I love my little sewing room. It is very cozy, cluttered and colorful. It is a comfortable room. No matter what season, the room gets lots of light. I always have a beautiful view. Right now in spring the climbing hydrangea is in full bloom. The flowers are white and smell so nice. There are two birds nests, so I am watching the birds fly back and forth to feed the babies. I can smell the honeysuckle and the sweet william. In the summer I get the morning sun with shade the rest of the day. The view is dense trees and a little glimpse of the meadow. The fall has all the beautiful colors and an opening view. In many ways the winter view is my favorite. I can see the entire meadow, pond and neighbor's houses. It is much more stark obviously, but I love the lines of the trees. It is a wonderful little room.
The kids love this room also. I have a few special toys that stay in that room. They play with the little igloo and eskimos or do pop-beads. My friend Betsy gave me this fun magnetic puzzle that really keeps them entertained. They love the pens, pieces of fabric, buttons, paper and scissors the best. We all find it soothing to be in there. It gets mighty crowded with the four of us and Hoover in there, but it is a pleasant crowded.
I painted the silk worm casings and was quite disappointed with them. In my head I picture them totally different and I don't know how to do what I want. I have six more eggs to play with. I bought glitter glue at a quilt show. It is a glue for scrapbooking, but the woman said it adds a nice touch to quilts that won't be washed. It is called "Stickles". I tried it on the casings, to jazz them up. The glue is nice. It feels like glitter dust, spreads evenly and squeezes out nicely. It isn't gloppy, very sheer. It has helped with the casings, although they aren't dry yet. The glue does seem to dry quickly though. I thought I had a picture of the casings without the glue, but of course I can't find it. Here is a picture of two casings drying. I am going to sew them together with floss and beads and it will be some decorative who-knows-what.
My May quilt is up on the refrigerator. May had a lot of frog and tadpole talk. A highlight of May is the pool opening, so my quilt celebrates the backyard. I had to include the giant dragonfly.