My belated Christmas present is this chest that I'm going to use as a coffee table. Jane and I spotted this before Christmas when we were antiqueing, and it's one of those things that I've been pondering and pondering. So today I decided to go over there, and if it was still there, it was meant to be. My brother sent me a check for Christmas, and I promised him that I'd buy something special with it. He'll be delighted as he loves antiques.
When I walked in, a lady was leaving and telling the shopkeep that she'd be back in ten minutes with the measurements. When asked if she was sure she didn't want to put a deposit down, the lady said, no, that she'd be back in ten minutes, fifteen at the most, and she left.
I pointed to the chest and said that I'd like to look at that chest. "Oh, no, that's what she's going home to take a measurement for!" The shopkeep explained that this lady wanted to make sure it wasn't too big to use for a coffee table in front of a sofa in her study. (And I'm thinking that now the price couldn't be negotiated since it was suddenly in demand!) Long story short, it followed me home. It doesn't match the sofa I have now, but this sofa is going to be replaced very soon as it wasn't meant to be used every day. It use to live in the formal living room in my ex-house. But life is much more casual now, and I want everything in the quilting condo to be functional and comfortable!
I feel a little better today; the headache is only thumping at about half throttle. I had an 8:00 haircut, went to the office, ran by and got a manicure, went by the other office, stopped at the quilt shop, then to the antique store and the great bakery in our little downtown area. All by noon today. The rest of the weekend is mine mine mine!
Going to put on some comfy clothes and start the blasted Irish chain fabric washing. And while those loads are going, I'll play in my sewing room!