Monday, January 4, 2010

My Studio - Rerun

One of my most popular posts was showing different parts of my studio. I am sharing it again for those of you who missed it.

I've decided to share some photos of my studio with you.
These are raw unstaged photos.
I had hoped to get things looking really neat to take some photos but finally came to my senses.
This is a real WORKING studio and this is about as good as it gets.

I think your reactions will be one of two things:
1. Gee, that's a wonderful studio and I wish I had all that space. . . OR
2. My studio looks so much neater that hers, I'm glad I don't have to deal with all of that.

This is the lounge area. It's a great spot to sit and do hand work or read. It's also where friends can chat and sew. Most of the furniture was purchased on eBay from Denmark, Belgium, and Chicago!

This is the nuts and bolts working area of the studio. Sometimes it looks a little better, often it looks much worse! It has sewing machines, a cutting table, and ironing area and various storage cabinets.
I am up in the treetops on the second floor of our home as you can see from the windows.

This is the library area. I have a lot of books in the studio. They are all related to art, sewing, quilting, fabric dyeing, etc. I'm only showing you the part where the books are nicely arranged!

I also knit both by hand and with knitting machines. The yarn you see here is displayed in an old post office desk.
When I got this all set up my son came up to the studio and said "OK Mom, when are you going to knit!"
My response "What, and spoil that beautiful arrangement." But I do knit and I rearrange the yarn so it looks beautiful all the time.

Perhaps at another time I'll share more photos of the studio with you, but this is a good overview.

When the studio was completed in 1993 Quilters Newsletter came to our home and took a lot of photos of our home and my studio. It was featured in a 4 page spread in the March 1994 issue. If you have or can locate that issue theres a lot of photos to see.
And they were taken before I messed it up!!!!


Vicki W said...

When can I move in?

Kathie said...

oh how I would love to come visit!
enjoy your posts...
please show us more of the studio
what an amazing space

Eva said...

What a stash! We don't have such a choice in our largest local stores. You're lucky! No envy.


Gee, that's a wonderful studio and I wish I had all that space!! My sewing room is never really neat. It's organized clutter!

norma said...

What a wonderful space and it looks *very* neat to me.

Susan Purney Mark said...


You've inspired me to consider a sitting area in my studio. A place to relax and do some hand stitching or visit with friends.
Thanks for the pictures.

dee said...

The studio is everything one could hope for and then some.
I'm totally in love with the post office box shelves. What a fabulous piece of furniture.

Karen said...

The wood cabinet with all the drawers is a wonderful addition to your sewing room.

Vivian said...

I do have that issue from 1994 (I collect old issues of QNM). When they had a survey last year about what features we would like to see in the magazine, my request was to being back the "At Home With Quilts" feature -- I loved that series!

I'm definitely in the "i'd love to have that much space" camp. Thanks for the updated peek.