Making Something from Nothing

 

a special project (my “clock” is  tick-tick-tocking) for a very special someone…

Lots of frustration here on this end.  It has taken me far too long to “put away Christmas” this year.  Not sure why…maybe, “there is just no joy in it?”  The tree finally got out the door just last night!  (I have to admit, I always put that one part off until the very last…its twinkling lights in the dark nights are truly welcome until there is just nothing else left to be done.)

Undecorating is a solitary, lonely task…all the fun and anticipation is over.  None of that is helped by the freezing temperatures outside, the almost daily icy “mixes” falling from the bleak, gray skies…and the fact that half of our house has had no heat since we got home from our holidays…Frozen and burst pipes have led to all kinds of complications and messes.  We have been sleeping under piles of blankets…and of course, the studios have been too frigid to even consider spending much time there (no breaks for the diligent “un-decorator”!)

AND, to top it all off, my sewing machine will not sew!  The flywheel moans and strains, but no amount of gentle encouragement will get it spinning away.  The presser foot refuses to stay up!   Ugh. Nevertheless, I have struggled to “have my way with it”…but finally, I have surrendered.   It is packed up,  at the door, ready for the next venture out into the frozen tundra…hopefully, a good cleaning will get it going again…

leftover pieces from the top…”fodder” for some improvisation on the back!

Because I have “something” to make from “nothing”…clock is ticking…