i am feeling so much better than i did a month a go. i must say it's nice not having excruiating head pain. i am working really hard on a full recovery but also trying not to exhaust myself. Having Andrew home for three weeks was quite the blessing. Each time he goes, it's hard on us, even after 3.5 years of doing this. But while he was home, he tackled some big projects.
As you know he totally revamped my studio. i am slowly moving stuff back into the room, being diligent about purging and organizing my supplies. We took the antique garden gate off the wall of the studio to make room for the wall mounted easels. it had to go up somewhere in the house so what better room than my kitchen nook. We have an open floor plan from nook to kitchen to family room. We spend most of our time here so i thought having the garden gate up on the wall between the windows would be a perfect spot for it. Andrew always mails us postcards from his travels and now we have the perfect spot to display them. This way he gets to be part of our meal times. We will add other snail mail and little notes to it as well.
The chair back was also hanging up in the studio. It was an antique chair that one of the kids accidently broke. Andrew went to throw it away and i stopped him quickly. i had a vision for that chair back that was left over. i had bought some vintage faucet knobs a while ago. i thought they would be stunning on the chair to hold my studio aprons. i decided to relocate the chair back to the kitchen to hold my other aprons there. i didn't know i was a collector of aprons but seeing this, i must admit i do have quite a few. The kids also have aprons as they have always been my helpers. i love the way the chair looks in the kitchen and am extremely happy it's found a new home.