I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately and within the last 24 hours it has turned into a full-fledged, snot-running, sinus-headache late summer cold. I'm blaming the Wisconsin weather. We can have as much as a 40 degree temperature change between morning and night, and from day to day.
But enough of me.
We recently acquired some new-to-us living room furniture from some very good friends, so each of us has selected our own napping spots. Normally Charlie's is on the back cushion next to me, however, he gets very possessive and jealous of the proximity of the girls to me, so he moved closer just to be able to growl at them occasionally.
(as always, clicking on the pictures will enlarge them)
Lucy had been comfortably curled up in a wicker tray not intended for that purpose, but when her mother came and lay down next to me, she decided to come stretch out on top of both her mother and me. She is, as always, a brat.
Creatively, this lampshade was driving me crazy. It was too dark for the lamp, but I could not find a suitable replacement that used a lamp harp. The newer generic shades that just sit underneath the bulb were all too short and so the light bulb stuck out the top of the shade and was rather blinding.
So I purchased a yard of fabric and created a shabby chic shade from the old frame. I'm quite pleased with the results, and it took less than an hour to rip and tie. It might have taken less time if Gracie had not tried to help by clawing me when I tried to pull each strip of fabric from under her.
We also recently acquired a cherry wood dining room table and two chairs from a yard sale for $10. (My kind of sale price.) The table is being used in the kitchen as a work table since we have zero counter space. The chairs are currently upholstered in a white satin-ish fabric and as you can see from the picture below, will not remain white for long. Charlie thinks that we got them just for him. They will both be in the living room for guitar jam sessions since the living room is doubling as David's music room. I found a fabric pattern that comes in both gray to match the sectional sofa, and red to match the curtains. Pictures of the reupholstered chairs when they are done.
Like it or not, fall has arrived here. The trees are rapidly changing colors. It would be lovely if the temperature would stay in the low 70's longer, but it appears this weekend will be the last of it. I wish I could send our cooler weather farther south to those affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquake. Keeping them in thoughts and prayers.