Monday, February 2, 2009

My office and sewing projects

J wondered if I was really going to share pictures of my messy office. I reminded her that it isn't too messy for her to try to take over and that some of the mess is hers. It really just id a busy place as this is where two of my favorite machines live--my sewing machine and my laptop.There really is only room for one person to work at a time. I can sit in the old rolling desk chair my mom and I got at an auction and reach my desk that was my grandfather's work desk, my sewing machine cabinet that use to be my grandmother's and my table which my grandparents at breakfast at every morning for years and years. All of which I refinished at some time (after college or in my first year of marriage) they all have the same stain and finish except my desk hutch because my dad made it and somehow the stain color got miscommunicated.This is the only room (other than the great room and kitchen) in the house with more than one window. I squeezed in as many windows as possible for lot of light. Unfortunately I sew after dark most of the time--when else do I get quiet uninterrupted time?--and I need at least one more work light. It could be organized better, but I have wanted a room with these pieces of furniture for a long time and I got it before all my children left home--earlier than I though I would. So it works. When we get another sewer in the family we may need to spread out or give them their own work space and machine(s).Remember clutter is a sign of a great mind. Or maybe just a busy mind.This is the last of the bedroom curtains. I didn't get a good picture of the curtains because of the sunlight. I trimmed our bedroom and bathroom curtains with ribbon. I have more ribbon and plan to use it as accents throughout the room like on my bath "toys" basket.This is what our island was made for.
This is my second attempt at a Romantic blouse from Sense and Sensibility Patterns. I was not happy with the first one, but love how this one turned out. I have a jumper that goes with it,but don't have pictures yet.

This is T's favorite place, or on top of the island. She is there anytime J or I are working in the kitchen.

Unfortunately while I sew I put my friend whom I have a love hate relationship with in charge of entertaining the children. D and M get sucked in immediately and stay. G and N went to play with the cats and J and T were "helping" me.
Actually this was a sick day when 5 children were recovering from strep all the same week.

1 comment:

Cheryl Dorann said...

I love your blouse--can't wait to see the jumper!
I would love such a big island, you must use it for all sorts of things-what a blessing!