This is my Art Barn.
For those of you that don't already know,
I purchased this barn after we bought our
little country home.
Then a couple years later we added a
small addition off the back.
It is the most amazing place
to work on art and quilting.
I love it and feel very blessed!
This is the only problem
that I have with my wonderful space.
Lately I have been going out there to organize
and get things straightened out
and I never get done because of the distractions.
Lovely distractions that make me stop
cleaning and start creating, LOL.
Doesn't that just make you want to
draw or journal :)
These are pretty little things
that make me want to stop working and play, too.
I did get my rodeo poster hung.
It will be a great reminder of our
granddaughter's visit this summer
and taking them to their first rodeo.
That painting is one that I did years ago.
I found an old black and white photo
of my husband's grandfather and his brother
sitting on the front porch of an old cabin.
This is the apron I wear when I paint.
If I remember to put it on . . .
I've spoiled a lot of clothes that way, LOL.
These photos were taken in the addition,
my painting and paper work side.
Now on to the larger barn where the sewing
and quilting goes on.
My grapevine chandelier . . .
I started adding small branches to it
as I found them in the yard.
The lights are little mason jars
that were purchased at Walmart as patio lights.
The barn is filled with this and that
in every space there is something to
inspire or distract me :)
My watch and key collection in a Goodwill
A little french doll I picked up at
some thrift shop and dressed in scrap lace.
Spools of lace and ribbon.
My big bolt of batting.
It is so much cheaper to buy it this way.
My first guitar.
This gorgeous and comfy chair.
I found it on Craig's List for $25
this summer and I can't wait to cuddle
into it for hand stitching :)
This is a sewing machine cover
that I made a few years ago.
Let's take it off and start sewing :)
This week while starting to organize,
I came across a drawer filled with
dis-guarded and unfinished bits and pieces.
Leftover started potholders, quilt blocks,
and lots of this and that. :)
So I decided to use them up . . .
Put them all together . . .
And started another "Quilt As You Go" quilt.
By using them up and adding from the scrap bin when needed.
See that hexie flower, it is covering up
a machine embroidery that went bad.
My Dad always said, there is more than
one way to skin a cat.
Meaning if something doesn't work, try another way.
This kept me from tossing this block :)
While working on the quilt . . .
I got distracted and made two
new shopping bags.
Great for bringing that
Thanksgiving turkey home.
If you are still here and reading . . .
Thank you for stopping by.
I love company.
When I'm in the middle of a project that
I can't stop on, or it's a gift,
I just hang this.
Again thanks for popping in to tour the
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If you didn't, you probably didn't
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Your blogging sister,