Phil repaired an antique washstand that had been damaged while moving into the house in 2013, and it looks great. So he came back this morning and helped me put up the last of the blinds again, and install a stained glass panel in the studio. We had commissioned the stained glass for our Huntsville house several years ago, and I hadn't figured out how to display it after I moved here. But now it's up (facing the patio--I wasn't sure the neighbors would appreciate the design as much as I do, so not on the front of the house!
This is designed and executed by Jack Roseman. I call it "The Inspector" because of that all-seeing eye. It looks really nice in daylight, and quite striking outside right now with the studio lights shining through it.
So that's one project ticked off my endless list of things to complete.
The next thing: When we were in France last spring, friend Margot and I each bought some yardage from a guy in the village market. It was incredibly cheap, I think 5 Euros/meter, and we each took two meters. I hauled it home and it sat in the stack of "things to do" until now. I cut out a jacket for myself from my piece, a nice print of red poppies with purple centers, and discovered that the fabric is 100 inches wide! Clearly meant for draperies. So I have lots left over and will have to think whether I want a matching skirt (pants with red poppies would just be too much), or , well, who knows. Margot's fabric was a nice taupe with red-orange flowers; we're working on designs for hers.