We can’t do much visiting in person but I often think of you, friends who are living nearby but as remote as the moon. I have made videos for you, to share a view from my bubble. Today I post one of them.
I am perfectly content to be at home this summer. No week-long graduate course at a college, no travel, few visits. I recognize in myself a tension when I go out in public and feel a strong desire to stay home. After 9/11 we Americans collectively were drawn to comforting things right through the Christmas season, and this feels similar. It relieves some anxiety for me, so I’m going with it. A good time for hygge!
Last winter I saw a need to bring more light into the dining room, where we spend so much time. It is an interior room and dreary. So, I made it a project for this summer: to paint it, the parlor, and the entryway/stairway, and to get a better ceiling light over the table.
Because a picture is worth a page of blogging, I give you this tour:
WOW!! What a difference a few coats of paint make and lighting too! Love your choices of color, right up my alley.
Looks fabulous. A perfect family project when the nest is suddenly full again.
Nice! I do like the new lighting over the table – not sure I saw that when I was there? It’s a good feeling to accomplish home projects during Covid. I got a large fabric cutting mat and ruler at a yard sale – for quilting. So, I’m thinking of making quilts for my grandchildren for Christmas. If you have any ideas for where to get patterns, I’d appreciate it. With Gratitude, Becky
I have a couple of favorites. Quilts from the Heart by Karin Renaud https://www.amazon.com/Quilts-Heart-Projects-Generous-Giving/dp/1564776492
The one I keep doing over and over is carried at Country Treasures here in town: Yellow brick Road. https://www.amazon.com/Atkinson-Design-Yellow-Brick-AtkinsonDesignsYellowBrickRoad/dp/B003OCM0EK
But you, my dear, should come over and look through my stack. You always return what you borrow. :o)