Today I was supposed to begin a long awaited job for a client I work with almost every year. A new addition has been put onto her home and her kitchen area has been expanded and completely renovated. I am going to carry a finish that is in the adjacent room, into this new area. I did that finish a few years ago, so I’m hoping all will go well! The finish is a multi-layer finish, which I will go into at a later date. I thought I’d get a jump on things by putting on the first 2 layers. The cabinets have not yet been installed, much to the homeowners dismay. She has been waiting since this Summer for these cabinets to be made! Last evening she called to let me know that there is now a heat issue in the new addition… basically no heat. Hopefully that will be resolved and I will try to get over there next week.
This is why I do my scheduling with Post It’s vs. actually writing on my calendar. I’d have one messy calendar by the end of the month with all the schedule changes that tend to take place. Now I have moved another job that I was intending to do next week, into this slot. I did lose a day of on-site painting because of the late cancellation, but I have a zillion things to do in my office and studio, so am actually happy to have this "free" day!
First on my list was to finish my December e-newsletter. This month I am featuring my good friend and talented designer, Marc Bordet. Marc shares with my readers several great decorating ideas for the Holiday Season. If you would like to receive a copy of this e-newsletter, I invite you to subscribe using the box in the sidebar to the right.
I purchased this great Dover Book, "Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes" on line a few weeks ago, knowing I’d find some use for it. At $5.95, this book gives you a big bang for your buck! It features 31 different snowflake patterns, from very easy to advanced skill level. The templates are printed on heavy cardstock and are actual size, so you are good to go!
Last weekend I stopped at Michael’s and bought this giant pad of textured cardstock in jewel toned Christmas colors. Then, when Marc and I were setting up our Holiday Tables room at the museum earlier this week, I got the idea to make some snowflake placards for the 4 table settings. I stopped at another Michael’s on the way home and bought this glue pen and glitter by none other than the Queen of All Things Good, Martha Stewart.
This glue pen was quite the find! You can write just like you would with a pen and then just sprinkle on the glitter. Of course, Martha has thought it all out, so her glitter container allows you to control the amount of glitter that gets sprinkled!
Now I have some design work to tend to and then I am off to a vendor Christmas party with Marc at Kennedy Carpets.