We had an event today at the Soroptimist’s Women’s Show. On the way home, after breaking down, I took time to snap a couple of pix.
I’ve been noticing for a week or two just how pretty things are. Some trees are blooming their pretty pink and others have that beautiful pale green that you only see in the spring. The buds are open, but the leaves aren’t fully extended, and it’s a green we don’t see any other time. This photo was taken on my street
I started out the day this morning by stripping wallpaper. I promised myself when I moved into this house that I would not paint over any wallpaper that had not been painted over already. So, I committed to pulling it off.
Let me tell you – regardless of what home remedy someone gives you for removing wallpaper – GET A STEAMER. It’s a 1000 times faster. I’ve used Dif gel, hot water, water with vinegar, water with downy, etc. etc. etc. Just get a steamer. I bought this one off ebay and when I’m done with it, it’s going back on to ebay. I’m sure there are some there all the time – no doubt from people who have finished stripping their wallpaper.
I’m turning my sewing room into a library, although I will keep a bit of space for sewing, too. But, I need somewhere for my thousands of cookbooks to go.
I’ve been collecting cookbooks for close to 20 years now, and also writing cookbook reviews. I still have dozens of boxes that haven’t been unpacked since I moved three years ago. They need to have a home. Some day all my cookbook reviews online will live at patsyterrell.com but so far I haven’t found time to move them all over.