Saturday, August 30, 2008

new interests and a new skill

i've been very un-quilty lately. i don't really know why. maybe i've contracted the hot weather summertime blues? frazzled mom syndrome? or just laziness? i just haven't felt much like pulling out the sewing machine lately.

to amuse myself these days I sit here and surf blogs. or i lounge on the couch and browse through home decor magazines. in fact, my brain has been almost completely switched over to the home decor mode rather than the quilty mode. i've realized that over the past year my addiction to fat quarters has changed to an addiction to plates. i love going to marshall's, ross, tjmaxx or tuesday morning and searching for some ceramic treasure. look how cute these are! they will soon find a place on my kitchen wall.


hopefully all this thinking about home decor will help me out in that arena. that is definitely not a talent of mine. an interest but not a talent.
today i decided it was time to learn a new skill. i've been after my hubbie to hang some hooks in the laundry room for awhile. he said he'd do it this afternoon. well, while he was in the shower i decided that i didn't really couldn't stand to wait any longer, and it was time to have it done. i got out his drill and figured out how it worked. i'm quite proud of myself! For seven years of marriage I've always left all the drilling up to him. Today I've liberated myself. No more waiting for him to do my drilling projects for me. I now have this nice place to hang purses, bags etc. (Please overlook the scuff marks my ironing board left on the wall.)


Does this mean that after 7 years I should also learn how to use the lawn mower? Ha! No.

14 comments:

ElizabethandJeff said...

I LOVE the plates. I just bought some vintage looking ones to hang on the wall in my dining room.... if it ever gets done. I am also loving cake plates. I should learn how to use the drill too, but do I really want that talent? Good job to you for doing it yourself. About the lawn mower, I've never used one before. Ever.

I havent' been feeling very quilty either. I think it is the heat.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love dishes and love to have them around my home, especially vintage or vintage like dishes. These are darling.

Anna M. said...

Love the plates...especially the green ones...great finds! =)

Penny said...

Love your plates Erica! I am so proud of you for learning how to use a drill! It is very liberating, huh? I'm kind of a power tool freak so one year my husband bought a circular sander for me. Oh, and another year, a dremel with a bunch of attachments. SO FUN!!

a simple quilter said...

love the green plates...Mr clean eraser will take off the scuff marks

http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/products/eraser.shtml

The lawn mower's a breeze, it's the drill that scares me.

Stephanie said...

I love pretty plates...I can use a lawnmower if absolutely necessary but still shy away from power tools.

Jo-Anne said...

Good for you! Learining to use that drill should come in very handy! :)


I love plates, too. I am always on the lookout for them at thrift stores.

Cheryl said...

Great plates..and yeah for the drill thing!!!

Brandy said...

OH I love those plates! When you buy something cute like that we need to know EXACTLY where you got it so we can go get some too LOL.

Jessica said...

Erica - don't know if you remember me, but I was Tara's roommate in college - I saw a link to your blog on Tara's blog and I just wanted to tell you that I think your quilts are amazing and I'm totally jealous of your talent - I struggle to just sew in a straight line! And your kids are adorable! Hope you don't mind, but I'll be checking your blog often!

Julie said...

Have fun treasure hunting and using power tools!

Tara said...

I hadn't seen the green ones yet. I like those! Congratulations on the power tool success! Think you can help me build some banquets in the spring? hee hee

Carin said...

The plates are lovely! Good for you working the drill!

cnikisue said...

Way to go! Don't you have a sense of accomplishment? So now what? Maybe you can build a plate rail for your beautiful new plates.