Joanne R. and I went to Chapters Friday night and I found another J.D. Robb book for my collection on sale for $6.99 :-) So that took care of Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
After I finished the book, I started work on the fireplace for the Bombay house. When I first got it years ago, I stained some of it but it just wasn't speaking to me until last night when I decided to do it in black and ivory white.
Here I've coloured over the stain with black marker (fortunately originally done with a furniture marker from Dollarama so it still absorbed the black).
I printed some brick from Jim Collins' site
This fireplace is designed so the firebox is open from the back - makes it a lot easier to install the brick.
Then I installed Houseworks #2749 glowing embers.
When a dear family friend died years ago, his widow gave me the working miniature brass clock on the mantle. It's very precious to me and I needed a large fireplace so it wouldn't look too out of scale.
In addition to all the laundry, I've accomplished quite a bit of cleaning today and have managed to get all the mini-related "stuff" off the kitchen counter and have just about got it all out of the living room. Still have the paperwork to tackle and to decide on my gift for our club Christmas party on Tuesday and get some ornaments together (mini, of course) for our Christmas tree draw.