Sunday, July 31, 2011

Blogging Break

I seem to have taken an unplanned blogging break. I'm sewing, reading and doing normal life, but haven't felt like reflecting and writing. Let's just call it my vacation from blogging and be done with it. I have lots of photos and lots of topics and hopefully lots of motivation or mojo. My hubby has had a bit of some health issues. It's required some adjustments on both of our parts. I'm  planning some of our meals and cooking even. You know he's been "under the weather" when he is happy to have me fix meals. I'm actually enjoying planning and cooking. Our summer garden has provided lots of tomatoes and cucumbers.

Our garden has been a dismal failure in the past couple of years. Our backyard is wonderfully shady. This is a bad condition for vegetable gardens. In the Spring, we transplanted the plants from our side planter. The tomatoes and peppers planted in this former flower bed have made gardening fun again. Have a wonderful Sunday evening! We're having a potluck dinner with neighbors at their home. It will be fun and I don't have to do any cleaning:)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Transformation in Progress

 This is the finished room in our basement. It was a MAN DUNGEON - a dumping ground. Slowly, one small step at a time, our family has been cleaning, sorting, donating, reorganizing so that this space

 can become my new sewing space. My birthday gift from my family this year was to spend time and muscle cleaning and moving stuff.

A giant step was adding central heating and air to  the space. I never thought an air vent  or two would give me such pleasure:) 

A wall and door were added to separate my space from DH's area, his father's day gift.
This wall is just waiting to grow up and become my new "design wall."
The new paint color has been chosen and a gallon of paint has been purchased. It's one small step at a time.