Last time I showed you pix of the common areas. Voila the private areas--my bedroom and bathroom!
Here's my old desk area, next to the east facing window. The table is one of my best purchases ever from Ikea. It's solid wood and collapsible for storage, the perfect writing desk and small dinner table--alas, it's no longer available. Could do with a refinish. Maybe this summer.
Here's where I used to sleep. But if you know me, you also know that this was also my work station. Books, yarn, stationery all within arm's reach. Sometimes they even shared the bed with me! Yes, the bed's at an angle. I decided that centering it on the wall meant a lot of wasted space, but didn't want to square the bed up into the corner (too college dorm room style for me). Now that I'm looking at it here, I'm thinking that my current setup could use a similar refresher to open up the room a bit more...
The closet, which I tried my best to keep organized by color. As you can see, I am a firm believer that a gal can never have enough pairs of black trousers. In the move I purged less than a dozen pieces from my wardrobe, but I think I can do better this summer. Would like to add more purples, by the bye...
And finally, the bathroom. Luckily, the old apt. had 1 3/4 bathrooms, so I didn't need to share. I made this my "Japan room" by putting up all the gifts I'd received from various friends over the years. The one you can see up close here (in the cubby above the toilet) is most dear, hand-painted by a friend and taiko team member. Over on the wall are a Japanese translation of Psalm 121:8 ("the Lord will watch over your coming and going now and forever more"), gifted by the pastor's wife on a missions trip; a framed calendar; cute Japanese sayings; and a message on a photograph from a very good friend, given to me the first time I left Japan.
Reminiscing with these photos reminds me that my new place, although already dear to me, still needs a lot of work to really reflect me! Luckily my landlord will put up my art for me (they want it done their way, it's an old building), so I'd better get to arranging it soon!
And yes, this is still primarily a crafting blog. I've haven't been particularly successful of late, but will post an update as soon as technologically possible! Byefornow (but not for long, mehopes)!