Saturday, November 26, 2011

Where have all the Blogposts gone?

They're there in my head.

The blogposts, I mean.

We've been doing so many good things, and yet the end of the day comes, and the computer gets neglected, and all the wonderful, thankful thoughts and reflections just sit there, simmering on the backburner.

Here are some of my great reasons for blog procrastination:

The Queen of the DIY
It probably has a lot to do with the fact that once fall is upon us my indoor project genes  kick into full gear and no corner is safe.  Once I get going, it's hard to stop.
 These nasty beasts were transformed over a weekend...or two, I can't quite remember, sewing makes me very forgetful.  What I do remember is how faded and gross the chairs were, how much I wanted to change the covers, but also how much I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars buying something new.

I decided it was worth dragging out my sewing machine for my bi-annual sewing spree. The indoor-outdoor fabric just happened to be on sale at Fabricland.  I thought about ordering fabric online - but as per usual, I woke up with the idea of recovering chairs and wanted, no, NEEDED to start it that day.  I have to grab inspiration when it hits, waiting does me no favours.

I ripped apart one of the chairs to make a pattern.  Transferred the chair pieces onto butcher paper, then I started cutting, and started sewing, and three days, two more trips to the fabric store to get more material, and one fit of "what in the world have I gotten myself into" later - it was done.  And I am so glad.

The double bonus is that now I have a pattern, and I know how to do it, so who knows what I might come up with next!

Birthday Bash
The Project Queen was reigning supreme when it came time to plan a get together for a bunch of my favourite ladies for my birthday at the end of October.  My mom took some great pictures of the girls night of fun, but I have yet to get them from her. Henceforth... no pics.  Ergo...there is no blog post about it.

Henceforth and Ergo are underused words, don't you think?

I'm sure it will happen eventually, and if people can scrapbook a Christmas page in June, why can't I do a birthday blogpost 6 weeks after the fact. Justification for procrastination.  It has a beautiful ring when I say it like that.

Painter Man, Painter Man...Sing with me!
I wanna be a painter man, or at least a painter woman.

Actually I don't.

I have a love-hate relationship with painting, but I'm very pleased with how it looks now that it's done!  I painted a couple of the upstairs bedrooms - it was time to change the kids rooms from fingerprint beige  - that's the colour contractors choose when they build a house, right? It's also high time we quit playing musical bedrooms, switching the combos of kids and rooms upstairs and down.  Painting them seems to give them a bit more permanence and personality.

I can't wait for the decorating etc. to be completed, they already look so much better! However, most of the decor is being given as Christmas gifts, so it won't be done till after Christmas.

We made a Fall List, much like the summer list, except, um, Fall-ish.  I really love these mini dreaming and goal setting sessions - although it appears they may kill me.

One of the items on the wishlist for the fall was to go bowling.  Sounds innocent enough, right?  Well if I haven't mentioned it before, let me say it loud and clear right now.  I am more than athletically disinclined. I wish it weren't so, but after bowling less than a full game with the whole fam-, almost a month ago I have just about become completely incapacitated due to a severe case of golfers elbow and some schwazzed tendons in my middle finger. (left handed/four fingered typing is a tad slower) So now my middle finger is in a splint, (of course it's my middle finger!) my arm is in a brace and a sling, and I have to manage to not use my right hand for a few problem. It's so ridiculous, it's comical!

With form like this, it's hard to believe my injuries weren't worse...stick to music, girlfriend
I'm sure it has nothing to do with recovering furniture, painting two bedrooms and crafting till i was blue in the face for a birthday bash.  That's, like, impossible.  But I'm not worried. It's not like Christmas is coming,

Well, that's just a little of what's been going on.  There are so many good things happening and so many good things coming.  Hopefully the medial epicondilitis clears up (fact: learning medical names for stupid injuries makes them sound more noble) and I can get back at it!

Until then - Happy Fall and Happy Advent...what are looking forward to this December?  That's a post in itself for me!


  1. Love your blog and your witty comments Karina!!! The chairs look AMAZING!!!!!! You are one talented Momma!!!! Hope your healing is quick as not using the right hand/arm will be quite a challenge. Kerry

  2. Wow! What a great job! You got that talent from one of your moms. That thing about rushing in before thinking...uhmm...that might be from your other mom :)

  3. The chairs look great!
    Praying you'll heal quickly.
    Fall projects and family-to-do lists are great to keep us motivated in this gray season.
    Have a blessed Christmas season!

  4. Wow - that's gorgeous! I was just thinking about doing that to mine, but chickened out - was it hard?? Do you still have the patterns? (you should sell those puppies online!!)


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