May 11, 2015

Doing A Little Packing...

I took photos yesterday, after it was already dark outside, to show you how I spent part of the weekend. I was taking down many of the treasures and trinkets so that I could pack them up for our eventual move. I guess it's called "staging", but it's a little difficult to affect much of a change in the studio.
Nevertheless, it does seem more open in here, and I'll continue to pack away more in the coming days.
This little bear was handmade by Margaret Bouwmeester of The French Bear. She gave it to me when I was a new blogger, and it's usually where I can see it every, single day.
Look at this sweet face. She's packed away for now, but once we've moved, she will again have a place of prominence in my next studio. Thank you again, Margaret.
This bulletin board is usually situated behind my studio door. I have photos and cards tucked behind the ribbons, but there are also many gifts that hang here, too. It will be out in the open in the next studio.

There are fun, handmade cuffs from a swap I was in with Natalie Santini from The Hungry Hippie. The black one is my Halloween-theme cuff, and the one with the pink flower on it is move Victorian.

There are ornaments that were made by Mary Wadsworth of Mary Wadsworth Blooming Ideas. There are keychain fobs from Anna of LillaLotta and Renee of Wren's Nest. There are the sweetest angel ornaments from Marydon at Blushing Rose and many other small tokens from blog friends.
I have a metal dress form that usually holds my beautiful, handmade ornaments. Everything is now packed until we're moved. I'm going to miss seeing them when I look up on the top shelf in the studio, but they'll be safe until they're unpacked and hanging again.

I know I haven't named everyone who gifted me with these lovelies (Paulette of Beedeebabee, Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage, DeeDee of DeeDee's Craft Spot, to name a few.), but know that I love and appreciate all of them.

The studio is tidy again, and I spent much of Mother's Day with Handsome and the pups. We all went swimming and enjoyed our fabulous, south Florida weather. Handsome made a delicious dinner for us, too, as my Mother's Day treat.
After dinner, I sat down and knitted. I've been working on this shawl for a long, looong time. I think I'll concentrate on finishing it. For yesterday, it was a lovely pastime on a lovely day.

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Createology said...

Staging is not easy...putting away all your personal things you love to have surrounding you each day must...must feel very lonely now. Thankfully you will have a new studio with lots of room for your treasures both received and created by your amazing hands. Lovely week to you dear...

carolg said...

That is just gorgeous. Of course you know, I admire all your work, but I just adore the knitting!

Kris said...

Oh, the joys of moving!! NOT!! But at least you have time to do some staging and that will help with the final move!! Happy you had a nice Mother's Day with Handsome and the kids!! ♥ Your shawl is beautiful - love the color!!

Indigo Blue said...

I vowed after our last move that it would be the last time! 16 years later I have kept that promise.

Hope it all goes well and not too heart wrenching for you both.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I can't imagine packing up my stuff. You will have a lot of reminiscing as you pack your room, that's for sure.

I think I'm glad that we are embedded in our present home.
xx, Carol


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