So to snap out of my funk I decided it was time to re-decorate. Out with the snowmen, I banished the beady eyed guys to a bin in the basement, and in with the Easter stuff, bunnies and fake forsythia and quilts with tulips. And, I re-arranged the furniture too. Obviously it was the right move as the sun has returned, and I saw forecasted temperatures of 40 and even 50 for next week...yippee!!! Maybe Spring is lurking round the corner.
This is what my living room looks like now... as you come through the front door you see this...
I love that little yellow cabinet it came from Target and you can see it here. It comes in lots of different colors. I've got a little vignette with bunnies and I've tucked two Spring-y quilts into the shelves behind the glass doors. That cross stitch piece is my Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart. Love that piece! (You can click on the pictures and make them bigger so you can see some of the details.)
Here's a close up of the top... I just finished the table runner today. Those blocks were left over from the quilt you see on the other wall.
And this is the room arrangement now...
I moved the TV cabinet from the long wall and moved it in front of the window. I never use that window as it opens out onto the front porch and very little light makes it in. I'm using the back of the couch as a quilt rack for my Pansy quilt - it is one of my top ten FAVORITE quilts I've ever made. I relocated my wall quilt display and added some more samplers.
I don't remember the names of these samplers but the top one is from Chessie & Me, the middle one is from Ewe & Eye & Friends and it was designed in honor of Polly Klaas, and the bottom one is also Ewe & Eye & Friends. I was so sad when they stopped designing cross stitch. They had so many wonderful samplers with houses.
And this is my view from my stitching chair... that TV cabinet is stuffed with quilts and there is room for some seasonal decorating on the shelves.
Across the room is this great shelving unit and I've got some lovely Spring-y items displayed... the Lizzie Kate Spring Alphabet sampler, my mercury glass yellow duck and some assorted dishes with flower motifs. On the wall is another Blackbird piece, a Loose Feathers Mystery Sampler from issues 31 through 34, and the quilt on the bottom is a 4 patch Stack N Whack using Bradon Mably's Brassica fabric.
So I'm surrounded by Spring-y things that make me happy and let me forget that there is still a hefty layer of snow on the ground. I can close the blinds and pretend that the grass is green and my daffodils are ready to bloom... ignorance can be bliss - LOL!