Sunday, January 27, 2013

Definition of my space....

I call this space/room my studio and, in a sense, it is. However, it serves many purposes. As I took photos for this post I realized that it a gallery of memories as well. My collections are very visible and my creations are around the room along with the tools to create.

My mother's sewing box holds her tools. She kept a mending kit in the White Rose tin. I treasure it. The blue box holds her dressmakers' pins and the blue darning egg somehow survived her moves and mine tucked in a box of "stuff".

My oldest son is a fan of Etsy. I display his gifts on my desk.

I think my mother would have loved Etsy. This little collage of watch faces was one of her favorites.

I am finally getting my calendars finished. For January I chose a picture of one of my quilts with an owl pillow made by Sunday White. She has an Etsy shop and you can visit her here. I think we have at least 4 of her pillows!

I try to keep the desk organized!

Another Featherweight followed me home in Florida and with the help of a good friend, I am slowly gathering some extras for her.

On the wall behind my chair are some of my quilts.

My pottery ( McCoy, Weller, and Roseville ) fills the shelves.

So now that I have created some order in this room, it is time to create. Valentine hearts will be next.

The thread is ready and the designs are on the machine.
Now I shall go and finish those socks!

Have a wonderful week!


Jackie said...

Wonderful post, sharing your own room with us. I should imagine that the Quilts are stunning on the walls, the colours are so vivid! You have such lovely memories with your mothers things and the lovely gifts from your son. Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Carol...I so enjoyed the tour of your studio in this post and the previous one. Love your January Calendar and of course ALL of your Collectibles. What TREASURES you have that belonged to your Mother. I too have been working in my 'Studio' and being quite productive these days with 2013 Being My Year To Quilt and use my Fabric Stash! Happy Days in your Studio...Sue

Snap said...

Lovely to see your special space with your very special treasures. Your quilts are spectacular.

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A Garden of Threads said...

Your studio looks very inviting and everything is at your fingertips when an idea hits. Have a wonderful week:)

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful things you have to surround you as you create, Carol. Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous! What colour! And I love your pottery collection too. Have a great week creating your magic. Blessings, Pamela

Vee said...

What a special room. It is beautifully appointed with your vintage treasures. Thanks for the peek at your calendar, too. Fantastic idea!

Sheila said...

The glimpses of your studio that you've shared with us are of a personal space with much loved treasures. The narrow shelves that hold your pottery are wonderful. You must enjoy the memories and inspiration that are found in your special room!

Claudia said...

I would be right at home in your space, with your beautiful quilts and pottery. I love the special remembrances from your loved ones.


Rettabug said...

I loved seeing all your GORGEOUS quilts again, Carol!!!! Such bright, happy dull, drab colors for us.

Enjoy your sunshine & I look forward to seeing your hearts.



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