First off, I need to state in print, for the record, that my Mother was right. Garlic is a wonderful healer. For years she has been pushing garlic tablets on me when I am sick and for years I have pushed them right back, determined not to spend my days burping garlic. Right, because snotty noses, scratchy throats and achy bones are SO much better and attractive…
But yesterday, while having dinner with friends, I scarfed down all the roasted garlic I could out of the yummy salad my friend had brought to share. Even after dinner, and even after my ice cream sundae, I continued to casually pass the kitchen counter, picking garlic hunks out of the salad inconspicuously,(or so I hoped.) Think my body was trying to tell me something?
This morning I awoke feeling remarkably better, and more like my usual self. Also, I awoke smelling like a very well used garlic press. Yummy.
But man was it worth it. It was so worth it I cooked myself I grilled onion,garlic & cheese sandwich for lunch. Which came after the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone I had for breakfast, with my coffee….
So there Mom, you were right!! Garlic heals!!
But enough about that, let’s move on to prettier, less smelly things shall we?
This is my new little “sewing” space in my studio. Not that I will sew in that exact space, more this is the space where I am keeping all my sewing goodies.
My sewing machine (yes that is it, and yes it works!)
I toy with getting a new one every now and then, but as little as I use it, this little one suits me just fine…
my threads and bobbins
needles and pins (Little House on a Cupcake courtesy of Jeanetta)
and my very favorite bits and pieces of fabric – both old and new – just waiting to be turned into something useful, something lovely…
and My Blue Girl, all dressed up and ready to mend.
Part of my big spring cleaning project has been to get the boys room more organized, so 2 shelves left the Studio and moved down the hall to their room, where they are already filled to the brim. This gave me a little space to maneuver around my big old craft desk and the opportunity to get rid of a lot of junk that had collected on those shelves.
Now I just have this one small bookshelf that my father-in-law built in shop class a few moons ago. Eventually I would like the Studio to be painted a more serene color – pale pink perhaps? – and to replace this bookcase with something similar in size, but more girlie in feel, painted white or aqua perhaps?
For now though I am happy with my little sewing space, and happy to feel like I am making some progress on our house, one little project at a time….