I have a bookcase sitting in the hall that is made higher with my old hope chest. It all needed refinishing and while I was cleaning out the chest of old blankets, I came across an ugly purple satin pillow. "What was I thinking when I made that?", I thought as I tossed it into the garbage bag. "Must have been in my Feng Shui period". Then for some reason I pulled it out again to investigate what was underneath....more out of curiosity than anything. Below is what I found! It`s a cross stitch I did about sixteen years ago. If I finish cross stitching the grey area which I never finished,in old rose or green or something and make it into a new pillow in another fabric, it will match the evenual colour change in the frontroom.... this will be perfect! I envision having some nice vintage dog prints framed on the walls and low and behold here`s just the thing to add! Won`t be for awhile, this project though....too much else to do yet.
The wallpapering is almost finished now, but the books all have to come out of the other two bookcases to get at the rest of the wall and the old green carpet is being torn up and the same as the kitchen put down. Bit by bit, piece by piece, without having to empty out the whole room. What a job this is going to be! It`s a very large area, plus the hall. Off will go the throw rugs to get a proper clean. Will have to purchase one of those old fashioned dust mops and most likely live with a bare hall floor for awhile until we can get a runner. Boy, will I be glad to lose that ancient carpet though! It was nice when it was new, but after almost 20 years,it`s definately had it`s day.