Monday, 11 February 2008

Tidy for now !!



A few of you wanted to see pictures of my little sewing area so here they are.



I love this corner of my house. You can see the sewing desk that I got from Freecycle and that wretched shelf unit - lol !! It took lots of time to get stuff sorted into these various boxes and baskets but it was worth it. Most of my fabrics are in those wheely trolley things although I keep all my fat quarters in a pine cupboard in my bedroom. About 2 big drawers full. I don't have a vast amount of space but I am happy with it for now. When Jess leaves home though I will whip myself in her bedroom as quick as a flash. No rush Jess - honestly - lol !! Seriously she is only 17 but she has the biggest room with loads of natural light - sigh ! One day......




Anyway onto other things. I was very fortunate to win a draw on Toni's blog and heres what I got through the post this week.





Isn't it fantastic ? I love the pattern - it is just so sweet. And look at all the fabric she gave me too. Wonderful ! Toni is downsizing her quilting stuff and every Monday she has new items up for grabs in her Manic Monday slot. I really, really wanted this and was chuffed to bits to get it. Thanks so much Toni !!



On Sunday I got an email to say my 4Seasons quilt partner had received her quilt and that she had posted about it on her blog. It is Julia at www.scraphappyquilter.blogspot.com/. I think she likes it - lol !! I had loads of fun doing this swap and will definitely sign up for the Spring one. My swap quilt hasn't arrived here yet but I'm sure it will be soon. I know some people didn't quite make the deadline but that is ok. I just have a flat nose where it has been pushed up against the window every morning looking out for the Postman - haha - you think I'm joking ??
Have fun !!

19 comments:

Julia said...

Oh no, your hands and now your nose.
ROFLOL!! I hope that your quilt hurries and gets there soon.

anne bebbington said...

What a lovely clean and tidy sewing area - you would just shrink away with horror if you could see mine right now - I really must get round to sorting it out before DH blows a fuse!

Helen in the UK said...

That looks like a great sewing space. I particularly love that you have a row of machines behind your sewing machine!! Must go check out your 4seasons quilt :)

Floss said...

Wonder how long it will stay that tidy LOL, mine sewing area normally messing about 5 minutes after I take a photo. Love the sewing machines all line up.

Lisa Boyer said...

Thanks for the peek into your sewing space--I LOVE that. So many machines--I LOVE that, too!

Teresa said...

WOW!
Would you lik eto come south and tidy up my sewing area Andrea!LOL!

Your little winter quilt is lovely too

Guðrún said...

I am sure you are not joking, of course you have to see if the postman is coming. I like your sewing space.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a nice tidy sewing area...very impressive..

Kristie said...

Wow! I'm jealous! :) I wish I had such a nice space to sew. You really have a nice collection of sewing machines!!!
Kristie

Shar said...

Nice and tidy, you have inspired me to tackle mine! Wish me luck, I don't get lost in a fabric avalanche! LOL

Dawn said...

Oh your freecycle desk is wonderful! And what a great quilting area. Oh I love it!

country mouse said...

Your sewing area looks great. I am getting so inspired to get mine in order....there is no way I would take a pic of mine the way it looks now! lol Congrats on your winnings too :cD

Made By Claire said...

You are so lucky to have a sewing room, let alone a tidy one. I don't have the space at the moment so I have to get all my stuff out each time I want to do sewing.. Congrats on winning the give away, lots of lovely fabric.

Linda said...

Great storage Andrea, a tongue in cheek question, did it get tidyed for the photo, or is it always that tidy? What a cute pattern from Toni, and with all the fabrics, lucky you. Your parcel arrived yesterday, thank you so much, just too cute and what yummy fabrics, I feeel totally spoilt. I think you need to do a tutorial for the little bag.....

ldahospud said...

I am SO jealous! My sewing room is a complete disaster right now. Baby steps, baby steps . . ..

Belvie said...

Your sewing area looks so neat and orderly. I love the blocks and mini-quilts you have hanging on the wall!

Quilting Mama said...

Your sewing area looks wonderful! I can't ever keep mine as tidy as I'd like, though I figure if I start to finish some things and empty some boxes it will give other things a place to go!

Now if I'd only stop starting new things, LOL!

The quilt in your previous post is beautiful, wonderful use of color and the pieced border is fabulous!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Andrea, I love how nice this all looks. Its a great spot.

As for the natural light...I have to share this. 'Karen's Quilt Shop" is in the kitchen and dinette area because I have big windows. Odd, I know. But the light!!!! Of course, Jess no rush but again with the light...

Oddball Love, *karendianne.

Quilting Pirate said...

Yah for mail! :D I'm tickled you like the kit!

I love your sewing corner, so cozy and very organized!!