Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Own Room...

So this is the view from the new doorway Don built. 
I'm never alone because of the bunnies on top of the chest.  The chests are matching, One without doors and one with doors that never close.
The doors that should be on the cabinet kind of lean against the wall and hold the project in progress.


While it may look like junk to some, they're treasures to me.  Boxes of thread, fabric that was a gift last Christmas, Cloth napkins, placemats, napkin rings, and quilts.
Spool racks from my son.  I'd like to tell you I only use the best of thread.  But truthfully, I use what is available in town. Bobbins, Spools, Trinkets on the bottom row. A gingham paper napkin, gift tags from friends, a patchwork heart., a necklace Don gave me in High School, a card of buttons all have their spot. 

Here's where I cut fabric.  It's a second hand kitchen counter top.  Behind the curtains are shelves for storage.
At the other end of the counter, are pictures from Chelsey's baby's room that I couldn't pack away.  A cross-stitched birth sampler and a framed birthday card from my mom.  If you drew a caricature of Chelsey-- that would be the picture.  The gray bunny is a project Chelsey and I  did together.  It's filled with rice.  Chelsey made a brown one.  The only way she would learn is to do it herself. I'd so a piece of mine, and she'd copy it making her own.

Proof that this is still Chelsey's room.  This is her Bulletin Board-- With Quilt blocks she's made and a blue jean pocket from her dad's jeans.
I have a bulletin board-- Gifts, patterns, empty flower seeds packets and special birthday cards...
There you have it.

Gratitudes:
Bulletin Boards
snow boots
macaroni & cheese

18 comments:

Darlene said...

It's a delightful space, Melanie. Enjoy sewing miles and miles.

Muddling Through said...

You have really been working hard getting it all set up. Looks great!

Tazzie said...

Thank you for sharing your sewing space with us Mel hon, it's always fun to have a peep into the homes of others!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

lisa said...

What a wonder sewing room... enjoyed seeing it. And I agree with you on all the treasures.. Lisa

Loris said...

I'm happy to see the bunnies. Mine hosts a crowd of stuffed animals along with the live ones :-) Your room looks warm and happy!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Nice to take a tour of your room! And did I see a Moda bundle in the cupboard? :D

Happy sewing!

Libby said...

Just think of all the fun you are going to have in your new space - it's a bonus that it starts its life filled with memories *S*

Sue said...

I LOVE your sewing room and thank you for showing it to us!

I really love your cabinets! And those bunnies on top are just so adorable. Did you make all of them?

The spool racks your son gave you are very nice.

Your space looks very organized and easy to get around in.

How nice is this to have this sewing space with all these wonderful treasures! Sweet!

Finn said...

What a delightful new space for you to create and dream. And memories are so comforting, it's nice to have the pieces...past, present and future. All rolled into one place. It's like having a peek into your heart Mel, I'm just delighted you have such a lovely space. Hugs, Finn

Karen said...

I like those cabinets and all that they hold! I would like to have some old and interesting cabinets for my fabrics but I don't think that is going to happen. I have to be happy with the shelves that I have now.

Gypsy Quilter said...

How wonderful to have all of your treasures nearby!

Journeying said...

Thank you for sharing your special place with us. It's even more special because you and Chelsey share it and because of the lovely memories it shelters. It'll be fun visualizing you working away with the bunnies watching over you.
And I absolutely LOVE your sign about there "always always always always" being something to be thankful for!
Amen!!!

LuAnn said...

Thanks for sharing your sewing space. I love how you store everything so neatly in those great cabinets.

Greenmare said...

it looks like total yumminess to me!!! I love that you have design doors! how cool is that? come on over and visit my blog, I'm having a give away!

McIrish Annie said...

Looks like a cozy place to create cozy quilts. Enjoy!

those bunnies take me back! I must have made over 300 of them over a two year period and sold them at craft shows here in New England while I was home with Alex.

CHERI said...

Thanks so much for dropping my blog and wishing me well. Slow but sure progress is being made:) I love the name of your blog...mainly because I love covered porches (have one on my house) and also wooden screen doors (don't have one though). Sure wish I could sew! Tried to learn years ago but it just didn't work out. Looks like you do a great job though! Please come back to visit anytime.

Mrs. Mobunny said...

I love to see sewing *spots* !! Your thread holder looks a lot like mine except I KEEP buying thread I already have. You have a nicer variety.

deb said...

love it!!!! its so nice to have a space all to yourself...well...and the bunnies of course:)