Are you having a superfantubulous Saturday like I am?
It has been exciting and fun from start to finish.
FIRST, my husband and I went to Allied Stone Company in Durant, OK where we found HUNDREDS -- maybe thousands -- of slabs of marble and granite. I had no idea this company was just 20 miles away from us. I figured we would have to drive to Dallas.
I decided a few days ago that I want to redo my countertops and my bathroom. I have been thinking about it for years, but after the last remodel project, I decided everything looked good enough to avoid the hassle of another remodel.
I woke up feeling extra brave a few days ago, so I just dove into "starting". I looked on Home Advisor for a contractor, and a guy came out on Thursday to measure everything. He was IN THE SHOWER measuring, and Jerry asked him a question about something. The man hollered through the opening whatever the answer to the question was, and I hollered "PRAISE THE LORD"!
I do that a lot, and most people try to overlook it and just act like I'm half-way normal. This guy got out of the shower and said, "I like that!" He then explained that on Sundays, he is a preacher at some church. He does the contractor job during the week. I was happy about that, of course.
So that is how we decided to drive to the stone company this morning. A very young, pretty girl came out of an office to wait on us. (Have you noticed that when you are 65, EVERYBODY is soooooo young!) She told us she could give us a price if we had the measurements. I told her not to worry about that. She said two more times that she couldn't give us a price. I finally convinced her that we weren't up to that point yet, and I asked if we could please see some samples of Granite and Marble and whatever other kinds of rocks they had.
Jerry and I looked in the section that had the colors we want, and we found a nice piece we thought would match our kitchen. We brought a nice size sample home, and sure enough, it matches PERFECTLY! I am SUPER EXCITED!
I'll keep you posted on that project.
Right now, you need to watch this video for a VERY HOT TIP and more information for those who asked about the applique prefused cut-outs.
While Jerry and I were getting ready to go to the stone place this morning, Terry called and asked me to go to Joann's with her. Well, OF COURSE, I wanted to go there because I go through withdrawal all the time and so does she because there isn't even the hint of a fabric store in this town. She decided to pick me up in Durant where the stone company is, and I got out of my car and into hers and we headed south to Sherman, TX. We started out at Mooyah Burgers, and then we went to Joann's and Hobby Lobby.
Loooooooooooooooooooook at what I brought home:
I just ordered all the Clover Soft Touch hooks from Amazon yesterday along with cases to keep them in. I googled "best crochet hooks" and those are the ones that came up. We shall see.
I've got to run. Need to fix my shake and read my new magazines. YAY! I am so excited and I LOVE all the tips you may have for me. Terry told me about Tunesian crochet today, so I'm going to look up videos on that in a little while.