Yes, that right, I’m feeling blue again and it’s not all of the pretty blue color variety! I just can’t quite kick this bug to the curb! Why is it when you are feeling awful it seems everything else goes wrong too? I don’t really want to be a whiny baby but please indulge me this time.
Let me give you the rundown of my weekend blues. On Saturday I decided to try and rework a lamp I had added some glaze to that I wasn’t satisfied with. Originally the lamp was gold tone, and I added a Burnt Sienna glaze..way to bronzy! So, on Fridays runabout I picked up some Mocha glaze. I thought I could just add some on top of the other glaze to tone it down. Well I did. No difference, so I added some more, and this is what I ended up with.
Still too bronze, I am absolutely NOT satisfied! I really don’t want to start all over again. Wondering at this point if an off white glaze will help. Urgghh!
Up close, it’s hideous! However, I ran out of time on Saturday to go any further. This was a good thing because I really needed to take a break and rethink the direction to go with this one.
I ran out of time because I needed to get things ready for our Saturday evening adventure. We were supposed be going for an evening raft up with other Sailing Club members to watch the birds. Every year, we have Purple Martins that migrate to one island on our lake in the evenings to roost throughout the summer. It is quite a spectator event to watch! They are here from July through September and fly all about the area but then around dawn each evening all gather on one island to sleep for the night.
I had prepared several finger foods to share and pass amongst the boats as did others. I also pulled together a few extras to set a table scape on our cute little cockpit table. Here are a few things I had pulled out to use along with some trays not shown.
I was so excited about this evening and could hardly wait to get things started. Unfortunately right at the time we all gathered at the club at 5:00pm the rains started. At first it seemed it was going to be a light rain and we would be on our way. Then as we were debating on leaving we saw storm number two on the horizon. So we broke out the finger foods, beer and waited. I didn’t even pull out my cute decor, I was so bummed and just not feeling it. Finally, the rains stopped and only three boats of us that stayed and waited it out went out for an evening sail.
This is our newest club members, new to sailing too, they were awesome!
Here we are smack dab in the middle of the blue hour. I did not touch this photo up a bit, isn’t it beautiful? Now if you think that one is good, just look at this next one.
This is one of our more experienced sailors, I can’t wait to forward this photo to him. He does photography too and will flip. I didn’t touch this one up at all either. When I saw that cloud shining behind the others I knew it was going to be a great shot. Just beautiful!
Here we three are again…
…as we sailed into the night. It was quite a lot of fun but of course we missed the birds that night.
Then on the way home while unloading the car my cute NEW blue hurricane lanterns fell out of the car on the driveway. Luckily they did not break, but the top on this one is quite grazed. Urrrghh!
Between the rain, humidity, and socializing I pretty much lost my voice Saturday night and am still feeling the effects of this bug. Sunday it was time to add this to my dose’s of Tylenol and Sudafed.
After getting nicely medicated, I wanted to get started on my new pillows. So upstairs I went to my craft room, aka, spare room, junk room.
I started with the yellow pillows. Yes, I cut my fabric on the floor!
I was making quite a nice little mess, but was getting terribly hot!
I broke my two last needles on the sewing machine, was sweating like crazy and frustrated with all the
crap mess around me. What was I thinking? I didn’t feel good and the heat was getting to me.
Did I mention the upstairs unit on the air conditioner went out again. We had someone come out and look and supposedly do a quick fix but it will need a major repair. We are leaking freon. The quick fix was supposed to last us another month but it didn’t. So the repair man will be here again this week. Here is the temperature upstairs this morning.
Yes, that says 83*. Not so bad your thinking, well, that’s not in the heat of the day! That is this AM, it only gets higher during the afternoon. Definitely not good sewing temperatures!
I did manage to finish one yellow pillow! I started with those first because they will look great with my blue pillows for the rest of the summer. One down and three to go yet! LOL!
I guess I will be off to the fabric store for more needles today, or someday this week!
I am hoping it can only get better from here right? Now if I just would too!
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Hope all of you are feeling well, staying cool, and NOT feeling so blue!
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