If you're new to blogging, I'd like to give you a word of advice: if a stranger visits your blog and leaves a comment on one of your posts, by all means track that stranger down! Chances are very good that you'll find a wonderful new blog to follow (and you'll probably be making a new friend as well).
This is what happened to me. I have no idea when, but Hannah found my blog and left a comment many moons ago. I tracked her down to her own blog, Word Lily, and I've never regretted it.
Hannah's blog is a wonderful blend of the books she reads, the causes she believes in, and the crafts in which she excels. Probably because I dabble a bit in needlepoint, I found myself drooling recently over the yarn in Hannah's Tour de Fleece posts. This is one multi-talented book blogger! Don't forget to stop by Word Lily and say hello!
Let's see where she does her blogging, shall we? Please don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.
I do most of my blogging in this beat-up, thrifted recliner. You can see my laptop to the side, atop my sewing box — and a knitting project languishes behind the computer, if you look closely. (There's a notebook underneath the computer that I use to make lists of posts I need to write, among other things.)
I also do much of my reading in this chair, with a stack of books awaiting review and my current to-read on the shelf at the other side, along with a tall beverage (usually, as here, water).
One nice thing about this chair's position in the house is that I can usually keep a pretty close eye in Maisie (my 8-month-old Old English Sheepdog) to make sure she's not getting into trouble.
My spinning wheel isn't usually in the living room as it is here, but since this month is the Tour de Fleece (a spin-along held in conjunction with the Tour de France; we spin when they spin) I've been using my wheel every day and so it's just been shuffled around the living room if it's in the way, rather than being carried back to the yarn room after each use.
I love the sewing box, the spinning wheel, the comfy-looking chair with so many books close at hand. I like the light fixture and the glimpse of Hannah's neighborhood in the summer through the window behind the chair.
I wonder if that chain dangling from the ceiling is to a ceiling fan, and if that wonderful white bookcase to the right of the window is a built-in?
I can picture myself sitting in that chair and taking a good look at all those books.
I really enjoy Hannah's photos of her reading and blogging space. It shows a favored spot, a cozy spot... and spot that tells us so much about who Hannah is.
That's one of the reasons why I love Scene of the Blog. The featured book bloggers don't have to be in their photos. Their creative spaces speak volumes about them. All we have to do is look.
Thank you so very much for allowing us this glimpse into your home, Hannah. We really appreciate it!
Don't forget to stop by next Wednesday to see the next featured book blogger on Scene of the Blog!