Saturday, September 01, 2007

First Saturday Off!

Today was my first Saturday off in many moons, as I have worked retail for the past 5 years and 4 months. My last day at John's was yesterday so I have an actual 3-day-weekend! This morning we did the typical Saturday morning things for which I've been excited: Went to the farmer's market, ate breakfast outside Magee's with Hannah in tow, read the paper on the back deck, etc. I didn't want my day to go to waste, though; I thought my first Saturday should set an example for future Saturdays. I started on what I thought was going to be a near impossible project --window coverings for our dining room. I bought a book a few months ago, and on Thursday I bought fabric and Pete got me a table for the sewing machine. Thank God there haven't been many advancements in sewing machines, as best I can tell Grams' old 1970 Singer sewing machine is as good as one we could buy today. Anyhoo --I've already (almost) finished one window!!! I can't believe it worked. I'm going to be a super-homemaker now, maybe next week I'll re-upholster the yellow corduroy chair in Pete's office, then it'll be new pillows for the sofa --the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures as proof:

The fabric --official color is truffle, it's a great dark chocolate brown

At my new 'work station'

Doesn't Pete make a great model?


jenni said...

WOW! I really like that fabric. *cheering for laura*

Karen & Dave said...

Me too!!! That fabric is gorgeous.

Pocket said...

Hooray! You're so home-y! I can't wait to see them in real life.