a studio space, finally

It’s been awhile, blog! But I’ve been up to a few things (and someone recently showed me all the various joys of Pinterest, so in my “technology time” I’ve been a bit distracted), the best of which is my studio corner! It’s finally put together! Here are the before pictures:

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And here are some in-between pictures(craziness):

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And… Done!

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I’m so thankful to have a space devoted to creativity in our little house. And very excited to see what comes of it … x C

well look at this, we’re cooking.

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Monday night: Pork and mushroom Marsala over fettuccine
Tuesday night: midwinter minestrone

Ethan and I are cooking up a storm! We’ve tried a few recipes, and (much to my surprise) they’ve all turned out good (great even!) And, more importantly, we are cooking together. This means that I do not have to pound out meat or cut off fat or stir boiling pots alone. Which is a very lovely thing xx C

“the lost arts”

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Yay yay yay! I went to mom’s tonight and she gave me an antique embroidery set for me to learn and practice on. It actually belonged to Vandy’s grandmother. I have been wanting to do embroidery for so long! Mother is very talented in so many various things; she taught me a few different stitches tonight. I look forward to making many more creations xx C

sick day antiquing

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After attempting service with Ethan, but failing due to coughing fits, we decided to poke into some local antique and consignment (treasure!) shops. It’s such fun hunting around for things. I ended up with the wooden vase and the book on embroidery in the bottom picture. One of these days I’m going to try to teach myself needlepoint and embroidery. I have all the stuff for it, now I have a guidebook… I just need the time! xC

my first snow

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Left in the house today by a sore throat and a heavy-headed feeling, I am enjoying just taking in my surroundings. For me, this is the first substantial snow of the winter, as the official first snow came when we were away in St. John. I did some journal writing and finished a small gem of a book, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey; hence the picture of the snail shell I’ve held on to for years. Our heater is finally fixed (at just the right time- it wouldn’t be so pleasant sitting here in the cold) but I’m still anxious for our wood stove to be installed at some point next week.
I’m looking forward to an encouraging pioneer meeting this afternoon and then a meal with friends afterwards. I hope I feel a little better after a hot shower. Until then I am content wrapped in a blanket, watching the slowly swirling snow xx C