Wednesday, October 6, 2010


First, we must apologize for the quality
of some of these photographs -
the combination of the sunshine
and the cool morning air
seemed to make our camera less efficient.

Many of you have had questions about
Mom's studio and the progress
that is being made on it.

It is a 24 X 14 foot structure
with a 6 foot porch along the front.

As you can see,
basically the outside structure is finished.
There are no steps yet -
and Mom has short legs
so it is hard for her to go
in and out of it.

She is planning to cover the cinder block
with a stone facade.
There will probably be a ramp
at the double doors.
There will be steps going up onto the porch -
but she hasn't determined
if they will come from the end
or go up the center -
there are pros and cons to both ways.

The cupola still needs a weathervane on it -
Scotties or witch -
she hasn't decided on that yet either.

The inside walls are still just frame -
when she actually gets ready to inhabit
the building, Dad will insulate the walls
and put up bead-board.

Since this is the first phase
of their building plans,
this building will be used for storage -
Mom is hoping that it will only be
a storage space for a year -
but the way time is flying,
it might take a bit longer.

When she goes in there,
she envisions it with
storage spaces,
glaze pots,
clay bricks
and a potter's wheel in the center.
She dreams....
but this is the first step to
realizing her dream -
everything in life starts with a small step.

See that swing in the above picture -
that will someday be hanging
on the porch of her studio.
It was original to our house
which was built in 1898.
We have the mate to it
on our front porch.

When Mom steps out the front door
and looks slightly to her left,
this is the view.

And look who came over this morning
to say "hi" -
Mom's very own cow - #100.

This is the view to her right.

And here is what she sees if she looks
straight ahead.
If you look close,
you can see Carrleigh
behind the tree.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi


Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Woooos Scotties! Woo Mom is so very lucky, what a wonderful new studio fur her, my Mom is jealous! What a beaWootiful place woo all have. Enjoy!

~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Anonymous said...

First, my vote is for a Scottie cupola. Go figure!

Second, I need to come visit you. Your place is bee-yoo-ti-ful (but then, most places in Virginia are, aren't they?)

Lastly, She wishes She had a place like your mom's.

Lucky dogs!

RoooOOOOOOooooo, Stuart

Jazzi said...

Very nice studio!! Makes my mom jealous!! Is this eventaully going to attach to your house?? I hope she gets to use it soon cuz she will have a blast in there but then on the other hand you guys probably wont see her much huh?? BOL


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, we are very impressed - Mom is going to love it once it is finished. We too vote for a Scottie weathervane - no question about it.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sierra Rose said...

A beautiful new building and incredible location! Can vision the future art studio too!! Exciting!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

pajudie said...

Oh, I'm so jealous!!! I love your new building!!! I vote for a scottie weathervane :o) And what a beautiful view, too. Love your cow!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a beautiful studio with a wonderful view!! We love it!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Bouncing Bertie said...

Most interesting. And just exactly where is the luxury sofa for all the Scotties going to go? Perhaps placed so you can all enjoy those splendid views?
Toodle pip!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


PeeEssWoo: Did I paw WOW!!!!????!!!!

Hollie and Janie said...

What an amazing space!It's going to be just perfect when it's finished!

Angus said...

Will you allow the pack to come visit ?

Sue said...

What a wonderful studio. I guess all of us crafters dream about our own place to work. Glad to see it's a dream coming true for your Mom.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your mom's studio is really coming along! How exciting! We can't wait to see her sitting at her potter's wheel and making a Scottie vase for her kitchen table!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Piappies World said...

Oh wow!

That really looks so much fun! We think the studio will be filled with so much laughter and love amongst you and your hooman family.

George the Lad said...

Blimmy, mom says she wants one, not that we have the room. Its a lovely building and the views are to die for, your one lucky lady
See Yea George xxx

Ginger Jasper said...

Its a little nearer the dream a little nearer and it looks good.. Hugs GJ x

Oskar said...

Wow, my mom person is very happy for your mom person, and a wee bit jealous...OK a lot jealous, BOL!

What a beautiful space, we bet she will be very inspired.

Nubbin wiggles,

houndstooth said...

That is really cute! I'll bet your mom will feel really inspired when she gets to start working in there!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Can you imagine Moma's big smile? Can you picture us dancing with happiness? Can you hear us woofing and barking with glee! Wow! And to think you were just pouring the foundation when we were there! It's WONDERFUL! And the views are, as always, spectacular!

Lucky you!
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Mango said...

That studio rocks! The views! Oh my stars! Your mom will be very inspired to make beautiful things.


Ms. ~K said...

What a lovely setting for Mom's beautiful new studio...
I can feel her excitement!

Benny and Lily said...

our momma is jealous
Benny & Lily

Sally said...

How wonderful? We are very jelly of your studio! Would you rent it out to two little Wires from England?
We think your cow needs a different name - 100 is very catchy - but maybe something like Daisy or Mable?

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Wyatt said...

Very nice mom space! Love the view. We think a Scotty weathervane is needed!


YankeeQuilter said...

What a great space...and you have all that time to plan it out! Let me know if and when you find a scottie weathervane

Anonymous said...

Oh those views, just heaven Lynn

The Strawberry Mallard said...

I had to do a double take! I thought Carleigh was BECKY!!!! What a mother/daughter resemblance!!!!
Hugz from Nebs and the critter crew
P.s......when can we move in????

scotsmad said...

We were just thinking about what was happening with the studio! It looks so peaceful.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Aksharaa said...

What a beautiful place to have a studio in. Your Mummy will have no dearth of inspiration for creativity:)
Are you all going to go in and help her?
You guys areso lucky to have such a lovely place to explore:)
buddy n Ginger

Eric said...

oOOH beautiful, whata fab place and the views amazing. You're all going to love having a gentle swing in the bench doggies!

Wiry love Eric xxx

the booker man said...

holy cow, that is the bestest place for a studio! the views are totally full of the inspirement! me and asa vote for the scottie weathervane and the front steps in the center. teehee. we also think it is really super cool that you still have those old porch swings from 1898!

the booker man

Bella the Westie said...

What a beautiful place, your Mummy must be so excited!
Thank you for sharing those lovely photos. :)

Love, Bella & Ollie.

BRUTUS said...

Oh how very cool! My mom has a little craft room, but to have you own building?? Nice! At our next house mom hopes to have a big extra building for Big Earl to sleep in, and some space there for me to practice agility too!

Brutus the Frenchie

Deborah said...

Ahhh they are adorable!!!
So so cute!!!!!

Deborah xo
Meadowland Scotties

Brenda said...

Wonderful. I hope you do not have to use for storage too long. Must be a Scottie weather vane.

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