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Sunday, November 20, 2011

using what i have

"Heart Strings"
I have the tendency to buy way more than I need ~ of anything.
I sometimes sit in my little design space and think I feel the walls literally closing in on me.
Seems once a new idea flies into view, I go all out!
Delving into a new assignment this past week, 
I have tried to turn over a new leaf.   Don't laugh.
I told myself, use what you have.
You have much....just look...you will find all you need.
And more.
I did. I have.  I am happy.
 Other news is that my dear friend, Barb Solem and I visited 
 this past Wednesday to begin work on her new venture, 
an art retreat (to begin the Spring of 2012)
Beautiful and inspiring...the day was.
An unusual (for Texas) 
cool breeze was gently blowing.
I literally wanted to jump into every bed Rachel had dressed in each of the 
quaint little cottages on site.
 This picture was actually taken in the downstairs bedroom of the big house
 There are two more additional bedrooms upstairs.
Then onto the 
I don't know what to say about this darling cottage, 
once a barn...except...
I want one!
 Every bed, including this day bed in the barn, 
is full of Rachel's pillows.
Next, we stepped into the Cornflower Cottage
where Barb had stayed the night.
 And, lastly...
Reserved for The Prairie event next Spring by Barb, 
for she and the instructors.
Then it was back to the 
 Once a horse barn, creatively redesigned into a communal meeting/eating space by the previous owner, Lenore Prudhomme
The classes will be held here, with plenty of space to spread out back.
And, of course, 
Rachel had angel wings everywhere.
Simply divine.