"...it’s true that talk is the reason having a sister makes you happier, but it needn’t be talk about emotions. When women told me they talk to their sisters more often, at greater length and about more personal topics, I suspect it’s that first element — more often — that is crucial rather than the last."
So here is proof, you both really do make me happier. Even if our communication forms are dependent upon 21st Century technologies, you can't stop science.
Since I am working hard on getting my sewing shop up, I finally made myself an honest woman.
Nathan has asked for a coaster since we moved to the island. Because of the heat, our cold beverages seem to create a river of condensation. A simple drink can destroy everything on your table, including the finishing.
And because I love him, I took some time away from the pressed peony workshop, and made him:
They even match our giant, plastic, yellow cups. patchwork joy!
I was trying to remember if we ever used coasters when we were kids... I don't think we did.
Am I remembering correctly, or did we destroy our parent's tables?
But after 7 hours of hard work (isn't it amazing how much time can end up going into this kind of project???) we ended up with this!
nice and tidy (I'm in lovvvve with our new chest freezer!)
Lots of fabulous shelves. And the extra fridge is actually against the wall now!
and things neatly stacked against the wall.
The biggest difference is the back wall where all the boxes had been. Now most of them are in the basement, but at least now I can pull my car into the garage without running into the fridge. I never knew a clean garage could make me so happy!
Now I'm going to head over to Hillside Reflections to post pictures from the open house. much love from a very clean garage in Iowa! :-)