Monday, 9 April 2012

Stir crazy rainy day distraction

 I am going stir crazy - and just don't  know what to do with myself.
I can't read, can't do much crafting - as you have read, the wooden ATC took me days, I shouldn't really be on here - but I won't be long.
I thought I would distract myself sorting out my garden studio as it's been hammering down with rain all day.

I decamped to a tiny room indoors winter 2010 due to bad weather not much fun trudging up the garden in deep snow - although once inside it's cosy and warm and I have internet connection.

The builders commandeered it during the summer for all their materials whilst we had the garden room added.

Then this past winter we had lots of snow too - so apart from a bit of flower arranging it's been abandoned.
 I got distracted all right - just sitting looking out of the windows at the views - the chooks running around in the rain, and digging for worms and generally having hilarious fun
 I daydreamed of the summer, and the roses outside the window, the flower borders filled with colour
The gooseberries on the side of the garage getting lush and plump.

I opened some big boxes - which I found contained some of my eldest son's wedding photo's in Japan, and sat and daydreamed of their traditional Japanese wedding a temple, and the guests dressed in beautiful kimono's and the gentlemen in smart black suits and white shirts, and white gloves.
Haruko had the most beautiful white kimono and headress for the monk's ceremony and blessing, and my son was dressing in the tradition Japanese style too - looking very handsome.
Then Haruko changed for the wedding reception at a big hotel, and wore a stunning beautiful embroiderd silk kimono and the traditional headress that goes with.  
Then I pulled myself together after quite a while, and had finished looking at several other photo albums, and got tidying again.  Do you get side-tracked?

I did some tidying up - sorting out things to go - then putting them back in drawers 'just in case'
 I bet you can't spot the difference - but there is a lot, including packing up lots of oak floor boards and moving them!
Still - I do have some empty drawers now, and I have decided to move all my polymer clay 'equipment' in here - and maybe some of my stamping and painting, and gluing and inking.........

or not!!!

Well just the polymer clay stuff first, and the sewing machine, and perhaps I'll move my metal stuff and start playing with that in a few weeks time when my eyes are properly sorted and healed.

Best go back indoors - it's time for tea.


sam21ski said...

OMGosh Lottie, I'm so envious of you, what a fantastic space to enjoy your crafting in whilst being able to look our onto your lovely garden and enjoy your chucks, simply stunning.

Whether it looks any different or not, at least you know you've done something worth while today!!!

Sam xxxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Oh how I'd love a space like that. I feel relaxed just looking at the photos!

Loved reading about your son's wedding. Wow. And yes I get distracted all the time.

I hope you are soon in line for 'session number 2' op and that you will be able to enjoy spending your time in a creative way once more.

Lots of love xx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that looks idyllic, Lottie - great place to play and to look out onto your lovely garden. Thanks so much for sharing it. Hope you manage to get some rest tomorrow!

Sandie said...

Oh Lottie, how I wish I could come over and have a good old natter with you in your studio!
It looks quite spacious and tidy comapared to my areas scattered in the living room and the little bedroom.
I suppose I should knuckle down and have a good tidy up, giving stuff I know I will never use to friends or put it on freegle (freecycle) but, I'm easily bored or distracted or both lately!

I do hope it won't be long before you can get back to your busy self!

Have a good week,

Sandie xx

Ginger said...

I love your room Lottie, I always have, but I would never get anything done, just daydream out of the window all day, or curl up in the chair for a snooze, that seems to be my favourite hobby at the moment. x

Ginger said...

I love your room Lottie I always have. But I would never get anything done, I would just daydream out of the window all day, or curl up in that chair for a snooze, that seems to be my favourite hobby at the moment lol. x

Deborah said...

What a fabulous craft room, Lottie! I am quite envious.

Angela Pyke said...

What a lovely room to work in over looking a beautiful garden too! Your very blessed Lottie. Loved ready about your day dreaming & yes I'm quite good at getting distracted! : /

Carrie said...

Oh Lottie - I covet your that so very wrong? :-D

Interesting reading about the wedding - our son had a traditional wedding in China - I will send you a piccie.
Carrie xx