Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Wednesday

The past week has been a busy one but I'm so pleased with the results of our work. The larger room - formerly known as the second guest room with a sleeper sofa and my sweetheart's desk and bookcases - is now sunshiney yellow with MOST of my sewing stuff in place. (The guest room and office is now in the smaller room and fits very well.) I still have a little more to do but it looks so nice with shelves around the walls and my sewing machine out in the middle of the room with a big table beside it to use for cutting and holding quilts as I sew. I'll take a picture when everything is in place. There's a small tv with vcr right at viewing level from the sewing machine and my collections of Christy, Anne of Green Gables and Sarah Plain and Tall are right there for peaceful watching and sewing. I can't wait to get started!

But sewing may be delayed a little. We've decided to go ahead and do some more painting...after two years of all white walls, we crave a little soft color in some rooms just to make them more warm and homey. Since painting requires moving furniture, etc., I'm getting my spring cleaning done as well! I love moving into the spring and summer with the house deep-cleaned and organized. Then I can spend time outside with a clear conscience.
Speaking of spring, thank you all for the kind comments and concern after the early Oklahoma tornadoes. Thankfully we were just fine.

My girls loved the Valentine purses I made for them. Amy is a Native American scholar and writer so I chose these fabrics for her.

Maggie loves the combination of pink and brown so I knew she would like these fabrics.

It's time to get back to putting fabrics and patterns away!
Hope to finish the sewing room today!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Hope your day is happy, productive and blessed!


Amber said...

I love the purses!! You are talented!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun to create a new sewing space? I've done it often, but have finally settled in a smaller room because it has big windows. I love the windows too much to move again.
I've always been told I have some Native American ancestry (although proving it seems impossible), but it might be true because I easily relate to Native American art and culture. I especially love the fabrics in Amy's purse. The squares used in these purses remind me a little of the "Button Bag" I posted about.

The Other Barb said...

When you are finished painting your rooms, come to my house :) I would like to re-do my sewing room. It was my youngest daughter's room 'til she moved. She likes bright colors and so the room is sort of a purplely/blue-ish. I'd like a softer color but the thought of painting...!! Before Lisa moved out, she moved to another room ( white with a flowery border) ,vacated by my oldest daughter years before. Lisa painted that room a tropical blue. The rest of the house has white walls :)

I spent the morning in my sewing room with a friend, Beth. We talked over projects we are working on. Giving each other input. We laughed, sewed,talked abt our families and enjoyed each others friendship. Life is good when you have good good friends. Pineland Barb is included in the "good friends" catagory too.Even getting some good "cyber friends" too:)
Have a great day!
p.s. love the purses. I have a pattern for a purse but am afraid to tackle it. Everyone says they are not hard.