Just hours before Thanksgiving my husband finished up the painting in my studio. Talk about a bit of stress, not for him, he just plugs along with that attitude of , "it will get done when it gets done". But, for me , and the iminent arrival of twenty-seven people for dinner---yes, twenty-seven, I have a whole different attitude. Like, where will we hang the coats, can we hide the paint cans? You get the idea. Me, not so calm.
Yet, done it is and for the first time I sat in this room and knit. And knit. And knit. And knit. Pure heaven! The previous color was a colonial mustard, which was not working for calm and productive vibes. This time I chose a historial color called Irish Paddock. I love greens and reds. The valances were from my previous home and I was determined I would use them in this one. Besides, they cost a small fortune and I wasn't going to let them languish in a closet. Being a lover of all red and green I was pleasantly surprised that they worked with this green. Of course, my husband thinks the room is too Christmasy. He said this to me with a weary eye as he knows I love all things Christmas! I didn't plan it this way, it just sort of happened that the chair, a gift from my youngest sister, had a red thread running through it and the red and green colors melded and complemented each other. I will get my artwork up soon, but for now I am just enjoying the warmth this room emanates.
My husband, bless his heart, is also making me a farmhouse table that will fit along the wall so I may create and look out onto the back acres. I stumbled across this table another blogger had made and knew it would be a perfect fit for this room. Long and narrow. Perfect for my sewing machine. I have a basket of Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannel Blueberry Cobbler ready to make into something. I so love the designs in this--I can't bear to think of cutting small squares out of it. Maybe a large block quilt, eh? And the name, Blueberry Cobbler--I love it!
This chair is a dream. Perfect for knitting or reading or any kind of slow needlework. I just rest my feet up on it and oh my....pure comfort. Little sisters are wonderful! Well now, off to create something yummy. The makin' bug has definitely hit me hard!