Tuesday, June 16, 2015


for the electrician to come next week.  Couldn't get one scheduled until then.  Waiting for the chair and ottoman.  Writing that reminded me that I should five them a call to see if the fabric came.
Still quilting on the piece I showed you previously.
     Had a great time with the five ladies that came over from the Tampa area  for a 2 day class last weekend.  Here are some pictures I took of the group and their finished tops. 
I'm having a two day painting on silk with soy class on June 26 and 27th and there are two spots open if you are interested in attending, give me a call 321-203-2341 or drop me a e-mail juanitayeager@gmail.com.

When I found these canisters months ago  in an antique and collectibles shop, located in downtown Orlando  I could not pass them up. I am not a fan of blue anything, but flowers, you know how I feel about them.  So here they sit on my counter filled with nothing..   As you can see my plugs are not done yet.  As I said, I'm waiting for the electrician.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Is it done yet?

No, but at least there are no workmen scheduled for today yet. 
This is what my kitchen looks like with just the solar tube on a cloudy day.   
Below is cloudy day with the solar tube and the ceiling lights on.  I plan to change out the standard tube bulbs under the cabinet to the daylight white ones  The daylights makes a big difference in seeing the true colors in the tile and countertop
     I got up this morning and cleaned away all the construction dust from the kitchen and hallway from the garage from were the workmen came and went.  But my intention of getting back to using my kitchen fully is not to be because....
      I  need an electrician to come in and fix what every problem there is that is keeping my countertop outlets from working.  They worked just fine before the renovations began.  So for now all of my small appliances are of no use and I do so miss my Keurig.  I guess I could have resorted to plugging it into one of the outlets somewhere else in the house, but I kept telling myself, it won't be much longer. you only drink one cup of coffee a day and Dunkin Donuts is just up the street when you are desperate for a cup.  Well needless to say, my idea of not much longer got a reality check. 
     The furniture I sent out to be reupholstered was several days past  the promised date for completion.  When I called yesterday to check on the progress I was told the love seat was done and if I wanted they could bring it back in the afternoon.  So in the midst of a pouring rain it was returned to its place in my studio.  I know, getting your old sofa back is not as exciting as getting all new, but  it's more comforting, like seeing an old friend looking radiant and well  even when you know it's because they had a skin peel and a facelift.  

The fabric I selected for the chair and ottoman that will be used in the Murphy bed room is on back order, so I am not sure when those two pieces will be back.  I'm not whining, at least not yet, mainly because I don't have time to just sit with my feet up or park myself with a book or, or, or.
     I'm making slow progress on my current piece. not to make excuses but I was abed for two days with a stomach flu or some such bug and felt terrible on Sunday and worse on Monday, but began feeling better on Tuesday but as of today my appetite is still MIA.  
Having a 2 day small group class here in the studio for five ladies from the Tampa area starting Saturday morning.  If I remember to take pictures I'll share them.


Thursday, June 04, 2015

Inside, outside, all around the house.

Every time I go into the kitchen I try to think about all the things I like about my kitchen that is still not ready for me to prepare a meal in rather than the things that get me a little ticked off.  Like I have been waiting for two weeks for the guy to run the venting for the microwave to exhaust the cooking fumes to the outside and he said he's see me yesterday to do that, he said yesterday that he would be back next Tuesday instead.  The counter tops came and were installed, except they cut the pieces from two different slabs and there is a noticeable difference in the color. 
The job inspector was here yesterday and is putting in a claim for it all to be redone.  (3-4 weeks) in the mean time, the back splash was being installed and I could have halted that job until the new pieces arrived or let the tiler finish and I look forward to having it all torn out and replaced in three to four weeks when the new counter top is installed.. 
   Now for something I like.  I like the look of  my under mounted sink. It is deeper than the one I had, but the hole for the faucet that was cut in the countertop was cut off center, so it wasn't the plumbers fault when it installed it that way, but in looking a little closer, the sink is off center too in relation to the sink cabinet.
    I am waiting for Justin the middle grandson who knows electrical wiring (he did that in the Navy) to rewire my outlet plugs with off white fixtures, replacing the white ones that are there now. 
    I really like my dishwasher even though it has not been leveled yet.  It is so quiet you have to check the panel to see if it on. 
    Yesterday wanting to get out of the house an away for a while from the little annoyances that this remodel is presenting me with I went to the nursery at Home Depot and Lowe"s and brought plants.
The home association takes care of the all the grass and common area planting, we do have a little patch of earth that we can do something with.  I haven't done much with this in the last two summers.  I did plant ferns along the back wall of the condo.  That area stays moist and get very shady north light.  The ferns have filled in and are doing really well
     The patch at the corner of the condo gets sun from sunrise until about three in the afternoon, but it stays moist for days after a rain and the air conditioner drips constantly there as well, so I looked for plants that were labeled part sun and  moist soil. 
       I don't think the Nile Lilies liked where they are, instead of spreading to fill the area as the resident condo gardener said they would, they have been steadily declining in clumps and the flowers that were abundant and full the first two years were spindly and sickly looking this springs.  I will try feeding them to see if that perks them up, if not, I'll rip them out and find something else to plant in their spot. 
    Need to get some mulch for this patch  to finish it off. 
 I brought several Hibiscus plants.  If they do well and grow, they will make a really good privacy hedge.
  I saw a hawk in the backyard yesterday that was eyeing an armadillo
When I came back to the studio after lunch they were both gone.