Thursday, 21 November 2013

Paint color ideas - anyone?

 Not much stitching to show I'm afraid - another new start this time on Mary Ann Farmer from The Scarlett House - this one is gorgeous, how could I resist?  Stats: 40 count Antique White Newcastle Linen - NPI Silks 2 over 2.

I have wanted to paint the interior walls of my house for several years now, a couple of weeks ago I decided to go ahead and do it myself - after agonizing over paint colors I decided to take it slow and paint room by room before deciding on the next's rooms color - I thought this pale blue was the way to go for my dining room and my stairs - now that it's done I don't like it at all - I have a lot of dark wood in my house and this pale blue makes everything look cold.  So I've put my paint brush down and am scratching my head on what would look good with all this dark wood?  I am thinking perhaps some strong colors - red keeps popping into my head, but do I want red?  Turquoise?  And then what shade?  I've ordered a green paint from the paint shop too but now realize that no that won't work either - Any suggestions from anyone?
Yes my living room is a mess - I have been painting - so a lot of stuff has been moved up to second floor and I'm a bit behind on house duties so I've been trying to play catch up on some washing etc so please ignore the chaos!

 As some of you know I recently purchased a new car and mentioned that I would share some photos - unfortunately I couldn't get a photo without my husbands butt sticking out from the car!  Wish he would leave the car alone, he's installed everything known to man in the thing and keeps going onto the Ford Fiesta forum to see what other modifications he can do, it's starting to look a little boy racer's car, not a 39 year old mother's of four.

On another note I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support in my last post - we went to court yesterday and manged to walk away with just a warning - a big sigh of relief!

Please help me with some paint ideas - I have my entire house to paint yet and I'm stuck on the 1st floor!

Much love,

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Sometimes life ain't fair.

Sometimes life isn't fair.  It's my birthday in a couple of weeks I will be turning 39, I decided it would be a good idea to clean out my wardrobe and get rid of anything that I wouldn't use or couldn't get away wearing anymore, so with that intention I cleaned out my wardrobe donated a lot of my clothing and some accessories to a charity organisation and the rest I decided to take photos of and put up on the local auction pages here in Taiwan as I had a fair bit of stuff I didn't think was suited for charity. 
Now one of the items I listed was a imitation Louis Vuitton bag which I bought on my first trip to Taiwan 13 years ago, this was my first trip to an asian country I was from a small town in New Zealand and we didn't have any big label designers like Louis Vuitton in the country at that time.  So I was out doing the tourist thing and shopping at one of the big department stores here in Taipei called Sogo, I walked outside and down the street a little and there on the side of the road were a few people selling things and one of these people were selling bags lots of bags I would say several hundred and these bags were gorgeous, we had nothing like this back in New Zealand so I stopped to have a look and realised these were copy bags of many well known bag designers, I mean once you were up close you could tell straight away they were copy even me who had never seen a real one could tell this, however it was night time on a very busy street and I was very excited to be in such a developed city and was having a great time so with much convincing by the salesperson I bought myself a imitation LV bag. 
During my first visit to Taiwan I became friends with a Taiwanese man whom later would become my husband :)
I had second thoughts about my LV bag purchase and decided I didn't want it and left it in it's dust jacket at my Taiwanese friends home and went back to New Zealand, after a few more visits to Taiwan the man that was my friend became my fiance then 5 years later my husband - fast forward to present day 3 kids and 13 years later, my fake LV bag remained in it's dust jacket never once removed and used in the back of my wardrobe until that is I decided it was time to get rid of all and anything not wanted or used!
I put this bag up for auction making it clear that this bag even though it had written all over it Louis Vuitton it was in fact not a genuine article and the giveaway price also reflected this, this item was listed alongside other unwanted personal items and the very next day the police showed up at our door and arrested my husband for illegaly selling a fake LV bag - which okay our or at least my bad - unfortunately it gets worse, a lawyer called up yesterday and informed us that Louis Vuitton is suing us for two hundred thousand Taiwanese dollars or $6,800 US dollars !!!!!
So sometimes life ain't fair and that's my story for today and I have just made myself a bourbon and coke and after posting this plan to go blog reading all the while feeling very sorry for myself.
hope everyone out there is having a better day than me - see told you, feeling sorry for myself.
Much love,