Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mom's Snowflakes

I have been wanting to display the snowflakes my Mom crocheted for me many years ago. I decided to make something for my kitchen window so that every time I am working in the kitchen I will see them and remember her, especially now at Christmas time as the Pfeffernuesse come out of the oven.

I had a tension rod that fit perfectly in my kitchen window and some Christmas themed fat quarter scraps.

I cut 2 strips 4" wide.

Sewed 2 short edges together and hemmed the other short ends.

Folded in half length-wise and sewed it together to make a sleeve.

Turned the sleeve with a safety pin.

Slipped the tension rod into the sleeve.

These are the crocheted snowflakes.

Made some hangers with craft wire.

I'm ready to begin baking Pfeffernuesse!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"The Aircraft Carrier"

This is what my husband lovingly calls my desk. Everything “lands” here before it finds a more permanent place to live. Mike bought this desk several years ago for $25 and had to take it apart to get it into the room. It multitasks: on one side is all the computer stuff, on the other is the sewing machine. The end will hold the little Studio 140 hobby knitting frame. One of these days it will have to leave my little room, but for now I will enjoy the landing space it offers me.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What was I thinking?

Last week I had this wonderful idea to rearrange my office/studio to make it more functional and organized. Found a website where you enter in room dimensions and arrange furniture. Ok, great, that has all been done and printed out. Now the dilemma, where do I begin? Pack up seldom used items; organize often used items, items to decorate with, etc? I enter the studio……I exit the studio……I enter the studio……I exit the studio…..(check new things on Pinterest, check in on Facebook, check email, put another load of clothes into the washing machine, fold clothes coming out of the dryer ……).

I really need chocolate!