Most of you know we live in an apartment now but most of you don't know that the building(s) are almost 50 years old so of course some things are rather in need of sprucing up. The latest disaster to befall us is the hall closet coming off the moorings yesterday and flatly refusing to yield to my best (previously successful) attempt to fix it. So...work order in once again.
Anyway, my point (and believe it or not I DO have one!) and an explanation about the battle being won concerns the grout around the tub tiles in the bathroom. Of course they're the original tiles with the old grout which is showing its age - along with mold here and there. I've tried all sorts of things to clean the grout but nothing has worked...until....I discovered THIS and gave it a try. I was thrilled with the difference! Once I invest in some more baking soda I plan to treat all the grout lines and see what happens. In the meantime what I HAVE done looks great! And there, never let it be said that this isn't a full-service blog!!
PLEASE NOTE - DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, COMBINE BLEACH WITH AMMONIA!!! (thanks Liz for the reminder!)
And, just to prove that something has been happening in my sewing room lately, how about these that came about as a result of a special request from our #2 son. Our grandson is apparently a huge fan of the 'Octonauts' tv show and these are his three favourite characters. So...something else heading for the Christmas box!
Pattern is 'The Octonauts' by Mariya Koziova (Amigurushki Crochet Patterns) and can be found on Etsy.
- I just fell in like with THESE!
- I'm not sure but what I may have already shared THIS artist with you, but either way, her work is wonderful! She has LOTS to see in her galleries.
- and HERE is another one who does some interesting work.
- Further on the indoor plants from my previous post, I found THIS to be an interesting article. Mind you, truth be told, I've managed to kill pretty much every one of these! Could be that I'm a little over-zealous with the watering. Guess I subscribe to the theory of kill 'em with kindness!
Today the quote is from Maya Angelou...
"We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives"