On public schools
Over 10 years ago I got the idea that I'd make a quilt while my hubby was busy with night classes and homework for seminary. We didn't have children then, so I found myself with a lot of free time. And an antique Singer sewing machine that only did straight stitches. I had watched my mom sew things, so I figured it wouldn't be too hard to figure out.
Our dining room renovation is affecting other rooms. Here's our powder room, aka Chicken Bathroom, with ugly paneling.
My man knows me. I'm not easy to buy Valentine gifts for, but he nailed it this year.
Lately the knitting and sewing have been put aside to try something different:
We ordered some tin ceiling panels to redo our water-damaged ceiling. I love the look of time-worn tin, with the paint rubbed and cracked. You can buy panels already painted with this look for the cost of your arm, leg and firstborn. Since I like bipedal action and my children too much, I decided to do it myself. So 37 panels and yards of bright shiny tin crown molding arrived on my doorstep. I'm still figuring out my process, but there's lots of fun to be had in the process!
Which of the two panels do you like best? Dull and subtle details, or bright and high-contrast details?
I love it when I find a joke that I thought was modern in classic writers. Here Calvin quotes Augustine:
Let's see how I did on my January goals:
It is AMAZING, in the onslaught of church discipline to administer, divorce cases to counsel, and other church hassles, how much stress can disappear, how much gloom can vanish, how much discouragement can be dispelled, and how much joy and gladness can be bestowed, all in 2 hours of sweet fellowship with a loving wife. Thank you, dear.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe