Remember my design wall in the upstairs hallway? I had my little quilt hanging there, but I decided to drape it over the railing. Every time I had to turn the hall light off, I had to reach under the quilt. It became slightly annoying. Unfortunately, since I am not piecing a quilt at the moment, the flannel-covered design wall is just plain boring. I got an idea and here’s what I have so far.
We have a lot of family photos and very little wall space to display them. Plus, I’m not up to getting them all framed at the moment. So, I strung some twine, got out some photos and hung them with clothespins. I’d give you a better view, but it is a work-in-progress. And taking any photos of this area is tricky – I have to go down the stairs and shoot up. Never works quite right. You can see my husband and me – side by side – at about the same age, my husband with his Dad, my Mom, my Grandfather with his horse bit collection, my Dad with his father when Dad was serving in WWII, our dear dog Winston with his favorite ball, my husband with our sweet friend Kelly, who was taken from us much too young.
I’ve always loved this studio portrait of my Mom pouring tea. I have that dress she has on, by the way. It is a beautiful shade of aqua. Look at her banana curls…adorable. Oh, do you recognize that pink clothespin? It is from sweet Elyse.
I am on the hunt for more photos that I will string up on a piece of twine that hangs below this one – like a necklace. Who knows how many I will end up with? I’ll keep you posted.
On my way home from Wilmington, tired and under-the-weather as I was, I stopped at Trader Joe’s for a quick shopping run. TJ’s is about an hour away from my house so we don’t get down there very often. When one of us is in the vicinity, we have to stop. I bought some essentials and these flowers. Also an essential.