Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Good Old Switcheroo!

In more ways then one.      I am like a child that will do anything to get out of doing what I have on my list to do.   Take today.... I should have typed up minutes and financial reports, I should have started work on the final report on my non-profit grant, I should have done some yard work.....but what did I  do,  I played around in my crafting room.

Before we got started, Heather gave Buddy a little one-on-one time.  Buddy really was much happier than he appears as he let Heather give him some loving this morning before we headed upstairs.   We are really enjoying him.   He is very social and friendly.   He just loves having a fuss made over him.

So this is the end result of one room.  Not only did I rearrange, I switched the furniture from one room to the other.   What was I thinking?

This was my craft room just this morning.   I am happy with the way it turned out.   Hopefully Mr. W. and I will be getting a new bed soon and our old bed will come up here  and mean no more air mattress for holiday and weekend visitors.

Now the other and much bigger room.    This is my view when I come up the stairs to the hall.    Just one look in here and I can already feel the creativity starting.  You can't distinguish what is on the Expedit but I know what awaits me.

Everything I need to be creative, all sorted and labeled.  (which it already was,  we just slid it into place and dusted it.)

(New lampshade on my list!)
New fabbies waiting to be used.

Random spools waiting to be put away.

It was no small feat to get my island from one bedroom to the other.   We took off the top and the caps on the legs.  At one point, had this puppy wedged in the hallway and door in mid-air.  A little pushing and a bit of woodwork scraped and Heather and I got it in there.   She thought it was quite funny that I was 'trapped' in the bedroom and felt no need to be quick about helping me remedy the situation.  This resulted in her need to post yet another dingbat thing I have done to all her twitter friends.   Apparently my escapades and my fracturing of the English language with my non-words have made me an urban legend with her friends.

My rulers and scissors all within reach.

It was so great this afternoon to lay out some fabrics and trims for some smalls and a wall hanging I am working on.  

 Moved my shelf from one room to the other.  My trims and 
ribbons are all handy when I need them.

 It's amazing what a girl with tools can do when she puts her mind to it.

 I did manage to get a few fall decorations up between last weekend and this.   Three tubs of more pumpkins and Halloween stuff sit waiting for me spend the evening with them.  This is a new smaller tree I picked up on a trip to Lancaster.  

 I like little 'pops' of decorations like this mesh leave hanging on the top of the ladder back chair.

 I filled the scale with orange Christmas balls.    

I like the sparkle!

And finally, some stitching to share.    I am pleased with the progress I have make on Grace Mason.   I've turned the corner.    I feel I should take this on retreat with me next weekend but it is on such a large scroll frame I can't decide. 

 I think when I complete this section all the way to the right, I will be 1/4 of the way done!  
There are seven of us doing this.   Barb brought her completed and framed piece
 to stitching group this week and I am really motivated to kept stitching on this.  

I should try to get a photo of all of us with our finished and framed samplers when we 
are all done.   I think that would be pretty cool.   But at my speed and tendency to go 
astray, that could be awhile!


Karen said...

Love your "new" craft room.... which it inspired me to at least clean and organize mine! Oh well... I will just admire yours. Happy stitching and creating....

dixiesamplar said...

Wow two were busy bees and look at all the wonderful things you accomplished! Love the new craft room and all the festive Fall decorating...and you kitty is such a sweetie.

Catherine said...

Love your room!

cucki said...

Wow your sewing room is looking so lovely
Pretty fall decoration...and sweet stitching
Hugs x

Chris said...

Your craft room looks amazing! Pretty fall decorations and stitching progress too!

Andrea said...

Thank you for letting us nose around your craft room. It's a lovely room. Great progress on your WIP too.

Shaunterria said...

The new craft room is inspiring - congrats on getting everything squared away so nicely :) You are making good progress on your sampler too, I am looking forward to seeing more.