Sunday, January 24, 2010

Good grief

It’s been so long since I posted that I almost forgot how. I’ve been experiencing the January “blahs”. No blogging, very little blog reading, no sewing, little e-mailing etc. You get the picture? Anyway, I’ve been trying to pull myself out of this hole and I think I’ve finally done it. A couple of things have me lookin up!

First of all…some reorganizing. I realized that one of the things I’m unhappy with in my sewing room is the lack of comfortable seating. When I do my hand stitching, I only have a computer chair. So, I got to thinking…how about making room for a REAL chair.

I approached Mr. CnW about it and, you all know how much our hubbies LOVE to help rearrange everything? (especially the electronics) Well, his reaction wasn’t as bad as I expected, mainly because we were snowed in and he didn’t have anything else to do. LOL

Here’s the “before” picture of where I decided to put the chair. room reorg 011

and, here’s the “after”.room reorg 020

The chair used to be in our bedroom.

So, then…where should the computer and printers go? On the desk of course. (silly concept, I know).

“before”…room reorg 012

and “after”.room reorg 024

So, then I had to continue cleaning. Here’s the “before” of my sewing cabinet.room reorg 014

and “after”.room reorg 026

And here’s the view of the sitting area from my sewing machine.room reorg 027

See the cute little red TV? A Christmas gift from Mr CnW. It’s on a swivel arm, so I can see it from the sewing machine and also while in the sitting area. Oh my….I have a “sitting area”. LOL

And that cute cover for my sewing maching? A Christmas gift from my friend Nadine.

Here’s a closer look. The stitchery is a Bareroots design, but the way it’s put together is Nadine’s own creativity. room reorg 010

Nadine, Brenda (no blog) and I had gone out to lunch during the holidays and exchanged gifts. Brenda gave me this cute Santa.room reorg 003

Thanks girls! (So, I think I’m finished blogging about Christmas…finally!)

The second thing (I bet you forgot I said a “couple of things”) that has me lookin up is this…

Kaaren at The Painted Quilt has started a Wool Crazy Sew Along. I’ve loved this book since the moment I saw it on Primitive Gatherings website. I even thought of moving to Wisconsin to be able to join the ladies in the class.

Since that’s not gonna happen, this is the next best thing. How about joining in on the fun?

Till next time. I have some good news to share.

Hugs, Anne

44 comments:

Jilly's Space said...

wow wow wow...sewing room of my dreams!!

Yvette said...

I am sew, SEW, jealous of your sewing and sitting space. You are a lucky gal!

I recognize your applique hanging next to your chair. I have that quilt finished on my sofa right now, I just love it!

Terry said...

I LOVE your sewing room redo!! It's fabulous! And that sewing machine cover is beautiful!! :0)

Kaaren said...

What a makeover, Anne! No excuses now. It's awesome and an inspiration to us all!

Darlene said...

Can I come play in your room with you? I'll sit in your new chair, stitch & chat with you while you sew. Bliss!!!!

It looks fabulous - I wanted a stitching chair in my room, too. We found a spot and now it's piled high with stuffus. Sigh! LOL

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Lovve your new "home away from home" because that is where you will want to be from now on--it there room for a little microwave and a tiny refrig??? Oh well--guess one needs to get the kinks out of the limbs once in awhile--so off to the kitchen for eats!!!!!!
Hugs, Di&co

Wendy said...

Your makeover is prefect, I love sitting area. It must have been a big job but well worth the effort, it looks so organized.

KimQuiltz said...

Beautiful! The chair looks SO inviting. I'm totally jealous!

Jen in NY said...

Hi Anne! So nice to "see" you! I'm loving your newly-arranged sewing room....it's gorgeous, you (and Mr. CnW) did a great job! I would never leave that room! (Do you have a mini-fridge in there?)

paulette said...

Hi Anne!!
It's so good to have you back! Love your new sewing room!!
I am also excited about Kaaren's Wool Crazy club!! Can't wait to get started!
Paulette

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my your sewing room looks fabulous. I love your sitting area.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Nice job. And I love your sewing chair and ottoman. I want one in my room now. It looks so inviting.
Love that RED tv too. I kept looking at it thinking....is that tv RED? Then I said nah it can't be red. But it is!!!! Nice gift Mr. CnW.

Loris said...

What a great job re-organizing. It looks beautiful, peaceful and inviting! The red tv is cool touch. Enjoy and thanks for sharing pics of your wonderful room!

Quilt Hollow said...

Good News to share has me curious...you didn't mention that. :-) Your room makeover is wonderful and inviting!

Pat said...

Love your sewing studio. I did join the BOM from PG. i am going to do it lond distance. Maybe Kaaren will let me join too??

katie said...

Oh how beautiful. I love the sitting area. Lucky you, you have a great space.

Beth said...

