The Last August Weekend Before Today

I found an armoire,
located a power sander,
played in the backyard,
let my belly see the sun,
ate two icy pops,
didn't sleep well,
spent a lot of time driving Brett to and from work,
cleaned my studio,
rearranged Sebastian's room again,
did laundry,
did dishes,
purged some fabric scraps,
visited with new neighbors,
received happy mail two days in a row,
started reading Handmade Nation,
cut out leather journals,
sketched out some embroidery patterns,
got a shoulder rub that took away all the tension,
got up early and waited on the sun,
and realized this baby is coming soon.



Anonymous said...

jesus, i just caught myself wishing to have so so much fabrics :O i wanna stay in that room like forever :)

i hope, everything is fine with the new baby... it will be a great journey, i guess.

carly. said...

eeee!! BABY :)
when is she coming exactly?


RachelDenbow said...

November 4th!

Maggie Whitley said...

ohhhhh, fabric swatches! where do you shop? who are your favorite designers??? LOVE THE COLORS! :)


Christen Krumm said...

you didn't sleep well either this weekend... must be a pregnancy thing because my weekend was spent going to bed really late, getting up really early, and tossing and turning in between!! ugg... can't wait for baby to get here!! course... i hear the sleeping thing doesn't get any better...

Alicia said...

That armoire rocks! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Michelle said...

Lovely! :) Can't wait to see what you think of 'Handmade Nation', it's on my to-read list, I've been searching for a screening here, too! Happy day, it sounds like you've been enjoying summer! :)

jari spry said...

you're an amazing woman! busy and super productive!
ruby will be here soooooon!
you should do some decorating online courses!! i neeeeeeed some ambition!

Our Green Nest said...

Sounds like a good (and busy) one!!!

TaMs* said...

so productive!

Matt and Jess said...

I hope this isn't weird--I was searching for info on the Lane tables and I saw you're selling your two end tables! Are you changing the look of your living room, and are you keeping the coffee table? You inspired me to buy mine :)

Anonymous said...

super love those pictures!!! And my b-day is November 5th!! Maybe Ruby will come on that day?!?!
I'm taking your inspiration wall idea for my craft room!!!

RachelDenbow said...

Matt and Jess,

We're keeping the coffee table but the end tables were just too big for our space and we're trying to make room for a new person on her way! That means room for a swing, the pack-n-play, etc. so we just figured we'd send them to another home now. The new owners drove two hours to come get them!

Miss Wanderlust said...

What an awesome adventure!! I am so excited for you :) The armoire is AWESOME! I can not wait to see the end result. Miss Rachel you are amazing :)

Fine Little Day said...

Inspiring photos here.

Christina said...

I visited from "Whatever" and read the Armoire post first...this armoire is beautiful! I can't wait to see your finished product...I will be back. I so admire people who can do things like this. I have a kitchen hutch that was my grandma's and it is bad shape right now. I really want to redo it, because it's awesome, but haven't a clue where to start. Having someone do it will cost so much...anyway, it's cool that people can just fix something up the way they want like that.