Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Snow and more snow.

The wind is whistling down the chimney and across the floor. It's been cold and snowy for a long time. I feel like hibernating. 
Most of the bloggers that Inread are pretty tired of the snow too. I usually like the sparkling white cleanness that covers everything. 
I haven't been painting or fixing but I have been cleaning out files and organizing papers so that I will have more time to work in the garden. I love the seasons and this is a quiet restful one that gives us time to order our world before life gets busy again.
Until Next Time,
Clara

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Have you ever put something off for so long you find it impossible to start? Well, I've been wanting to post here, but I haven't had any cool pictures so I haven't posted....even words.

I just tried to upload a picture and I clicked on the whole album. I'm sure you've never done that. So...I'm sitting here waiting for the album to load so I can select a picture I do want to upload.

I guess I'll go over to Bloglovin' and catch up with my favorite bloggers.

Until next time,
Clara


Saturday, April 20, 2013

My favorite thing (right now)

I love Claudia's blog at Mockingbird Hill Cottage. She inspires me, but I don't usually DO anything about it. However, I recently finished creating a "studio" quilting/sewing room and I saw one of Claudia's posts where she had created an idea board. I figured I could do especially since it is constantly a work in progress so I wouldn't have to "commit" to a finished project. LOL

Here is a picture of it:

The FAMILY tag is because I treasure my family. The figure in the middle has a quote by Louisa May Alcott that says "She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain". I'm a librarian so it's perfect.


The blue ribbons are for some quilts I entered in the Spokane County Fair here quite a few years ago. There are some flyers and photos from the Farm Chicks Show. My girlfriends and I are the original junkers and have been going to Farm Chicks since they started having shows.

Thanks to Claudia for the inspiration!
Clara

Repurposing my daughter's room into a studio

Not too long ago, my daughter decided she wanted to move downstairs into the big bedroom in our basement. I WAS going to take it over as a studio, but was a little slow on the uptake so I said yes, "go for it". That left me with her room.

I was going to repaint it because its a little bright, but I decided to go with it...
So I hauled all the white shelves and my table upstairs and started putting together my little space.
You have to know that I came from a family of 7 and I had 5 children so I have never had my own space. This has been fun!


This is really three shelves filled with books and "stuff. I have added more since then...of course.

The above is the closet. I painted an old ugly red bookshelf with oops paint (dark aqua) and added these shoe organizers for my fat quarters.

Before ick.
Halfway there...
Finished and loaded with bins and...fabric.

This quilt was the inspiration for all the bright colors in my room. My friend and quilter extraordinaire, Candy Huddleston, made this beauty.

The light was a little dim here. We are still having winter/spring here. Here is a close up of my idea board. Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage made one of these and she inspired me to create my own. Here is a close up.

So, that's what I did before my recent "surprise" surgery. 
Thank you all for your best wishes and your comments.

Until next time,
Clara