Thursday, November 8, 2007
2nd Room hit by Fall Fever
I posted pictures of my bathroom awhile back. I'm sure some of you thought that I had stopped cleaning. The next room to be hit by my fall fever was our bedroom. It has taken me some time to finish this room--I got bogged down in my closet. It seems like some of my clothes had shrunk from hanging in there too long. Since the band yard sale was looming, I figured this was a good time to get rid of some unneeded items. I went through my shoes and purses--we will not discuss how many I had. Joseph sat there in amazement watching me go through my purses and just had to comment. He asked, "Where did you get all of those?" I told him that I got them from different places, and then I asked him if he thought I should get rid of some of them. He said "No, you need all of them!" You have to love a kid like that.
As you can see in the pictures, I love antique things. My bed is an iron bed and I like to decorate using things that evoke memories--that is why I use my Grandma's hankies in various places. I think they look nice tucked into a teacup or used as a doily. I also found a use for those lace collars we used to wear. I started to to get rid of them and decided to drape them over a picture or put them around baskets.
I will explain the big picture. This is a portrait by Sandra Kuck; I really like her paintings. This picture took on a new meaning after we lost Miriam last year. It reminded me of her being welcomed into heaven. Doyle checked on it. After I saw the price, I knew I couldn't get it. He surprised me at Christmas with a signed, matted copy. Needless to say, I cried. I have my other children's photos around it.
I feel good about getting this room done. If I keep going at the rate I am now, I will not be finished until Easter. I must remind myself that any progress IS progress, even if it is slow. I need to keep moving and hit the next room--my boys' bedroom. Time to go through their clothes and reorganize.