Hi! I’m Terry. Thank you for visiting my studio! Before I begin the tour I would like to thank Karen Valentine at http://www.mydesertcottage.com/ for hosting this wonderful blog party.
Welcome to my studio! My studio used to be my dining room, but a few years ago, when I was slowly taking over the room with my life, my husband asked me if I would like to have the room as my studio. Of course I said, “YES!” He has, since then, helped me to make it what it is today. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and come on in.
This is the view from the doorway from the kitchen. You can see that the lighting is fantastic. I love that my studio is right off of my kitchen – nice and close to the coffee pot. It is also right next to my laundry room, which I also love because with a family of six my washer and dryer are almost constantly running.
I am a special education teacher. So my studio is where I research and write lesson plans. This table is also where I write my blog, prayers for http://www.guideposts.org/ourprayer/volunteer-us and reviews for amazon.com and for guideposts. I do love to write! In addition to reviewing books I want to write one of my own.
This fantastic peg board was a birthday gift from my husband this year. The peg boards are metal. He ordered four of them from www.homedepot.com/. These boards hold my circular knitting needles, my cookie cutters that I use for felting, my scissors, my gadgets, and some wire and tools that I use for a variety of crafting. The piece of furniture below the pegboard is the bottom of my dining room hutch. (We put the top in storage for now.) It is great for storing my books. I have lots of books. On top of the cabinet I keep my knitting needles, crochet hooks, thread and eye glasses (they are in the blue bowl). See the jar next to the picture frame? That is where I keep my CHOCOLATE!
My wine fridge. I keep chocolate in there too. Yep, it’s right here in my studio! My husband is actually looking into getting me a larger fridge for my wine and chocolate. Now you know why I love that man.
This beautiful and very comfy chair was a gift from my sister. It used to belong to her. Would you believe she didn’t want it anymore? I drink my coffee in this chair every morning as I spend some quiet time with God. That basket down there next to the chair holds my devotionals, my Bible and my journal. I always have my first cup of coffee of the day with God.
My yarn stash! Actually, this is only some of it. I have a closet full of it too. One can never have too much yarn – or chocolate. I bought this storage unit at Home Depot. One of my daughters helped me put it together. Thank goodness she knew what she was doing. If I had been doing it on my own my husband would have come home to find me in tears.
Here are my inspiration boards, rolling storage bins, and my wipe off calendar. See the cookie tin? My oldest sister lives in England. She brought that with her filled with butter cookies last September.
Oh yes, I am a “possibilitarian.” Are you? http://kellyraeroberts.blogspot.com/2012/06/possibilitarian-project-jo-packham.html#.T_UBRXCSpy4
This is the chandelier that was originally my dining room chandelier. Now it is hanging over my computer station. It used to belong to my mother-in-law. I added the shades – to which I added fringe. I also added the crystal beads and the wisteria.
There is something else I do from this room.
Have you heard of http://www.alexslemonade.org/? Alex’s Lemonade Foundation is an organization that raises money for research for childhood cancer. I started The Lemonade Blanket Project to provide handmade blankets to children who have been impacted by childhood cancer. You can visit this link http://sharingdivineinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/05/lemonade-blanket-project.html or click on the Lemonade Blanket tab at the top of my blog for more information.
My goal is to provide the foundation with 50 (that is the number they asked for) handmade blankets a year. The foundation said that if I bless them with more than 50 blankets a year they will distribute them to children’s hospitals.
Thank you for visiting. Please come back soon. Bye.