I finished Pumpkin Row by Chessie and Me last night. Now to iron and sew it into a small pillow. I would like to have a small basket of smalls on display for decoration. So this is the first one for the basket.
Unfortunately, I can not get access to my iron and sewing machine right now. The cozy cottage is super small, so back in November we ordered a new storage bed and smaller dresser. The plan was to have more floor space and more storage. So we ordered the furniture, and moved all of our clothes into my home office/craft room until the new stuff arrived. There was a snafu on the delivery of the bed, and on the day of the scheduled delivery we were informed that there was an error and they did not have the product to deliver to us until this week in January. Fortunately, they made it right and sent us a loaner bed, since we had already given our old furniture away in advance of the anticipated November delivery. In the meantime, the craft room is a disaster which makes me sad when I look into the room. I miss my sewing machine. The iron, not so much.
I remember several years ago hearing that you should only have things in your house that you absolutely love. I am purging a lot of things that I really do not love, were bought because they were on clearance, have a bad memory associated with them, etc. (I am giving them to charitable associations in the hopes someone else can love them.) At this point in my life, I really just want to be with the things that truly make me happy. So I am painting the walls colors that I totally love and working on decorating little by little with things that I absolutely love. Many of which I already have. My favorite color is red, and so the duvet on the bed is red and white buffalo check. It makes me happy. Plus, I have a few other red accents in the room. I need throw pillows and was thinking that I would like a red themed needlepoint pillow, when I all of the sudden remembered that I started one several years ago. It is an Elsa Williams kit. When I pulled it out I could not believe how little I have left to do. I have to wonder why I put it away. I just have to finish the leaf and black section to the left and the rest of the cherries.
It has been a busy day. I had to work, plus we are expecting rain this week so we had to dig a little drainage trench because last week's rain mini flooded the garage. It has been freakishly hot here this winter. (We had Christmas dinner in the yard because it was too warm in the house.) It was 70 degrees Fahrenheit today. I have been expecting it to get cold here like usual but today, seeing my roses in full bloom, my sense of denial has worn off. Poor Liesl has hair which needs regular grooming. During the winter I let it grow out a bit more between hair cuts so that she does not get cold. (Plus she is adorable and looks like a teddy bear.) So today my big craft project was giving her a haircut. She is not a big fan of the whole grooming process and generally a half slice of Swiss cheese will keep her in better humor for a short time. She is 10 1/2 now so I respect her patience level and when she indicates she has had enough, I stop and finish up another day. The funny thing is that when she is done, she will prance around the house the rest of the day like "I look GOOD." She makes me laugh.
May you be showered with blessings!