What an organized and inviting sewing room you have! Someday I'm going to get a different chair in my sewing room, I want a comfy armchair, not the semi-comfy Ikea chair I have now.

Lori said...

what a transformation! I love your "new" room!
I'm jumping in on then Wool Crazy quilt too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your sewing room is awesome Anne!! Oh I want to do the Wool Crazy...but I don't know if I have too much going on.

Annette said...

Awesome sitting room...and sewing room. I could live in there.

Kathie said...

so happy to hear from you! oh I love your new space
its so organized
I have been thinking about how to get a good comfy applique chair in here too!
and the TV with a swivel arm perfect!!!!
Love the applique quilt next to the chair too!
well I hope your new space has inspired you to applique, quilt, whatever!
oh the Santa and Sewing machine cover is just adorable
Kathie

Stephanie said...

Don't you feel more creative when your space is clean and organized? What a terrific room. Happy Sewing.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Hey sister your sewing nook looks very inviting and perfect for stitching the day away :). Love your sewing machine cozy - waaaaay cute. Glad to see you back blogging peaches :).

Hugs - Karen

Helen said...

It's great to see you post again.

Thanks for sharing your sewing room organization. What a lovely room. and you did a great job organizing. It's very inspiring. I don't have nearly the room you have for sewing, but it could still use some organization.

Libby said...

Your new and improved space looks so inviting. I wonder if you'll just stay there all the time *s*

Carrie P. said...

Such a great way to start the new year. Now you are ready to start your new wool quilt along. Have fun. Good to have you back blogging.

Cindy said...

I've missed you Anne. So glad you're back among us.

LOL - a "sitting room" within a "sewing room"...I like that idea.

You can have a friend sit while you sew - perfect (unless you're upset with hubby..LOL)

Now that you're all cleaned up and ready to sew - isn't it time to sit a bit?

Okay, I'm bad today. LOL I'll go to my daybed in my sewing room and sit too.

Crispy said...

Good to hear from you Anne, we all seem to be suffering from the January ho-hums. Your sewing area is wonderful!!

Crispy

Karen said...

Your sewing room looks fantastic! Reorganizing helps clean out the brain cobwebs. Gives you a fresh start.
I love the applique on the design wall! The sewing machine cover is wonderful. I wouldn't mind having one of those. :o)

Rose Marie said...

What a delightful area you now have for doing hand work and the rest of your room .... well, I'm envious!

Kathleen said...

Your new sewing nook looks cozy!! Great job organizing, looks like you can spend many hours in that room, and I'm sure you do!! I love the quilt next to your chair. Is that a WIP? wool on cotton? who is it by? It looks great!

Connie said...

Love your "new" space. Hardly looks the same. May I ask the name of the pattern for the applique piece on your design wall? Love that machine cover too, what a great friend:)

TheaM said...

I'm impressed with your studio makeover - very comfy sitting area you have there! congratulations!

Kim said...

Well that space is so wonderful now how will you ever make yourself leave it?

Nice job.....I would love to have something as cozy :0)

Happy Sewing, hope your blahs are gone and not SADD

WoolenSails said...

Your sewing room looks wonderful. I wish I had a cabinet like that in my room. I use a big old desk and when I quilt large quilts, it doesn't have enough room to move around.

Debbie

Kim D. said...

Great sewing room redo!! Love the red TV and your sewing machine cover is adorable. I saw one with a Featherweight years ago and thought I should make one.

rouge cerise said...

Ohhh your atelier (sewing room) is so beautiful and so well equipped!! I love too the setting place. Your are really a lucky quilt lady!!!
Have a nice day
Rouge Cerise

Annie said...

I love the new arrangement. Sometimes it just give us a fresh perspective. If you ever want to start a little wool group here...call me...I bought 5 more pieces of wool...yummy.

Hogan's Adventure said...

Your room looks wonderful, tell me where Dave found your TV. Hub keeps wanting to put a new one in my room but I didn't want one...now I do. Love, love your new arrangement, a stitching chair is such a good idea.....I can sit there!!!!!

Meredith said...

love that applique on the design wall, fantastic studio.

Pots and Pins said...

Wow! You have a great sewing room!! I love your sewing machine cover, too...must get me one of those! I loved the quilt on your wall - actually, I loved everything about it...in my next life can I be you?!?! xo, Nan

Anonymous said...

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR SEWING TABLE? i AM SETTING UP A SEWING ROOM AND WANT TO GET SOMETHING i CAN USE FOR BOTH SEWING AND CUTTING. tHANKS SO MUCH
Babette

Madame Samm said...

Hi Ann, saw your machine cover over at sew perfect and that it is...does she make them for anyone..Nadine that is...
and your room is just lovely..great use of your space..blessings madame samm

Marge said...

Luv your sewing room. The quilt is gonna be gorgeous when finished. Hmmm,looks like I might have a project in my sewing room!