Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Fever!

Sometimes a change of scenery makes all the difference.
 This time of year, my basement studio is cold, especially in contrast to the beautiful Spring days we are starting to have. I find myself antsy and wanting a change of scenery.

 Have ya ever temporarily moved your sewing "spot"? 

 It has made all the difference for me as I collapsed the vintage sewing machine I display upstairs  and put to use the sewing cabinet my dad refurbished for me almost two summers ago. I can now sit in this sunny spot in front of our large window, listen to the birds flutter from treehouse to treehouse and watch the neighborhood spring activities as I sew....and it's warm enough I can be barefoot!
It's the perfect spot to create the scrappy "made fabric" border I'm creating for my rainbow girls because I don't need a lot of supplies. I can sit down and sew for a therapetic thirty minutes and once my pile gets high (Notice it at the right of my machine)  I stop for the day, go downstairs to iron them, ready for the next day. I so very grateful to have a designated sewing studio, but sometimes a change a scenery is rejuvinating.  I can now just sit and sew.  I find myself anticipating coming home from work today for a little free flow sewing without feeling like I need to go downstairs to "get everything started". I'm curious to see if this will improve my "sewing time" during the week. For now, it's refreshing to have a new sunny spot to look forward to "winding down in" at the end of the day.
Snoopy Quilting:
It's my new happy place.
Hoping your week is off to a great start as well.

Val's Quilting Studio


  1. It is great that you can utilize the sewing cabinet and enjoy the natural light. If I don't feel like being in the basement I do hand sewing on the couch or outside or pattern design in the home office.

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to stitch.

  3. This is the time of year that I'm torn between stitching and gardening. Both the inside and outside are sooo appealing. Since it's been raining the last two days stitching has won and I'm happily spending time in the studio stitching away. My studio is the sunniest space in the house so I'm always drawn there even on the gloomiest days. The problem is in the summer when it's too darn hot at the top of the house!!

  4. Barefoot sewing sounds perfect. Love all those scraps!

  5. I love being able to just sit down and sew. Your new spot looks great!

  6. Perfect way to wind down the day if you ask me! (I do the same...and barefoot too)

  7. Sounds perfect Val and I love that Snoopy haven't seen that in awhile-

  8. Looks like you have found a great new place to sew. Be careful though or your whole house will become one big sewing room like mine!

    Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  9. lovely to stitch in front of a window though I find when we do ocassionally manage to get some sun it is so bright it hinders me from seeing what I am doing!

  10. What a wonderful idea, Val. My sewing room is also my new office. After spending so much time 'working' in there, I'm not always motivated to stay there and be creative. I should find a getaway spot too.

  11. That looks and sounds like a wonderful spot to sew Val! Enjoy the sunlight and birdsong!

  12. A change of scenery can help if you've got the blahs. Have fun stitching in the sun.


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