January 4, 2012

Dreaming of a Spacious Haven...

One of my blog girlfriends recently commented on my "always organized" studio space. I giggled when I read that because many times it's far from "calm" in there. We always want to put our best face forward on our blogs, so I rarely show you the "real" images in my creative cave.

I cleaned out the closet in the bathroom next to the studio two days ago. It's the "overflow" space that I use for storing what I can no longer fit into the studio. I really needed to see what was in there, having not emptied it in quite a while. That was my major project for Tuesday.
I kept pulling things out of the closet and sorting through them and by the time I was finished, my studio was utter chaos! Just look at this mess! I took two bags of yarn and two boxes of knitting magazines to Paneras on Tuesday night to give away. I shared my stash, and more than a few women went home really happy.

It took me all day yesterday, but by the time I needed to start dinner, I finally had it whipped back into some semblance of order. (That's the first photograph in this post.)

After living in the Flying Cloud last summer, I've felt that there was too much stuff in my studio. I'm going to make it my mission to continue to clear the clutter - little by little (we don't want to do anything drastic, after all) until my room is returned to a spacious haven that will better foster creativity. 

So, don't think that it's always tidy and clean here at Brynwood. I'm just like the rest of you. Sometimes "messy" just happens.
 In case you missed the post, I'm hosting a quiltalong. If you click here, you can learn more about it...and if you click on the "Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt QAL" on the menu bar at the top of my blog, you can see who else is participating. We'll be starting February 1st, so there's still time to join the fun!

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sissie said...

Hi Donna,
I love your beautiful and well organized creative space. Love that big window too that lets in so much light.


Anonymous said...

LOL, Donna! Messes sure happen in the middle of being creative! Somehow the word "neat" doesn't fit in there with "creative", does it!

Well, it's a beautiful space either way!

Hugs, Diane

Createology said...

Oh thank you for sharing that your studio can get messy. Your special space is gorgeous and elegant...just like you. How kind you were to share with the ladies. Somehow that feels really good when we do share our stash. Diane is right...there is no NEAT in Creative. Creative Hugs Dear...

Jeannie B. said...

I love your room with the big window and lots of light. even messy!

Marydon said...

Love your studio & particularly the window. I have to have LOTS of light around me.

Have a beautiful day ~

April said...

Donna I just love all those covers on your machines!! Did you make those? I need make something cute to cover up my sewing machine! Do have a Tutorial for maybe a sewing macjine cover? I love that big window!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I just shut the door on my sewing room the other day...looks like a tornado hit it. You have great light in there!

MosaicMagpie said...

Your mess still looks better than my normal!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Well, it's still beautiful to me! I know how easily it can get messy. Lindsey and I are both messy creators. Twyla

Karen said...

Ah! But you see, mine STAYS that way all the time!!!! lol Yours is so pretty to begin with, seems it would be a joy just to be in there :)


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