Sunday, January 15, 2012

Work; Creative, Fulfilling and Updating

Obviously if my New Year's Resolution was to be a more consistent blogger I'm not getting off to a good start! Lots of fun goings on with limited time to sit and stitch, but I enjoyed creating this heart pinkeep for the January Simply Primitives update.
Maggie Bononomi Design
Also working on a whimsical Kitty Cupid design from Bird in the Hand's new Valentine Doodle book...
Work involved preparations for this weekend's MLK events. I played a very small role but it was very fulfilling! The church sponsors several educational and service events for Martin Luther King weekend. On Saturday we hosted a catered soul food luncheon attended by 250 people which included fried chicken, smothered pork chops, black eyed peas, yams, collard greens, sweet potato muffins, corn bread and pecan pie or peach cobbler for dessert. Not a dieter's friend but yum!

While the luncheon was a chance to enjoy traditional African-American food we also learned about some of the issues faced by those who live in the inner city and what one city has done to address some of these things. Tomorrow staff and members will have the opportunity to serve at several inner city ministries.
While work was filled with preparations for this important weekend, home time was spent on the much more frivolous issues of selecting plumbing fixtures and cabinets for the bathroom remodel.
Shamrock Cabinets, Raytown, MO
Too Many Choices!
The thought of having guys constantly working in the house for the next six or seven weeks and the associated noise and dust is scary, but I'm also worried about the restricted access to my little studio.
My studio is located over the garage and the only access happens to be through the bathroom through the little door on the other side of the bathroom...eeek!


Barbie Jo said...

Your heart pin keep is so pretty! Remodeling is so disruptive but the end results will be worth the confusion, can't wait to see the updates!

annie said...

I love the pin keep, it's so pretty!

Hang on, hope all goes well with the work!

Trace4J said...

Love the sweet pin keep. And oh my the food sounds amazing.
Sending you a giant hug Friend

Raymond Homestead said...

Love your projects!

Prims By The Water said...

Love the heart pin keep. Good luck with the bathroom re do and getting into your studio! Take care, Janice

Buttercup said...

The pin is lovely. The luncheon looks terrific and what a nice way to commemorate Dr. King. Good luck with your renovations.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love your Heard Pin so sweet. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape and Kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Karen said...

I like the prim style "Be Mine" wool piece you are working on. I don't have much to display for Valentine's Day and am looking for ideas.

TheCrankyCrow said...

That bathroom is HUGE!!! We need to redo ours (nothing structural - just wall treatments, toilet, and I'm hoping cabinet/vanity), but I can't even let myself think about it until spring/summer. Also need to redo the kitchen countertops and sink - even thinking of it overwhelms me....As for the studio access, I'd get myself in there, lock the door, and not come out until it was over! ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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