I know they say the first day of fall is September 21st, but did you know the National Weather Service actually counts September 1st as the first day of fall. So, I think I will go with September 1 as the first day of fall. The weather around here and suprisingly cooled down. This week it has been in the 80's.. it has been absolutely blissful.
I am not sure how much I really accomplished this summer. I did get a sewing machine for my birthday and that has been too much fun. I have made a couple of purses, some dresses for Emma, a small quilt and toys. My big thing was my bedroom. I have mentioned I have textured walls and popcorn ceilings in my house.... yes it was built in 1976.... Never understood the reason for either of them. It is just done because they do not want to take the time to correctly plaster the walls and joints and then sand (they wanted to leave it ALL for me). SO... I used joint compound, several trowels, lots of sand paper and elbow grease.
Lots of elbow grease.
It was very slow going as you keep having to put layer upon layer of joint compound, sand, then prime. Check for big "whoopsies" and then start all over for those spots. Once you do that, you have to put a base coat, and then bring out the big guns (dual rollers) to do the rest of the work. Of course that does not include the scraping of the
ceiling to remove the popcorn. Then sanding, plastering over the holes, sanding again, priming and then painting it as well. I lucked out that my last day working on my room it was about 70 degrees outside so I could open my windows and enjoy the breeze. I had to finish it before I has Lasik (okay, maybe I did more than I think.. just restoring my eyesight was heavenly). So, the painting is finished. I did everything a little darker because the master bedroom is HUGE, I wanted to bring it in a little, so
would be a little more cozy.In the last picture you can see a very small amount of a rocker in the corner. That belonged to my great - great grandmother Catherine Francis Carpenter Bunyan. It was brought to Oklahoma from Illinois. No one is allowed to sit in it, but it is in excellent shape. I just love it! Just remember, that room is not finished in that picture....