Warmest holiday wishes everyone! I had sincerely hoped I might be posting more this month but December somehow flew by! I am now on vacation from work for a week so I am hoping I can get in a bit more stitching time in between family festivities. I am nearing the end of my "February" sampler, so I will share it as soon as I get all that snow filled in!
Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you have a safe holiday and find many good things under your tree this year! As I am in the midwest I am assured of a white Christmas! As a matter of fact it's snowing now and due to continue through to Saturday. Fingers crossed I have no problems getting to my family's house tomorrow to celebrate the day. Very best wishes everyone!
Happy Holidays everyone. For those who celebrate I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
I will be spending time with my family today. We are generally pretty low key--turkey with all the trimmings, presents and just hanging out watching movies usually. I've been doing a little stitching, and will be taking some photos soon and sharing. Until then, I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.
Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and Happy Holidays to everyone else! I will be spending today with my family--hanging out and eating turkey and lots of Christmas cookies. I hope everyone has a lovely day--however you spend it! Cheers!
Today we are having our first snowfall of the season. It has been going nonstop since I went to work this morning. It is cold and windy, but not quite cold enough for the snow to accumulate on more than grassy areas. It is nice and slushy to walk through, however, on the sidewalks and a tad bit slippery. When I got home from work, one of my cats was all curled up on a blanket on my bed--doesn't she look nice and comfy? In my estimation cats are the best nappers in the world!
Yesterday Vero asked for before/after photos of stitching rooms. Since I don't have a room just for my stitching, I have to use different areas to store my stash, stitch and do my finishing. So here is a little tour. This is my "computer room". It is pretty small and I have to fit a lot of stuff in it, so I can't spread out my stitching things. I have a few framed things on the walls, and of course here is my computer!
Behind my computer are my bins of stash all ready and waiting to be stitched. The bins on the right have needlework supplies, and the bins on the left have quilting supplies, sewing fabrics, buttons and ribbons, etc. I also have more bins in my closet that have my loose charts (not kitted up), plus my flosses and linens.
I tend to stitch a lot in my bedroom. So I keep my WIPs and UFOs here by my side of the bed. If you notice I also have stacks of books (my other favorite hobby!!). Under my bed I have a bin with needles, scissors and other gadgets.
Here up in my closet are my books and magazines. There are stacks of magazines in a pile behind as well. I keep the books I use most often with their spines out. And I hate it when I am looking for a book that is on the bottom of that big stack!!
I do my finishing in my dining room. I have to store my sewing machine out of the way as well. But this is the best place to lay everything out and work. Plus there is lots of good light and the TV and stereo are just in the next room--the living room. The rooms are connected by a wide arch, so they are practically one room.
Finally, here is the shelf I display my lovely needlework gifts, and my own finishes. That is my Shaker box that I recently bought, and I will be stitching goodies for this Fall (I can't wait--a lady in a group I belong to is designing the pieces, and they are lovely!). I had to rotate some of my things out. I have other stitched smalls in other places, and my Halloween goodies downstairs with my pumpkins and decorations (I will have to share a photo later).
I really wish I had one room where I could spread everything out nicely, and not have to put everything away when I am finished. But, you have to work with what you have! As long as I get to stitch, I am happy! If anyone reading this would like to share your stitching place, I would love to see--please leave a note in the comment area!! Vero has also put links on her blog! I love seeing everyone's stitching space!