Day three of the same type of weather. Cool, windy, cloudy and some sunshine. Today is suppose to be the same type of weather. Then it starts to improve.
The dratted cold is in my chest. It made me feel awful yesterday – hot, cold, cranky, and tired. I do feel somewhat better this morning but am coughing like crazy.
We both worked on preparing the place for the showing today. Got everything done that was on the list and was ready to push through the last of it this morning. At 4:30 p.m., our showing got cancelled which was fine by us. The buyers come Monday to do their own inspection. Daughter got our time slot as they put their house up for sale. It is a win-win situation as the real estate agent thinks we have a done deal.
I had to take a picture of the front of the house yesterday afternoon. What a transformation. We have gone from this in June 2009:
to this in July 2012 after I had taken a course in doing hanging baskets and pots and we had ripped off some of the old siding:
to this in April 2015:
The hanging baskets still need to go up and will look very similar to those I did in 2012. I do them like this every year as they are our mark in the neighbourhood.
I did the kick pleat in the dress for Daughter. It was actually very straight forward and turned out good. I started doing this as an alternative to a godet as the girls don’t like their legs to show when they walk and do their modeling.
I don’t have pictures of what I did but it is a 6” wide piece of dress fabric longer than the kick pleat. I sew the strip of fabric to both sides of the kick pleat, press the seams towards the dress and then play with it until I like how it looks at the top. You might have to put a couple of tiny pleats near the seam allowance at the top. I will stitch across the top of the kick pleat and fuse everything in place. I don’t press fold marks in the dress but let it flow. If it sticks out, I would press it a bit to help hold it in place.
I haven’t done any knitting for two nights. With this cold, I have fought to stay awake until bedtime and only watched TV. I am sure I would have made a ton of mistakes if I had picked up the needles.
Today, the goal is to finish cleaning the house and then choose whether to paint or pack antiques for the young couple. I may end up packing antiques to get it done with. I can have it all ready to go when our friends arrive tomorrow to help put up the fence. If there is time and I have the energy, I will try to plant the flower tubs that go around the pond. If not, I will rest.