Today I'd love to share with you a space for Mom.
I think it's important for all mom's to have a place that is just theirs in a home.
Yes, she no doubt claims the kitchen, but she needs a place to rest,
and to be productive at the same time.
I am blessed in this home to have my favourite arm chair
tucked away in the corner
of the dinning room by the window.
It is close to the kitchen so I can stock the stove, stir dinner,
take things out of the oven and not have to be
standing around when it's not needed.
If you are like me...it's not good to walk away and get busy
in other parts of the house.
That's when things get forgotten and burnt.
Yup...saying that from experience. :)
I love to be able to read my Bible in the mornings here.
A quiet space where the Lord gives strength and learning as well.
Sometimes it's just a spot to enjoy a cup of tea and watch out the window
or smell the mint plants as you brush past them.
It is also my station for when the kids are working on
their homeschool lessons at the table.
I can be productive when they are not needing me.
In my corner space I keep the yarn out that I'm planning to use.
My space was such a mess of bags of yarn and baskets of stuff.
So when I saw these little crates come on sale at the store:
I snagged a couple.
I put all my sock yarn in one, and my cotton dishcloth yarn in another.
There are still baskets and bags of yarn, but I can see it better and
I pray I'll get to using it up for it's needed end
in good time.
It's easier to get things done that are staring you right in the face.
Plus it looks much nicer now.
I kept this one basket up on top to stash some of my tools in.
I found that sweet lacy wooden ruler and use it a lot.
This past month I picked up the blue plastic sock form for the smaller socks in our house.
It's still big...but then again so are my kids feet! :)
I have a little blue sewing tin to keep some buttons and my darning needles in.
I have a big stash of knitting needles, but I just put the ones I need now in the basket.
I also put a lacy doily on the crates because they are all rough.
Come spring I'll sand them down and paint them.
At least for now the doilies will help keep the splinters away and the yarn from snagging.
My daughter has created a bag for finished products.
She has been knitting scarves and wash clothes.
They will stay here until she is ready to find them a new home.
Here is a pair of socks I just finished for my older son.
He's quite happy with them and I made them a touch taller
so they protect his legs when he skates.
I just started on a pair of socks for me...then we'll all have some new socks.
SO...I'll be sitting in my comfy chair in the corner knitting today.
Just a couple more days left this year....would be nice to start the year with some new socks...
but not sure I'll make it.
It's so nice to have that quiet space that I can watch and manage the household
and still not be on my feet all the time.
Do you have such a place?
It may not look anything like mine.
I used to just use one of the kitchen chairs and tuck my work basket
on the counter of the kitchen when I wasn't using it.
Or is your favourite spot a step on the staircase in the middle of the home?
I've done that to.
It's just nice to have a place where you can get off your feet from time to time and still
be apart of what is going on around you.
Love and Prayers,