29 April 2008

From America To Norway....

I was tickled to read two of my "blogging-friends" blogs this morning.
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First is Susan's blog in America. Susan makes gorgeous children's paintings and lately she has been experimenting with clothes-pin dolls (wooden pegs to us in the UK!)
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To quote from her blog today : In the meantime, it's been near 100 degrees the last three days so we've been hanging out by the pool! Not getting too much craftiness on when I'd rather be swimming.
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(Jealous? Me? Nooooo)
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Next I read Emily's blog in Norway. Emily also makes gorgeous dolls ... beautiful fabric Baboushka dolls.
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Here is a quote from her blog today : the winter was long and dark in Norway and the lighter days, buds on the trees and flowers in the garden are oh, so welcome! I might even forget about sewing and knitting for a little while, but not too likely
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It made me reflect about how much the weather affects us! As I type this, from one window I can see blue clear skies, the apple tree has some blossom coming and the clematis has a few flowers. From the other window I can see big, dark clouds threatening to bring rain.
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I also received a nice surprise from another blogging friend .... Sam at Incywincy has given me an award!
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I have to give this award to 5 other bloggers.

For making me think about the weather (and just because I love their work) I shall give an award to both Susan and Emily.
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I love to read Happy Loves Rosie's blog, because like me, she loves Cath Kidston products and has even met her!
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I also enjoy reading Hoola Tallulah's blog ... especially now she has some happy news!
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I shall also give an award to Claire because it was from her blog I pinched the excellent Feedjit widget!
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Thank you ladies!
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Anyway, I also thought I'd share with you my workroom. It's nowhere near as nice as Heather's workroom (here), but it just about does me!
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The boxes in the tall, skinny shelves are all my buttons, sorted into colours. The pink VW Beetle on the far right on the shelf above my desk is my CD player. The black table has now been covered with an ironing-pad and is in effect now my ironing board!

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To the left of this picture are my two floor to ceiling drawer units crammed with my fabric ... again sorted into colour. There are 4 drawers for pink!
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This is the view as you walk into the workroom.

The drawers under the black table are for all my beads ... sorted into colours again! The little drawers (behind the chair with the pink box on top) are for my threads, bobbins, sewing feet, screwdrivers and stuff!

2 comments:

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

I'm so jealous that you have that many buttons. And I wish I had drawers like that for my fabric stash. Mine is crammed onto an open shelf and I always seem to want the stuff at the bottom of the pile!! Grr..

hautemommy said...

I love your workroom!!!! It is so cheerful! I think I would get much more done if my sewing room looked like that :)