Thursday, January 16, 2014

Back in my studio

At the top of the stairs outside the studio are silk poppies. I have had this arrangement for years. The color is a soft coral/peach and one of my favorites. The spot of color is worthy of a smile as I climb the stairs to this room which serves as an office and studio and, upon occasion, a guest room.

My quilts are displayed.

Some are scrappy and some are more contemporary.

Some need to be sewn together. These crazy quilt squares are made on my embroidery machine and then sewn together. 

My Singer featherweight is in her new cabinet. She needs to be oiled and cleaned up after a long summer but then she will just purr.

Some of my vintage pottery lives on these shelves which houses a Murphy bed.

So now that the room is organized once again, I can mess it up! I cannot create in an orderly way. If I have an idea, I cannot put the fabric back. I have to keep going through all of it until I find what I need.

Then there is the knitting. The name of this post should have "broken promises"! I promised I wouldn't start any new knitting projects. So, I started a coat/jacket. And I started a shawl which is named Persian Poppy and I have yarn all over as I decide which color combinations to use. There is just something about the poppies!

Oh, well. Have a wonderful weekend!


Vee said...

My upstairs room is in such a state of disarray that I have no hope of creating anything anytime soon. You create so much! You're very prolific. I like the coral poppies at the top of the stairs.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It all looks wonderful to me, Carol!



Claudia said...

Love your studio - featherweight and pottery and quilts - heaven!


Pondside said...

A studio at the top of the stairs is such a romantic idea. I can see that you love yours and must spend hours of inspired creation there.

Pamela Gordon said...

Welcome back Carol. Your quilts are made with such gorgeous colours! What a wonderful sight to see when entering that room. It's good that you have projects on the go. Enjoy them!

Jenny Short said...

It's all beautiful, Carol. xo Jenny

Rettabug said...

I remember standing in that very room, Carol!!! It is so YOU...full of color & life & vibrant with all your special things. Very pretty!


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