Life continues to be very good if hectic here in the West Country. However, I am feeling a lot more settled now I have unpacked some of those many many boxes and in particular, those for my Den. Mr HenHouse has been a love and got busy with his screwdriver and voila, I found I had a whole load of white shelves to fill in my new Den.
Well that was no chore, of course!
I am lucky, this is a lovely big room and whilst it is only my Den in the interim and will revert to a guest bedroom eventually (we have plans to create a real studio!) and it is a bit impractical having carpet, it has made it lovely and cosy this Winter. Being situated right next to the master bedroom, I am never far from my stash! I have a pretty fireplace, just about every room in our new home has one including the bathroom, and I have created a cosy seating area where it's nice to sit down for an inspiring read or a bit of hand sewing when I can find the time. That's not very often these days! I did find time to hang and even make some mini quilts for the chimney breast which jollies the place up no end.
Best of all, I have two very big windows in this room. It's one of the things we loved about this house, all the huge Victorian windows flooding the place with light, something we had become used to in the old HenHouse. Here, though I am further spoiled in that I have really fabulous views. One over the lawn to the East and the rising sun...
...the other, as far as the eye can see and it's a mighty long way on a fine day. A tad distracting! I have a new (old) pine table set up here and not one but three machines arranged around it. It's a dreamy sewing space.
I have added to my beloved black Singer featherweight which was my birthday gift this year, with a white one too. The white ones were more modern, 1960s, and I do prefer the black one to sew on but this has the advantage of having a white machine bed so I can see the markings on my "Slider 2" (this clear acetate square affixes to the machine bed and has 1/4" and other seam lines marked on it and allows for easy peasy piecing of half-square triangles).
I'm going to leave it at that today, it takes me an age to blog now that we do not have super-whizzy fibre optic internet like we had in London! I have been treated to a new computer recently so I am hoping when I find time to set it up later today, that may help. Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed the little tour of my creative space and I'm going to share some Christmassy crafting with you very soon.
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