John and Maggie were so excited that their Mommy was coming home on Sunday. I don't know if it was because she was coming home or that she told them she had surprises for them if they had been good. Just kidding ;) They really missed her and asked just about every day when she was coming home.
We decided to take them to Santaland on Monday since they had never been. What fun!!!
It was a fun day. They all went home on Tuesday and the house is so quiet!!!! Before they left I made a bow holder for Maggie to take home with her to hold all the bows she has (which is a lot as she wears them every day and a girl can't have too many bows, you know!!!) They just clip onto the ribbon. Keeps them from getting all smashed up.
I took two pieces of 2" pink polka dot ribbon 36" long and fused them together with wonder-under. Before fusing them, I added a green rick-rack to each side between the layers and then top stitched them together. I left about 1 1/2" at the top to thread through a "D" ring and sewed it down. I then topped the holder with a bow that has a little heart button sewn in the middle. Fun little project.
This week I have been cleaning out the girls rooms---closets, etc. I had the furniture in both rooms refinished and now everything looks brand new. The furniture belonged to John's mother. I can't tell you how old it must be, but my guess would be about 70 +/- years old. Beautiful solid mahogony pieces. The ones in the "now" boys room (which use to be Angela's) is a set of twin beds, vanity, dresser, bedside table and desk. It is very masculine looking with details that look like rope. Very nautical looking to me. Maggie's room (Alicia's old room) got the high four-poster bed, vanity, dresser, night stand, and an old cedar chest (Mr. Briggs took the chest with him today to refinish). Her furniture is also solid mahogony and very feminine. It's so nice to be able to use Gommy Lemler's (as the girls called her) furniture instead of letting it stay in the basement unused. You can't buy that kind of good solid furniture now. I have to get some drapes (I was thinking, navy) for the boys room and a couple of throw rugs for each room (the floors are all wood). I'm using the embroidered sheers for Maggie's room with thin venitian blinds. I love plantation shutters; however, I don't know how they would work with the roll-out Pella windows that I have. I think I got the cart before the horse, however. I need to paint both rooms. One will be pink and the other one will be blue---I just can't decide on the shades. Maybe I'll get the girls to help me decide when they come home for their birthdays the weekend of July 16, 17 &18.
Enough chit-chat. Back to work!!!