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…