf up. As I showed her around all 1000 sq ft, I came across the very first stained glass panel I made when I took a class. It was made with my daughter in mind as she loves to sail but there was a crack in the body of the boat. So I hung it in the kitchen window. As I continued in glass for abut 8 years I did not use patterns. I made jewelry, music boxes all 3 dimensional with art glass & found objects. It has been hard getting "stuff" unpacked or hung up. I lost two walls that I used to have that held pictures and plates. Not the one where I took the wall out two others. Most of these things are still packed up. Having the floors installed in a overly furnished small 2BR 1 bath 1000 sq ft space was not easy. In addition to having the furniture I had to pack up everything. It would have been easier to move. The floor installers and painters were not happy. Move one side of a room over put the floor down, move it back and continue on. It took a week. The painters took 3 days.

I did start on the BSJ Friday night. I am at the 5 rows part to add in some stitches. The DVD is great. I'm not sure if I would have wrapped my brain around the written pattern. I hope to have pictures soon.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

I am having a little difficulty with the written pattern for the BSJ. I found someone's notes on Ravelry that I'm hoping will help. but all the moment it's not right and I have to frog and start over. Maybe I should get the DVD.

Anita said...

I love your glass, how pretty all hanging in the window!! :)

The floor looks great! I'll never have carpet in a living area again after getting my wood laminate floors, love em!

Channon said...

Your glass is beautiful. I've ALWAYS had hardwood floors, and it delights me to see others coming around... Enjoy!

Cat =^,^= said...

MOST LOVELY!! Wow...

Firefly Nights said...

I didn't realize that you had done glasswork. It's all so pretty. I love the sailboat, and the great way you have hung the other glass from the new shelf. It sounds like you're really having a lot of work done. It must have been a job to move all of that stuff.