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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

home.

our place never looks this tidy except when the bulk of our stuff has been hidden for subletting purposes.

we got in late last night and stayed up well into the wee hours unpacking, sorting, cleaning and finding places for the thrift, craft and art scores we made on this last trip. hopefully, i will be able to keep up with updates here as things find their places.

i am really excited about this feedsack/flour sack quilt we got in wisconsin for $10. it's pretty tattered but that just makes me feel less uptight about it so it can actually be used. it is a light summer weight quilt that only consists of a top and a back with a thriftily used chenille sheet for the batting.

i also quickly found a spot for the tatted hoop i got from the all citizens shop in bruno, saskatchewan. it's up in the bedroom next to the shrimp lace and tea bag paper shoes i got from tara bursey at last year's city of craft. sorry, tara, your shrine has been expanded to include others. tyler tells me that the tatting was done by bernadette greule who also composes cowboy poetry and sometimes performs at the shop.

of course, this influx of new things is making us go through old things we had been hiding from ourselves. there is much to get rid of in order to properly clear up all of our working space and i am in the mood to get tough with my possessions. who knows? maybe there is a yard sale in our near future. or a rummage show? your ideas are heartily encouraged.

11 comments:

leah b said...

Being on the road for so long has seriously encouraged me to minimize my possessions when I'm back amongst it all. I wish there was a flea market I could haul it all to...

karyn said...

hi!!

sweetie pie press said...

leah, let's make something happen. karyn, you in? collective parkdale garage sale?

sweetie pie press said...

oh, and karyn, i saw you today. i was driving by the workroom but ribbon was screaming in a crate in the back seat so i didn't stop. i will surprise you soon, though!

anabela / fieldguided said...

I love this. All of it.

leah b said...

i'm in for suresies.

Suki said...

Hi!

Love your pretty, thrifty quilt, and the fact that you have to hide stuff to keep your place tidy... I know how you feel!

Am new to your blog so have much to explore...

Sx

Tara Bursey said...

I didn't recognize my origami shoes on the wall until the final photo!

Welcome home!!!!!!!!

sweetie pie press said...

anabela - seriously...what am i doing with all this lace and muted colour tone? it's that your beat? something has happened. get ready to start wearing argyle and stripes to complete our aesthetic shift.

karyn said...

wait until you see the workroom's expanded space (aka backyard)!

can't wait for your pop in and some event planning.

sweetie pie press said...

i feel like a dolt. i was there for the trunk show today and didn't even look. i guess i will have to drop by at a calmer time this week.