Tuesday, July 10, 2012
SETTLING IN AND MAKING IT OUR HOME
Then there is Noah's litter box. For a while, it was under our dining table, then we moved it in the space between the "navigator's chair and my seat, but that is where my case with my circular sock machine is now located. The only place I can think to put the litter box is in the shower. Any other suggestions?
And ladies and gentlemen, on the right just above and behind Oliver, you see a full trash bag. That dandy item now hangs on the hand rail. I REALLY do not like that!
With John's COPD, I thought I had to bring our small room air filter. Again, there is no good place for it. Last night, it went to the campground dumpster and I will look for a smaller, less obtrusive filter.
Now, for what we have accomplished. First is our floors that John installed last summer when he felt much better than he does now. Then there is the Karastan oriental rug on which the fur kids love to rest.
Oliver just stands in the background and asks "when will these two ever grow up and be more dignified, LIKE ME?"
It is no longer hanging crooked as you see in the photo.
Next to the clock and waiting to be framed and hung is a pen and ink drawing of Talley's Pub.
John also removed the traditional Winnebago watercolor that comes with every rig. There, we are going to hang one of my pieces of fiber art work. This "painting" is composed of hand dyed fibers then blended and laid out to create the picture.
This "painting" won Grand Champion, Best of Show at the Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival.
The holes left by the watercolor is where this picture will be hung.
As we travel and John and I take pictures of scenes that we like, I will take the photo and recreate it by painting with the fiber.
I have my dye pot, dyes and all other equipment with me. I guess we could say that our motorhome is an art studio on wheels. From our traveling studio, I will be selling the artwork as Merikay and Karen in the Woods will be selling their works.
The final, so far, touch of home we have added is the last quilt John's mom made before her death. This quilt was even made for John which gives it special meaning to him.
In the lower right corner is a small, portable washing machine. This baby saves us a lot of money on laundry bills. It was two hundred dollars and has paid for itself many times over.
As we begin our search for a newer motorhome, a built in washer/dryer is just one of my must haves. What is so funny is that although we have sold our house, we just have not felt a rush to purchase our next motorhome. For me, that is a good thing.
Enough for today. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to head to the comment box! Thanks for stopping by.