The last few days I have been feeling a bit off center. A bit nosey, stomachy, tiredish and well kind of sore. Not really sick, just off a bit. So today I am taking it easy. It is gray, raining and cool out, my favorite type of day. I plan on reading blogs, reading magazines and maybe knitting. Sounds lovely doesn't it? Well besides the feeling, "off" part. Maybe I can get caught up on some TV episodes I have saved, or just do things at my own speed. I think my system is in shock from getting up early again, gosh 5:15 is so early in the morning. I am working back at my crazy schedule of long days on Monday and Wednesday. And I have been working like a crazy woman organizing things in my home. Something about the New Year always makes me want to be organized. One room that needed a good tidy is my craft space. It was so disheveled with Christmas projects, wrapping paper and an accumulation of this and that. I spent a great deal of time on Saturday getting it all put back together. I bought a new white shelf and got rid of the ridiculous thing I had holding my printer/fax machine. I bought some baskets to hide all the computer thingamabobs and printer paper. I am loving it so much more now. The space is clean, organized and feels fresh. Want to take a peek?
From the doorway it looks like this. My new white shelf is by the window. My work files are to the left in a new big basket.
When you walk in and turn right this is what you see (although it is actually centered unlike this picture) . Knitting, crochet and felting books, beautiful skeins of yarn, needles and hooks and of course a sheep or two. My friend Kaylyn gave me the sign at the top of the photo, "KEEP CALM and knit on." I like that.
To the left of the bookcases is my project table. Usually full of things I am thinking about making. The needled felting giveaway is located on the table, but now it is wrapped up and shipped off to Christy the winner. It seems a bit of a mess here, but actually it is a fun mess so it is just fine.
When you stand back in the room this is what you see. A big, beautiful window that lets in light but not too much, which is nice in Florida where the daylight can be pretty intense, especially in the summer.
Turning again to the left, my computer station where I do some paperwork from work and of course catch up with all of you. I know people love their laptops and their iPads, I am old school I like to sit down here in my space and relax with all of you. I wish this closet held all sorts of yarn, it holds all my work toys, puzzles, and games. It is an organized mess if you know what I mean. Do you see Fluffy right next to my desk? Sofie is hanging out on the top of my computer monitor.
Caroline the Dress Form hangs out in this tiny space between the closet and the doors to my bathroom. She likes it here because she can see out the window and be near to me at my desk. Caroline is keeping warm wearing my Never Ending Ruffle Shawl. It has been chilly even here in Florida.
And this big antique piece holds a lot of my yarn, not all of it but a lot of it. You can see why I might need to be on a yarn diet. This piece is a bit big for this space, but it is so functional and we already had it so it is a keeper. I love the glass in the doors, it lets you see beautiful yarn all the time.
So now you know where I am when I am reading your blogs, searching for yarn, looking through yarny books, planning projects and such. Come on over and I will give you a real tour!