Much to my delight and enjoyment, several of you have chosen to share your stitching area. Seeing the creative spaces of others always fills me with a kinship and gives me creative ideas for my own working space. The tour begins here behind closed doors. Que the music to Jaws. The all purpose room as we call it is located upstairs above our garage. Having the room upstairs means, the door can be closed when things are not so tidy, which is most of the time and guests rarely know about the creative mess. The tour begins with a pick and shovel. The pick to chip away the ice and the shovel to clear a path. Warning for all those with neat and tidy spaces--this isn't one of them. AppleJack often enters the room and asks if a bomb has exploded.
The room has an unusual shape--more rectangular than square with a sloped ceiling, built ins on one end and a knee wall. The built ins make this room one of my favorite spaces. The downside to having built ins and a knee wall is the lack of a quilt design wall. My "design wall" is the floor, which works great except when Callie Mae decides to chase a few dust bunnies across the floor and "rearranges" the design.
This is the knee wall, another favorite part of the room. We met a gentlemen who recycles wood. When buildings are being torn down or destroyed he salvages the wood. The bead board for our knee wall came from an old school. We elected to scrape the boards of the old paint and not repaint them. The floors are also recycled wood. Much to the dismay of Brent the wood guy, the floors are unfinished--totally unfinished--no sanding, no staining, no finish--just the raw wood.
Between the two built ins is a window and window seat. This is one of Callie Mae's favorite spaces. She is often found here napping while I stitch. Callie Mae like most cats is an avid bird watcher and she loves to watch the birds in the trees just outside this window.
On the other end of the room, tucked into a corner under the sloping ceiling is a napping bed, another favorite Callie Mae space.
My work space or as AppleJack calls it "the store." Charts, fabric, patterns, fibers, wool, beads, trims, hoops, frames boxes and whatever else I think I might need for a project are stored. The table is great for cutting fabric.
Remember I shared with you, I come from a long line of postal workers? This table came from an old post, my Father salvaged it thinking it might be useful.
These bins came from Hobby Lobby scrapbooking department. They are perfect for quilt projects--I keep the patterns, fabrics and completed squares in them. Yes, I have more than one quilt project in the works.
These are my stitching chairs. AppleJack and Callie Mae sometimes join me when I am stitching, quilting, hooking, ironing, writing letters, paying bills, reading or watching television and they need a place to sit.
These chairs face the window and built its. Callie Mae isn't the only one who enjoys watching the birds. This is the end of the tour--hope everyone is still intact--never know when the next fabric, wool, fiber bomb might explode and wreck havoc.