Sunday, May 23, 2010

Non-Fiber Content

It's a real slump here.  I finished my IT! piece several days ago, (I almost typed years--does that mean something?), and haven't touched the sewing machine since.  What have I been doing?  Well, I have unpacked stuff that I packed before the painter came.  Amazing how time consuming that can be.

Here's a general idea of the color of the dining room; it's only approximate because the light is bad in that room in the summer.  The painting is one I bought last winter, done by a local artist.  I love winter scenes, and the muted colors of this one really appeal to me, although telling people that I bought a painting of an alley in Mishawaka produces some strange looks.

 I've also been shopping.  I haven't shopped for ages, and it's like rediscovering the world to wander around some stores.  I've bought clothes and household gadgets, ordered new blinds for one of the bedrooms, and flowers for the deck.

I will get back into the sewing room soon, maybe this afternoon in fact.  Watch for the Interpret This! reveals beginning tomorrow.


Nellie's Needles said...

I find red rooms to be most appealing. We had one in our old house up north. It just doesn't seem appropriate for your "new" house down south ... it just seems to open and too hot for it.

Can't wait to see your IT reveal. Guess I'd better get busy and write my post for it.

Gari said...

Reading quilt blogs has taught me that everyone has times of "draught." When it has happened to me I have learned to "go with the flow" because it is usually followed (eventually) with creativity. Like Patton, you will return.

Joyce said...

My daughter painted her living room that color and it looks great. I love the painting.

Libby Fife said...

The painting is a great counterpoint to the wall color.

Slump away, my friend! I am sure you will get back in to something when you are ready:)

Rian said...

There is a whole lot more to us than just sewing, Kay, so I love hearing your non-fiber content. What new clothes did you buy? Love the red dining room!

Debra said...

The big joke around Houston is that everyone has the "Houston Red Dining Room". It's not true, of course; but, well, almost. I wonder who started that trend?

Sometimes we just need a breather from sewing; that's my story right now.

jenclair said...

I find red rooms warm and stimulating.

Creative energy is difficult to harness, isn't it? You can't fight it when its happening or call it up at will. Fortunately, cycles have their own benefits!sna

*karendianne. said...

Hey, where's my comment?! I left one. Blast.