Good Morning Everybody!
Back home and feeling happy! I had the most amazing Christmas with my family! What fun it was to see everyone and to find everyone happy and healthy! You know, you can't get any better than that! The drive up to Brownwood, Texas was equally fun. I don't know why, but when I drive through these small towns, there is something about the white painted wood houses, the one stoplight in the middle of town and the Christmas decorations that are attached to the light poles that bring back so many cool memories of childhood.
Christmas Eve was a hoot! I won the lottery and got the couch in the Den in which to rest my weary head! This room is adjacent to the kitchen which gets a lot of action, the room where the mantle above the fireplace holds the billion stockings so carefully hung above the fire.
The very same room that is next to the new kitchen that Liya received from Santa....
The picture above shows the coolest kitchen the triplets and Kim made for Liya. They went around and found furniture pieces that looked like kitchen counters and even a fridge. They sanded, painted and even made an oven from scratch that lights up when you open the oven door! AMAZING I SAY! OK, see the vent-a-hood...Yep, old Uncle Bubba was up until 4:00 a.m. helping with this contribution. Kim, painted it silver, Molly added the knobs and Gibson hung it! What fun we had. When the kitchen was done, I was off to the sofa for a bit of sleep. Kim still stuffing the stockings until 4:30 a.m. Finally she was done and I drifted off to dream of the North Pole! What to my twinkling eyes should appear but Emily and Tucker and no reindeer...at 5:15 a.m. ready to open presents!!!!!!! Coffee was a brewing, kids were a screaming and I in my kerchief wondering where sleep had gone?
We had a wonderful time! Yesterday, I did one of those amazing things I truly NEVER-EVER get to do...I laid around all day catching up on sleep, watching movies and eating sweets! OK, maybe I do eat sweets on a regular basis, but that will soon be nipped in the bud! Can we say DIET anyone? What a fun day just to relax. It's so nice to allow yourself some time to just do nothing! The hard part, not to feel guilty for doing nothing! LOL!
This morning brings a renewed interest to go back into my studio and start "shelling peas"... Time to get busy! First, I think I will clean up the studio. I did do a bit of it yesterday when I finished up a small CHA project. It always makes me feel like I can start anew and when I see that clean work surface, it just begs to be dirty again and hence new excitement and new projects to be made.
Here's a picture I just took with my phone of my studio....
So it begins.... Maybe, I should make a project I can actually show you guys! LOL! I've got something in mind...wonder if it can be made????
Hope all is well and that you are having an awesome day my friends!
The Gentleman Crafter
Ahh...I just finished cleaning the studio...errr, picking up the studio...LOL!