tenten's back. tell a friend. You patience, my friends, for a new post from me is has not been in vain!
I know I've already stated on this here blog how much I truly love my mother but I just don't think I did it justice. If you only Knew what she has done for me, what she's done for her mom, for her husband and son, for us ALL you will say, "wow, I know Love incarnate." I know there are mothers out there just like her and boy aren't we LUCKY and blessed.
My mini bedroom is probably about 6x10 feet. The queen Juuust fits with a comfortable walkway on the left side of the bed. What you see there is a door on the back wall which makes it feel more like a hallway than a bedroom.
My mother had an idea and I let her just roll with it.
Add a little AP dust (my mom's initals) and you have this Goregeous bedroom. My BF couldn't stop exclaming each time he walked in. We bought a few yarns of fabric, some slats, a strong stape gun and whola! No more door, a goregous backdrop that actually matches the beige landlord paint and a very cozy bedroom indeed! I also found that my cubes (albet two) fit on the left hand side so I can easily have my lamp and alarm clock there!
Let's take a tour of my kitchen. The room itself is huge - it's actually more a dining room/kitchen in my mind. What we see here is a large counter top with just space underneath and a shelf. No sliding drawers... it needed something. I went out and bought some tubs to put away pots and pans and the like but there was something missing.
Enter my mom and her lovely creativity.
I picked out the fabric but she did the rest. She's also working on curtains for me! What a freakin' lucky girl am I!? Of course I really want to learn how to sew so I can do all these things but for now I'll let her take all the praise and credit!!
Plus, All of these mama creations makes me excited to be creating again. The whole moving process sucked out so much of my knitting mojo I didn't know what I was doing with myself. Perhaps it's the hope of the 75 degree spring weather (where are you!?), the wonderful feeling of being DONE with moving, or the ideas that were sparked with the final night of my beginners' knitting class I taught - but I am ready so excited about some new knits (and am inspired to finish some old)!
My wonderful beginner's knitting class opened my eyes to how fantastically simple and fulfilling home knitting is. They all were searching the shop for patterns outside the cliche beginner's projects of scarves or hats. What they did find were great simple home knits and a fabulously cute pillow in the process. Nothing makes a new apartment say "home" then a few hand knitted pillows I say.
And that Victorian Lace KAL, geeze, every time I see it updated I want to cast on. I'm actually a lurking member and need to get my act together to cast on for one of those beauties.
OH, Cathi, guess who got herself some Wallace and Gromit patterns!? They're in the 'post' as we speak. I'm so excited. Toys will so be finding a home on my needles this spring and summer...
Of course Cherie will be popping her head in, I have a feeling I'll have to modify her in some way - but I figured I'd go ahead and finish the way the pattern says and then go from there. It will be my first true time of doing a major mod on a pattern. (shivers!)
Also, with all the apt cleaning I've found that I have quite the extensive collection of old corks from the many bottles that have been popped over the past two years or so. With a little help from a friend I'm envisioning a cork board to be placed in the kitchen! I'm so excited about the simple project.
Phew, talk about a lovely long photo filled post! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend (Happy Easter and Passover!) Thanks for waiting and popping by :-)