Monday, May 28, 2007

My Birthday

Thursday was my birthday. When I came home Wednesday evening after work this new table was setting in my kitchen/dining room. At first I wasn't exactly excited about it. I thought it was beautiful, but it was too tall & bulky for the space.
The package on top, was pretty cool. I loved the textured silk fabric wrapper.
& inside was this neat little oven, to replace my little toaster oven. Now I can put the toaster oven in my studio & use it for polymer clay.
So I got busy & completely rearranged the kitchen. That's the one advantage to having an unfinished kitchen. I can still easily change my mind. I moved all my temporary shevles to the opposite side of the room. I had been thinking I would do this anyway, the new table just made me get off my duff & do it.
I brought in a corner piece from the garage. It was from aunt Ethel's apartment. It was the perfect roost for my chickens. We also went & got a new rug to place under the table. That went a long way toward making it work for me. It needed the rug.
Now the whole kitch feels roomier & mor comfortable. Now I just have to get my oven hood built, & I can get my stove brought in, then get real cabinets & granite countertops, & it'll be done. Should anly take a few more years!
Corey came & took the large guest room set. We moved the trundle bed upstairs, & will get a stationary bike to put in here, then I think that'll be it for the guest room, other than I'd like to make quilts for the beds (once I get the longarm machine).

Extra dining room chairs will stay in here.

This is my birthday card & gift from my friend Kathy. The leaves she made from cement, pressed on to real leaves, then she painted them copper. They're beautiful. I LOVE them. She also sent some Seta Color paints to play with. That may even be something I can do when I'm off after surgery.
Our fiends Mindy & John came over with thier 3 girls. Lindsey, the oldest is home from New Mexico. Mindy & Lindsey made this georgeous plate for me.

I particularly loved the dichcroic bits. I love how they shine. Sometimes I think I must be part Raven, because I just LOVE the SPARKLIES!
We had a fun day with them, eating & visiting & watching movies, & eating more & watching more movies, & some sewing & needle felting happened too. Lindsey has been hooked by the needle felting bug now too!
I also got my hair cut short this weekend. VERY short. I'm really happy with it, but haven't bothered to take a picture yet. Warren said I need to do one & replace the one on the blog. Maybe tomorrow, in my spare time, after I've finished the zillion other things I want to get done before I have surgery 8 days from now!

14 comments:

Dianne said...

Happy birthday Deb!!!! Loved the visit around your kitchen, and especially the comment that it will only take another few more years to finish - just like my place!!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

I enjoyed the "visit" too...and Happy Late Birthday from down Washougal way.... ;-)

Rian said...

Me too--great visit! I love your house! I think the table and chairs are very cool, and yes the rug does complete the look. Glad you had a wonderful birthday.

MJAPA said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday mom! Darian and I both got our hair cut and colored this weekend as well. D's is shoulder length with blonde and mone is about 4 inches shorter and a lot lighter. Will have to take some photos when I get the chance! Loves to you!

Micki said...

Happy belated birthday. The table looks great. Love the wrapping on the oven.

Debra Spincic said...

Happy Birthday! I loved the table immediately so glad you could arrange the rest of the kitchen to work with it. Now, that's a neat concept!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Happy belated birthday!

PS you described your friends as "fiends" which I'm sure was a typo!

Granny Fran said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday and best wishes for the year ahead!
I love the way your kitchen looks. Our projects take years, also; but we always have exciting things to look forward to. Is the surgery for your shoulder?

Barbara C said...

Happy birthday! What a beautiful table and chairs--they look great in your kitchen.

KCQuilter said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Love the table, it looks great in your kitchen. And you're right--the table just makes it!

KCQuilter said...

Ooops! I meant to say the RUG just makes it! Need more coffee!!!

Kay said...

Looks wonderful Deb. And your house has so much individuality! Not that that's a surprise...

And happy birthday.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I love ravens! We visited Alaska and I remembered them being so curious and vocal. I wanted to go home and make a quilt using them in the design.

jackie said...

Belated Happy Birthday - hope it is a good year for you.