if you hire them they will come
our basement renovation has hit the skids
and not for the want of money or planning
there seems to be a lack of skilled artisans about
and those who excel are in huge demand, booked months in advance.
My advice to young people is get yourself a trade, apprentice, work for a high profile firm and then start your own company.
If you do a good job you'll have a secure future.
So we wait.....
Mr. HB is a patient man
I am in the camp of I want my reno finished and I want it done now!
There's nothing that I can do to help so I have been keeping myself busy in other areas.
I try and occupy myself and put the situation in the back of my mind...
I am replacing some very tired linens
and it's been long overdue.
It's simple linen tea towels
I find this rather exciting.
I LOVE linen.
It took me about 15 minutes to choose these towels over all the others in the store...
Irish, Belgium, French, American
all the linens lined up
being a tactile woman I had to touch each and every one in the store...
a new shop by the way
and one that has such wonderful and tempting stock
that I am already planning what I might purchase next time I visit!
I evaluated the colours, the patterns, and the fabrics.
Price did enter the equation....
would you spend $ 50 for a a tea towel made in Belgium?
I think these are made in the USA
and at $20 each more affordable
they'll last and get softer with use.
The colour is natural looking and will work with any decor
they even look good by candlelight!
Evening and lighting a candle
can make the ordinary something a bit more special
they elevate the mood
and scent the space
I have a few scented ones and the rest are beeswax.
I love the soft scent of beeswax as it melts
plus it has no toxins to worry about.
Speaking of candles...
I am taking Mother out for her birthday dinner
she'd need to have 85 candles on her cake.
(I already know that she wants creme brulee)
Perhaps we'll have one candle!
I am taking Mother a posy of roses for her birthday.
a David Austin Rose
many petals do make me happy.
My letter to the local deer might say...
please do not munch all the rose petals
I'll be ever so grateful
leave me something to pop in a vase
something to dead head
and something to photograph and blog about!
I hope that all my rose photos are not boring you to tears...
it's just that I am so infatuated with them
and I can't help myself!