Monday, December 27, 2010

Dawn calls...from the room at the top of the stairs...

I love how the dawn shines blue through my parlor window,
beckoning me to get on with a days' work...

PILES...
Piles of lampshade frames litter the floor of my workroom upstairs,
like a bone yard, all await my moment of inspiration...

Bundles of vintage trimmings rest in the graveyard
of unfinished projects...

Boxes of fabrics, vintage and new...

...a cupboard filled with the trimmings to decorate the cake
of my fancy...which shall I chose...

...to finish a project, long since set aside,
collecting it's veil of dust,
awaiting its' turn...

...another silently sings for its' turn,
a waltz with the needle,
a symphony yet to be composed...

yes, all await the artists' inspiration...
and the grand finale of a symphony well sung...

It's Winter, the time to finish those projects
that you've harbored guilt for many a day.
I think I shall sew this week...a week of nothingness...
the week after Christmas, what shall one do...
I know,
a Jane Austen video,
a pot of tea
and a sewing basket awaiting with its' veil of dust...
my work awaits, best not keep it hiding
in the room at the top of the stairs...

6 comments:

MARY PERNULA said...

Lovely shot of the parlor...........I like hoe you take time to write about the moment.............I am on vacation this week so I am going to catch up on my quilting and planting bulbs.................Have a great week, HUGS MARY

maryt/theteach said...

You turned all those pieces of things into that gorgeous lampshade. You are talented! :)

cconz said...

Your shop looks a little like mine. Maybe I'll get a bug up my butt and get back into it. You never know. Well, at least Christmas is OVER. I was so NOT into Christmas That i went to the mall to pick up 1 thing for me and i could"nt figure why there was so many people out. Oh, yeah, It's Christmas. I'm finaly there YIPPEEE!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your parlour shot, me, I would be sitting by that window with a good book and a pot of tea.

The Attic Girls said...

Sure wish I had a pile of lampshades. I saw the CUTEST stack turned into a Christmas tree! They were attached to a pole covered in burlap and graduated in size. Adorable!

Greyscale Territory said...

An amazing collection! Fascinating bits and pieces!

And love the atmosphere of your words ..."the room at the top of the stairs"! Quite haunting!