Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Room...

Just so....
everyone knows I'm still alive and kickin' -  albeit no stitchin' (or none that I can show you anyway....)
I thought I'd show you my new Sewing/Finishing room! See it's a dilemma that has been solved! We have this odd shaped 4th bedroom and its been mainly a guest room/playroom/catch all room for the past 4 years we've lived here. But this summer after doing some "major" re-doing of the kids rooms (i.e. purchasing bunk beds, desks, chairs, etc - we definitely stimulated the economy!)....My dear husband told me that I should make this room my room. So without further ado...we started moving everything from the basement up two flights of stairs to the third floor. And here we are, welcome to:

My Room:


My Room

My Room 2

My work area....
notice the double windows which face the street and primarily where my kids play so I can beat on the windows, shake my fists and make dirty faces at them if they are doing something wrong. Plus, see my best friend in the basket? Mama had to buy him a basket so he'd keep his paws off my work area :) He sleeps in there all day....

Work Area

Hey....
whatcha working on?
Whatcha workin on

Then....
I've mentioned my flock of friends before and here they are for you to meet, roosting by my windows.
Flock of Friends

And...
I moved up my thread cabinet (spool chest, whatever you want to call it) up here too...so that all my treasures that are stitching related are in this room.
Thread Chest

Here's a new idea....
my furry friends were digging around on my plastic bag of fiber fill. So I purchased a tall kitchen waste basket and the problem was solved, and it looks neat and clean too!


Idea 1

Fiberfill anyone?....
Idea 2

And you all remember my 15 drawer organizer....
it found a new home too, and nicely labeled so that at a glance I can pull the over dyed cotton or silk and find the perfect count fabric.
Organizer

What's in those baskets on the top? Well let's see.....
Well who would have guessed?!  :)

Basket 2

And in the other....
boy am I behind...four years worth behind too.....
Basket 3

Then this summer I added a 10 drawer organizer in snazzy pink!
I labeled them with all of my FAV designers and each drawer contains all the patterns I own of that particular designer! Little House and Country Cottage Needleworks has their own tub file system since I believe (last fondling of the patterns) that I have all of them ever published....(yes, I am a glutton) And Prairie Schooler and Blackbird Designs are getting pretty close to needing their own tub filing system too.
*note this organizer can be found at Office Depot for around $40*

Chart Organization

Hey, what's in the basket on top?...
Well, who would have guessed?!

Basket 1

Oh and I've got more baskets....
All of these are kitted with threads and ready to go....and I have two more PICNIC baskets, but I'm going to stop here. Probably go to confession too, because I believe I've passed gluttony and have gone on to gorging incessantly.....
Basket 4

In fact....
maybe I need to lie down in my room and think about my gluttonous sins for awhile.
Day Bed

Oh look who joined me....
sweet boy of mine....he's a fellow glutton too...although of the Fancy Feast Cat Food kind....I believe he just got done with a can, in fact...

Sleepy Red

Well....
maybe a little boob tube might ease our collective conscious....

TV

Hey! YoHOO! One of you five other people that live in this house?! Can somebody bring me a Coke? Red and I are resting. . . .

THANK YOU for touring my Room with me  :) That was fun!

Until next time....
I'll see you next time, hopefully with some real stitching to show you. Until then, I'll be "keeping my hands to work and heart to God"!
Hugs and love,
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"My Room".....

Monday, September 06, 2010

Harvest Fairy....

Good Day Friends....
I awoke this morning and could tell there was magic in the air. So I hopped out of bed and came down the stairs and this is what greeted my eyes, the Harvest Fairy had obviously visited me during the night.....

Our Mantle....

Our Mantle

My Wool Applique hearth rug...

My Wool Rug

A primitive view...

Prim View 2

The harvest fairy found....
my prim pumpkins that I made this weekend out of muslin. I sewed, stuffed, grunged, painted, sanded, grunged again, and fixed the tops of these cuties all weekend and just finished them right before bed last night. I'm glad she put them here so that I can look at while I stitch.


Prim Trio 2

Prim View

And I was delighted to see....
that she had taken my Grandpap's old feed scoop and put it in my little red wagon with some fall florals inside.

The Wagon in my little Brown Jug

I thought that was all of my surprises....
until I came around the corner and saw my Granny's China cabinet all duded up too!


Our Entry

And....
I don't think I ever told you about this cabinet. Over the summer my brother gave me the cabinet (which he had taken when my Granny passed away), he didn't need it any longer so I took it. Then I had the good fortune of my Dad passing on my Great Grandmother's China to me. Two sides of the family melded together in perfect harmony! I love it! The China Pattern is "Royal Mail" by Myott.


Great Grandmother's China in Granny's Cabinet

Oh and look that sneaky fairy even placed a grapevine pumpkin on the serving platter inside.

A china pumpkin

I had to feed my hummingbird herd....
so I went outside and was astonished to find that the Harvest Fairy had been there too! She found those Harvest Hunnies that I had bought at Joann's this weekend and placed them on either side of the door and she found all my pumpkins too....that busy fairy!


Our Front Stoop

She found the perfect gourd....
to put in the urns on either side of my driveway. Isn't this just perfect?! Love that shape!

Gourd

But my most favorite thing of all....
was the big white pumpkin arrangement that she put on the door. This is my own original idea - I'd not seen it anywhere before, but I've been thinking about it for a long time. So on Friday evening I made it by cutting the back and stem off of one of those craft pumpkins, filled it with foam, wired the back shut and arranged the autumn florals inside. That Harvest Fairy found it and put it right where I wanted it and it looks just as good as I thought it would! I need a television show! LOL!

Our Front Door

Boy....
that fairy sure did work hard this weekend, and on labor day no less! But I guess that's what happens when the fairy is left alone because her family has gone camping and she had to work during the day at the hospital only to come home to an empty house and wonder what to do for 4 long evenings. . . . so she did the best thing she knew how and got busy crafting and cleaning and decorating....apparently while I slept

Whew....then why am I so tired? But I'll be welcoming my crew home to a perfectly clean and autumnal decorated home :) Thanks Harvest Fairy!

Until next time....I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God".
Hugs and love,
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

All is Calm....

PSSSST.....
have you seen Little House Needleworks newest ornament in the Monthly Ornament series? This little pretty is due out in October:



LHN Calm

"All is Calm"
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Finished by: The Twisted Stitcher's Finishing Service ~ Vonna Pfeiffer for Little House

Can't wait!.....

to get that pattern and put my hands to work for me! What about you? I love the title: "All is Calm". That is something that I am trying to put into practice! :) Sorta hard when you are "type A" and probably a little ADD.

Until next time.....

I'll be trying to stay calm while putting my "hands to work and heart to God"!
Hugs and love,
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