Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Great Wall of Harris

As opposed to the Great Wall of China, the Great Wall of Harris is only 9' tall, 11' long and 25" deep. It is my new sewing closet, and by the middle of next week it will be complete! A year ago we wanted to do this project in conjunction with the walling in of the longarm room, however the fellow doing the work flaked out on us so we put it off.  Finally we found the perfect group to do the work, and all I can say is WOW!! They did a fantastic job!
The old wall/divider between entry and living room

Entertainment niches that we didn't use

Eli and Remero tearing it out

What a mess!!

Framing up

The supervisors weren't too sure about what was going on

All painted, waiting for carpet repair

My big double doors. The window place ordered the wrong ones, so I have to be careful with these until the right ones come in.  The floor inside is now tiled with same tiles as hallway.
Once we have the furniture moved back into place I'll add more pictures.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fresh Air is Therapy

Autumn is just around the corner (although it has already occurred on the calendar) and the temperatures are dropping slowly. I love going outside in the early morning, feeling the slight chill to the desert air. For me, this is the renewal time, my opportunity to turn off the A/C, open windows, air out the house, to feel energized again. It gives my mind a fresh feeling when I look at my clients' quilts. Contrary to what many feel, summers in the desert provide a hot, stifling atmosphere which can bog down the mind and body. Autumn is the ideal time here! As long as the pollens stay at bay I'm good to go.

A cup of coffee outside on the patio, some deep breathing, open the house up for a little while is enough to get me kick started and ready for the day!

Mary's quilt is on the frame...a king size with organic design quilting.  Open the window....let's GO!