Today has been a cool (low 50’s), overcast day with dark clouds overhead…and a slow, steady rain.  I’ve spent the day in my “studio/workshop/sewingroom” trying to bring some order to the place.  I confess that I’m a very messy artist and seamstress!  After years with very little company, this Summer we’re having a lot of company and that’s exciting.  However, it also means that I wouldn’t want anyone to see this room, so it’s time to organize.  I’ve tossed out and parted with more than the macho logger tree farmer had thought I would…but there’s so much more to do!

I took a break and brewed a cup of maple tea from Victoria, British Columbia.  When we visited The Empress Hotel in Victoria, I purchased this tea at the gift shop there.  It’s delicious with just enough maple flavor…a tea we will definitely enjoy.

For now, the break is over and it’s time to return to restoring order.  The link above is how the “studio” should look if it were clean, although there have been some decorative changes since these photos were made.