This room is the primary area where we display photos in a gallery of sorts and it is also my project room, the library, and the computer site. More photos in boxes and piles, amassed from my departeds reside in the back bedroom off this room, where I can close the door and keep going through that sorting. I have found if I put something away by the time I return to it, I can't find where I left off. So I take advantage of the luxury of space to keep my mess active. In the far corner of this picture is the small portable sewing machine; my other machine which I prefer to use has its own sewing closet off the rec room.
The last many days have been dreary but today the sun is shining although it is plenty cold but at least the cold north wind is not blowing from yesterday where 34 degrees felt like zero. Just the day before that I was about wearing only a vest but now it is time for the heavy coat and hood. With sunshine I am likely to amble away from the midst of this mess; outside to give the squirrels a new suet box and to just check on the smells and colds of winter.
|These two chairs which we moved from CA face the computer|
space and the gas inset fireplace; built in book shelves to the left
behind the chairs is activity clutter.
devoid of activities and that is where most of our entertaining is done and guests gather. And this is the benefit of retirement, to dabble when and how long as I want to do so.
|The scene behind the chairs|
Behind the chairs is a magnificent large leather covered coffee table acquired for the rec room but which I have confiscated here to provide my measuring cutting space, one of the four stools which slide under it is quite handy for working from, the other three serve as stools, tables in the rec room.
Below is an in process idea, which just might be accomplished soon. A way to recycle an old friend t-shirt from 1998, Newcastle Mandarin Days. I found just the right fabric for the back of the pillow, setting there on the right.
|Here is a tshirt which is about to become a pillow|
|These folding doors are the entry to this inner sanctum|
and the green door is to the downstairs bedroom or
the room with the photo messes. Built in book shelves
are to the right and the left, all filled.