me and Miss Ethel have been getting reacquainted
our new year resolution is 'little and often', thus she just works up a nice glow and i can stand straight by the end of the day.
none of this three days in a row stuff, eight straight hours, sweating it out in a frantic frenzy of creativity, leaving her dripping and me with back issues of the worst kind.
as you may recall my sewing table was commandeered for the kitchen over the christmas break. i have now wheeled it back round the corner into my sewing knook, making myself and Miss Ethel much happier, but of course making the rest of my clan not so.
"excuse me, did you say sewing knook, Tif?" i hear you interrupt.
why yes i did dearest readers, i did say the words "sewing knook" for that is what i have now, a sewing knook, thanks to my mother.
on the last evening before my folks departure, dec 28th to be precise we got to work on sorting through all my stashes of vintage doilies and lace.
it was quite the task as i have been most good at squirreling it all away over the past two years of living at mossy shed. my mother took it in her stride as mother's do and before i knew it, my cupboards and jars had sorted piles relevant to size, length, use etc.
then we got to work shifting my cupboards from one wall to the next so that my sewing table could be accommodated in the same area. actually we got to work pointing and advising my dad and my man as to where we wished the cupboards to go.
it has all worked out a treat, (except for the bit about no one having somewhere to sit in the kitchen knook) allowing for the sofa to stay under the window for the winter months...
after my folks left i added a few tear outs of inspiration to the wall above Miss Ethel, i came across them as i was ripping out pages from magazines for wrapping my etsy sells, as and when they happen. all of the pictures i taped up, spoke to me because of their color, each image stopped me in my page flipping tearing tracks and made my heart lurch.
little pieces of artwork in their own right...
and so i am pleased to announce, after my sewing knook makeover, that i will be adding new wares to my little store next week. i hope to have a few garlands, a couple of apron wraps and then a few new things i've been working on, that make me giddy just thinking about them.
i'm also pleased to announce
(can you see me, standing on a stool with my loud speaker in hand, doing my announcing to the chickens in the yard, whom appear to be most interested i might add, just incase anyone was in fact yawning by this point)
my new labels have turned up. i'm rather happy with them... and yes before anyone points it out they look exactly like the last lot of labels i had, but may i point out the lettering is in fact 'bright' and not 'dull' colored like the last lot.
yes! that is the new me, the 'non color fearing Tif', who has made big giant colorful stepped progress in embracing color by ordering labels with greeny/teal lettering...
she is thinking labels today, perhaps a piece of attire tomorrow... there can be 'no knowing' with her new found 'color loving' wild self ~ Tif