|Welcome to my Sewing Room|
As you can see DH insisted I take the computer when I moved out of the kitchen. He claimed my new kitchen table is much to small for a computer too. So I took another table, this time from the living room. It was made long ago perhaps before I was born as a shop table for my Grandfather's workshop, how fitting it is in my sewing room now!
|Everything has a place, sort of...|
Beyond the bright streaming sunlight, it seems like I have everything organized. Books, finished quilts, and notions. The only new addition is the wooden chest my DH made, yes it's a tool/tackle box, but isn't it nicer to say it's a chest in a sewing room? Perhaps I should call it my sewing box. Remember those tiny little boxes women were expected to keep ALL of their sewing notions in? Tell me who came up with the silly idea that sewing notions could ever be put away? They still make those little boxes by the way. Some are quite pretty. I've long since given up looking at them. After all I don't have anything small enough to put in them!
|Please take a seat at my Sewing Machine|
Now for my prize, my delight and joy. The old kitchen table. DH wanted to finish the top before he'd let me have it for myself, but I stood firm. We have never finished the top of this table, because Sunny is clumsy and digs in with his claws to catch himself when he falls, so every indention, ripple and grove has meaning. When I'm not sure where to go with a project I just rub my hands over the growth rings and the answer is there, under my fingertips. It might sound like a line but it's really more like magic.
|Tiny loves the Sewing Room|
Patisserie is in the machine right now. Fighting me every step of the way of course. Perhaps you'd like to sit down and have a go at it? I'm certain I recall free motion quilting being easier last time, but no worries I'll quilt it. I'm guessing I'm beyond 1/3 but not halfway done. Are you missing Tiny? Well she loves this room. She was just hiding from the vacuum, I ran in honor of your visit, see? She's right here. For whatever reason it seems to be about 10 degrees cooler in here than the rest of the house, not to mention it's nice and quiet. Of course my issue with her welcome presence is that sometimes I avoid sewing to let her sleep. Shhh, don't tell or the quilt police will be after me! Doesn't she look so peaceful? Okay you're right she looks a little mad, but that's because I kept waiting for her to close settle before I took the picture. I know a dog person would say "scat" but then you wouldn't have any more furry help and only yourself to blame.
|My Meerkats in the Window|
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! The Meerkats will watch you leave and we hope you'll visit again soon.