The picture on the left is of ‘my chair’ – although there is a little black pug who thinks otherwise and he usually insists on joining me. At the moment, the furniture is a bit smushed to make way for the Christmas tree. To the right of my chair is dresser (an 18th century map chest, Vicki!) – the top two drawers are magazines and books and the rest is just one of many stash homes. You can also see my laptop on top of the chest —- this is a system that is not visually pleasing, but one which is very convenient….. still mulling it over. Speaking of visually unpleasing…. behind my chair is another chair with a white garbage bag on it – that is my Rhinebeck haul. The coffee table is an old lobster trap that my father turned into a table. On it I have an old black metal tackle box that I use for knitting notions. You may also catch sight of my dressage whip.
Yeah, I have a whip. So what – don’t you? I use it to smack (lightly, I swear) the asses of bad dogs —- this allows me to try and maintain order while not getting up from my chair!! I usually just wave it around and scream – this generally works to restore order as all the canines stare at me as though I’ve lost my mind. Ha!! With my whip at the ready and my cordless phone by my side, I reign supreme from this throne.
The other picture is the view from my throne. To the left of the entertainment center is a desk – inside is my ball winder, camera and various important cords to run electronic equipment. On top are more knitting books (also under it too, but I don’t think you can see that). On the wall is an antique needles, shuttles and bobbins display/dispenser from The Boye Needle Company.
This room is the den, which is right off and open to the kitchen. Throughout, I have boxes and baskets hiding stash and needles. I have recently bought an old rootbeer keg specifically to hide yarn!
and that completes our tour of Ann’s Kingdom …..
thank you all for your well wishes regarding D#2. She is home and recuperating – I kept her home yesterday and today they are having a snow day. She will be 100% in no time.
the best part? her plan for today’s glorious snowday ……. have a friend come over and knit!! (have I died and gone to heaven?) she is working on legwarmers for herself and the friend wants lessons!
**there is still hope for me to get to Granny’s for some NatureSpun for Irish Moss – the weather reports are for this to be over soon….. fingers crossed!
We’re definitely going to have to try that “me coming over for pork roast dinner” again sometime… I love all your stash receptacles — beyond words. I’m tingling. I might pass out.
I defer all comments about the whip to others. I know there are others who will do far better with that than I.
DUDE! If only there was root beer in that root beer cask. Ahhh. Yarn is the next best thing I guess.
The map chest is definitely very cool. Love it.
Every girl should have her own whip, don’t ya think?
You are nothing if not create at hidding the stash (well, except the bag of Rhinebeck stuff). Some how I knew you were the ‘whip’ type.
Ohhh, your house is cozy, too. Can I come knit with you after Vicki throws me out?
your house is definitely cozy.
The whip. I can’t believe you confessed to your animal cruelty! Glad Lizzie is feeling better. If she wishes to accompany you tomorrow–there is a yarn at the shop that has become quite popular for legwarmers–Smile.
Holy crap. I really just came over here to say “poppycock” again because it gave you so much pleasure last time. But now I see all your old wooden boxes and root beer kegs and the like, I’m here to say…better not invite me over in person, or you might be missing some of those things. Those are right up my alley.
Ann A whip? A whip ann? Now I KNOW theres got to be a story that goes along with that…….
I covet thy map chest.
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