Saturday, November 1, 2008





Here's what just happened in our back yard. The old garage/shed building was obviously not going to last through this winter, so a couple days ago we tore it down. To be precise, it literally fell over during the process. We will be building another structure out there soon that, while it will look like a garage, will in reality be my new studio! I'm still working on the design, our budget is tight, and it will take a while to get going, but by springtime I'll have the large, well-lit work area I've always wanted. After the basic shell and roof of the building are up, my husband and I will be doing a lot of the interior work ourselves to save money, and that is where most of the time will go, I'm thinking, since that will have to be fit in among our other, paying, jobs. But... WOW! What an interesting year this is going to be.

I've been working away on the Bead Journal Project, but I'm just not wanting to show any of it as yet. Last year, I posted all the pieces I was able to do, and all my progress on them, but this year I'm wanting to keep this to myself for some reason. I finished the December 2007 page a while ago, and I'm not ready to post that one, either.

Meanwhile, cats need attention, work needs doing, progress is being made all over. I can't wait to see what happens next.

7 comments:

KV said...

Exciting stuff indeed, Lois!!! So glad to see you post and I understand completely the desire to keep your BJP pieces to yourself for a while . . .


Kathy V in NM

shebaduhkitty said...

I have a shed JUST like that... right now I think the wisteria is holding it up. and I would love to build a studio there... have the plans all worked out in my head. I will be sure to see how this progresses

Jacquie said...

Hi Lois, I started out not wanting to post my pieces until December, but gave finally. Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you with your new studio, must be exciting. Looking through your blog I like the colors you choose for your pieces. Looking forward to seeing your pieces this year.

Marty S said...

I look forward to seeing your projects. Good luck with the building project.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Denise said...

I think your bead work is so cool! It will be so neat to see them together.
Good luck on the new big backyard project! It will be very cool to have your own studio! What an exciting endeavor!
Cheers, Denise

Sylvie said...

Some are your reasons, a little bit of bsuspence on your work increases the interest ... by waiting, I invit you to tell us more about you : my blog was tagged. I've now to tagged 7 other blogs and my choice blind bring me to your! Good luck !

Robin said...

How exciting, Lois!!! I remember well converting my garage to a studio back in 1989... what a gift to myself!!!! You will have a lot of work and many difficult decisions along the way, but I'm guess it will be well worth it. No problem with not showing your BJP work just yet. I look forward to seeing it when you are ready.

Hugs, Robin A.