The Reluctant Mermaid

one woman unwilling to swim in the same direction as the others


as requested from a fellow Mermaid:

I know these photos look a little dim but in keeping with .this great assignment, I decided to NOT to sit in a frigid little craft space anymore and make a warm little window covering.
My space is in a secret little place in our home. Hardly anyone knows that it's there and once they discover it they are delighted by it's mystery. It's a little hidden room, disguised with a fireplace and a door that looks, well, like a door that shouldn't have a room behind it. It's glorious. I can go missing for hours and my children forget that that is one place I could possibly be. It's mine... all mine. BUT it's freezing. Because of it's remote location in the house, it does not have heat. At all. No heat in a room in a house in New England. Those of you who live here know what I'm talking about.
A good portion of the cold air leakage into my hidden treasure trove (GOD re-reading that sentence sounds... ummm... a bit like a romance novel for senior citizens "after we toasted over a glass of Ensure, I invited Ronald to put his walker aside and follow me to my Craftmatic adjustable bed" etc etc... blech- let me start that over again) Cold air comes seeping in through that little window you see. I had some great, wooly leftover felt from something special I made for Iris as a holiday gift. I covered the window, embellished with Amy Butler fabric and a crystal leaf garland. There I go... I hung a beautiful thing today.

1 comment:

Schriftstellar said...

I'm so excited to see you do these projects!! (I'm doing them, too, but not posting about it. Maybe I should.)