and the other 1/2 looks like this:
piles of stuff everywhere . . .
tip for the week:I do have a tip for you. When ever I take a room apart that I will put back together, I always take "before" pictures, so I can quickly return things to their places . . . after all, it took me hours to get it "just so".
see paint swatch on wall to the right
I especially use this tip when decorating for the holidays. Before decorating, I quickly go around and take pictures of the areas that will be changed. So after the holidays, putting everything back together is a snap . . . I can even give the picture to another person and put them in charge of re-staging that area.
Since I tend to change things up a bit each year, I have several options from past years of how to decorate each area. Those pictures are all organized under a "decor" file in my photo storage.
Dinning table options:
This is not a good picture of that piece on the top right. But It's a bird cage with garland and several bows. I take pictures of the stages of putting that together so each year, it goes together quickly.
and amidst all this mess, I have some sewing wip for the week:
making a few more of these for the back of butterscotch chips,
still looking for the perfect apron, made this up yesterday . . .
Christmas runner - a friend and I are each making up this pattern, I'm trying to decide how to quilt the center, stitch around some of the designs? or an over all patten? or something else . . . Which would you recommend?