Thursday, July 21, 2011

My home work studio

Here is my home work studio.  Wow - look at how clean and organized it is!!!  Yeah, sure, organized -  that's the ticket - - a little Saturday Night Live humor there.  Just skip over it if you don't get it.  (grin).
This is where I work when I'm home.  
I like to follow the blog of Whimsicals and a while back she posted pictures of her design studio which is a room in her house.  I enjoyed seeing where she comes up with all her brilliant designs and thought 'what a good idea - take a picture of your work space for folks to see'.  So here you have it.  You may notice there is not a sewing machine in sight . . . . that's because I only get it out when I'm working on designs.  
This is the first time I've had a nice home office - now that I live with my honey in St Lucas, Iowa - an hour from the Patch Abilities office -- I can and need this great home workspace.  Plus, now that my good friend Liz has become a confident quilter, I am realizing the importance of getting together with your gal pals for a little retreat. =)
So - now that my handsome fella, who's a carpenter, has finished this great space for me, I can  . . . . proceed to . . . . spread my crap everywhere!!!!!  Right ladies??!!!!!  Yahoo - what a trip!!!  Yesterday I brought home my sewing machines, all my sewing goodies and even bought a couple new cutting mats and rotary cutter for to spread across my space - -=)  I'm smiling from ear to ear as I type the words!!!!! 
This summer, I must confess, I haven't been able to work on any designs.  And let me tell you, with fall market approaching at a scarily rapid rate - I need to get the creative juices flowing . . .no not flowing . .. gushing!  They must gush out designs - - oh that almost sounds icky - - don't you wish you were here??  Again, uh yeah sure that's the ticket.
Well, at least you'll be able to picture me slaving away, here in my home office, tirelessly creating new designs for Patch Abilities fans everywhere.  
Till next time - thanks for peeking in on me.

Summer Storms

 The Summer skies bring many smiles to my face.  One being the sunshine, which just makes the edges of my lips curl up into an uncontrollable smile.  The other, is the thunderstorms.  I have found that people either love or hate thunderstorms.  I happen to be a lover of them - I have my Mom to thank for that.  I vividly recall a severe storm when I was around the age of 5 or 6 and we lived in Waterloo, Iowa in a big 2-story house.  I remember it being severe because Mom hauled my little brother and I to the basement - which was rare, as she usually took us out to the front porch to watch and feel all the excitement of leaves rushing past in the wind, lighting and thunder crashing all around us, and then the drenching rain - - and don't forget the smell of that rain -- ahhh.  Well, this particular storm was a big one and away to the basement we went.  We saw neighbors lawn furniture fly past the windows down the alley, as we could see thru a small basement window.  When the storm passed, we went up to inspect the damage and found out that a tornado had hit Byrnes Park - which was just blocks from our home. . . . well at least Mom knew when to scramble to the basement. 

So, to me thunderstorms are exciting and definitely worth sitting out on the porch to watch their wonder.  Well, earlier this summer, on an afternoon at the Patch Abilities studio and retreat, a storm rolled in and produced this gorgeous rainbow.  These pictures are views from just outside my office door! 
The picture being a little dark, you can't see me that well, but I think the skies were actually this dark -- but the rainbow glows brilliantly!  See, I could be the pot of gold, don't you think??  Uh, yeah, Chad thought I might be stretching it too!  HA!

Well, I thought this rainbow was worth sharing - - especially, right outside my office like this.

Hey, how about you share a thunderstorm story with me?  But, not if you're a thunderstorm weenie - it would just make me shake my head in wonder. 

Till next time, thanks for peeking in on me.