Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals." ~ Jim Rohn

Time for a studio update! I have definitely made progress since I last posted on putting up shelves and getting started - I have plinked away and have been very grateful that I have a window air-conditioner in the room - it has been terribly warm and humid here for a couple of weeks running now.  I am afraid that this may be our "new normal" for summer in the northeast.

Below are several recent shots - some with explanation, and others just on their own.  I'm still deciding what, if anything, I do in terms of window treatment - I am thinking that less-is-more is the way to go.

One of the two windows in the room. Our backyard is also sort of a front yard, sloping right down to the cul-de-sac of the street below.  Because of the studio being on the second floor, and then the slope down, I really do feel like I'm in the trees - it's wonderful!
We do have a fenced in deck and small yard off to the side, so we are able to find some privacy if we want it.
At the entrance to my room is a picture, presented to me by my students and teaching assistants upon my retirement two years ago - notice the knit-covered frame!





One of eight bins of yarn - yet to be sorted out!
While the T.V. is not hooked up, I am able to watch my "Call the Midwife" DVD's!
Creations made by my dear friend Tierney of Silver Trumpet.



Tired of opening up all of my bead boxes to find what I have - I numbered each box and then photographed the contents.  I then printed out the photos and have put them in a binder for easy access.  I guess that this is where I play true confessions, and admit that I have 59 boxes of beads - it's true.

I am in the process of getting a top to my new cutting table (IKEA baby changing table!)  In the meantime, my cutting mat sits atop it - waiting!
So, as you can see - I'm coming along - and loving every minute of it!

14 comments:

  1. I love the room colour, it looks like living by the sea. And, wow, you are organised! All those pearls - such a great idea to take pictures of the boxes!

    Your "room in the trees" looks really comfortable! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I'm glad to be organized in one area of my life - believe me - this is the only one!

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  2. Love it! That's an adorable green chest with all those drawers. You'll be living in that space!

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  3. Oh it is so wonderful and your colors are so happy looking. I like your window undressed so you can look out into the world.Smiles, Dottie

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    1. I agree Dottie - I really don't want to cover any part of the windows.

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  4. What a fabulous studio you have, Tracy! I love the view and I am very impressed with your tidying!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I must say, I'm pretty impressed with my tidying as well!

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  5. Wow! You've been industrious despite the heat! I enjoyed the tour, (I'm honored that Cyclopse Annie and the monster cell phone case have real estate in your studio, hee hee!), the tree-top views and seeing the amount of stuff you have! You know this means...soon you'll have to show some of your dynamite creations! Looking great, Tracy!

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    1. Thanks Tierney! Yes, this does mean no more excuses - I've got to get to work!

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  6. What a wonderful room to create in. You must be very happy w/ it. By the way if I had those views, I would not cover up the windows! Clarice

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    1. Thanks Clarice! I agree. With you about the windows, it's just too nice to cover up.

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  7. Having all this space (and so well-organized) seems like a dream come true!

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