Tuesday, January 16, 2007
An empty corner
Well the month is over. Yesterday afternoon the tree came down. I don't know which is more work, hours to put up, hours to take down and put away. We can now see out those windows, (even if they need a good cleaning) and hubby can get to his plants. But how empty that corner looks! Bit sad really. Now I can get to my boxes, files in the corner, wall paper book, which I use the papers for decorating boxes I make, either inside or outside. I can get to my sewing machine stored down on the side of the couch. Start working on crafts again for this fall when we do our craft fairs. Yes, I can get to all of those things, but I miss the tree. I do like the extra space I now have. We need every bit of extra space we can get for our apartment is very small. 47 square meters (hubby says 49). A tree which takes up at least 1 meter square takes up space!! We are also both 'pack rats' so to speak. We both love art and crafts, creating, and of course there are always those "things" that you know someday you will use. He paints using watercolor, he used to do pastels, now he is into designing digital items I can use in scrapbooking and trying out all of the different tutorials. I sew, frame, build boxes and books (cartonnage) , counted cross stitch, tole painting, bead work and digital scrapbook. So we need our stuff. People who don't create just come to our apartment and see lots of stuff. Those who create come and look and say ohhh you have such a great supply of items! (Laughing) It is all in the perspective of the person. Ok, we have 1 meter back of space and I can see all of the positives for taking the tree down. But I miss the tree.