Let me show you what I've accomplished on "Happy Day" during our drive going to Gainesville (this was Wednesday):
I started the blue. I'm stitching on 14ct. white aida. The chart was on my lap because beside me was a big box filled to the brim with niece' things. Good thing I planned it all out in her car where the sun couldn't bother me, her stuff provided good shield, lol.
First day was spent disinfecting her room- which she first referred to as a cell. (we used alcohol wipes- she did each slat of those blinds, bed, furniture, I did the walls, and sis vacuumed the floors, vents).
Second day was shopping for necessities and decorating, this is how far we got:
I bought a plain corkboard from Michael's and covered it with fabric where she could pin or hang pictures and notes. She decided the whole layout of her room (yep, we rearranged furniture, we consciously allowed her to torture us! Good thing there wasn't really much option in a small room so not much lifting required, lol)
She placed her frames by her bed (will remind her to have enough sleep!... that girl stays up late watching comedies, dramas and kpop;(
And then she wanted to have bright color to look at when she's in bed. So this was our bonding DIY moment (we did this last week). It's a flower chain which she got the idea from the net. We got artificial flowers on sale (very cheap) at Michael's and used her dad's fishing line, lol. I covered the dowel in yellow ribbon.
The other side of the room is just her computer/study desk, closet and the door, not much decorating done there so I didn't take pictures.
Now we go over to some sightseeing of Historic Gainesville...
A private residence til 1920s, became a resort hotel, turned into community college in the 70s, and now a museum, houses art galleries and rents areas for business as well as weddings.
"William Reuben Thomas was educator, school administrator, banker, hotelier, land developer, retailer, and a state senator. He played a primary role in locating the University of Florida in Gainesville. Thomas Hall, the first campus building, is named in his honor."
1920s period rooms (Major Thomas residence was then called "Sunkist villa" where he lived with his wife and 5 kids)
Personally, I loved looking at the roof, haha.
Ongoing exhibit is called Beauty and the Beasts:
I see a Hello Kitty on this one, do you see it?
That's it for now. I hope you didn't get bored with my long post, lol.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!