I can't believe that I'm showing you my little corner of the world. Most of my house I consider to be fairly well put together, clean and organized; but this corner of our bedroom always looks this bad. And, this is where I usually spend every evening.
Let's take a tour. This is my ugly recliner that doesn't go with anything else in the room. I've looked to replace it but I can't find another one that fits. It's like buying shoes!! You will notice this unattractive quilt that again doesn't go with anything, but it is the right size and weight to keep me comfortable summer and winter. You would think that I, as a quiltmaker, could make something new. Now notice that ugly paisley thing in the corner. That is my baby pillow - my mother received it at my baby shower 70 years ago. It is down-filled and just right for my neck when I nap. The least I could do is make a new pillow case!
On to my bookcase on the left of the chair: The top shelf holds my bible, my current library book, and my magnifying glass. The next shelf is my supply of magazines for the month. Plus, I see there is a "Digital Photo for Dummies" book (I really am trying to take better photos.) Every month, I usually go through the magazines to discard; but that doesn't always happen. Then, the bottom two shelves hold my favorite decorating books. These rotate in and out of the bookshelves from my sewing room. The only thing really beautiful here is my little clock on the wall, plus there are two pen and ink drawings of the two old homes we have restored in the past.
Now, on to the right side of the chair: This is a little sewing table that holds the real meat and potatoes of the corner. The bottom tier is home to a Mexican basket that I use for trash - you know those subscription cards that come in magazines, bits of thread, etc. Also, on this tier are my Sherwin-Williams paint decks. I'm always thinking about painting something. Then there is a roll of toilet paper (it takes up less room than a box of Kleenex!!)
Now on the top tier, there is a little basket with a lid that holds sewing things - my thimble, needles, pins, thread. Yes, that's a roll of masking tape hanging on the side. Also, of course, there is the necessary TV remote, land-line portable phone, and my cell phone. Sometimes I also have Bob's cell phone there. He gives it to me in the evenings as he says the kids always call him, but they really want to talk to me. They are just lazy - Dad comes before Mom in their alphabetical address books! I'm afraid that sometimes I answer the TV remote when a phone rings. Plus, in the depths are chap stick, scissors, nail clippers, book marks, paper & pen, a stray paper clip. etc.
Beside the sewing table is my decrepit floor lamp with the ugly shade and the brass that is too brassy. The worst part is that if you try to move it an inch, it completely falls apart.
Thanks for stopping by,