Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Handy Wo(Man)…..

A lot has been happening here since the first of the year. 
Since my intention to put my Self first, I am pushing to turn my little house into a 
Silk Purse.  
Not that I need a silk purse for sure (or that my house is or ever was a Sow's ear)…..
but it will be nice after years of moving to settle into a soft, beautiful, organized place of my own.  
A place where I can rest, dream and create and leave (easily)…..
a place where I can be at peace and beauty and find things

Years ago I lived in a Toronto high rise where we could lock the door 
….and bound for travel with out worrying about what we were leaving behind.

I'm hoping for that feeling again.

And then to have a simple, quiet, organized place to return to.


To that end, with a bit of warm weather

and a couple of guys with a BIG truck 

to deliver my next project

which after a few days of fiddling with it 

I was able to produce a structure that will shade me from the summer sun once the canopy goes up.

Then, this stack of tile was on my doorstep the day I arrived home from Dallas….

and before I unpacked,

I turned

this kitchen backsplash area….


this sparkly vision

with the help of a few YouTube videos….

and last weekend….again with another spot of glorious weather here in Albuquerque,

I was able to get back to my studio project...

putting up ceiling hung shelving….

spy it in the 'far back'

and then on both sides will be 


I was short a bracket, and will keep working on these….


because as my Sis said in her funny way….(she had a handy man install her garage shelves)

"of course he didn't put them where I wanted"

and I am very particular where I want them.

and in the meantime,

I'm also

stitching again...

Thank God.

forgive the understandably dirty fingernail!

I just installed a new garbage disposal

thanks again to YouTube

while saving the $150 installation fee

I am beaming with self reliance…(as if you can't tell!)