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A Whirlwind Wednesday

OK, before I blather on about my life, I know you want pretty pictures. I decided the indigo scarf that I was rust dyeing was done. Here it is:

I love how that bamboo looking motif that emerged. I am very happy with my first attempt at rust dyeing. It really took a somewhat boring scarf to a new level. I am definitely addicted.

I seem to have very busy Wednesdays. I have to get up and out of the house for my 9:30 WW weigh-in. I usually do some grocery shopping on my way home. Every other Wednesday, Maryama is here to clean up after me. Which means, I have to do some uncluttering before she gets here. During the summer, I have to get to the farmer’s market around 3:30. Once a month I have a Trinity Website meeting at 5:30. So, it is always difficult to sandwich in the things I want to do or need to do in my office and studio.

Today, I finished some reorganizing in my office. My desk was driving me nuts. Too much stufff. I was losing things — like bills that needed to be paid. I was trying to keep too many files on the desk and decided that I would not be so lazy and put them in a file drawer in the credenza. We moved the Grand’s toy stuff to the other end of the room. I was tired of looking down and seeing and tripping over the legos, etc on the floor, left from their last visit. Tomorrow, I am going to finish spiffing up the studio. I also need to move my clothes into my new closet from the guest room because Lisa is coming for a week. I don’t think she would appreciate my using her bedroom as my dressing room. Vladimir and his son Sergi painted it today. Mr C is installing the components as I sit here blogging and enjoying Project Runway.

Here are some photos of the gorgeous cabinets that our son-in-law, Jack designed and Tom, the hippy dippy cabinet maker crafted. Notice the beautiful grain in the rift sawn white oak. Tom says it is his new favorite wood. This is the tall cabinet in the corner, just inside the door. It was difficult to photograph.

This is the base of the cabinet in the entry to the bathroom and closet. Notice how the grain matches all the way down. Tomorrow, we have to go out to the granite place and make sure we are happy with the piece we reserved so that it can be cut. It will go on top of these drawers.

It was such a pretty day, I thought I would take some photos at the farmer’s market. These are clickable for a larger view.

Oh, just to be honest, I gained a pound this week. I am in one of those plateaus where clothes are getting to big, but I am not losing weight. That’s my diet life!!

7 Responses to “A Whirlwind Wednesday”

  1. Liz says:

    Wonderful, subtle rust dyeing – I love the way it complements the blue colour.

  2. Judy says:

    YUMMM: cabinets, scarf and produce!


  3. Laura Krasinski says:

    I love how your rusting turned out..

  4. dee says:

    Just came over to see what’s up. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers Gerrie. You are very dear to me.
    The woodworking is absolutely gorgeous. You must be so happy with it all. These renovation projects can often become a nightmare. Yours has been a blessing and thank goodness for that.
    We finally have a farmers market nearby-such yummy corn and tomatoes. Nice outcome for the scarf.

  5. jenclair says:

    Love the look of the rust on the blue. The bamboo look is another bonus!

    Beautiful cabinets and great pics of the Farmer’s Market.

  6. Liz Berg says:

    I love your new fabric! I very loosely cover my pieces with plastic to keep them moist and spritz with vinegar and water as needed. It has a great pattern. Your bathroom looks wonderful! It will be so nice when it is all finished!

  7. kathy says:

    Wow, the farmer’s market looks awesome. The cabinets are too! Lovely. The scarf is good, but I think I can see more surface design, more layering on it…..what do you think? I do love the bamboo rust design.