Friday, March 30, 2012

Now what?

Totally new pages for composing posts??? ...arrgghhh!  I hate change.  I like constancy and the ease with which I am used to doing things. Give me my old stuff back blogger.  Including that little golden pencil so that I can click on it to edit old postings.  I'm not all modern like I pretend.

Gee, thanks so much everybody for your good wishes and the commiseration.... it felt pretty darn good.  I do think I am on the road to recovery now.... I managed to stay vertical all day yesterday ... didn't feel the need to get horizontal til bed time ..which I think is a good thing.  I even went along with Mr. BV to check out the cabinet shop ... we are trying to get organized for a pretty big renovation.  Yes I know ...  those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile will be groaning...  because you know that we have been renovating for oooh..... uh.... OMGoodness is it 25 years?! aacckkk!!.... ourselves and also with contractors ... so... this, hopefully, will be the last big push and it will be done.  Once and for all the rest of my time.  Please.
I absolutely love the names of paint colours... Willow, Silver  Moss, Grey Slate.  Eventually it may not be one of these ...but, perhaps something similar... or I may do cream and go with greenish walls.... who knows?  It's all still up in the air....















We've had lovely snow white cabinets (for 15 years now) that we built ourselves...well, Mr. BV did most of it...I was the gopher, second pair of hands, hold this, hand me that  ..etc... hey sounds like more assisting ..hahah...always handy to have an ex dental assistant around the house.  So, this time we are going for some colour on them.  Then, more colour decisions...walls..... and if we change the kitchen...what about the rest of the house? ...see how it goes?  No such thing as a simple reno.  There just isn't.















Hey they still look great in a photo...ignore the backsplash... no tiles and crappy glue all over the drywall... but, it's time for a change for a few reasons.

So, with real interfering from various angles ... there was not much time to work on any stabbing of fluff for my "goosie" ...but, I did decide after stab number 4,952...that the beak just wasn't going to get any smaller ...and that it was about 2 sizes too large for her dainty little head.  So... back to grabbing some more beak fluff...a smaller hunk this time... don'tcha just love the scientific terminology? ... sounds like the old days at the dental office...   "Hand me a little blob of cement will ya Veronica?"  .... and now I have a beak that I think is a better size.  We'll see when I finish working on the end of the head where the beak will attach.  Want to get it just right.















And...I did stab a bit of the dark green stuff in order to get a collar started.  Actually just stabbed a bit to see if I could get a long flat thin bit sort of made up... then I guess I will attach it to the neck and try to figure out how Gretel makes it look like it is not actually attached... but, just put on like a collar would attach.  She has a great knack... have you checked out her felting?  Get over there and do so.  Immediately.   Oh, and...prepare to be blown away.

10 comments:

Terra said...

Whew,you know how to keep busy with the big renovations, and the cute goose too.

Dolores said...

I really was holding my tongue about the reno - yet again.
At least you are persevering with the little beak. You'll get it and it will be marvelous.

Sue said...

Stick beak anyone? Hang in there-I'm sure you'll have it all worked out in no time. Renovations.....what's that? haha! I just have to 'make do'!!

This might help with your editing tool.

If you have an Australian Blogger blog and have been struggling to find your editing tools (the little screwdriver and pencil) since they added the "au" to your blog address, there is a solution. Just open your blog, go to the address bar and delete the ".au/". Then type in its place "/ncr". That stand for no country redirect, it will keep your blog just as a ". com" blog and your editing tools will return. But you will have to do it everyday.

Sue

Mary Ann said...

We're doing some renos too...major ones on my brother's house....arrrggghhh....plumbing being number so we can sell the house. I want to get a contractor in but Mr Reno wants to do it himself:( Sometime next year it might be done...maybe:)

I'm having a giveaway over here...http://mytategallerycreations.blogspot.ca/

Lin said...

LOVE her stuff!! WOW! Thanks for telling me about her blog--I need some new ones, mine are all leaving. :(

I love your stuff too, though! I want to see more of your felting!

Renos? Ugh. I love the thought of a new kitchen--but the work! the mess! the cost! Yikes.

Judi W. said...

We've been doing a reno on the downstairs bathroom for a year now! Hope yours goes faster than mine did :) Can't wait to see your goose when it's done!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

renovations are never done when you own your house ;)

BeadedTail said...

Renovations never end! Hope the goose comes together!

Catherine said...

Yea - where did the little edit pencil and wrench tool go to? Booooo blogger for changing the stuff we like! Grrrrr!
Good luck with the renovations - it is always an onfoing project isn't it?
xo Catherine

Anne said...

Good luck with the renovations! Glad you're getting on with some needlefelting - yes, Gretel's work is amazing!!