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Monday, October 2, 2017


Hi friends! We went to the apartment yesterday and cleaned and began painting. The walls were painted grey. Brian asked if we could paint them colors of our choice. Yep!😊 But boy, what a LOT of work. And we are going back at it today.😐

The winner of the "God's Art" chart is our friend Mary. I will have another giveaway soon. I found charts to give away when I had my HUGE clean out of my stash in preparation for the move.
I have read yet another book by my favorite cartoonist, Stephan Pastis. I am trying to read the books in order of publication. This one was published in 2004, and is titled, Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury. I had many laughs of course. This was a fun book.
The Fab Four of the funny pages come together again-this time in their first book treasury.

Rat, Pig, Zebra, and Goat, the central characters of Pearls Before Swine, are back in Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic, the first Pearls Before Swine treasury-supersized for your enjoyment.

But this is no ordinary cartoon treasury. Like the influential Beatles album that inspired the book's title, Sgt. Piggy is full of surprises. In addition to collecting all of the Pearls cartoons that appeared in BLTs Taste So Darn Good and This Little Piggy Stayed Home, cartoonist Stephan Pastis takes readers on a VIP backstage tour of one of the most successful comic strips in newspapers today.

In Sgt. Piggy, Pastis explains the genesis of Pearls (hint: it didn't begin at an artist's easel), why he was initially reluctant to show it to newspaper syndicates (and the surprising reason he changed his mind), the unexpected responses from readers to his work, and which Pearls strips worked and which ones didn't (and how he would have corrected the ones that didn't). The result is a rare and revealing glimpse into the world of Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra.
I am stitching away on Moonlight Visitor whenever I get the chance. I will show you a picture next time my friends. Off to the apartment I go!

Have a super week! Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,


Carolien said...

Good luck with all the work at the apartment! Maybe some pink? ;)

Hugs, Carolien

Stasi said...

I feel your pain with the painting, but it will help make the apartment your own. Relax with your stitching/reading when possible.

Mary said...

Vicki, Just saw in my email that I'm the Mary that won!! I'm thrilled as this chart is just perfect for me being such a nature lover.

Hope the painting goes well, I hope the fumes don't bring on a migraine. Mary

gracie said...

Moving is never easy. Be sure not to over do with all the work....take time for you.

Barbara said...

Vickie, that's alot of work you're doing. Don't overdue it.


Angela Tucker said...

I love fresh paint...and I don't mind the painting part. It's all that other stuff. Moving furniture, taping, covering, LOL. And that is exactly why I only paint when ABSOLUTELY necessary. LOL

Make sure you get enough rest...

diamondc said...

Happy Anniversary Vickie 25 years is a great year.
Painting is one thing I do not like to do, I have to paint the bedroom this fall ick.


Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, good luck with the painting. I have been thinking of you.

Martina M said...

Hi Vicky, yes to clean an appartment is a lot of work. But i hope you have enough time to rest, and stitch a little bit.

With us today is a holiday, so we can go a bit further with my things
Have a good time, Martina

butterfly said...

Good luck with your painting , the grey will go well with all your pink .
Have a lovely week my friend.

Julie said...

Don't work too hard Vickie! x

Astrids dragon said...

I hope the painting is going well, that's a lot of work! How's the packing going?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Grey paint? Maybe some pink would cheer the place up!

Or some silver? To match the anniversary!

Margaret said...

I hope you aren't stressing out too much about your move. Good luck with all the painting. It's hard work!

Lillie said...

Sound stressful. take care !

Annette-California said...

Well painting can be relaxing once you are finally to the point of painting. It’s the prep work that’s an workout. Best of luck!
love Annette

Brigitte said...

Congratulations to Mary.
It's always a lot of work to prepare a new apartment before moving into it. Good luck with all the work you still have to do. But you still have time until the move.

RJ said...

So what color paint did you chose Vickie??? Happy painting and moving. RJ