Friday, June 12, 2015

Wouldn't it be loverly?

 All I want is a room somewhere
Far away from the cold night air
With one enormous chair
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?

OK... the chair isn't enormous but it works better in the bedroom than in the studio. I will find the perfect studio chair in the days to come. The bed was moved to open up the space and  to be farther away from leaking light from my window. And the chest moved too, so I can actually use daylight to see what's in the drawers. I am more likely to do email in the bedroom and the computer and my knitting are now right where they ought to be. 
I found an old duvet cover from our Illinois house that works for a summer coverlet-sans comforter, as there is some aqua in the print. My chair will get a new cushion cover to go with the room, since I have found oodles of aqua fabrics to use. Woowoo. A real project is on the horizon.

The studio got tweeked a bit more too, with the design wall moved to share the back wall with the fabrics. Much more handy and out of the sun which is blazing quite a bit now that it is summer. I am so loving the new floors.
The TV is on an Alex chest from IKEA, on wheels so it can be turned easily if I have a lot of quilting to do at the machine. And I found a nice use for that small white table, next to the machine with the thread chest tucked neatly under it. That is the sort of thing that makes me feel so satisfied.
The green beans are flourishing and this is one morning's harvest. We are having green beans with every meal.

And the first yellow coneflower has opened. It is a new variety Cheyenne Spirit, with oranges, reds and yellows in the mix.


  1. All of the changes are so peaceful to the eye! You should really feel like going into the "zone" and produce beautiful pieces of art!! And, you have made me start thinking about my sewing room in the basement....maybe thinning things out a bit?

  2. Looks wonderful! :) A couple of years ago you did a post about the materials you used to hang your design wall and I'm wondering if you remember which of your websites you posted that to? Thanks!

  3. Oh, it's all so lovely! And the green beans..yum.

  4. What an inviting bedroom and the workroom keeps getting better all the time. You do have to spend time in a room to be able get it exactly right.

  5. I'm jealous of your gorgeous green beans,one of my favorite summer vegetables. And I love the blue hydrangeas on the design wall - fabric or paint? Julie

  6. It looks loverly! What a great use of space!

  7. The colors are so nice in your new room, and I like the subtle floor color. We are moving to a new house soon, and I am starting to think about how I will lay out my studio, and what is important. I am excited to have a big enough room to have a place to sit! Beautiful coneflower, one of my favorite!

  8. Missing your posts. Hope you guys are ok and just enjoying le jardin!