Wednesday, October 29, 2008

To Seattle or Bust!

It's time to go home! After 3 years in Russia I'm READY to go home.

My apartment is in disarray at the moment. We just had some lovely guests from Australia stay with us for a week and we did all kinds of "touristy" things with them. Now that our guests have left we're pulling things out of the cupboards and getting things packed into suitcases. We have 3 1/2 weeks until we leave St. Petersburg! It's going by soooo quickly.

I'm getting excited about going home and seeing friends and family! I've call all kinds of plans to do crafty-shmafty things when I get home. My sister and bro-in-law are buying a house and they've enlisted me to help decorate. My sister is working on some projects at the moment so I'll be posting some before and after pictures of her craftiness.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


This is my sister Sally. She's really creative and likes crafty shmafty things as much as I do.

(Sally in Norway on the Hurtigruten cruise ship)

Sally found a small table in the lobby of her apartment building with a FREE sign on it. It was an older table with dark brown stain. She got so excited to get started on refinishing it that she didn't take a "before" picture, but you can enjoy the "after" picture here!