I’m in Houston at my parent’s house trying to heal from my surgery and trying to take my mind off things. If I stay busy it is easier to ignore the twinges of pain, the incessant pounding in my ear as it tries to heal. I seek refuge in one of my favorite rooms in my parent’s house.
This room used to be the back porch, but a remodel several years ago turned it into a sunroom. The big windows let in lots of light and offer views of my mom’s flower beds. The room is furnished in antiques. Like this light that used to hang in my Grandmother’s house. The room also holds all my mother’s sewing tools and inspirations.
I’m better at imaging then creating, but I try. Under my mom’s guidance I’m able to sew dresses, drapes, and whatever project catches my eye at the fabric store. By myself, I tend to be a disaster. I know just enough to get myself into trouble, but not out of it.
Today I busy myself with the beautiful advent count-down wall hanging I saw at the store yesterday.
Today I am cutting each one out with a felt backing.
And as I work with my hands, I am comforted. I’m wrapped in the warm glow of my Grandmother Nano’s light. And here I find a few moments peace.
Do you have a favorite room to be creative in?