OK.. for those that have been visiting this blog for a while, I've mentioned that I have a "studio" which in reality, looked more like an episode of "Hoarders" than a lovely space all decorated with vintage treasures like in a glossy magazine spread. WELL.. my wonderful daughter-in-law, Kristi has been working for three days to "organize" my room for me. My new nickname for her is "Saint Kristi". I told her my dream was to have the desktop cleared and have my vintage sewing machine there so I could use it.
Now.. I'm going to tell you that this project is only half done.. and I'm doing a reveal now only because I was too embarrassed to show you the "Before" photos. But dear readers, we are making progress!! I am envisioning frilly valances on these 3 windows. What do you think? Or maybe crocheted valances?
Here is my beloved pie safe with pierced copper panels in the doors, which used to be our TV cabinet back when TVs were 32 inches. When we got the 55 " TV, the cabinet was moved to my studio. Now it is where my yarn is, but there is not enough room using bins for all the yarn. Kristi researched yarn storage ideas and has just discussed with me taking all the yarn out of the bins and arrange it by color and cotton or acrylic, etc. Yes!
THIS, my friends, is my wonderful desk storage area which is a disaster of stacked up this's and thats. I am planning to spend a lot of time tomorrow going through all this stuff and getting rid of a lot of it.
This is my huge wooden cabinet that my mom had in her kitchen and when she was going to move, I snapped it up for my studio. Kristi has taken all my Halloween and Christmas decorations out of it and put them in bins. Kristi has issued some orders.. NO more tote bags and no more yarn! :-)
This is looking from my desk chair.. see all those things stacked in front of the French doors? That is all YARN in bags and baskets. My view out the doors is across the deck and of the barn. My view out the windows is the creek and waterfalls and bamboo.
Homeless yarn.. but it will have a home.. St. Kristi has plans. :-)
UNDER the desk is more stuff for me to go through.. I have my work cut out for me to go through all this stuff. I have worked in here on several occasions and got a lot done, but then the migration of all the things I didn't know what to do with would end up in here and I'd be back to square one. I can't just dump whole bins of things because last time I found almost $100 in between papers and in envelopes. I also found a silver dollar in an envelope that was meant to be given as a gift long ago but it didn't make it to the recipient. ::blush:: SO.. I wanted to show you what my wonderful DIL is working on - do you have a "hoarding room" or are you perfectly organized at all times?
In other news, I had pre-ordered this book on Amazon, by my blog friend Susan Pinner of the blog Suz Place - and it finally arrived and I devoured each page and it's WONDERFUL! I love each project and can't wait to make some of them. She has good information on tools and how to crochet, good for a beginner and also for a seasoned crocheter. Good job, Sue! Bravo!
I am excited as in just over an hour, I will be meeting 3 of my blog friends for lunch at a small Italian restaurant in Gresham, Oregon. It's been a while since we've all been together, Gracie, Betsy and Taci and I will enjoy our time together. There is a yarn shop across the street, imagine that? And an antique shop next to that! Fun times! Then I am off to go swimming for an hour. Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)