Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Art Deco Panel

Art Deco Panel
Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted.
14x24. $250 Email me.

 O if you could see my studio now. Yarn and fabric and excess shoes everywhere. Not a speck of space to work in. I must attend to it soon. But the kitchen is even worse. I am making Christmas food ahead in spurts. 
It seems Christmas food is labor intensive. Pierogies for example. I made the fillings yesterday, cheesy mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, seasoned pork, and then the pierogi dough itself. 
While neither of us is Polish, we have adopted this yumminess as part of our traditional feasting. (Would you believe the five recipes of cookies I made are already eaten?) 
Also ready to go is the meat for the tamales. I cooked a large pork shoulder in the crock pot until the meat fell off the bone and then I shredded and seasoned it with plenty of garlic, chili powder and salt. Yum again. I was planning to wait to make them til my sister and niece could participate, but I think I will have to do it myself and surprise them on Christmas with a steaming plate of Mexican goodness.

And...wait for it...I have finally decided to start the interior decorating of the house. Not with Christmas decorations, no, with a new dining room set, image 1
area rugs, Safavieh Nantucket Pink Area Rug & Reviews | WayfairSafavieh Nantucket Pink Abstract Area Rug & Reviews | Wayfairwindow treatments, and quilts and/or paintings on the walls. What held me back was the traditional styling of the room, and not feeling that my funkadelic artwork would correspond to the crown moulding, and beige walls. But Dave talked to some painters working on one of the new houses in the neighborhood (nice Mexican guys) and they will be coming to turn my beige into something more Mel and Dave. (orange again? aqua? pink?....we'll see.) O happy day!
And I am still knitting furiously too. It is so wonderful to be busy at the holidays, with friends to see and gifts to share. Festive music on the stereo from Pandora makes it seem like a Bing Crosby movie.  Merry Merry

7 comments:

  1. I am excited to see what fun colors you paint your walls! I have to ask where did you find those rugs! I love them! What a fabulous pop of color! P.S. every time I turn on my studio's lights I think of you. Your sharing of the brand of lights you put in your studio led me to get the same kind and I love them! Wishing Dave and you the best holiday season!

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  2. Merry Christmas! Can't wait to watch the decorating and to see your work on the walls!

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  3. You are so brave, white sofas and dogs, And yes, where did you get te rugs?

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  4. Love your decorating ideas. Where are those rugs from? I have new hardwood floors to soften up in places. Claudia W

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  5. Congrats on giving the beige walls a good tryout before making the decision to revert to your natural color scheme! And good for Dave, finding painters to make the transition for you... much easier than doing it yourselves! Looking forward to progress reports...

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  6. Well, one more person who wants to know where the rugs are from! Love your combo of cooking and crafting--just the way I like it too! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Same here! Where can I find those rugs!!

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