Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AlphabeThursday - H is for Home

This month I decided I would work on my house again.  It wasn’t that long ago when I was moving furniture around and sewing my quilt!  That’s all finished now and my work table has paper on it instead of fabric. There are loads of boxes all over the house; it made it easier to move lots of STUFF around quickly, when I was painting walls.  But the painting is finished and the boxes are still full.  In the boxes are papers I want to keep, plastics I want to recycled, clothes that I’ll never wear again, and gifts that just don’t fit my lifestyle anymore.  So the plan is to open them all and decide what to do with everything.


I made a little sewing corner in my master bedroom and will move back in, once I get my new bed.  I also hung some artwork on the walls.  These two framed pieces of embroidery (above) I bought at a museum conference auction.  They will live above my sewing machine… once I get a sewing table! 


This lovely lithograph used to hang in my parent’s bedroom in New Jersey.  Now it’s hanging in my master bedroom; called The Secret Garden by Jean Schonwalter. 

Another thing I started to do was shred paper, so I wouldn’t have to buy more filing cabinets.  Call me crazy, but I have a system of current billings, older important documents, and papers I don’t need anymore, headed for the shredder.  I guess that’s the librarian in me – very organized.  


Here’s the first spread in my 2015 art journal.  It’s for AlphabeThursday: Letter H.  “Home is where the heart is.”  The verso of the folded sheet opens to my January calendar.  My actually house doesn’t have a chimney or a fireplace, but I’ve always wanted one.  So I stenciled “bricks” for the exterior, and “lit” a fire. 


 Come see what other bloggers and web designers have to say about the Letter H, over at Ms. Jenny’s site,  …off on my tangent…

12 comments:

edenhills said...

It sounds like you've been quite busy. I really need to do some deep cleaning and get rid of things that aren't necessary anymore too. Lovely drawing of your home.

Splendid Little Stars said...

a fun arty house!
organizing! I've been doing some but there's plenty more.
Sounds like you've been making great strides in your house!

Jim said...

I am glad that you can have a corner of the bedroom for sewing. We keep a little vanity with legs to use as a desk for the computer that scans and prints or we bring to print (newer ones we can't scan). Also paper supplies.

I almost laughed when I read your "papers I don’t need anymore, headed for the shredder. I guess that’s the librarian in me – very organized."
That's because I have a blog called "me, old blogs never read, and . . . " Where I put On-line things that I don't want to discard. http://jimmiehov2.blogspot.com/
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carol l mckenna said...

It all sounds rather familiar ~ lovely creation in your journal and great post for H ~

Happy New Year,
artmusedog and carol

Sarah Beth said...

You've been busy busy busy! Nice to have a sewing corner with everything gathered together -- I made one on the sun porch with my sewing machine on an old half-size office desk! Works well enough :)
I like your journal page!

EG CameraGirl said...

I admire people as organized as you must be. I need to clean out a closet or two!

Gattina said...

For the moment there is nothing to do in our house, except getting rid of a lot of stuff, which fills the attic and the basement and I don't even remember what is in all these boxes, lol !

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, Pretty pictures! Home Sweet Home!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I need to do a big decluttering weekend at my house. Now I'm inspired!

Susan Anderson said...

Sounds like you're getting a lot of good things done. I am thinking I need to do the same. It's always such a good feeling to get rid of things I don't really need.

=)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Reorganizing: A never ending chore/opportunity....once it's done you feel really good about it♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/hoarfrost/

Pondside said...

It's important to be organised, even when getting rid of things. I could use a little of your skill in that regard!

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