Two rooms have been slated for painting, the upstairs bathroom and the Queen Mum's room (as Gene calls it), which is really the front guest room where my mother reins when she visits.
Friday I had more errands to run than I wanted to even think about and by the time I got back at 1:30p.m. after leaving at 8:00 a.m. I was tuckered out. The back room bed made for a wonderful cat nap before feeding.
But back to the paint. This is the first time I'm trying the no/low VOC paint. I did test patch on the wall and they are right, no paint smell. I kind of miss that paint smell. It means someone has been busy. Honestly, as bad as I am sure everyone is going to tell me it is, I like the smell of a freshly painted room. Maybe they can put the smell in without the bad that makes those fumes. "Why yes Miss, would you like stink or no stink in your paint?" "I'll take the stink please." Anyway, the bathroom is going from periwinkle blue to a two tone paint job of apple green and soft cream. Gene will install a high chair rail and do the ceiling for me as this girl just doesn't do ceilings if I can help it. The green is quite bright and cheerful, it's Pittsburgh paint Green Grapes. The cream is my all time favorite cream Andover Cream, which was used in the new back room.
The Queen's room will get redone in this color cream too. That guest room has been the victim of a paint job gone wrong for a long time and this year is the time to correct it.
The Folgers can is primer, we have a five gallon bucket of the stuff and it's just too unwieldy to haul around.
The two looms have been busy. The manly scarf is off the Louet and I am quite pleased with it. It's a rather sedate and formal scarf and certainly appropriate for any guy to wear.
I loved the yarn so much I am casting about for an overshot pattern for it. Maybe place mats with a hemp warp. We'll see, but it will make another appearance in the future.
The cashmere scarf is in process and going to have some more woven on it today and threading Barbara will commence this weekend also. I may wait until after cleaning tomorrow to take her beater and beam off since they are just another thing to clean around or I may give the studio a lick and a promise and start.
Farms news is pretty boring. No bears, raccoons or skunks. Heck I haven't even seen my handsome bucks in a couple of days. I am back in Juno and Buzz's good graces.
The gate area of the paddock has been tractored out again of manure and it has gone into the pile to sweeten for use. Gene is almost finished with the outside trim on the new windows. The goats have been dusted but need to be sheared again if I want some usable fiber and they need their hooves trimmed. A day of goat wrangling needs to be planned. Denial runs deep this time of year. No one is willing to say it's time to start cutting wood, fixing fences, pulling out turtlenecks and jackets or working on the truck plow, but it is just about so.