Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Times Gone By

I’m back…. It is hard to believe that we have been back in the US for 4 months and in the house for about 2 1/2 months! Some days it seems like longer and when I think about it, like now I seems even longer.

I have been busy getting the rooms in some sort of order. It has been very difficult to do, when much of our furniture has been damaged… I mean how do you set up 2 twin beds, when only one set of bed rails made the move? One of the two sofas has a leg removed, the seat of a wicker chair has a hole in the middle, the list goes on. On the other hand we have a fence so the dogs can take of business just by asking and they love it. Even though it is small, its theirs.The patio, was poured last weekend, so now the dogs are not tracking in dirt/mud when the ground is wet. On the inside, the shades were delivered and installed the week after Thanksgiving as was the carpet….


I like the look of the living room now and our neighbors can’t see everything we do. I still have a huge sliding glass door that is in need of something. I was actually thinking of making something…. but I am still thinking!!! In the meantime, a sheet is serving as a curtain.

The following pictures are of my sewing space!!! I finally have most of the stuff put away or at least sorted. The first picture, is the center area.


The shelves are nice, but a bit too shallow. The table is great and very solid.


The next space is where the redo work will be done. See that ledge, along the far wall with the ironing board on it? Its going to be torn out, so this nice neat space will be changing to a mess again very soon!!! Of course I will have another dilemma- there probably isn’t any carpet under the ledge, so I will have to decide what to do about it…. the carpet in the space is in good condition so replacing all of it is out of the question.

The rest of the space is an office space… is more like a hallway… but it looks cool with the French Doors!


The two doors on either side are to a walk in closet (right) and a full bathroom (left). Over the doors I hung the postcards. There is very little wall space and until I know where the design

n wall will be I won’t be hanging too much more.

And lastly, I thought that I would have time to myself, now that the holidays and the use or loose vacation time has been used up…. but NO, the DH blew out his knee and is scheduled for surgery next week. So I will be busy…. taking and doing that which is needed until he is back on his feet.

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and the New Year has started on a bright note.

More Later-Beth


Melody said...

Welcome back Beth. Glad you're home - and thanks for the glimpse of South Africa.

Karen S said...

Wow -- LOVE the sewing space! And doors! You have doors (I'm consumed with envy...)

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Ooh!!! I'm simply drooling with's all looking simply fabulous! I predict some out-of-the box creativity happenings in this room in the near future. BTW the post cards look you have one up there from me? Did we ever exchange? I know that you sent me one for a RAK, but were we ever involved in an actual PC swap at the same time? It reminds me that I need to do something about displaying mine. I beaded some stuff together, but only for a class sample and never for my wall.

Titia said...

Your living room is beautiful and the sewing studio great! You sacrificed a lot while you were out here!
Sorry about the damage to your furniture. We will have our first meeting of the year tomorrow evening at Corrianne's. Susara is still at the coast. Send your DH all our love and sunshine from a very green and very hot Pretoria.

Marina said...

Beth, it is so heartwarming to see you are finally preparing to sew again! It must have been agony not to do so. I absolutely love your sewing room and the living room is . . . just you! :-) Miss you a lot!

Fleurette said...

I love your sewing room and your living room. Everything looks so beautiful.