Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The designer gene...!

There are some individuals that were born with the designer gene.  They just seem to have a knack for decorating.

Take Kaaren from The Painted Quilt blog, she is just one of those talented people that I admire.  I look at the pictures of her home and WOW!  Wish I could do that.  She has such an eye for colour and placement.  There are many on blog land that I admire and I enjoy reading about their decorating adventures.

Sadly, I do not seem to have been born with that special decorating gene.  To compensate, I subscribe to magazines and at times buy books on the subject, all in the hopes that it will come naturally for me.

Let me share with you my latest magazine find.

A Primitive Place and Country Journal, what a great magazine!

If you are into primitive anything, this is the ONE for you.  Well worth the price!

I just love looking at the photographs and day dream!

Oh...... how I wish my home looked like that!

Of course,  I have to be realistic.  I could have it looking like that but ... I'd be spending my day following DD and DH with a vacuum cleaner and bucket to clean up after them and/or replacing the items to it's original place! lol  I would much rather be quilting!  Oh well!

They do have a blog called A primitive Place and Country Journal, for those that are interested.

Simple Country Wisdom - 501 Old-Fashioned Ideas to Simplify your Life by Susan Waggoner it another of my find.

Lots of pictures, which I so enjoy, and wonderful suggestions!

I have not finished reading it yet.  It has been so busy with the many quilting classes that I am teaching, but I have enjoyed what I have read so far.

On the quilting front, Spring Fling by Jane Patek is still on Penelope.  Sigh!  Not enough hours in the day!

I still have not attempted to transfer the design from the Santa's Comin' to Town pattern, so that means I am still itching for a hand project.

Today, I will be making an attempt to dig myself into my sewing room.  Yes, you read right!  It's been a dumping ground for the past 2 weeks.  Anyone want to come over and help me dig? lol

I did pick a winner of the "name that quilt" challenge and it is Pam from Pam's Place.  Pam, if you would kindly refresh my memory as to where I should mail this little prize, I would be much obliged.

Thank you for stopping by.  If you do not see me again for a while it may be that I have become lost in my sewing room.  Perhaps even managed to be under a fabric avalanche! lol  Cheers!


Anonymous said...

Enjoy your sewing time, Carole!

WoolenSails said...

I am not the best decorator either, I just use what I have and that is good enough for me;) I also need to clean my sewing room and most of the house, time to clean out and simplify.


Thimbleanna said...

Good Luck in the sewing room! Mine has been a dumping ground for months -- now, I've just moved out into the family room in the basement. Very sad -- now I have two rooms to dig through. At least you can take breaks and read your new magazine -- have fun!

Pam said...

Oh I am sooooo excited!! I will email you my address.

Karen said...

I am so glad you have the same handicap as myself. I buy magazines and find a look I like and then I try to approximate that look. Then my husband starts putting things next to the strategically place do dads. He calls its clutter. And from then on I am picking up his stuff reminding him he cannot clutter up " the look". He refers to "the look" as just clutter. Maybe in a few years after he mellows a bit more.. Well its a thought...Karencg

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