Monday, October 5, 2015


I really can't believe that it has been 3 1/2 months since I last posted! The summer has flown by!

I've been contemplating whether or not to even blog any more - time constraints, interest waning, etc. etc. etc.

I do love seeing others wonderful projects and sharing a bit of my life with others also, so here goes a multiple post update.

About 3 months ago, I did some deep cleaning of my sewing/creating areas. Firstly, for my "Inspiration Space", I unpiled my desk, rearranged magazines and books and made new curtains.

Secondly, I finally completely took over our son's bedroom for my sewing room. I had been sewing there for a couple of years but hadn't taken down his twin beds or anything from the walls. But I did it and I LOVE it!

As you enter:

Counter Clockwise Around the room: The Ironing Station:


Great Grandmother's Pillow Cover framed by my DIL for a birthday present.

Grandmother's Garden quilt that I bought at a flea market, a small quilt from vintage blocks, one of my doll quilts (the Peter Rabbit) and mug rug from a friend..

Nene's Quilts:

Silvia - her primary use is FMQ though I do use her to mend jeans and attach bindings. She sits under the window so I can look out at the sky and occasionally ponder. She is a 1970's model and was made in Italy.

Another Vintage Necchi - a 1960's model named Nora. She belonged to Mike's mom and is a dream for stitching long straight stitches. I like to assemble flimsys with her.

Black Beauty's corner:

Black Beauty:

An old cigar box from my grandmother's things:

She kept buttons in it!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my new sewing room! I'll be posting some of projects in a day or two!

Blessings to each of you!


Aimee said...

How fun to get a tour of your beautiful space! Can't wait to see the projects :)

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love your new space! It looks cozy and inviting. Lots of eye candy and personal touches. :)

Janet O. said...

So happy for you to have your own sewing space now, Doniene. I got my sewing room the same way. When the boys had moved out I put a design wall on one wall of their bedroom, but the rest of my sewing stuff was stashed in various places. Gradually I began to move it into the "design wall room" until it finally clicked that it was my sewing room, and I moved the rest of the "bedroom stuff" out.
Love what you have done with the space. It looks very inviting!

Angie said...

What a great (and happy) sewing space! I love all the wood. I didn't realize you were a vintage SM lover! Nora & Silvia are wonderful and Black Beauty is gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Your new sewing room looks beautiful and functional! I, too, have been dealing with motivation with blogging. I lurked well over a month. I expect to be more active during cold weather. Good to hear from you!

Karen said...

I am a sucker for vintage sewing machines. Wish I had room and money for all I would like to own.

Dawn said...

Wow! Great sewing space. Nice collection of machines too. What a special to enjoy. Thank you very much for the tour. I hope you keep blogging, stay in touch!!

Hilachas said...

I loved the tour. Thanks for sharing with us. Can't wait to see what projects you come up with.

Mary said...

I love seeing how others organize their sewing space! Thank you for sharing yours.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love your new sewing room! Such a treat to see all your wonderful vintage sewing machines. Love the cigar box filled with buttons, a lovely memory keep of your grandmother. I hope you choose to keep blogging, I've missed your inspiring posts!

Raewyn said...

Dear Doniene, your room looks great and I see it will be the perfect place for your creativity to bloom. I love seeing all your treasures from the past and remember well those lovely little nooks and crannies in the walls where your books are stored! I agree about blogging, so many fabulous friends and experiences, I think I would miss it too ♥

Ranch Wife said...

Its so hard to find the time to blog, isn't it? But I'm glad to see you pop up in my reader! Think of you often - haven't been that way in far too long. Your room is absolutely lovely - such a special space to create your masterpieces!

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