Saturday, July 27, 2013

C's bath done

Here's some of what's happening:

  • We finally did C's bathroom today.  There wasn't a lot to do, but it required my husband to line shelves, C to explain what she did and didn't need and me to move stuff around.
  • My husband hung up stuff on the kids' walls and corkboards.
  • C put up a bunch of horse decals on her walls.
  • We are waiting for a part for C's sewing table and some sewing and quilting books for C.  Once the table is assembled and C has studied the books and we've studied some reviews, we will order a sewing machine for C.  (She's doing a very serious sewing camp in just over a week--she's been doing sewing camps for years now.)  
  • We are also waiting for some more decor:  a rearing Arabian peel-and-stick for C's room and a photo of a Spanish castle for D (they're both removable).  D builds a lot of block castles and loves his Crusader action figures, so I figured that a moderate castle theme would be something he would enjoy (he had previously resisted the idea of a room theme).  D eventually warmed up to the idea and now wants a coat of arms on a shield as part of his decor.  My husband is working on it (he does in fact have a coat of arms).      
  • C would also like a Swingasan from Pier 1, although my husband wonders if our glider rocker (which is currently loaned out to some new parents) might not work as well.  I don't know when the glider rocker is coming back, though.
  • C is sewing a stuffed felt horse from a very complex set of internet instructions.  So far, so good.  It is cream with chocolate brown accents, which will look very nice with her horse bedding.      
  • The kids' rooms still are being worked on, but they are unpacked.
  • As of right now, we only need to unpack the master bedroom and the garage.
  • I see that Michael's has real knitting classes for 12 and up.  C has expressed interest on a number of occasions.  It's a 2.5 hour class for $25, which is pretty intense, but a reasonable price.  (I realize that the materials is where they really bite you.)  Next summer?
  • The summer is almost over.  Time to plan next summer!


Marta said...

Michael's might let her do the class before she is 12 if you tell them about her serious sewing experience.

Misplaced Spud said...
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Misplaced Spud said...

I would buy the machine at Joann's not online, because they will give her classes on how to use her machine which makes any model more valuable. Also, if we ever head home at the same time I would love to show C how to knit or crochet, and my lessons are free! aunt k

xantippe said...

Thanks for the pointers, everybody!

C would love knitting or crocheting lessons! I did crocheting with a neighbor lady and I still remember a thing or two, but I always figured that knitting is more flexible and gives you more options.

xantippe said...


By the way, we have just redeployed the blue doggy quilt you made for D in Baby T's room.