Friday, March 8, 2013

Some stitching and where I stitch

Good Morning all,  Thought I would show you where I do my stitching, knitting and magazine reading!
Below is in my sewing hideaway (please ignore the mess!!!)  This is where I stitch things in frames, also do my beading here as well.  I also listen to my audio books in this room and will sometimes watch - actually listen to the television.
In the foreground is Dorcas Haynes and Quaker Pincushion is where the high black chair is.  In the background stacked in plastic boxes are my multiple WIPS.
                                            Here is the Quaker Pincushion stitching area.
                                                 This is the start of the second pincushion.
                                                    Here is the start of Doras Haynes.
 Below is where I knit and read my magazines while watching the Television with the family in the evenings.  Sometimes I do sit here during the day reading as well - depending on my mood.
 This is a sock that I am knitting at the moment - I am in catch up mode with my knitting projects!!  It is bad enough that I have multiple stitching Works In Progress - I do not need to have multiple knitting projects as well!!!  I also, try to keep my beading projects also up to day
 Here is my morning and sometimes dinner cooking stitching area.  This is where I sit in the morning watching the news, drinking coffee and getting everyone off to work.  My faithful companion is my sister's cat Jazmine, who is about 14 years old.  She usually sits behind me (as I am pushed to sit on the very edge of the chair) while I stitch and then takes over the whole chair when I leave!!
Well, that is it for this week, next week will be a bit busy, Book Club in at my house on Tuesday evening - I chose the  Tales of Hill Top Farms by Susan Wittig Alberts.  It is mostly fiction with true parts regarding the life of Beatrix Potter when she purchased Hill Top Farms.  It is a darling story and so very different that what we usually read but I wanted to do something light and easy to read.

This week is also the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival here in Macon, Georgia - it is a big event.  It is said that Macon has the largest number of Cherry Trees in the USA, more that Washington DC!  I have 5 trees in my yard - will post a photo next week of my trees - one of which has already bloomed and is getting ready to leaf.

I belong to an Ikebana group and we put arrangements in one of the historic homes during this time - so most of my time will be practicing my design - not much stitching I afraid!!!

Thank you for stopping by  --  see you next week - I will probably be a day late in posting.



Terri said...

Thanks for sharing your stitching spots. I posted mine awhile back and am slowly straightening up my room and posting progress photos.

Have a great crafty weekend!

Caz said...

It is nice to see where other people do their crafting,,, and the pets that help.

Margaret said...

I love seeing where you stitch and knit and stuff. So many different places to work!

pam said...

Looks like you have help crafting!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I believe it is YOU who is sitting in Jazmine's chair! LoL All your stitching spots look cozy and comfortable. Your WIP pin cushion in the last post sent me searching - found it!

hazel said...

You have some lovely stitching, reading and knitting areas Roberta no wonder you seem to get a lot done. Enjoy your book club also the flower arranging. Look forward to seeing photos of the cherry trees, we have quite a few trees blossoming here in the U.K.

Love and hugs,
Hazel c (UK)

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

What comfy and beautiful stitching spots.

I've got the perfect room for turning into a craft room, I just never seem to get around to changing it. There are some big boxes that have never made their way downstairs to the crawl space (where the creepy crawlies live)

Usually I just stitch in front of the TV. My favorite thing to do is put on a documentary and just listen as I stitch.

You must get a lot of stitching done when you stitch in such comfy spots.

angelasweby said...

So nice to see the areas where you stitch and relax Roberta. I love that comfy looking pink armchair and footstool.
I'm so glad you're enjoying the Beatrix Potter Mystery. I just love the chatter from the talking animals - so appropriate for a Beatrix Potter book!
I always enjoy reading about the Cherry festival.
Angela xx

Melanie said...

Ooo, I'm jealous that you have cherry blossoms already, as we still have quite a bit of snow on the ground still here. :)

I always love to see where other people whip up their masterpieces. My stuff always tend to travel around with me in different areas, depending on how I'm feeling so I have to put it all away each day when I'm done lest I clutter up the entire house and risk the cats getting into it. (I have naughty thread/yarn eating cats.)

Lynn said...

Hi Roberta,

Love to see stitching places, your is tidy compared to the mess that I have just sorted! lol
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! You do have lots of stitching projects on the go! So lovely to see where you stitch. I am a new follower - just came across from Nicolas Scarlet Letter Year Blog Two (I am on Blog One).

Please pop by my blog if you get the chance:

Brigitte said...

This armchair would be the perfect reading place for me as well. I think I wouldn't come out for days, lol.

Solstitches said...

I'm loving the look of that pink armchair and footstool!
You have lots of projects going on so it's good that you are able to leave some of them in situ and move somewhere else :)
Thanks for the peek into your sewing space.