December 27, 2018

Dream Dreaming



Hello dear friends. I am currently cuddled into my favorite corner of the studio, in my coziest grey sweater, my little fireplace lit up, a candle burning and my knitting right beside me. I am alone in the house, the dog and cat are napping, it's raining outside which makes me happy, even though I wish it was snow. It was my intention to sit and knit and watch something cozy but I felt an overwhelming desire to stop in here for a visit first.


While the house is peaceful, my mind is anything but, although rest assured it is for the very best of reasons. I have so many plans flittering about in that place that I can scarcely concentrate on a single thing for more than a few minutes. So many plans and ideas and inspiration and dreaming so many dreams (more on those later) that several times I have put my hands on either side of my head and told myself "SETTLE DOWN!". It doesn't seem to work. I try to talk and I'm sure my conversation is disjointed and I know I'm all over the place because Maddie commented the other day that I was squirrelly-ier than usual. So I try not to talk too much so as not to exhaust those around me but chances are the quieter I am, the busier my mind is. One of the many "perks" of being me. When my mind finally does settle down, I pretty much just slump to the side and fall asleep.


I've decided to start off my new year with a freshened up studio space. I'm very much craving some change here and have been for quite awhile. Now seems like the absolute right time. I know from personal experience that people will have opinions about changes to my house which is sweet but can also sometimes make me delay following through because I will think about how much other people love it just the way it is. But I've got to be me, so me, I shall be. I believe in following my heart and my crazy ideas, which after all led me to this very place in this life that I love. We have now lived in this house longer than I have ever lived any place in my entire life. Isn't that incredible? How can almost 8 years break the record? It will feel good to introduce a little change and start to acclimate to a year that will be full of it. I am throwing my arms wide open and welcoming it!


This post is my little love note to a studio that has inspired me and been my haven for the better part of the last decade. Now I will start to say my goodbyes to the old and begin moving towards the future. The paint has been chosen, fabric ordered, ideas hatched, dreams dreamed (dreamt?), lists made and it is all subject to shift and change as I go along until it ends up just as it should be.


I have spent many a New Year's Eve feeling fearful of what the next year might bring, of being overwhelmed by the unknown. It feels different this year. It feels a little...delicious.


I hope you all are enjoying this in-between time and are finding time to curl up and spend some time dreaming your dreams.


17 comments:

Sarah Hughes said...

I think the expression, the more things change, the more they stay the same, will be true in this case. I know it will different and gorgeous and dreamy, but most of all, it will be YOU!!!!

Vikki said...

Oh my goodness! I love everything about your studio--it's beautiful, comforting and dreamy. But....I know your new one will be beautiful too. Keep doin' You.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I adore your studio and can completely understand how it inspires and comforts you....and no doubt the 'new' studio will be equally awesome!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It sounds like you have an exciting, wonderful year ahead! I will enjoy following along.

Bonnie Stoltzfoos said...

So exciting! Can not wait to see the new expression of your creativity! :)

Allie Whistle said...

I know whatever you do to the studio it will be beautiful. I I’ll be making a trip there to pick up my box of goodies you want to pass down ��

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your Christmas decor for your studio is so pretty! I love your colors!!!

Cathee S said...

My mind has been doing the same thing .So many projects hatching but none have been started. However they are in my head and heart and when ready will move to be born! Blessings on these quiet days of in between!

Elyse said...

this is very exciting! i'm proud of you and looking forward to see what's new in the new year!

xo
elyse

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love change...so I say..."bring it on girl!"

Melanie said...

Ah yes, the famous monkey mind! It's a fantastic characteristic of us INFJ's. ;-) I can't wait to see what's in store for your studio!

Mereknits said...

So exciting to implement change for the better, can't wait to see what you do. Happy New Year!

Julia said...

Happy New Year, Jennifer! Where is the lovely, white hutch from in your studio?

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a beautiful space and I'm sure your new one will be equally so...
Wishing you all good things in 2019,
Susan x

Jboo said...

Love your sweet thoughtful posts and have always thought your studio looks so relaxing! Am sure it will be even more beautiful!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hi again, Jen. I hope your studio re-arranging is coming along swimmingly. I just wanted to pop back in to say how much I appreciated your "oh so kind" comment on my recent blog post, "Silver Sneakers". It really brightened my day....it felt so genuine and I guess I needed a little boost right then so it hit a soft spot. Thanks so much, carrie ♥

mrsrobinson said...

Oh I do hope your new year is delicious! Looking forward to seeing the changes to your studio... Happy New Year!