Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cluttered Chaos of Cuilting....spelled with poetic license

Okay, Val  set down the challenge and linky. . show your quilting space. OMG!  Have I got a challenge for you.

My CA studio was 12 X 15 -  this one in WA is 9 X 9.5, with a turn at the doorway that wouldn't allow one of my sturdier tables. The movers couldn't get it in.

 From the hallway - paper bag storage, and a plant table that will be removed to the living room later today.
 Inside to the left - see the silver closet door "knob"? There is a closet that is not well used.  Fabric is stored by color in boxes (from the move). Project boxes for the butterflies and other  projects (from Costco - good and cheap). Plants on the top shelf to get maximum light from the one West facing window.
 3 movable foam core design walls...only 2 can be visible at any one time. (The red and purple Love Ring is on the other one.) Top of my armless rolly chair in the foreground is in front of the sewing machine. The portable ironing board is on top of the cutting board that over runs the folding table that also supports the lid of the sewing machine cabinet.

On the machine are the 4 rows of Good Night Irene that I'm making for the  Sweet 16 QAL where I will link this up later today. I like my sewing machine on an inside wall. Fluctuations in temperature can ruin a piano, so I don't want to take chances with my sewing machine either.

The bulletin board not yet hung because it keeps the wall heater from blowing on my sewing machine cabinet. Lots of things hanging there. Patterns and a few sentimental things, like the butterfly batik piece that my daughter made in 5th grade, and the black velvet "pincushion" with a paper heart taped onto it that she made for me. The white plastic bag is for snippets. I use them to fill floor pillows for the grandkids.
Another picture showing the top of the shelves - near the top left is Rachy's "Hersey". She made it and used it at my house once. I can still see her joy, galloping around our much bigger house. It's an oatmeal container and the plastic putter toy we had for them to play with. (It's the expensive toys they like best.) Plants are my orchids. Orange container at the end of the shelves is my Piggy Bank Challenge (see Val's blog).

From the design wall there is the closet... not far away.

And the plants on the top left side of the shelving... featuring my newly transplanted Southern Magnolia Tree that I started from a seed. Three years old and getting bark now!
And in the kitchen East facing window, another plant brag picture. Here is the root that broke off my Rabbit Foots Fern during our move, and I put it into water hoping it would root. . . I can't tell you how many times I was ready to throw it out. Nothing was happening, and I just was quite depressed about it. Well, here it is! It got a root, and a week or two later I planted it into this very elegant cottage cheese container. Now if you're interested - look closely and near the top bend you will see a new frond striking out of the furry root. I am such a proud plant Mamma.
Sew, feel really good about your sewing rooms, studios or areas now that you've seen mine. I know it's a mess, but I've got sewing to do when I'm in there. I don't want to use it up organizing. No suggestions for your space, Val, but I will link up on your blog today. Maybe someone will get a good laugh out of my space.
Have a beautiful week.