Thursday, July 17, 2014

Studio/Office/Sewing/Work/Guest Room

That room that has at least two dozen names, one for every mood, it would seem, has once again been altered. We finally put the kiddos into a bunk bed, leaving us with a twin bed that needed a home. I was all for storing it in the shop at first, but my more practical other-half, the Farmboy, convinced me to move it to my already over-crowded work room.

Which in turn, forced me to sort, re-organize, and generally work some serious squeezing magic with all of my STUFF.

It works. It really does, and I'm glad the Farmboy is so convincing when he sets his mind to something. And that I'm pretty good at sorting and squeezing the most use out of my space. We make a good team.

How would you like to sleep here (quilt by my big Sister, granny squares by my Grandma, sampler wall by Me)?
Your last glimpse of my sampler was was here. I predict that it will be completely full by this time next year.

The other side of the room has changed slightly, now holding all of my small designs and that little printer that works overtime.
And just for the fun of it, I spliced some photos together to show you the current state of my pincushion collection (a few are living in other locations around the house, so this isn't complete by any means).

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Beth, with the first photo, before reading the description, I'd thought "how nice it would be to spend a night there snuggled up in bed with a cuppa cocoa (& a cookie) and just stare at all those gorgeous samplers!

You have worked magic with your room and workspace though I think
it is very packed in with goodies!

The pincushion collection is wonderful!

Vera said...

Your work/guest/sewing/whatever room looks great! Love your sampler wall and your pincusions (especially the turquoise one!!).

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I can imagine that sleeping in that room would feel like being surrounded by all the love and hugs that go into each piece of beloved handwork!

Marlene said...

What a wonderful room! I can't imagine anyone sleeping there and not feel surrounded by love. It's really warm and cozy.

Paula said...

I would love sleeping in that cozy room! Although I would be up very late looking at your gorgeous work!

wranglerkate said...

Love your wall o' stitching! What a lovely room for inspiration - and your smalls are beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing!

gracie said...

Do you take reservations? Lovely room....

Jackie said...

Love the room, the pin cushion collection. your work is inspirational.

Syd said...

Breathtaking!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

your room is beautiful indeed. Magical.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Well I would love to stay in this room! But you might be missing a few samplers when I left!! lol My grandma used to make granny square afghans just like that out of wool yarn. I don't have one tho. A beautiful space Beth. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Lori

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my word! What a gorgeous room, now matter what you call it :)
Stunning!

linda said...

A beautiful room Beth, filled with love and handwork and memories, and stories. Will you devote a wall to some of your photographs? They are just as creative and inspiring as your needlework!

marly said...

Very nice room. Very nice everything. The samplers are crisp without the glass glare, and the pincushion collection is wonderful.

Judy said...

Your sampler wall and pincushion collections are perfect compliments to this lovely room. I would sit in there and enjoy every minute of it!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Patti said...

Oh I would love to stay in that room! I think that if I did, I would never want to leave :)
LOVE your gorgeous pincushion collection - you have some real beauties!
Blessings, Patti

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful room with so many beautiful things for your eye to see! I love the way your samplers are displayed, I love the blue cabinet, the spoon rack for your scissors (brilliant), and your pin cushion collection is absolutely gorgeous! I would LOVE to stay in that sweet room! Great job on the re-do!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful room with so many beautiful things for your eye to see! I love the way your samplers are displayed, I love the blue cabinet, the spoon rack for your scissors (brilliant), and your pin cushion collection is absolutely gorgeous! I would LOVE to stay in that sweet room! Great job on the re-do!

Kevin said...

Wow! What a great space! You've truly created a sanctuary out of this room. I think anyone would be quite lucky to find this as their "home away from home."

Elisabetta said...

I love everything the wall with all that Samplers with so beautiful frame are gorgeous!!! Also the granny blanket is so beautiful!