Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome to My Little Corner of the World

I've been down here in my sewing room since about 6:30 this morning... working at getting ORGANIZED! Since I started blogging about a week and a half ago, I've had the opportunity to "visit" so many of your creative areas which of course fueled my inspirational fire.

My prime source of inspiration came from Karen who had written about placing all her projects into their individual bins which, after seeing them on her blog, made so much sense to me that I had to do the same. Now, I have all my fabric that I've collected for each project placed into their own bins, complete with pattern and labeled on the outside. I shifted things around to make more room, dusted and vacuumed and now I'm set to go. I feel like I have a new lease on my creative life but I'm so tired from all my work, all stitching will have to wait til tomorrow.

I'll start with my computer area and take you around the room in a clockwise direction. First, is my computer corner with the antique treadle Singer sewing machine that came with all the attachments and works like a charm.

Next is the computer desk...oops, that's Lola's tail you can see on the bottom right.

Then comes my Featherweight sewing area. This was the first "major" item that my Dad bought for my Mom when he came back from the war in 1945. It looks and works like the day he gave it to her. It's my pride and joy!

Next to this is my Hoosier where I keep my quilting books, some supplies and as much fabric as I can fit. The large cabinet below is where I keep my batting.

Following this is the shelving unit with the labeled bins, my filing cabinet and then my sewing area.

And last but not least are my Santas. They were carved from antique wooden spools by a friend when we lived in Florida and I painted them. They're on display all year round because I just love them and they bring back fond memories.

And that's my little corner of the world. Thanks for dropping by to visit. The kettle's always on so please stop in again.


Annette said...

I really like your sewing room. Very nice. I have a Hoosier cupboard too, but not in my sewing room. It was my grandmother's. She gave it to me and I restored it.

maggie fellow said...

very nice - love the Hoosier cabinet - I'm from Indiana
tfs ---maggie

Dorothy said...

It looks like you've got a good sized sewing room. Putting each project in it's own container is a good idea. I use the semi-clear rubbermaid bins and have them stacked under my cutting table.
I love the carved Santas! I'm not surprised you keep them out year round, they are a treasure.

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Kaaren,
Your sewing room is great! I love the Hoosier and the santas are special too. I also keep a little Christmas out all year long. It's a little ornament that I hang from the lamp in my bedroom...a teapot pouring tea into a cup. It's from my favorite story "A Cup of Christmas Tea". I read it every year and every year I cry. Thanks for a peek into your sewing room.

Karen said...

A place for everything and everything in its place. I'm very pleased my project boxes inspired you. Enjoy your little corner of the world, it's wonderful!

Mel said...

Great job Kaaren!! I always 'create' better when I'm organized, except that I don't want to mess it up, so I leave it clean for a couple of days, then let loose!

Carrie P. said...

What a great quilt studio. How special to have the sewing machine your dad bought your mom. Love your Santa spools. And isn't nice to have a nice neat room to start a new project. Mine is pretty messy right now because I am working on several things at once. Hope to have them done by March 1.

Kimberly said...

Wonderful studio! Looove the Santas!! I am a Santa gal!
Glad to hear you found Cheryl @ Country Quilts... did you end up ordering? Her patterns and everything is awesome! And she's a real sweetheart... she let me and a friend go shop at her place yesterday. I got a pattern (of course) and one of these days will get around to it... still have those BOMs to get to ;)
Addin' you to my sidebar, my new friend!
Hugs, Kimberly

Deb said...

Wow what a wonderful Studio. I would not say too small in the least but very inviting and I am sure with all those chairs you have little quilting get togethers...a wonderful world to be creative in.

Lucy said...

I LOVE, LOVE your sewing room. It has a great style. Your featherweight is a darling. How wonderful that it was from your mom! It's a treasure Karen. Can we get a closer look of the machine?

Margot said...

Kaaren, like your little sewing corner. Everything in their proper places.
The reels with Santa Claus, are beautiful.