Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome To Where Bloggers Create Blog Party

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create for a wonderful Blog Party!!  There will be a LOT of  fabulous sites to visit and share pictures of their sewing areas.   I'm also connecting to Beverly's Pink Saturday at 
How Sweet the Sound and be sure to drop by there to see all the wonderful Blogs:)   Have a great time!

Fabric and Supply Storage 

This is my fabric storage/spare bedroom. lol  There's a twin bed against the other wall when one of my grandkids come over.  They usually sleep in the living room.  The containers are all marked by content, some have UFO's in them, some are quilts I'm working on and others have fabric in them.  The first picture is where all my tools are in various containers, and you can see where my threads are over the storage area.  I also have a box of threads that I use on going, and when I run out of one usually there's another on the wall.  Those are for sewing and for machine embroidery.  I'm lucky to have a Janome 9000 that's not pictured for embroidery.  It needs to go see the machine doctor for some adjustments.







My Sewing Area

This is the area where I do my quilting.  I have storage behind the frame/machine that I keep a lot of fabric and other supplies.  Ribbon, embroidery threads and as you can see on the book shelf, my Avon is stored in there too! lol  Every bit of space is utilitzed and originally I planned on having the wall at the end of the frame as my design wall, but as it turned out, there's just enough room for me to squeeze through to get to the other side.  I try to keep the fabric organized by colors and in the boxes aare 5 inch squares cut and ready to make a quilt when I get the bug or need to get one done for The Linus Project.

My Lone Sewing Machine Behind My Couch:)

As you can see my sewing machine sits on an old Tredle machine converted to a table behind my couch in the dinning room.   I have  no place in either room to set up my machine and for the longest time, I used the dinning room table.  Which meant it was always set up there lol, now at least we have the table back.  My DH likes to have me sewing where he is and I enjoy that too, so it works out well.  One of these days though I hope to have a cabinet built in under the window in the fabric/spare bedroom to sew at.  Maybe this summer some time.   Anyway, these are my sewing areas, not fancy but workable and I can actually find things most of the time. lol  I also have container boxes of fabrics in the closet shelves as well:)  I'm really anxious to get some good ideas from all of you that are participating.   Heaven knows there's room for improvement:)   Have a great week end!

36 comments:

craftyles said...

Love you organization. Really well done and neat. I'd like to sew and create there!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi there!

Your blog is stunning -- certainly wont be my last visit here. I am so excited to see all these talented women!

I am not a seamstress and I am in such awe of all you talented ones. I am very needle thread challenged :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to stop by... have a lil give away going on.

Enjoy your visits -- they certainly will be tickled they stopped by your spot!

Claudia

zandra said...

Your so organized. Definitely, one of my goals for next year's party. So, enjoyed my visit. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Anna Matthews said...

Your blog is lovely. It must be a challenge to organize all these supplies, but you do it well. Enjoy the party!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Candi! Thanks for joining the party! I'd love to put you party post on a permant link on the Where Bloggers Create blog, but you have your party post divided into several pots. If you will put a link to each section the this post I will link to. Just drop me an email when you are ready. Thanks!!!
xo,
Karen

someplace in thyme said...

Oh, so many wonderful containers and so little time. I would love to visit and peek at everything in your wonderful creative room. Thankyou so much for sharing your special place, I love it. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

stefanie said...

oooooo, lovin' all your fabric!!!!

Chris said...

A long arm quilter! That is great! Love your work space!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Penny said...

Wonderful creative area.
Thank you for letting us get this peek into your life and creative pleasure.
Hugs,
Penny

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Halle said...

Wonderful space! Isn't that restaurant shelving the best! We have 2 racks in our storage room and can't imagine life without them.

live a colorful life said...

Thanks so much for letting us have a glimpse into where you create!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness...now that's some creative space!

Debby said...

Hi Candi, you have such a wonderful and organized space to create in. Thanks for sharing.
debby

Miss Sandy said...

What fun space to quilt in! I so admire the work of those who quilt. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Lori said...

What a nice space you have! I love the cover to the sewing machine--very quaint. Your room is very organized--a place for everything. Thanks for sharing.

Pat, A Remade Life said...

Love your space! so organized and neat--I'm a messy crafter myself but I am under counseling for it (ok, so I'm just trying to control it myself!). You have a wonderful blog--thanks for inviting me in!! Lots of love,
Pat, A Remade Life

Linda Robinson said...

Thanks for letting us in to take a peek at you space, You are so organized... I love that and I just think its cute how your DH want you there with him.. That is so sweet... Thanks again. I had a great time visiting you!

Hugs, Linda

Romeo said...

WOW! Those are some serious machines!!! And stacks and stacks of fabric - heavenly!! Thank you so much for sharing your creative spaces!!!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

Angela Weimer said...

Thank you for the great tour. what wonderful machines you have. I just have a lonely sewing machine for now. I had to buy anything that plugged in new when we moved to England so one is all I get. Love your organization too! thanks for sharing. Angela

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Candi,

Wonderful! Another woman with lots of fabric..:0) Your studio is great. I know you must turn out a bunch of quilting with that machine. Thanks so much for sharing your space with me.

I'd love for you to come stroll through my studio..it's been a long process but it's all finally finished!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Pearl Maple said...

Your blog is a delightful place to visit, you have done well to organise your space and products so well, looks like a fun space to be creative in

luluslovlies said...

OMG I love your organization, most of my fabrics are in trunks so I have to dig for them, with the exceptions of what I have in baskets and rolled up here and there, I do have some vintage fabrics and old chenille in a case but not as organized as you are. You are doing great my friend, love your machine cover, totally cute! Thanks for the tour, I loved my visit! XOXO PS Love the basket collection I have 2 or 3 and keep vintage sewing supplies in them that I don't use of course, just enjoy them, drop by for a visit, XO again.

Creative Grammie said...

Thanks for the tour of such a wonderful creative space. I see you have a long-arm, oooh I'm so jealous.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi fellow sister!!!
I love your blog!!! I hope you'll come visit mine too...
I've got a linky party next week...
Oh, and I just became a follower on here!
HUGS,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I would like to present you with The Versatile Blogger Award--congratulations!!!
Just pop over to my blog to get the button:-)
Hugs,
Cindy

Melly said...

I love that your husband likes to have you sewing where he is...that is so sweet :) No matter where you create there is always room for improvement, thank you so much for sharing where you create.
Melly:)

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey. Great creative space and stopping in from the Sisterhood of the Bloggerette's Party. Glad to meet another sister.
Hugz,
Zandra

Tins and Treasures said...

Your storage tubs look so organized. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us.

Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your creative area looks so organized - how would you feel about spending a couple of weeks at my house? Thanks so much for the tour.

desertskyquilts said...

I love how nice that quilting machine area looks. You really made that into a room! Your organization *almost* motivates me to do something today.

Babs said...

I'd love to have a craft room like this, will just be a dream, though.

Sherry said...

My goal was to get my stuff organized but I think you did a much better job of that than I did. Thanks so much for sharing you space. I am going to spend a little time looking at the rest of your blog.

The Knitwit Knitter said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy said...

You are so organized. Yes, why is it, with 4 bedrooms and two offices, I have no real creative space? Too much stuff. Hope to be as organized as you are soon. Happy Pink Saturday!

Parsley said...

Stopping by for the first time. I recently joined the Bloggerette Sorority and wanted to meet some of the 'sisters'.

My blog door is always open for new friends. Drop by, help yourself to some tea and cookies and meet my 6 dogs.

God bless.