Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holey cow...

I'm standing here at work tonight and I suddenly realize I have a hole in my pants! It's right on the inner seam of my upper thigh. I immediately remember the sewing kit I found while organizing our junk drawer one night...I find it right where I remembered seeing it, yes!!! Noo!!!! It has no needle! Lots of little spools of thread, but not one needle! Our sewing kit is no sewing kit at all. It is simply a collection of many colors of thread.

I get desperate. I tried calling Bob to have him bring me a needle and thread, but got no answer. I even tried calling and waking up my poor mother (only because I knew she would be understanding) answer with her either. So I think for a minute. Okay, its small, its not really visable...I think I'll survive.

Except...the hole continues to get bigger and bigger. It is now 5 1/2 inches long! I still can do nothing about it. We have no needle, no safety pin....heck, I even searched for duct tape! Nothing. We've got nothing here that will help a girl when she's got a hole in her pants that is continuously getting larger. Ugh. I just hope that it doesn't get any larger in the next 2 hours...

Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Goodwill Desk

I found this beauty at Goodwill the other day for $9.99!!!

I just had to scoop her up and make her mine!
She's actually perfect because she's VERY light...since we live in the upper apartment of a duplex with two flights of stairs to get to us, the lighter the furniture, the better!
Then, with the help of Bob's mom, I made her even more beautiful with a fresh coat of paint and some distressing...

Those are still the original drawer pulls because I haven't found any yet that I have fallen in love with. However, the original ones don't actually look bad : )
The pictures don't show the paint color very well...
I used Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I know its typically used for metal, I just love it and it actually turned out really nice on the desk! I wish it would photograph better.
(Maybe I'll try again on a nice sunny day, it's a bit gloomy today)

She has now become home to my sewing machine.
The next task is to make a swag light to put above her because when I sit down to sew my big head covers all the light from the ceiling fixture which is behind me.
Since we only rent we have to find something plug in and rather than spending a lot on a plug in swag light to hang from the ceiling, I think we can make one!
So today we are making a trip to Lowe's to see if we can get the ingredients for one gorgeous swag light!
I also need to find a cute little chair to go with it!
I've been browsing Craigslist and I'm going to stop by Goodwill and the Salvation Army in hopes of finding something adorable and cheap!

Then, I have to make a new sewing machine cover because althought the one I have now is cute, it just doesn't look right with the desk.
Any excuse to make something fun, right?!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dear Chicago Area:

Wells Fargo does exsist...I promise, I didn't make them up.
Last weekend while in the Chicago area we searched and searched and searched for a Wells Fargo...we FINALLY found one after the first three we got directions to didn't exsist.

When I saw this building I about jumped for joy! I was driving though, so I couldn't. I had made the mistake of not cashing my paycheck before we went on vacation...oops. Not that actually finding this bank did me any good. Since we were from so far out of town and my job uses a tiny little local bank, they could not cash my check for me : (