Monday, May 30, 2011

Studio Clean Up

Mrs Muir, an elderly neighbour of mine who was a gifted and accomplished seamtress and knitter passed away last fall. Her son and daughter-in-law, who are working on the house to get it ready for sale, had to get rid of Mrs Muir's sewing stash and were more than happy (and generous) to let have whatever I wanted. I brought home three big garbage bags full of fabrics and notions, dumped them on my studio floor and let them sit there for a couple of months. The place looked like an episode of the TV show "Hoarders". No wonder I haven't felt like going in there to do something creative.

This weekend, hubby and I were at a yard sale. I spotted a teak chest of drawers that I knew would fit right on top of a teak cabinet that already resides in my studio. That way, I would have more storage space for all those scraps of fabric I collect, without taking up any more precious floor space. Best part - it only cost me $5.00.

So now that things are all cleaned up in there, I feel a creative surge coming on.

And I couldn't post and not include a few doggie pictures. Della, taken by my sister with her new Smart Phone.

Alba, taken with Sis' Smart Phone.

Doggies soaking up the sunshine, taken by me with my crappy old camera. :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

More Doggie Pics



Ever since the dogs arrived, I've been so focused on them that I haven't stitched a single stitch in the last 5 to 6 weeks. Taking a break is not a bad thing. I find I need to do that every once in a while and then the creative juices start flowing again. I hope to get back on track very soon. In the meantime, here are a couple of photos of the sweeties, taken on one of our very early morning walks.

These guys are keeping me on my toes. They need to be exercised regularly and constantly supervised. They are perpetual 5 year olds. As I learned after the fact, that is likely not to change until perhaps their very senior years. So with 2 to 3 daily walks, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming the floors to keep up with the dog hair and the muck on their little feet, I haven't moved so much in years. I've lost 7 lbs. Thank you doggies. :)