I'm so happy. My sewing room is done. The woodwork is painted, the design wall is up, the chandelier is hung. I have my own creative space. I decided not to paint over the light yellow walls from when this was the girls' room. They are light and cheery. But I did notice spaces where I never finished painting three years ago. Where did that paint can go anyway? I'm sure I'll find it some day. Anyhoo my friends, please come in.
This little apron belonged to my mother-in-law when she was a little girl. It's so sweet. It buttons and ties in the back. And the little red bits are tiny ricrac.
My husband hung my chandelier. It's the most wonderful green and is covered in beads and crystals. It has been waiting patiently in the basement for a room of it's own.
I have two sewing machines set up on my table. I couldn't put one away in the closet! That would have been too sad. While I'm using one the other gets to wear the sewing machine cover. My mom made this cover for her Bernina when she was 19. Isn't it adorable?
On my sewing table I have a violet given to me years ago by one of my quilting students, a nesting doll that is missing her nesters...and her nose, and a picture of my wonderful friend MT and me. It was taken when we got to go to the Houston Quilt Festival a few years ago. Actually I think it was in 2003. Wow, I feel like we were just there. This picture was at the end of the day, we were lounging and looking at all of our new treasures! MT is on the left, I'm on the right. You look gorgeous MT! And you can't kill me because you're 3,000 miles away.
See? No nose. But she's giving us the thumbs up, so she must be ok with it.
My desk and my ever shrinking roll of batting. This thing was HUGE when I first got it. But let me tell you. It is so worth it to buy your batting by the roll. Joann's often has sales for 40 to 50% off so you can get a whole roll for wholesale basically.
My design wall. Every quilter needs one! Simply hang some cotton batting on the wall for an instant design wall. Cotton sticks to cotton so you can just slap your blocks up there and get a good view of what you want where. This is soooo much better than trying to do this on the floor.
To the right we have my ironing board. This is the check out counter that my husband made for me when my sis-in-law and I had a little shop. I decided it would make a great ironing board (and hidden storage). I just used a stapled gun, a couple layers of batting, and some pretty home dec toile. I love it!
This room is full of my favorite things. Including my favorite wedding picure. He had just seen me for the first time in my wedding dress and the photographer just clicked away. I remember feeling happier than I ever had before in my life. And wondering what I could ever do to deserve him, and how much he loved me. I still feel that way. Except now I sometimes feel like picking his dirty socks up off of the floor, shaking them in his face and yelling, "WHERE do these belong?!!"
This is Vanessa, the wool kitty. She watches over the ironing board.
This is the high chair that mama used for us babies. She was so sweet to give it to me.
This is Miss Marcia. Purchased from the wonderful Alicia.
My first four of many future pennie pockets! Thank you so much Monica for this wonderful pattern. These were so quick and fun. They bring extra sunshine to my sewing room.
So here it is. Nothing fancy and nothing new, full of repurposed items that we've had for years. Our first "new" dining room table looks happy with it's fresh coat of paint. Although the crayon scribbles on the underside I guard with my life. Old embroidery hoops proudly display favorite fabrics as artwork. A chandelier glows that used to light my little shop. An old high chair that has strapped in many a child, tied around the waist with a floursack towel. Including my own children. A cozy room ready to inspire new creations that will be loved for years to come. Oh I do love my room. I wish we were all neighbors so we could sit across the table from each other, sharing coffee, patterns, and friendship. Thanks for visiting my sewing room. Please come back soon. x