Saturday, January 30, 2010

Where I Sew, January, 2010

Well...ok now..with my awesome new lighting and some organizing done during this snow day, I decided to brave showing my studio/ quilting room in all its glory, threads, scraps and all. We moved from Miami 17 years ago from a tiny house in a fine neighborhood..Miami is pricey. The house we found in Charlotte had so many more rooms than we were used to that we could really spread out. I figured that we never had a dining room before, so why would we need one now. Imediately, with my dear husband's approval, I claimed the dining room as my own. We put on an extra door and I could be alone. Actually I think the rest of the family was delighted too..LOL..Then mom moved from Phoenix to Charlotte and saw to it that each of her daughters had a china cabinet for the family china. But, then when she came to visit, she saw a bit of fabric where the china should be. Each year another shelf was claimed as the china was boxed. Now the hutch holds true treasure.

I have been collecting fabric since I was 13 and I am now 62 and I cannot give anything good thing I have a room of my own. My husband built me these two white book shelves when we first moved here. But, alas, they have never seen a book. The fabric on one side is folded so I could take this picture and the rest is the normal mess...but tomorrow is another snow day!!

Before we left Miami, I bought a Bernina 1230..which is now 17 years old and has been very well loved. I hope it does not have its feelings hurt because this summer I bought a Janome 6600 with an awesome table and an extra wide space between needle and arm. I am so in love with this machine that my friends have to beg me to have an outing and leave it..It is the best ever and poor wonderful Bernina is now for classes only.

The last two pictures round it all off...the once dining room turned quilting studio retreat from the world...The red carts on wheels with drawers that come out from awesome to be able to wheel them around and take out the drawer..and then the design wall which is ceiling tile from Lowes. I found some on sale for $5 a package cause the edges where chipped. We just stapled Walmart flannel on it. Now the only thing I am hoping for is an ironing board on wheels. I think I am going to design one with a small shelf underneath and a top that is 1.5 feet wide hoping that my husband will make if for me when the weather gets better. Snowy days are great for dreaming. Thank you for letting me share my room..Happy quilting


Ruth said...

What great memories this room holds!!!!!!

Jenni said...

Well, that's pretty incredible. You seem to have large pieces of each fabric - do you have a standard amount you buy? I only buy 1/2 yard unless it is something I really want or might use as a border. Love your antique quilts too.

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow...your fabric is amazing! What a super fun stash!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a wonderful and cozy quilting room and I love your stash!

Miriam said...

What a lovely room and I love the way your fabric is all in colour ways - oh so pretty.