This is my mantra these days. My girlfriends often joke about how good I have it at home. My husband travels most of the time with his job and I am left to do what I choose. When he is home, the world pretty much revolves around what he wants to do (usually just REST, eat homecooked food, watch sports and see the kids).
I was single for about 16 years between marriages and his schedule gives me the break and alone time I had become accustomed to while raising my son. The only downside is days like this when we are expecting a "superstorm" and I have to experience it alone. It's just a bit scary, especially when you listen to the news.
So I'm keeping myself occupied and thought I would post some photos of the updated sewing room and some other things. My other new mantra is "use it or lose it" so I'm choosing to put a lot of my treasures on display these days. So let's go up the steps to the sewing area...
Here's what hits you at the landing at the top of the stairs. The child's hutch holds my sewing notions and I needed a place to put some of my linens. I have a lot of doll and baby quilts and some are in the bed. I can't wait for Helena to come over and play. I think she and Miles will have a lot of fun here.
Still the landing-- but see this big quilted pillow? It is resting on my new ottoman. My best friend (more like adopted sister) and I swap furniture all the time; she was yearning for my trundle bed and I was yearning for more space up here. So she got the trundle and swapped me for this ottoman which unfolds into... a bed! My son slept on it and said it was very comfortable. Anyway, when Helen and Miles play house up here, they can use it for a couch (with that big quilted pillow) and their story books are stored in that bookshelf (a nice place to read, don't you think?).
Here's my main sewing room and yes, it feels like a dance floor there. It's my little space under the eaves and I really love it. And now for something completely different..
Here is our tiny kitchen:"Q is for Quilter" introduced me to museum wax for holding up antique figurines but the wax is useful to hold my blue plates up in the back of the cupboard as well:
My next project will probably be to paint the cabinet on the left. We bought in Plymouth, Mass. many years ago and I've put off painting out of deference to my husband who loved the beige when we bought it. I doubt he remembers that now and I want it to be more in keeping with the rest of the kitchen. The cabinet on the right he made before we got married and it was a matte brown/rust color at one time. My vision for the piece on the left is a white cabinet with red gingham curtains (for the top door).
So that is some of my little world. Hope you enjoyed the tour. I guess I will go sew and try to not listen to the news for a while. I have lots of "no power" projects ready but think I will sew while we have electricity.
Stay safe everyone and hugs to you all!