Welcome! Please come in and make yourself home as I walk you through my creative space. My muse lives here and I find creativity and joy in this 10 x 12' space. It is here where I experiment with paint, fabric and of course, fiber.
Looking in the room from the entrance to the room, you see my work table straight ahead. It faces South and I have views of the pond and the hayfields. It's great to look out the window and be inspired.
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Along the right wall you will find many things that I find inspiring. Samplers that I recently stitched. A picture of my first kitty, Puffer.
On the dresser that holds all my cross stitch fabric, I've set up a display of stitching things, scissors, Sajou cards, painted items. The round candy tin was my Mom's sewing box so it's got top billing on the dresser.
Dresser (left side)
Continuing on the right side of the dresser, you find my first piece of needlework I made for my husband right after we were married. He had it on his desk at work for many years. It's a cruel piece of crewel embroidery but I did make it with love. Also, you will find jars of buttons, marbles, spools of thread and a lovely lady pincushion.
(Dresser - right side)
Above the dresser is an 8' shelf. This shelf holds memories, toys of my childhood, items of my home, things that I love, some of Mike's things. This shelf is sentimental and it's filled with items that remind me of my home, my parents, and good times.
The stuffed animals were Mikes. Buzz Lightyear is my reminder that anything is possible if you believe. I love the toothy alligator, behind that is an art piece made by Mike. The clock cookie jar was in my Mom's kitchen.
Continuing along the shelf there's funky plaques that hung in my parent's home, a Huckleberry Hound bank that was mine when I was a child and a stack of old cameras.
Underneath the shelf is a pantry that holds some pieces from exchanges, patterns. On the top of the pantry, there's a Mr. Machine that was a childhood toy. I loved that toy! And I have a thing for bunnys.
To the right of the window is a peg shelf that holds a stitched piece made just for this room. A Mcoy planter holding wooden spoons from my Grandma. Folk art painted pieces from another lifetime.
On the peg is my Dad's work hat. I treasure that hat. When he wore it, I knew he was in his groove, fixing, painting or sprucing something up.
Underneath that peg shelf is another book shelf. If you look on the top, there's a nod to cross stitch. On the shelves below you will find Halloween goodies, more books(!) and a tray of stuffed goodies that I put out during the various holidays throughout the year.
Then, we turn to the right wall. The wall of storage. In the hatbox, you will find just about every card, letter or keepsake from my DH and son. Baskets hold ribbons, cards, paint tubes. DMC is stored in those nuts and bolts containers. And there's my typewriter from high school. LOL. The pantry holds my painting supplies. The drawers hold stitching supplies. Further to the right is another pantry unit that's stuffed with binders that hold my cross stitch patterns. The globes were from childhood too. I love globes and would collect them if I had the room. In this pic, you can see the color of the room. Tangerine! Love the color, it's so cheery!
And swinging back around to the back wall, you'll find an overstuffed bookshelf. Cross stitch, work books, quilting books and some novels that I can't part with live here. The paper mache pumpkin is another childhood piece. It's at least 50 years old.
So kids, this is the place where I find inspiration, joy and peace. It's still a work in progress and that's what I like about it. As art and my style evolves, so will the room. Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll come back again!