Jan 27, 2011

Where I Create

One of the perks of moving into this big house is that I have a WHOLE room for my studio! No more cramped spot in the basement!!

It is a work in progress. I move things around.

I purge. I buy. I stash.

I display. I also create- but in this cold winter, I'm also in the kitchen infront of the stove! I am one lucky gal.  Where do you create?

Jan 22, 2011

Art and Stuff

This little beauty is flying the coop to her new owner:

I have these available too:

SOLD- thanks
I haven't been doing much sewing these days. You all know how that is ... but I love to look at fabric and dream. I have some of this fabric, Pen Pal by Waverly. It's not actually heavy enough for furniture, but it's so much lovelier than this photo shows!

Now, I just need the amazing chairs to reupholster! Dang, they are expensive. Ah, one can dream.

Carolyn Quartermaine's collections are to die for:


Jan 16, 2011

January Dreaming

OK, so I've been kinda absent... Christmas was a whirlwind. Chris had been out of town, for most of the month, then home right before Christmas. Christmas Day was fun, with all the usual trimmings, except I had to pack the boys up for the trip to Pennsylvania. Chris and the boys left on Sunday 12/26, while I worked that day.

My original plan was to leave very early in the morning on Monday, but the blizzard changed that. So, I hunkered down, got impatient, then left at 7:30 p.m. and drove all night. Let me just say, now I remember why I hated working nights. Pulling an all-nighter, driving through snow- not the most enjoyable ride...

But I arrived safe and sound the next morning, and had a really great visit with the family! We spent two nights with my sister, and one with my mom. The boys got to soak up thier cousins and grandparents (as did I!) I also caught up with an old friends that I hadn't seen in 27 years- gotta love Facebook!

We blew back out of Pa. at 0330 Friday morning, as I had to work on Saturday. It was a short but sweet trip! I miss my family. It was weird to be home for such a short time. I was really afraid that it was going to make me homesick again- something  I have been fighting since I moved here. I am, for the most part, NOT feeling terribly homesick these days, but I was afraid of even cracking the lid on that Pandora's box... I think the short duration of the trip prevented that- it was too much of a whirlwind!

I miss my family. I don't think anything will ever change that. But I'm doing OK here too.

Hugs- Lee

Jan 2, 2011

Timely Thoughts

Wel,, first let me say that I don't make New Year's Resolutions... they are nothing but a set-up for failure.

That being said, I thought I'd try to come up with something profound for the new year. hahaha My friend Tammy has a great list going over here, and I think I could copy it and paste it, as it is very relevant to my life also.

Instead I'll post this, from the site Bone Sigh Arts. It's been a tough year for me, moving away and trying to establish myself, make new friends, find a job, etc. many of you out there have suffered too. The good news is, with a little laughter, a little courage, and a dash of bravery, I CAN DO IT. You can too.

maybe it's time to take care of yourself.
maybe it's time to scream out loud
that you don't have the answers
and you just plain can't figure out what it's all about...
but you're in this for the full ride.
maybe it's time.
Maybe it's time to stop doin' the half ride.
maybe it's time to step into it all.
to weep your guts out.
to hurt all the way to your core.
to allow the hurt to be there.
maybe it's time to embrace the love
and believe in it even tho it's not always perfect...
but it's always right.
maybe it's time to shout out to your depths that you do matter
and you will do all in your power to live healthy.
maybe it's time to stop just getting through, just surviving.
maybe it's time to grab the gift you've been given.
and celebrate every piece of it -
including the pain that brought you here.
maybe it's time .
forget the maybe...and know it..
it is time.