The closet, also chock full of good "stuff" and my wedding dress from 1979 on my wicker dress form. I removed the closet doors and had my friend Tommy G. put an electrical outlet in there for me for light. It is wallpapered in a tiny pink and green floral that I love.
My sewing corner, with my heavy duty Viking on the left that sits on an old drafting table, and my antique Featherweight sitting on the right on top of an old sewing cabinet. The Featherweight belonged to my Aunt Connie. It runs like a dream, and this is where I do all of my piecing. I have an old leather office chair that rolls back and forth on a hard floor mat. Next to my Featherweight is a cast off triple lamp on a stand that Genny was going to toss. I said.....NO...I can use that!!! And I love it!
Moving around the room, you can see my cutting table, and underneath, bins stuffed to the brim with more fabric. At the back of my table is a shelf where I have several favorite trinkets given to me by friends.
In that corner is actually a butcher block rolling cart that I used to have in my kitchen. It is so functional in here because it is the exact height for working on a project, and it has a huge deep drawer for stashing things in, and two deep shelves for storage too.
And next to that is my very favorite spot of all in this room. My floral wing back chair, and new ottoman. The ottoman is small, and tufted, which I love, and the top opens up for storage too.
Yep, it is all back to normal now. I love the soft pink and green. This is a place that is all my own. No one even comes into this room but me and Ducey the Sweetie Wheatie. From time to time I have a friend come and sew with me in here. It fits two just perfectly.
I am posting a picture of the Slider for my friend Lauri who asked about it. It was suggested to me by Diane Gaudynski for using your domestic machine to "quilt" or finish the decorative stitching on your quilt sandwich. This is a teflon piece of plastic that is very smooth and you tape it to your machine so that the fabric glides effortlessly over this teflon while you move the quilt to do your decorative stitch work on it. It works wonders!!
A few years ago I participated in a quilt project where each person chose 1 block to make. But they had to make a block for each one of the people in the group. The quilt was a sampler and it had a garden theme. Really cute, but I can't remember the name of it off hand. There were about 15 or so of us in this group. My block to make was the pumpkin. I can see there that I had several left over. I made them each different, all in shades of burnt oranges. I do not have a blanket stitch on my Viking, but I used a similar machine stich and machine appliqued them all. This was so fun, and for the life of me, I don't know why I never put the quilt together. Maybe that should be my next project!
I found lots of blocks in this box that I had forgotten about!
A clean and unused pizza box makes a perfect place to store your blocks while working on a quilt. Especially if you are taking them to and from classes. However, if you stick it up in the closet out of sight, you are liable for forget all about them!