Sunday, June 6, 2010

Almost too clean and organized

I know you want to see it all finished. So there are lots of pictures. The first day I went up to sew I couldn't figure out what to do. It was just TOO neat I guess. But yesterday and today I finally figured it out and got about half my stashlets quilted and bound. I will share them once they are washed and ready to go. Meanwhile, I will share the whole room.

This cabinet is the "Philco". It is an old stereo cabinet. It is one of my favourite things and we have had it for ages and ages. I made that Santa on top of it. My only doll to date although I have plans for more. I shared my chicken coops last week. They are full now. Don't you love that green laundry basket? Too good for laundry so it holds flannel quilts waiting to be quilted. This is on the far side of my sewing machine. Look down there -- a permanent spot for my serger! That little chest was rescued from the trash. It is now the new home of my scrapbooking tools -- cutter, and that die cut machine. That little baby is hard to store. It's a little too tall and a little too wide for everywhere I wanted to stash it. Finally it fit in here.
A farther away shot of that side. And a better view of the serger spot. That's my button collection in the jars on top of the skinny shelf. Mr THQ built that years ago. It and the coops come apart and hold lots of stuff when moving. Can you tell we used to move ourselves OFTEN? We have been in Boise 20 years but before that we never lived anywhere more than a year or two.
Here is the other side of the room. It's wider since it holds my ironing board. Look at all that empty countertop. Well, compared to before it's empty anyway.
This is my comfortable seat from where I can watch TV or look through books and patterns. Hey, it's another rescued item from the trash. It was originally a bus seat from Cleveland. Or Akron. Somewhere in Ohio according to the neighbours who let us take it away. Of course it has been recovered under that little quilt. That funky looking green thing is actually a piece that is getting ready to be a pillow back. I didn't want to lose it in all my cleaning up!
Look how full the decorating and sewing and cross stitch side is. So organized it's almost scary. There is some completed cross stitch ready for finishing. There is just ever enough time is there!
One problem was my Christmas sleigh until I realized it would fit on top of this rack. It's holding seasonal quilts and pillows. I know, I know, Easter bunnies in a sleigh is a mixed metaphor.
I use the top of the other rack for Christmas tree storage. And those hat boxes hold my yarn. I used to knit all the time. I think I told you about my famous too tight sweater necks. I always think I am going to knit again. Funny how quilting has displaced so man of the other things I used to do.
More up high storage. Some holiday stuff is just too awkward to go anywhere. Hmm, that's an interesting nose shot isn't it! I love that little backpack. Not only is it cute; it's really soft.
Assorted items. Even my plastic containers fit in. And right now at least I know what is in them.
This little cart used to hold my TV. I took away that 3rd table. I really only needed it when I was quilting a really big quilt and it took up too much of my design floor. It has wheels so I can move it around and it will work to hold the end of a really big quilt. It's the first thing you see when you come up the stairs.
Oh, and back in the corner is the perfect spot for my snowmen. Yeah, I do like Christmas don't I. Way too much.
I may have shared this shelf before. I collect way too many jars. Lots of potpourri in these. I used to make my own. Another craft from the past. In the last neighbourhood we lived in in OKC there was a craft group that met once a month and we learned to make potpourri at one of the meetings.
Even though I haven't been sewing so much I have been, ahem, shopping. I found a new website that I just love. Modern fabric and something new on sale just about every week. I know not all this goes together. It's actually from two different orders. The light one on the end is little flowers and birds. Really really cute. The fourth one in that is kind of olive coloured -- next to the solid, is little hedgehogs. I took Russian in high school and college and one of the first little poems we learned was about hedgehogs and I have favoured them ever since. I think this is the first time I ever saw hedgehog fabric.
And look at this! Umbrellas from the side and from the top. I am not sure what any of this is going to be but it's fun, don't you think?
I have one more thing to show you. Friday night was an annual fundraiser we like to go to. Just look at my balloon bee. My clown apologized because she made purple wings instead of black by mistake. But no apology necessary. She is the cutest bee. She was the envy of everyone who saw her.
You know, it's hard to take a picture of a balloon bee!
I am off to a conference in San Diego this week and I am afraid she will be completely deflated by the time I return. I have read so much about The Country Loft I am hoping to figure out a way to get over there. I promise to take pictures if I make it.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I missed your lovely blog until now! I spent this morning reading back through and had a delightful time. I think we are kindred spirits, loving "murky and perky" and scrappy as well. I'll be back regularly to see what you are up to.