Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just when you think.............

you have things sussed everything changes!.........Just take my sewing room for instance.........
It has undergone a (major) makeover.....from this............

to this........
and the other side of the room ......from this...

........to this...............


Presiding over the new (minimilist) look is one of my bears......who has borrowed my Princess tiara and sceptre............

A couple of tops waiting to be quilted........and check out the legs under the hexagon quilt top.....who could they belong to?

Here she is.........! This doll was made for me by a friend some years ago........attractive isn't she?? I had some workmen in the house a while ago and I heard them laughing - they asked me later about the doll and said the reason they were laughing was because they knew someone who looked just like the doll.......I wasn't sure quite what to say!!!! LOLOL


I have had a few weeks annual leave and most of it (apart from a couple of stitching weekends away with the girls) has been spent cleaning/tidying and decluttering........I have been doing some handstitching at night and have finished a couple of blocks from Rosalie Quinlan's Christmas quilt.....(never too early to start Christmas projects!).......

I was in the upstairs study today and I think I see the first hint of Autumn in the garden!! The nights and mornings have a coolness about them that says winter is on the way.....Autumn is one of my favourite seasons......

Back to work tomorrow.....I'm ready to go back.......I love my job and I work with a great bunch of people!

'Til next time......................Lorraine

26 comments:

Dawn said...

Lorraine you sure have been busy in your sewing room... looks fabulous... sweet stitcheries... and the cold is lovely... yeah cooler weather is on its way, means more time for stitching.
Hugs Dawn x x

Stina said...

Could you come and do a makeover at my sewingroom too.. think it needs a little of your touch..;o) or a LOT!! :o)
Happy to see you stitching and prepared for some sewing!!
Hmmm..first signs of Autumn at your place.. I had mine of Spring a coulpe of days ago.. melting snow.. and crash bang bom from the roofs..:o) Lots of snow sliding down..lovely sound..lol..

Chookyblue...... said...

omg there is hope for me yet.........goodluck on all the sorting cleaning and decluttering......just a few more "bits" to "declutter" from your life and it will be a new you..........lol........keep it up......enjoy the last bit of your holidays

Lynda said...

Hope you have a great day at work tomorrow. Your sewing room looks fantastic - you could have a new career as a tv declutterer. Love your Christmas stitcheries - the pattern is in my never-ending "one day ..." list. Talk to you when I come home.

Kris said...

Wow! Love the before and after shots! Lol! You couldn't wait to get back to work, huh? Hope you have a great day! We are all loving that cool crisp feeling in the air here. Autumn is wonderful. (I live near "Autumn Avenue". I'd love to live on Autumn Ave. My whole life would be different. Lol!)

Nancy said...

What a great job of de-cluttering..
I sew much better when things are straight and in place..

Karen said...

I need you to come and re-do my sewing room. I have so much crammed into it that I can't ever make it look good. And I have parted with all that I can bear to part with.
The doll doesn't look like anyone I know but she is a character all right!

Grethe said...

Really I need you to come along to fix my sewingroom;yours look great.You have some nice quilts ther,and I love the doll.Suppose you made it.I am tyding up now for my big party on March 12(some words on my blog later),but where to put it all,I wonder.
Happy Quilting to you,Lorraine :-)

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Doris said...

Guess what jumped out at me in that first photo? My batik star quiltie! Love your cleaning job, you can come to Iowa and do mine anytime!

Are you selling any of your decluttering goodies? I did that a year or so agao and sold fabric, etc. on etsy and made a nice bit of spending money...

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Wow, you certainly did a tidy-up in your sewing room. It looks as if it should be in a magazine. Love the doll, she is quirky!!

Amanda said...

wow you have had a productive couple of weeks. Back to work reenergised at least. My sewing room definitely needs decluttering but what can I do with out.. probably just need to stop buying fabric would help.

joolzmac said...

I love Autumn too. Have you ever been down south to see the Geltwood Quilt Festival - check out my blog.

Cheers - Joolz

Sweet P said...

Your sewing room is looking great! Enjoy spending time in there.

julieQ said...

You have done some great work in your sewing room, and a lot of it too! Good for you, want to come over and help me out??

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW what a nice tidy room you have. You dont wanna see mine right now. It looks like your "before" photos. lolol
I love the stitchery your working on. I'm doing some of my own right now.
That doll is too funny. I wish my legs were skinny like hers.
It's funny that your going into Autumn and we're in Spring. Two of my favorite seasons.

AnnieO said...

Oh, wow, that's a lot of spiffing up and redecorating. Looks like a place you'll really enjoy spending hours now! What a great view out your window.

Stitcheries look great! I'm aiming for St. Patrick's Day right now but know what you mean about Christmas decos.

Sue said...

Hey Loz, Well done your sewing room looks great. I hope you coped OK with going back to work after such a long time off. I love your previous post as well bout Wallaroo ... looks fab ... might have to look into going next year, Im sure I can talk a few of the girls into going as well. Have a good weekend. Cheers Sue

Cheryl said...

You have inspired me with your sewing room organization...looking good. Love the princess bee holding court there!!! Your stitchery is beautiful and so happy you are having some cooler weather.

Leanne said...

I am impressed with that sewing room. Mmmmmm winter is on it's way!!!!!

Granny Lyn said...

I sure do wish some of your organization could rub off onto me! wow, the room looks great! we are just getting into Spring here, lovely!!!! my favorite time of year!

Lenora said...

I love your new sewing room, at the moment mine is looking like your before shots. After seeing yours I think it is time I had a clean up!

Levin said...

which my sewing area was as neat as yours. heck, i just wish i had a sewing room!!
aren't these first signs of autumn beautiful. the other day i had to put a cardigan on.....
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Katie said...

LOL Well it looks real nice but can you work in it! :-D

Shontelle said...

I'm with you Lorraine...I can't do random either. But the before photo of your studio is definitely me...I'm all about the creative mess. Sadly for me (and my family)the creative mess is all over the kitchen table! Looking forward to seeing you next weekend. xxx

Gran said...

I think I want you to come on over and help me in my never ending - decluttering. What a wonderful job you did! Good On YOU!.

Love the stitchery projects. I guess I should start thinking of Christmas....

I forgot to mention in the previous post that I LOVE YOUR RED SHOES AND RED SEWING MACHINE CARRIER. OF COURSE ONE CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH RED.........