Welcome! Today is my day to share with you some of my favorite things! If you have been following along with the Island Batik Ambassadors, you will know that these talented ladies have some awesome places where they create.
So where do I go to get my creative juices flowing? For many years I never had a designated sewing space. I sewed in the laundry room, in the family room and on the dining room table. You gals know what that means? You start on a project and when you really get going you have to pack it all up! But last year, when my youngest son moved to his own place, I took over his room.
This is what you see when you come in the door. I've moved and re-arranged the furniture several times, trying to find the best working arrangement. So far I like this the best.
A view from my second story window.
You saw my sweet hubby putting up my quilt rack the other day. It's the perfect size for this wall space.
Several years ago I acquired this antique shopping cart. I never really knew what to do with it but finally decided it would be a great place to hold bolts of fabric.
I store my beautiful Island Batik fabric in the bin right next to the cart. The baskets hold my homespuns.
To the left of my machine is a comfy rocker, where I can do hand stitching or watch my favorite DVD's.
One thing I never had before was a place for storage.
Quilting books, Accuquilt machine and dies, works in progress and color coded bins above.
I love these wire basket shelves. I bought them at IKEA several years ago when Alex Anderson shared how she stored her fabric.
A few of my favorite things. Pictures of family and friends, antique childrens sewing machines, button and notions collection. Don't you want to surround yourself with the things you love?
Cutting table and another wire basket set.
The wall was so big and blank, I just had to hang some small quilts.
So what are my favorite things? Besides my sewing machine, fabric, and being surrounded by the things I love?
My desk top computer died back in the spring, so I've been using the laptop. I've been able to download patterns, follow youtubes, write blog posts, and check my email. All right here, just a swivel away from my sewing/quilting projects. There is another reason. One that sometimes takes me away from sewing and quilting. I'm a writer. Last year I hammered out two novels that are still being revised and edited. It's my dream to one day be published.
So there you have it! Thanks so much for reading all of My Favorite Things!