Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sepia tree

It seems I have a bit of blogger's block these days. I think it's my yearly case of the blahs, which leads to me sulking my way through February and March.  The good news is, the clocks "spring ahead" this weekend.  I'm very much looking forward to that!

In other news, we're doing a little home renovation here at the Happy Household. 

We've been planning to spruce up the front room for years, with the intention that it would become my space for arts and crafts... We've put it off for so long that I had started to lose hope, especially since I cleaned out the room last August so that we could set to work.* Many months passed and the room remained untouched. (OK, OK, I may have made a hole in the wall to check out the situation with the insulation. The wallboard was pressed paper, so it was quite easy to do!)

This winter, I've been really longing for a space to work on my projects, so I had a long talk with Mr. Happy a few weeks ago. I explained how many things I have planned to do, but without a space designated for crafting, well, I always feel hindered by the fact that I must dig out and find all of my supplies before going ahead. My beads are in the dining room cabinet, my sewing machine is upstairs, my yarn is in the hallway and the living room, my fabric is... well, I'm not even sure where it is right now.

Much to my delight, my new personal hero - Troy the Carpenter - arrived and started work on the room. The name of the space has been upgraded from craft room to "studio". And we will hopefully be painting this weekend.

In the meantime... please feast your eyes on my latest sock project:


*Mr. Happy's job may seem glamourous to some, but in truth he works long hours with little time off... in fact, when we went to Mexico last May it was the first time he had taken a vacation in a couple of years.  This kind of schedule doesn't bode well for home repair or a social life.


  1. I completely and utterly sympathize with you on the home reno front. Can't wait to see the finished room!

  2. I'm glad things are moving on your studio finally. I too am in my winter blah sulking phase. If you want help painting this weekend I may be able to grab my coveralls and come out of hibernation.

  3. Anonymous7:56 a.m.

    I am completely despondent this time of year as well.

    Nice sock!

    That's really exciting about the studio - what colour are you going to paint it?

  4. Ooooh! A studio! (I'm so tired that I first read that as "sudio", thus causing many Genesis flashbacks) Let me know if you want me to send the boy over to help paint.