since I've actually blogged about anything of consequence. My friend, Tom, asked me why and I replied, "The mully grubs." Isn't that a great expression? I mean, I thought it was some kind of big-assed Texas bug when my friend, Linda, wrote about cleaning until the mully grubs were gone, but it really just means being down in the dumps - a blue funk as it were. Sometimes I'm like Mr. Monk, bogged down in the OCD details of obsessing over perfection, or the lack thereof. For the past couple of months, my whole house looks like each room has had some sort of minor explosion; I start a project, get distracted and move on to something else. Well, I am happy to report that today something finally got done!
Tom and Al came by to do their monthly sales tax report, drop off their bookkeeping paperwork for October and put up the living room curtain rod. You know - the one Richard and I puzzled over, cursing the engineer who designed it, until I realized after he left that the decorative ends of the rod unscrewed... Duh! They also brought me a case of Greek yogurt and a can of pumpkin from their morning trip to Costco, but I digress...
It didn't take long - since they know what they are doing. You can see Al supervising the finishing touches once the rod was up and the valance was in place. There was great gnashing of teeth and more than a few expletives deleted in the sewing room last night as I sewed the wrong edges together and had to rip it apart and start over. I've been dithering over this thing for a month, worrying about ruining the cheap daybed quilt I bought to turn into this fabulous window treatment!
Of course, there's always too much light when you don't need it -
but you get the picture.
You can see that the valance matches the quilted throw and pillow on the chair - and it doesn't clash too badly with the lamp. Thank you, guys - thank you so much!
I love it when a plan comes together.
I am really happy with the fabric and the wall color coordination - and it was really a happy accident. Like most of the really good things in life.