Monday, January 12, 2015

Zippered bags, bread, moving furniture

If you've been reading my posts, you'll know that it's been a bit of a shaky start to the year. Nearly causing a fire and stinking up the house, having a contractor run a noisy air cleaner for a few days, getting a broken windshield in the car, and then waking up on Saturday morning with a raging bladder infection have not contributed to a great couple of weeks. Still, I must look on the bright side. It was all nothing major and can all be fixed.
 We think there may still be a bit of a smell, but for now we're living with and plan to paint and clean a bit more, hoping eventually we'll get rid of it. I am not up to anymore disruption right now.
I woke up in my cozy bed this morning --a little later than I wanted but I made up for it. I got a multi-grain bread started and set it to raise in the oven, vacuumed and did the wash.
At lunch time, I baked the bread and made bok choy ginger soup for dinner. I simply had to try the heel with molasses. Do you do that? It's my favorite. I'm going to need some restraint!

After lunch, the furniture store delivered our new side by side lazy boys which went down into the rec room. They brought up the rest of the sectional for us to the living room. The color is right, but I'm not sure I really like it. The hide a bed section is not that comfortable to sit on. I may replace this too.

I haven't committed to hanging any pictures yet. Perhaps I should wait until I've decided on the furniture.

Here is my latest pic of a visitor to my deck feeders.

Finally, after I got the furniture all straightened out, I could go into my studio for a bit of free motion stitching with black thread, the first free motioning for the New Year. I just wanted to add a bit of definition to the prints that I'm using in the zippered pouches. They will show through the vinyl fronts. The section on top has the zippers already sewn in and ready to attach to the backing prints.

 I'm getting organized for a sewing day at a friend's house tomorrow where I hope to finish these.
I also laid out my painted sky behind the appliqued rocks and taped it to my window. A simple light box which I use often.

Yesterday, I was recovered enough to get out for a bit of picture taking.onto the ice where the fish shanties are set up

Last year, I did a couple of fiber art pieces based on them. I hope I'll have time this year.
It's like a little village to the fishermen.


Threads of Inspiration said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had such a rough start to your year Holly! I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading several posts. Your zippered bags look like they are going to be great!

Verna G said...

What a delicious sounding soup! Do you have a recipe for it. Ginger is very good for my touchy stomach.

Eileen said...

I was just wondering about your fish shanties. I hope you are up to depicting them In something this year too. They were so fabulous last year.

Kate Mossy said...

Hopefully things will start looking up!

Mereknits said...

You are so positive considering all that has happened. Hope you are feeling better.