Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dreading it....

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It's Saturday...so it must be PINK!! If you haven't visited Pink Saturday before, you are in for a treat. Visit Beverly for the details!!

What am I dreading?? Today I have to do housecleaning. Yep. HAVE to. We are having a party on Friday for my Mother In Law's 80th birthday. And, it's at my house. That means I have to get it all spiffed up. And, I truly, deeply do NOT like to clean. Really. Just hate it. However, I want to create a good impression for the guests, so I will do it. Ugh. I also have to get the garden ready, as the party is outside (hoping for good weather, and it looks good so far, whew!).


This is another thing on my agenda for today. Make pillows. It's not a MUST like the cleaning, it's a WANT. I have been searching for something "spring-y" for brightening up my living room, and I just haven't found anything I like. So, I decided to cover the pillows I have. I found this lovely fabric at Roseanne's (The General Store). I don't do a lot of home decor sewing. Please wish me luck.


It's going to be 2 blue pillows and 1 Pink with the cream color in the back.


I have set my sights high with plans for a zipper and piping. Is that asking too much?

With all this "Have To" planned for today....don't be suprised if I end up visiting even more Pink Saturdays than usual. I am an expert at procrastination and avoidance.

Are you looking for a fun way to fill your Saturday? Get with the Pink! Check out the rest of the Pink Saturday blogs!



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21 comments:

  1. This must sound crazy, but I love housekeeping. I wasn't always that way, but now the way I see it, it gives me a chance to see and admire my things. I know, some people think I'm nuts, buts that's ok. Come with age I think. You can do the zipper and the piping. Don't be shy, just jump right in. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  2. Good luck with your cleaning! The fabric for the pillows is lovely! You'll make beautiful ones, I'm sure! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  3. I don't like cleaning either. I don't like it so much, that I decided 20 years ago that I would put a cleaning lady in my budget and treat it like electricity. I can't have it go off! I would be lost. :-) Have fun celebrating your mother-in-laws birthday. Enjoy making pillows too. I love those fabrics.
    ~Abby

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  4. Sometimes rearranging and making things pretty helps me get in the cleaning spirit. I take what I can out of the room, clean and then put it all back refreshed. I think the fabric is gorgeous and will help, too. Have a happy PS day!

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  5. I like the fabrics for your new pillows. You will find they are not hard to make and pillows add so much!

    Like Char, I usually enjoy cleaning house. It gives me a chance to "play" with my things. I know that sounds silly, but picking up a pretty piece and dusting it and maybe putting it in a new spot is just pleasurable to me!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jil

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  6. Uh, yah...I am right there with you! But I have to do the same chore today too! BLECCHKK!
    Love the fabric for those pillows!!

    m ^..^

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  7. I too hate to clean when I have to. I don't mind when I'm in the mood. I hope you get everything perfect, because if you're anything like me, it must be close to if not perfect when I have people over! Happy Pink Saturday.

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  8. Of course you can do that piping and zipper...and that cleaning...
    *sigh..:). I wish you luck..and your pillows will be fantastic. Happy Pinks..and have a lovely weekend.

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  9. I love a clean house, but I hate being the one that cleans it. HEHEHE!!

    I love the fabric you picked out for the pillows. Sooooo' cool and spring-Y. Good luck on the sewing project. Hope you post pictures when you're done.

    Have a happy day

    Kris

    P.S. Yes, I did paint the tins.

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  10. You and me both hate cleaning. But oh it feels so good to have it be clean. Yesterday I was off, cuz I had to work today and I spent the time cleaning. I am trying to get the sewing room cleaned out so I can empty the closet so I can paint and redo it for more effective storage so I can find what I want easily so I can sew more often and know where things are so I can make my gifts and what not on time instead of late. So did that make any sense?? heehee. thanks for visiting me. Oh and are you still procrastinating today? Or maybe you got some sewing done?

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  11. And one more thing...Happy Birthday to your daughter today! Or rather your baby, you didn't say whether it is your daughter or a son. I have lost track. aaccckk!

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  12. I had to giggle at your "proscrastinating". I should be studying but I am here doing my own "procrastinating". Happy pink weekend!

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  13. I love the fabrics you've chosen for your pillows...very pretty and springy. They'll look real nice on your couch.
    Just don't save the bathroom til last! I love cleaning my house, but if I could hire someone else to do the bathroom that would be great...so I have a tendancy to get everything else clean before the bathroom.

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  14. Great goodies you're sharing! Don't you just ♥ Pink Saturday? This is the one day that I get to totally indulge myself, get all girlie, drink tea with cream, and share time with friends on the internet. Your blog post this week was wonderful...as usual!

    Went out to dinner with friends, so I'm a little late, but better late than never, right? I wish you a Sunday filled with family, l♥ve, sunshine and peace.

    When you're done cleaning your house, grab your rag and come clean mine!

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  15. Bonjour St├ęphanie, Lovely pinkies this week. Hope your saturday was wonderful.

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  16. I'm with you on the housecleaning. Maybe you could treat yourself to some pretty pink rubber gloves? :)

    Lovely fabrics! Your pillows will turn out beautiful, I'm sure.

    Wishing you a pretty day for your party.

    Kimberly :)

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  17. Cleaning is so over-rated!!!! LOL! Make sure you show us your finished pillows!

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  18. Oh I so like your fabric! I'm trying to get pillows or fabric to make some myself! How pretty! Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks for visiting me! I've had good news on my 'puter and hope to have it up soon!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  19. very pretty fabrics. thanks for sharing.

    karen

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  20. Don't feel bad, because I hate cleaning too...But the only thing is "There's nothing like a clean house!" I just wish I could wiggle my nose and the house would be clean...I love all your pretty fabric..Love the colors...Have a wonderful week...
    STephenie

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  21. Such pretty, pretty fabric! Hope the cleaning went ok! Pink Hugs.

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