|So how do they stack up?|
|See any that you like?|
|It's off to work they go to be invoiced and priced.|
That was fun!!
|I really need to go over the Atlanta Mart temporaries before the first week of March. Instead I spent the last two days reading this, very well researched and written, book.|
|With Florida on my mind it is hard to concentrate on new product for the store right now.|
|Only taking two days so being well prepared is everything.|
|The "lines" books are piling in.|
|This last batch barley fit into the mailbox.|
|One hundred face-vases and counting. This activity is to make your brain transfer from left to right.|
|Homework is to draw this figure without turning it right side up! When I started to draw him I felt like I needed to start at the bottom of the paper with his head, but the instructor said no. She said if I ran out of paper I had to tape another piece on. I didn't run over so that distraction is off my list!|
So after I finish my homework I am heading upstairs to sew. So much to work on and not enough hours in the day.
|Two of these...did a yellow, quilted silk cording and back on these fantastical pillows.|
|Interpretation of Strawberry Thief detailed with fuchsia linen.|
|This should make the store happy!|
|Four more ready to sew.|
This is what I do during the grey winter months, I sew in living color. Makes the day brighter!
|My new "day station" where I conduct Anchor Cottage business while I wile away my winter in the Holler.|
|It is a snug, little, corner where I can make a phone call and open my briefcase. Laptop at the ready and only eighteen inches from the icebox.|
|Pretty objects, I have collected, all around me.|
|Close by are my props for flower arrangements or a pretty dish to put Peanut Butter cookies in.|
|A space to take a break and read a decorating magazine while enjoying a cup of organic, green tea with honey.|
|The most fantastic Amaryllis I have ever seen. Planted the gigantic bulb at Thanksgiving and it is worth the wait. Just gorgeous.|
|January flowers in the Holler. The blooming plants thrive with all the light and radiant floor heat on the sun porch.|
|Interesting that this bloom doesn't have a stem.|
|A ha! This is where the kitchen table went. We had Sunday soup in front of the fire looking out the picture window. It was a nice change. Steve got a slow cooker for Christmas and I think this "Sunday Soup" idea is the beginning of a new weekend ritual.|
Cozy down here in Hoots Holler!
|In the middle of winter when the temps reach 15 degrees and it doesn't stop snowing, I close up the shop and bring everything home to work on.|
|Spreading out, over flowing, on the kitchen table.|
|Taxes, new lines books and fabric for pillows are on my agenda.|
|I have decided to set up a small study with table, lamp and sofa where the kitchen table was. Then I can settle down and get to work. I will show you what I come up with when it's finished.|
|In the mean time this is my view from the new office space. No, I did not photo shop it to black and white, this is winter in the north country!|
|Up stairs, lying in bed when I opened my eyes this orange glow was around my head!|
|Threw back the covers and grabbed my phone, then decided to run for the camera to take a better shot.|
|Standing outside on the deck, in my slippers and robe, shouting Happy New Year to Cynthia, Jerry and the Bison down below!|
Incredible sunrise this morning.