14 October 2008
The home office redo is starting to come together. CarGuy needs to make a run to the home improvement store to get one more thing for hanging the shelves. I was able to get the desktop computer set up last night. You know, no matter what you do, taming the cables to all the stuff that accompanies a computer is almost impossible. The desktop computer is the one with the external hard drive for photos and backups, the flatbed scanner, the photosmart printer. the router and the speakers/woofer which all have cords, and sometimes multiple cords. I did what I could by using a 3M Cord Bundler but there is still a mess of wires. At least, CarGuy won't get his feet tangled up in the mess.
All three of the old bookcases ended up in the basement. One is in the sewing room with all the quilting and fiber books in it. The other two are in an unfinished portion to be used for storage to get things up off the floor. One of the 2 drawer file cabinets is in the sewing room also, to accomodate what remains of the garment sewing patterns. I'll probably end up putting fabric (ha!) in the other drawer; this gets rid of the cardboard archive boxes that currently hold the sewing patterns. We are getting a considerable stack of stuff in the garage to dispose, so we are thinking of running an ad in The Thrifty Nickel classifieds. If it doesn't sell, then off to the Habitat for Humanity thrift store donations.
And speaking of all this re-decorating, I'm in the mood to redecorate the blog. I am a bit tired of the minimalist look. Anybody have any recommendations for free blog-template sites?
The quilt is one I made a couple of years ago. I traded the quilt for a bronze dragon sculpture. The medallion portion is made of various sized fused applique blocks. In the upper right corner are deer tracks that I painted onto the fabric. There are a lot of medium values in this quilt, but animals tend to blend into their surrounding anyway, so I am not too worried, Ryan likes it. To make it large enough for a queen bed I add a series of borders and the log cabin border is only on 2 sides.