Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Working Around the House This Week

Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone! I have been a busy bee all around my house. There are simply things that need to be more ignoring it or I'll end up on Hoarders! Yesterday, I was a cleaning fool. But at least I ended the busy day at one of my favorite places: my sewing corner. It needed a cleanout too. After I tidied up, I started stitching a couple of mixed media projects.

If my sewing corner still looks messy to you, remember, it's all perspective. I did have a stack of fabric piled up, and everything needed dusting. When you sew a lot, a sewing table gets dusty. Plus, my machine was acting up. Turns out that a little tightening of the bobbin case was all it needed. But still, my machine is pretty basic. Since my birthday is in November, I'm asking Santa for a birthday-Christmas combo gift: a fancy new sewing machine that embroiders. How fun would that be!

In the meantime, I'll never give up hand embroidery. It's just so easy, fun, and fast. Believe me, I'm a cross-stitcher. No I'm a cross-stitch-aholic. But embroidery is so much faster.

So, here are a few closeups of what's on the sewing table.

Mixed media project w. pic of my /Aunt Sis, and an owl embroidery for my daughter.
My favorite pin cushion!
I keep a lot of storage on my tiny sewing table!

I love to stitch on pretty much everything. I don't think a day goes by that I don't pick up a needle. One of my mixed-media projects is going to be a fabric wall hanging with a very old photo of my Great Aunt Sis who looked a lot like Kate Hepburn in her day. Aunt Sis and I shared the very same November birthday. She was twenty years older than her sister, my grandma, and so she was in her eighties when I was born. But I remember her very well. She was a beautiful, wealthy woman at that, and dearly loved by her family. So I wanted to create a beautiful little wall hanging with her photo in fabric. It will be special.

Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch your heart out.


  1. some lovely things on your sewing desk/table . thanks for sharing , happy crafting jill#52

  2. Hi Sandy - I love your pin cushion too! Lovely idea to make a fabric tribute to your Great Aunt. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

  3. Love that pin cushion. So much fun :) Looks like you have a really fun workspace! Have fun with those projects :)

    Katie (136)

  4. Hi Sandy, thanks for stopping by. Love the item with your aunt's picture, plus the owl. Francesca xxx#93

    1. Thank you Francesca! (I love your name, by the way)

  5. You need to come to my house and teach me how to sew! I'm useless with a needle but desperately want to learn! A great peek at your workspace. Happy WOYWW! Victoria #87

  6. What an adorable owl! Did you see that I tried embroidery on a card? I showed it on my blog on a post before the WOYWW one, if you want to see it. Thanks for sharing the mixed media project of Aunt Sis, it looks like you are really honoring her and I hope the project turns out like you're envisioning.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!

  7. I love the wallhanging of your Aunt. I hope I can remember to come back and see it finished. Happy WOYWW!

  8. It's funny, you should mention hoarding, I was having the same thought earlier today, like do I REALLY need this, if I haven't used it in 2 years...shamefully, my answer seemed to be yes, lol I mean, you just know you're gonna' need it the minute you get rid of it!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

  9. Lovely things in your creative space! Lots of talent in evidence there. I used to have a Chinese pincushion like that once - can't think what happened to it.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #3