Saturday, April 28, 2007

Clean Carpet and Christening

I'm working with my phone camera here today. My regular camera is full, and I'm just too darned lazy right now to download them all.

Soooo ... here is a dubious quality picture of the clean carpet in the lounge-dining room. Kind of amazing how many icky kid stains there were all over the floor. I'm contemplating taping up the doors with crime scene tape to keep it nice for a while. My next project for these two rooms is to replace the icky grey blinds with some lovely curtains, and to make a cute applique quilt for the space above the sideboard. I should take a better picture of the sideboard for posterity. It's actually a drop leaf table from the 30's or 40's. It was my Grandparents first ever table when they were newlyweds. I must ask them if it was new at the time or if it has history they know about.

And tomorrow we're off to a christening. Makes it sound a little run of the mill doesn't it? But I should elaborate. My SIL & BIL are having both their precious bundles christened tomorrow, and they asked Marty and I to be Godparents. We're entirely chuffed, and hope we can live up to the very important job. And of course, it also meant there was some serious shopping to be done!

First up, I got christening gifts for Nicholas and Sophia. Little gold crosses - something for their future.

My second purchase, while not as important in the big scheme of things, quite important to me. Some new shoes! I love the peep toe thingy that's happening in the stores right now. I'm a retro girl, and these remind me of shoes from the 40's. Could have been more adventurous with the colour, but I knew I was going to wear black trousers, but hadn't figured out the top yet. Also didn't want to go quite as high in the heel as I could have, toppling over in the church in front of the whole family would have been slightly embarrasing - I'm outta practice with the 'really big girl' shoes!

Next I headed into my fave clothing store, where I sprung for a new pair of black jeans, a really cute lacy cami top, and a raspberry colour wrap/cardi thing which I will wear tomorrow, and a plum colour knitted jacket with a drawstring at the waist. I'm not normally a big shopper, but cold weather has arrived and I'm feeling like I need some winter clothes.

We have had three days of constant rain, which is like a dream come true. Hopefully we will get enough rain for the farmers to feel the benefit, and to hold off any further tightening of the water restrictions. Ohhh, and our garden is just loving it!

12 comments:

joyce said...

Love the shoes. I'll be waiting for a photo of you all dolled up for the christening!

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, love those shoes! Yes, very 40s--a great decade, you know. The carpet looks wonderful. I really need to do that too!

Darlene said...

Great looking shoes! I love that look - very feminine. Congratulations for being selected Godparents - what an honor! Says alot for who you and your DH are.

Angie said...

Oooh girl, those shoes are great! I could definitely use a pair of those. :) And it sounds like you got some great clothes too! I hate clothes shopping, so could you just buy two of whatever you get for you and send them to me???? ROFL I will be happy to supply sizes etc. LOL

I'm sooo glad to hear that you have gotten rain! I know it's been really really dry there. I know not everyone agrees, but I love occasional rainy days, not only for our gardens but for my soul. :D Snuggle up with a quilt, a book, and a cup of tea and I'm in heaven. :) Enjoy it, girlfriend!

anne bebbington said...

Great news about the rain - here's hoping for a good bit more for you :o)

mereth said...

Love the shoes, and they don't look as if they'll be torture to wear either.
We've had nice rain up north too, and I've got out my sock knitting and plan on making some mitts like you did. I adore cool grey days spent in front of the fire with my knitting or hand-piecing, winter is one of my favourite times.

Karen said...

Hi, Tazzie! Love the shoes and it sounds like you got a great-looking outfit pulled together.

Shelina said...

What an honor to be selected Godparents. I'm sure you will look great at the Christening.

Carol E. said...

I have a cool picture of my mom and dad when they were dating in the 40s, mom in shoes like that. Very nice! And I love the idea of putting up crime scene tape. Go for it!

Susan said...

Love your shoes! They are just the kind I like, too. I haven't worn heels in the last two years, since I retired. Wonder if I still can walk in them. =)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Carpet is looking good - I like the crime scene tape idea. Like the old days when you got into trouble as a kid for walking through the formal lounge without a good reason!

katelnorth said...

Nice shoes. I can't even remember when the last time I wore a pair of grown-up shoes was... :)

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