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More house stuff

Now that it is getting so close I can almost taste it, life is getting fun! Knitting isn’t happening, but it will return some day. After all the window treatments are done most likely.

Today’s find was so thrilling! I have been walking into my drapery finds lately. And this one made me so happy. I went out to get more roman shade fabrics and to narrow down my decision on valance materials. As I tried to match my bedroom valance fabric, which I happily found one day when I wasn’t looking for it, to fabric for a roman shade I happened upon this option.

I CANNOT express how much in love with this combo I am. And let me say, I am not into word fabric, but when I saw the complimentary colors in the two pieces I was thrilled! The top is the valance material, which will be done in this style.

I am still debating whether or not I will fringe the valance, but I do know I will not be doing the contrast at the top. I have a different pattern in storage that I plan to use for the valance, it doesn’t have quite the swagging down the sides. I am not sure if I will be getting more of the word fabric to line the valance or not. Hate to spend $18 a yard for something that is barely seen. I might just get a solid red to match the treatment, a broadcloth or similar fabric.

Now if only I could just “walk” into more matches for the other windows, or even find the fabric/option for the bonus room. Diva Girl is wanting purple accents to her black furniture and gray accessories. The walls are taupe, so I can’t really do full on gray, and finding purple in something I like is iffy. So she may have paper temps for a bit. At least I have some time before she tales up residence. She is in school until the first week of May, so a few weeks after moving in might buy me time. And at that point I might give up and just buy ready made!

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Saturday Stash #16

Is late again. I am getting worse. I suspect it will be sketchy until I am in the house and settled. Which is not far off! Well, in the house, not settled by a long shot. We close in 7 days and move our furniture in on the following Thursday. 10 days!!! But on to knitting.

Stash On Hand: 62,819 yards and 341 skeins
Knitted Stash: 119 yards and 1 skeins
Purchased Stash: 0 yards and 0 skeins again!
Ending Stash: 62,700 yards and 340 skeins.

But at least this week saw a FO! One that was started in September of last year. Mittens for a knitting friend’s birthday. Only 7 months late! But then her gift was the opportunity to pick out her hand knit item, so it was never going to be done for her actual birthday.

Cascade Heritage Sock yarn in two shades
Spider Mittens for pattern

I faced the wrist with about 6 rows of St st so the edges wouldn’t curl. And changed the thumb from the pattern since I do not care for thumbs off of the palm. Much prefer the side thumb style. Birthday Girl loves them! That’s all that counts.

And the other knitting is the Cable Shawl from Black Water Abbey in Jo Sharp Silk Road DK. The colors is a nice faded denim shade, just love it!

color is brighter than it appears

Now we just wait. We did the walk through with the construction manager today to identify any places that are needing attention. Then next Monday Hubster will walk it down one more time before we head to the Design Center to sign off on all the paper work. Need to get my arm loosened up for all that signing!!

With possession eminent I am busy with hand sewing and machine stitching window treatments. 4 Roman Shades are near completion, only 10 more to go! And then 14 valance treatments to boot. They will be done as time permits, I just need to get the windows covered for privacy concerns.

I have 3 styles I am using in the 6 rooms I am dressing….

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#1 for Master Bedroom and Bonus Room, #2 for Dining Room and Computer Room, #3 for Family Room and Spare Bedroom

And now, back to planning and shopping! Bath rugs and accessories are the focus now. It’s getting down to the wire.

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Stash Saturday #15

Is an abysmal one! I am serious.

Stash On Hand: 63,848 yards and 341 skeins
Knitted Stash: 29 yards and 0 skeins
Purchased Stash: 0 yards and 0 skeins again!
Ending Stash: 62,819 yards and 341 skeins.

See, I told you. I am embarrassed to even say I knit. Because I am not doing a bit of it lately. I could say it’s because I have been so busy, but really, that’s not the truth. I am in a funk. Not because I don’t have the desire to knit, I do. I just am at the end of my rope about being displaced for 6 months!! I am so ready to be in my home and get my routine back. I just need normalcy. Even though there won’t be a bit of that in the beginning, but I will have a focus and not just be wasting my days waiting for the next stage. I will be in that stage.

I CANNOT WAIT! And with each day bringing deliveries to my temp house, of lights and rugs, and then shopping in store for soft goods and hardware, it just gets more exciting!!!