|Hand dyed silk ribbons|
|A little planter became a pin cushion.|
My studio consists of two large 18 x 20 foot rooms which adjoin my mother's apartment in the second floor of the Art & Antique Gallery. This is my sewing and quilting room.
|My sewing station with an extra large table for quilting. It is set on a adjustable height portable table with the machine set in foam insulation and topped with slick wall paneling. My pressing station is on the left.|
|I love this vintage ironing board but I rarely need to use it.|
It completes my collection of sad irons scattered
around the studio and reminds me
of how many modern conveniences I enjoy.
|I love thread and these two picnic hampers|
are filled with crochet materials.
Most of the time the lids are closed and
they are shoved under my sewing machine table.
|This pottery bowl sits on my sewing table to hold bobbins and feet. The heavy glass flower frog is perfect for holding pencils, rippers, brushes, and markers.|
|This door adjoins my mom's kitchen.|
I love to use antique hangers to display
vintage embroidery and a souvenir shawl
from my trip to Florence, Italy.
|My thread cupboard provides a mantle-like area for family photos and keepsakes.|
|Just a portion of my thread library. I have at least three spools of each color. Please hit the read more button below to see the rest.|
|This assembly table is actually a four foot kitchen base cabinet on wheels. To replace the missing counter top, I put a folded up six foot table on the top. This stores many large quilts.|
|The top of this cupboard serves as another display area.|
|The lower portion holds sewing baskets and unfinished quilt tops. I have plenty of work lined up for my retirement.|
|I gathered the reeds, and wove the seat for|
this dainty chair many years ago.
It is a handy display area.
|Ribbons, lace, vintage post cards, and buttons fill these shelves supported by empty sewing thread spools.|
|My grandma born in 1900 wore these shoes when she taught school as a young woman.|
|Every quilter needs a stash.|
|The tall bookcase holds my wool and silk stash and the brown recliner behind the lamp is where I sit to blog and watch TV. The tall secretary provides more storage and display area.|
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