Pieced Pastimes: Snowy Update

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snowy Update


We have had snow for quite some time now, but this is the first chance I have had to update my blog. A fresh coat of snow came overnight and is giving our yard a nice clean coating.


I haven't been doing much sewing, but did start the quilting on my Mom's anniversary quilt. Ignore the mess - I need to tidy up my shelves.

I have been looking at pictures of inspirational craft/hobby/art studios on the internet and have been getting lots of great ideas that I would like to incorporate into my next studio. The room I have now is in the basement and it has served me well. My only complaint is the lack of windows - it has just the 1 window on the door and there is a set of stairs outside the door which block the sun.
My newest favorite gadget in the sewing room is in the photo below. It is a turning caddy with all sorts of cubbies and drawers. I found it at Home Goods, but I have seen it online through several different scrapbooking stores. I will be making labels for the drawers.


Another new favorite thing is this rag light string that my SIL made for me. It is simply homespun tied onto a string of lights. It looks much nicer than the picture shows. I laid it around some antique hammers that are in the cubby above our wood dumbwaiter for the fireplace.

Remember the vintage wooden boxes that I had my scrap fabrics stored in? I decided that the fabrics really needed to be kept out of the sun light, so I went on a search for something else to keep them in. I ended up with these lovely faux vintage suitcases that I keep stacked.

A peak inside one of the boxes finds my green scraps.

And I will end this post with a couple new pictures of 'Charlie Boy'. He has grown so much since the last photo's.
He is still a ball of fire and getting a picture of him sitting still is quite a challenge.

He is going through a 'wild hair' stage that matches his personality!

Until next time, Suzanne Print Friendly and PDF

5 comments:

  1. Great to hear from you, Suzanne!

    What pretty outdoor pictures. We haven't had any fresh snow to speak of in a while. I can't believe I'm wishing for snow.

    I love the cupboards in your studio. I'm sure they're great for storage. I have a few vintage suitcases in my studio as well. Don't you just love them?

    I can't believe how much Charlie Boy has grown. I guess he's now a permanent member of your family, huh? How could you not resist?

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  2. Oh my goodness, I'm in love with that precious sweet thing...

    Your studio is just heavenly to look at.

    I LOVE the scraps of material you have. First place I go to when yard saling is fabric material...Now just to LEARN how to make a quilt. LOL..yes, I have tons of material, sewing machine..and it all sits...

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  3. Love your pic. of snow and your soo tidy sewing room wish it were mine...

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  4. Hi there! Can I ask how the spool holders on the wall were made? I need to have my husband make mine and spotted yours on today's visit. Thanks for your help!!

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  5. I enjoyed reading this post. Love those quilts hanging on the walls in your studio.
    Looks like a great place to sew even though you don't have many windows.
    Your puppy is sweet.

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