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Stopping to Inhale Some New Stuff

Or, I’m really enjoying my online classes and tutorials. 🙂

I admit it; I’m a DIY junkie.

I love to learn new things – even if I doubt I will ever use that knowledge. I’ve seen most, if not all, of the 40 odd seasons of This Old House, after all. Along the way I learned a lot, gained an appreciation for the folks who do that work for a living, applauded a lot of home owners who weren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves.

The interesting thing about watching DIY shows is it begins the process of recharging creative batteries. It really doesn’t matter what the task is, either.

I’ve watched bakers make the most amazing breads and teach the methods in such a way even I can do it. I’ve seen quilters use tools and fabrics in ways that inspire me to give it a try. I’ve learned more about things I already knew and gained insight into things that confused me.

I was recently introduced to a Canadian DIY home decorator by Hermione Chantal, who lives in England. Both ladies have taught me a lot, given me things to consider and broadened my interest in the topic.

That they also manage to share some insight into living in their particular parts of the world is added bonus. 🙂

I’m off to delve back into my shows. In the meantime, why not browse around YouTube or Bluprint and see what you can find that whets your appetite?