Stair treads-redux - finally a resolution! When we sold our home in New England, we really thought that our new home in the west would be a single story. Why? Because that was what our previous California home had been . . . . I guess. As a result, we left behind the braided rug stair treads because they seemed to go so well with the house. And maybe because I didn't relish the thought of cleaning the double-sided carpet tape residue from the stairs. But I digress.
Fast forward to the new digs. Turns out we didn't find a single story home after all. And the treads left behind on the stairs left a little (okay a LOT) to be desired in style and decorative charm.
Let's all just say it together . . . . BORING!
Thus began the online search to buy new treads. I knew just exactly what I wanted because I had left the very same, practically brand-new ones behind just a few short weeks ago. For the life of me, I could not find the site where I had ordered them. Still I am nothing if not determined. While in my slightly feverish summer cold state, I began the search anew. And while I might not be getting full, clear breaths, I was not to be denied the decorative stair covering of my dreams.
They arrived via UPS late yesterday afternoon. We will be installing them tonight after dinner. I can hardly wait.
On the quilting front, I have renewed my determination to finish the hexagon quilt. It had been idle for several weeks. Partly because it gets a little warm under there and partly because it was beginning to feel like a hopeless endeavor. Still I looked at it every day in a crumpled heap dreaming of it dressing my bed. I just couldn't let it wither and wilt into a useless UFO.
Instead I have made the commitment to myself to spend one hour per day on the hand quilting. Now rather than dreading a futile wasted effort, I look forward to the time my quilt and I spend together every day. That's a really nice feeling.
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