Warning, this is a long post, so grab your favorite beverage and hang out for a bit ;) I have put Ella down to make a new start. As the title says, it was just a matter of time before some beautiful design captured my full attention, making me want to put Ella aside. Here is my new start!
This is Nora Corbett’s new design, Queen Anne’s Lace. Right now it is a FREE PDF from Just Cross Stitch Magazine. Gotta love that! It will be in the April issue of the magazine but for now you can download it from JCS magazine site. It will be the first piece to hang in my NEW craft room when she is finished. More on the NEW craft room in a second :) I am stitching little Miss Anne on 16ct Aida Carmel Macchiato from Stehphs Fabbys. Can I say I am already tired of green and want to get to the Pink? I am not a fan of green, but there is not as much as the yellow in Ella. Here is how I left Ella yesterday:
She is coming along, but not fast enough for me. So Pixie Anne is the perfect distraction.
OK, so I mentioned a NEW craft room. A few years ago, hubby was encouraging me to take one of our boys’ bedrooms for my new craft room. Our oldest moved out 3 1/2 years ago, and while the thought of a new craft room sounded wonderful, I couldn’t take over my son’s room. So last year, my youngest said I should take over his room, he will move into our oldest’s room and I can have my craft room. So I decided I would do it in the Spring of 2016. The last few months hubby has been pushing the idea and I have been thinking about how I would like to decorate it. I will be losing quite a bit when I leave my current room; like a desk, shelves above my head, cupboards to the right of me. You see, my current craft room is a narrow space in my laundry room, which also contains the furnace and water heater. Here is a glimpse into my current space:
I have made great use of the space I have had for 17 or so years. But I have really outgrown it. And the floor is concrete and is very cold. Here is the other end of my current room:
So a couple of weeks ago, hubby and I were at the office store and I ran into some furniture that just blew me away! I was originally thinking a new desk would be white, to match my current cube furniture. But this furniture I fell in love with is glass! And silver frame. So I thought about it for a few days, had taken measurements and went back to the store on the last day of the sale to take a final look. I even gathered some things from the store to put on my desk to see how it would all feel. LOVED it and ordered the furniture. That was on Jan. 30. That day, hubby also called a painter to come in and give us an estimate. The painter said he could start on Wednesday and be done by Sunday! What??? That only gave us 3 1/2 days to box up one room and move the other room in! It was moving way too fast. I thought I had until Spring to start on it. So, hubby and I began the move on Sunday and the painter arrived on Wednesday evening to an empty room that needed some patching and a border removed and prep for painting.
So I am SOOOO excited about my new room! I want the walls Pink (of course) and the trim gray. The carpet is a light gray, even though the photo looks like it is purple. After many times changing my mind, I made my final decision on paint swatches last night:
So many pinks and grays to choose from (there really are 50 shades of gray, or more! LOL) but I finally decided: Impatiens Petal pink and Software gray. Sorry for the blurriness on my color choices. So by Sunday, I think the painter will be done and sometime next week we can start putting my furniture together, which were delivered this week. I plan to have all of my stamping, scrapbooking, cross stitch and knitting and crocheting all in this one room instead of spread throughout the house. The room is not really that big, but bigger than the space I have now so I am looking forward to decorating and organizing it. My wonderful husband is totally responsible for this happening. If it wasn’t for him, I still wouldn’t be getting a room. Spring would come and I would still have reasons not to move the boys’ things. My boys are perfectly fine with what I am doing and my youngest was even here earlier in the week going through his things, and helping me move stuff. I am feeling better about the whole process and can’t wait to move in next week :)
If you are still here, thank you for listening to me go on and on about my craft room. Do you have a special place where you like to do all of your crafting?