Monday, September 2, 2019

"My Room" Part 2

Hello, Dear Ones! Thank you for coming back to see part 2 of "My Room".
 This is the area I showed you last - where I sew.
Here is the other side of this small room. The little hutch that belonged to my little mother, my grandmother's Singer sewing machine and file cabinet with a TV on top. 
 This is my view as I sew. I can watch TV and I do sometimes.
The old Singer belonged to my grandmother who made lots of doll clothes on it for my dolls. It has a crocheted runner on top that I made a thousand years ago and a little milk glass lamp that was my mothers. There is a picture of my little mother and me sitting there too. The file cabinet has pretty fronts on the drawers that I modge podged up. The drawers have fabric in them.Then the big black box!
Above the old Singer are these sweet hand painted plates - again they belonged to my little mother. She had a neighbor who was an excellent porcelain painter and she painted these. I cherish them.
 A close up of the milk glass lamp, my crocheted runner and my little mother and me with roses Mr. Precious gave us for Mother's Day one year. She's been in heaven since 2014 and I still miss her!
 On the wall to the right of the TV are more cross stitch pieces - little scriptures. Love my stitches.
 Okay, here we are back to the other side of the room so I can show you the rest of this space.
 Mr. Precious bought me this little baker's rack and it fits perfectly on the tiny little wall area. The room is really not a box shape because where the door is, to the right, is angled so the wall and corner are cut off a bit. You can see the closet in here isn't very big either. Another reason I have to be organized.
Okie Doke! Over my baker's rack is a little stitcher's prayer. Need I say I love it? :)
 I'll show you what's on my shelves. Little olden lamps, tray and some sewing books with a piece of crochet - a work in progress.
 Sewing things. The little vase was given to my parents when I was born from my grandparents. I love it. The little mice are pin cushions I've made along with the round pin cushen on the front. See the little thread and pin holder? A friend made that for me.
 These little plastic containers are where I keep my cross stitch floss.
I have a lot, did I say I have a lot? of cross stitch patterns. I just can't get rid of them so I take them out of their plastic sleeves and poke holes in them and keep them in these three ring binders. Being a pianist for so many years, I kept music in these binders, but since I'm retired now I removed the music and poked in cross stitch patterns. I have my patterns organized into groups by designers or seasonal. Will I ever stitch every pattern I have? Probably not but I'm prepared! :)
The messy bottom shelf - decorating books and in the cloth basket are cards, cards, cards all waiting for me to write and send.
 Okay...grab your Kleenex!! Really, I mean it! You're going to need it! I've told you when we bought this house we intentionally downsized. If you remember I had three miniature doll houses. We got rid of two and I only moved one with me to Texas. Here it goes - we just don't have room for it! Gasp! Cry! No, we don't have room for it. It won't fit in my small sewing room here and we don't have any other place for it. I thought I might keep it in the living room on the half wall but it just didn't look good and was too close to the kitchen where steam and stuff could ruin my furniture. So...cry, sniff, blow my tiny nose...my mother's little hutch has become my dollhouse. Yep.
 Pitiful! Just pitiful! I just poked some furniture in there for now. I haven't even had the heart to fix  up the insides yet. Maybe the urge will hit me later but I've had a hard time even looking at it.
 Oh, this is so sad! Lola is just a mess! She is very disappointed that she doesn't have a real house but that's not the worst of it! Tang, her cat, didn't make it to Texas! No, he didn't! We don't know what happened if he ran away in New York or when we got to Texas but he's not here! We've looked and looked. She is just inconsolable. Pray for Lola, poor thing.
 The angels weep for Lola, Tang, me and dollhouses that are NO MORE.
Well, blow your nose and I'll wind this up. This is "My Room". It's small but you know what? I love it. When I get busy working on something in here it really gets messy. But since I have a place for everything it's pretty easy to get it back together.
If you've made it this far - thank you - and I hope you've enjoyed seeing "My Room". Later I'll share with you what's under the table skirts and my closet. Hope you're having a great week.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Don't Cry Out Loud

Baby cried the day the circus came to town

'cause she didn't want parades just passin' by her
So she painted on a smile and took up with some clown
While she danced without a net upon the wire
I know a lot about 'er 'cause, you see
Baby is an awful lot like me

Don't cry out loud
Just keep it inside, learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud
And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all

Baby saw that when they pulled that big top down
They left behind her dreams among the litter
The different kind of love she thought she'd found
There was nothin' left but sawdust and some glitter
But baby can't be broken 'cause you see
She had the finest teacher-that was me-I told 'er

Don't cry out loud
Just keep it inside and learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud
And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all 
~ sung by Melissa Manchester 



16 comments:

  1. Hola Sheila, simplemente hermosa habitación y una gran tristeza por tu casa de muñecas...Me gusta mucho la foto con tu madre en la habitación...ellas siempre serán nuestras madres y se extrañan...Pero tu habitación es hermosa y linda para la creación...Abrazos

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    1. Thank you, Shirley, for your kind words. Yes, our mothers will always be in our hearts. Hope you're doing well and thank you always for popping in to see me.

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  2. All the best to you! The hutch is a fine place to place miniatures in and with time I think you'll continue to work on this space. Excitement will hopefully return. Moving is sometimes a tough thing to go through full of all kinds of adjustments. So is having a house fire where all is damaged. Keep the faith and smile on bright one!
    d

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  3. Shelia, I love it! We are redoing our one spare room and you gave me inspiration! I have my hutch from my childhood, a desk with my sewing machine on it and now we are going to put my Father in laws mahogany desk in the room. I like how you put the desk at the window. So cute how you did your Moms hutch into a dollhouse, adorable!

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  4. I love your little room. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I'm hoping to be able to make my spare bedroom into a little retreat room for me for when hubby is watching a lot of sport. We'll see. At present it still has some of my little mother's things in it that need sorting. Your room is lovely and so feminine :)
    Diana

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  6. Well I'm just blown away! What a darling inside "Shelia Shed"! I'm so sorry you had to get rid of your doll houses but gee, that darling hutch will make a perfect one. I look to you for inspiration!

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  7. So many treasures in this room, its no wonder you want to create!
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  8. What a beautiful and functional atelier you have created for yourself! I love how you incorporate your own art here as well as so many things with deep personal meaning for you. It's what makes a house a home.

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  9. Shelia, I love your little sewing/craft room. My sewing room is little also and it is always in a mess. I need to do what you did, "downsize". I have done it several times. I guess not enough. Your room is cute, functional, organized and very Shelia-ized. Love it. Hugs my friend

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  10. Shelia, you are making me look so bad, but giving me hope at the same time. I have a very little craft room that is in need of some straightening (shall we say)! I can't get to my sewing machine and now my dining room table is a jumble of paint and patterns because my table in the craft room is covered with Christmas from last year! Your's is so pretty and it looks like you can accomplish anything in there. Thank you for giving me the inspiration I need!..Thanks for your sweet visit. I always love hearing from you.xxoxoJudy

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  11. Oh wow...it all looks so nice. I would hate to get in there and mess it up, and that is what I would do as I was crafting or painting..haha

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