Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Happy Place

I hear this phrase used often and tried to think about where mine might be. The last couple of years have been quite stressful but we have managed and are now quite settled. When we decided to move, we wanted the convenience of one floor but I needed a sewing/studio that could house my machines and "stuff". I needed it to be out of sight as the area gets quite disorganized while a project is underway. A loft was the answer and after much procrastination and mild despair, the studio is operating. I cannot do projects when things are not in order. Things are pretty settled now. I try to spend 2-3 hours a day up there and it is paying off.

This Ribbon Star is almost done! I will finish it Thursday - taking a break today and tomorrow.

I shall make this quilt for Olivia and have already started to cut it out.

Afternoons are for needlepoint or knitting. 

The bottom picture is a evening pocketbook.

Below is a metal dollhouse like one I had as a child. I am known for leaving the vacuum in the middle of the floor. Jack does not like that. I have left it in the dollhouse living room. Someone puts it pack in the kitchen. Hmmmmm.

The above pictures are my work areas with machines. So many projects..... But my happy place is here and making "stuff" makes me happy.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

And I think we are settled....

The weather has been chilly but nothing compared to the weather up north. The new house doesn't need as much of our attention and we have a very organized schedule - sort of! My eyes are recovering nicely from cataract surgery. I can see much more clearly now and am not overly thrilled with the reality of my wrinkles.

As I sit and stitch, this is my view in the den. Jack's Code Talker quilt I made last year shares the room with some art and my collection of Hull's Blossom Flight.

Needlepoint in the studio or the den. Movies and cocoa in the afternoon. I have way too many projects and more hidden away in the sewing closet. Learning to work on a frame is not something I am not comfortable with yet.

I am working on next Christmas!

And then there are the quilts. And then the new grandchild coming any moment. So, of course, there was some knitting. 

Experimenting with recipes is something we both enjoy.

And at the end of the day relaxing as the light comes into the living room.

I hope to spend a little more time on the blog this coming year. Facebook is so much easier but I miss the journaling part of blogging.


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