Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Toss Up Tuesday.

Got a little bit of this and that today: new beads, new stitchy, my new career (not really) and new floors.

New floors:
From sea to shining seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeea..

How much do I love this floor? It's pretty. It's shiny. And, most importantly, it's not carpet so it's clean, clean, clean! (Have I mentioned it's clean?) After a long winter of sick cats getting sick on the rugs and that whole 'blood sprayed on everything' mess, I never want to have another piece of carpet in my house. EVER. lol

(Don't spoil things by pointing out that the area rug is now a bulls eye target for everything tragic the cats can throw at me. DON'T. EVEN. GO. THERE.)

So the living room and long hall is done..................now we have to tackle the bedrooms. I'm a bit nauseous at the thought of having to pack up everything in this room (the office) to get it done though. There are 6778lbs. of stuff in/on this desk (a HUGE L-shape with a 5ft tall cabinet on the end), even more poundage of books on the 6ft. tall, double wide oak bookcase, etc. It's like moving in here all over again! lol And the desk/pc stuff will all have to be moved quickly and efficiently because I will need a lot of it back in place in record time so I can continue to do my bead work. (I'm good on the book thing at least because I just found a local church who will take book donations for their annual book sale in August. I see MUCH purging in the near future now that I found a 'new home' them.) Oh well. It will look fabulous when it's done so it will be worth all the work in the end. :)

New stitchy:
The last of the 3 framed pieces I did recently. Can you believe this frame was off the shelf? I can't! It was like it was made specifically for this piece. Now I just have to get these 3 pieces hung on the wall. I usually don't do more than a few framed pieces a year but Carol posted this AMAZING link  for affordable framing supplies and now I might have to go digging in my finishes to see about doing a couple more.

New career:

Not that this has to do with anything really, but I came across these cupcakes today and I swear when I see something like this I want to give up everything ASAP and make cupcakes for a living. I mean LOOK AT THEM. Who wouldn't want to decorate cupcakes all day? (My favorite Muppet has always been Beaker.)

New beads:

Soon to be posted: kitties. :)

17 comments:

Abbie said...

I love the beads!!!! Everytime I see a wedding cake I feel the same way.

Cath said...

Ahhh, I always loved the Muppets. Animaaaaall. lol .

Annie said...

Great new floor! And very nice framing job.

Could your kitty and mice beads be any cuter! I don't think so.

Pumpkin said...

Your new floors look fantastic Melanie!!!!

Lovely framed finish. I have a few things I could frame but I-just-keep-putting-it-off...

OMG! Those cupcakes looks SO delicious! Great...now I want a cupcake >:o(

Cute beads :o)

Dee said...

Beaker is my favorite too! The cupcakes are so cute, I couldn't bear to bite into one.

Nancy said...

I love your Watermelon stitch! It is so pretty, and how perfect can a frame get! The cupcakes look delicious, and they are so creative, and your beads are wonderful. And your new floors. . .WOW. . .I know you're enjoying them!

Margaret said...

Love the new floor! Wood floors are the way to go. :D Love those cupcakes too -- so cute! As for the beads -- I neeed themmmmm. lol!

valerie said...

Love the new floors Melanie! They're so pretty. And the cupcakes look delish! Yummo!

Beth said...

Where to begin? Great floors for sure - do not envy you moving your office to get it ready! Lovely framed x-stitch piece - cupcakes HAVE to make you smile...and great new beads!

Carol said...

Ooh--those floors are wonderful, Melanie--so shiny and new! Mine are looking pretty worn after 15 years and three boys so it may be time to have them refinished. I know you'll love them...

Love your newest framing job and those cupcakes--wow! I think with your talent for beadmaking you could easily make those cuties :)

Theresa said...

Nice floor!!! I bet it makes the whole house look refreshing~~~~~

Those cupcakes are AMAZING!!!!!! They look identical to the Muppets!!!

Love your framed piece!! I've actually stitched that one last year and it still need to be framed... Might have to go check out the website!!!!

Love your beads!!!! Is the cat chasing the mouse, or the mouse chasing the cat? ;-)

KarenV said...

Gorgeous floors! That frame is perfect, great job and the cupcakes are amazing!

staci said...

Lots of great stuff going on in your corner! Your floors look fabulous and you're right, that frame does look like it was made for your new watermelon stitchy finish!

Those cupcakes are awesome!

Julie said...

Your new floor looks super

Lovely cute beads, but those cupcakes are so gorgeous, which one to eat first, and could you stop at just one LOL

Sylvia said...

Your new floors look amazing!! Beads are awfully cute as well.

Leslie said...

I love everything... the beads, the cupcakes and the floors ~ get a mop, I am drooling all over your new floors.

Pretty Things said...

The cupcakes look AMAZING, and that floor makes me want to do a Tom Cruise "Risky Business" moment (sigh.