Well, another winter's day has come and gone. Cheer up! Soon it will be spring! We finally had a tad bit of snow. Not much, but enough to give us a change of view. Yesterday, Jamie and I headed out to do our marketing, but we only got to the first big curve in the road before we had to turn back. The roads were as slick as bear grease! So we had to stay at home and make-do. Which wasn't such a hardship anyhow. Sometimes I think we just feel the urge to go out for the change of scenery. So instead I've been working on changing the view inside. Made these pillows up from some crewel pillow shams that I purchased for the princely sum of fifty cents at the thrift store a while back. I'm crazy for crewel, so when I find something with it, I buy it if the price isn't too dear.
The fabric behind it is some linen curtains that I'm thinking about re-purposing into upholstery for a sweet little chair I have. Soon I'll be busy with reupholstering a small loveseat that we had to move from the landing to make room for the linen cupboard. One thing always leads to another. How can anyone be bored?
Another thing that I've been working on is putting all my clippings into scrapbooks. I love magazines, but do not have the room to keep them, so every month, I clean out all of the old, clip the articles and pictures and paste them into scrapbooks. Looking at them brings me a great deal of pleasure. Mine are divided by the seasons, another for decorating ideas, and another for creative endeavors with interesting color combinations, patterns, and ideas for interesting ways to pull outfits together. Living in small quarters always exercises that creativity muscle trying to find attractive yet practical ways to store things. You have to question everything you bring into the house. I even had to give away a fluffy robe that someone gave me because it took up too much space in the closet! But on the upside, you end up with only the things that your truly treasure. Reminds me of this William Morris quote,“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. Now just to figure out what is useful and beautiful!