Everyone seems to slow down over the summer, whether it's because:
A) you're home with your kids and don't have a moment to yourself that doesn't involve cleaning up sand and wet towels and Popsicle stickies, or
B) you're travelling and your vacation destination has dial-up, or
C) you're just lying by the pool drinking margaritas all day and end up too drunk to operate a computer, let alone the flying blades of a serger. (not naming any names)
The heat and humidity of Montreal summer have finally passed, and we're into my favourite time of year. The chilly nights have given me back some of the energy that was AWOL for the past few weeks. I don't have anything monumental to post, but I do have lots of little interesting things to catch up on, so I'll spread this out over a few days. First of all, please join me in welcoming this beauty to my house:
This belonged to my great-grandmother Warren. Luckily my parents are in the purging mode of life and drove up to Montreal last week with this in tow. She needs a bit of work, but still runs well. Luckily again, my neighbour does furniture repair/refinishing in his basement as a retirement job, so I'm going to pop over there for a bit of new veneer.
Also included in the purge swag, some fugly '80s patterns:
That poofy dress on the left look familiar? Yes, it was the prom dress that my mother made for me in 1987, featured below in my Awkward Prom Photo that Oona asked us all to contribute for Promaballoona back in July.
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More catch-up tomorrow.