There is a really beautiful blog that I love to visit called My Desert Cottage. Right now she has a link going on for bloggers to show where they create. Blogland has some amazingly creative people. This is one of my creative spaces. This room is also used as an office for my husband's contracting company. So I am only allowed about 50% of the space. He will tell you that I am using 90% but that is just not true LOL. last winter when I asked him to add on a room for my sewing this was his solution. We have counter space along one wall with cabinets over the space.
I have Dollar Tree (I love that store) baskets that hold ribbons, buttons, just general sewing stuff. The shoe laces hanging out of the basket above I have a special use for. I will show you in a later blog.
This is a big table that I use for working on my photo albums. I also use it for my small ironing board. It is great to have it handy for small pressing jobs (hubby would prefer this table be empty, not happening). Please ignore the bumper sticker on the light. It was a gift, but I really did not think it should go on my beetle.
It would appear that this guy is going to become my new side kick. Sweeney follows me everywhere. This is his favorite spot when I am in the sewing room. He is just like Yogi at Aunt Polly's Porch. He sleeps really well to the hum of the sewing machine.
This is the other place that I create. It is a garden shed that hubby built a few years ago. This is a working shed. I finally got it all cleaned out and this is what I have been doing. At school we have a place where things get put that nobody wants. I found this stool down there and brought it home and gave it a little love. Sorry I don't have a before, I love the red paint which will match the rocker at school.
I added a little Mary E to it and it turned out so cute! I have several other pieces that are painted but I haven't finished yet. It turned hot and humid again so we have been hibernating in the house.
This is what I am working on right now. When I get it finished I will share it with you.
Hugs from Ladybug Cottage
That is the question that Roger asked me this morning. We have a new little girl staying with us.
This is Miss Mia, she is three years old and a real sweethart. She came from a home where she was love and spoiled just as doxies are suppose to be. Unfortunately a baby came into the house and Mia had trouble sharing the attention. This happens so many times to this breed. We have been lucky through the years. When we had our first Doxie he adjusted well to Rich's arrival. Then when Rob came along it was like, ok whatever. The rest of the Dahlenburg pack are a little unsure about this new arrival.
Lucy is the undisputed queen here at Ladybug Cottage. She is very short on patience with Mia. Of course Mia was the queen at her house, so the two queendom's are colliding. So far it is a bit of a power struggle but I think they will each figure out their place.
Sweeney would really, really like it if she would just stay off my lap. Which brings us back to Roger's …
Yesterday I was looking at blogs and I came across one that spun me back 34 years. It seems this blogger has just found out that a baby is on the way and it is due on July Seventh. I thought back 34 years when I was feeling that same wondrous change in my body. My husband and I had wanted to add a little one to our family for awhile. I was beginning to despair of it ever happening, but a trip to the doctor proved me wrong. When I went I remember being afraid, afraid that I was, and afraid that I wasn't. The doctor did the exam and then asked if I would like to hear the heartbeat. The sound seemed to me like a small bird just flapping his wings. The tears of joy came to my eyes and I could not believe the miracle of it all.
I tried to figure out a fun way to tell Roger it was really going to happen. I decided to stop at Wal-Mart and buy a little outfit to hand to him when I walked in the door. I knew in my heart and without a doubt that this baby was a little b…
I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. I am trying to get better at this! Above is a picture I took of our home this afternoon. We have lived here for thirty one years. We moved here when our first son Rich was about eighteen months old. Five months later our second son Rob was born so this has been home for a really long time. We are approximately ten miles from the city limits of our small town. This was a huge adjustment for me as I have always lived in town. We have done a lot of work on the house through the years. When we moved in their were only three huge old tree in the yard. They were in really bad shape so we had to have them taken down. We started planting trees right away and we have mature oaks now. My husband isn't much of a Gardner so except for lawn care I am in charge of the flower beds. I have always had grand ideas about having a magazine perfect yard, but as I get older I know that that is an imposable thou…