Monday, August 26, 2019

"My Room" Part 1

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I'm so excited to show you "My Room" today! I have really worked on it and have been busy sewing and putting together my cross stitch pieces and more so come on in...
 We are in the hall looking at my door and what to your tiny eyes do you see?
 A sewing sew cross stitch piece!
 On the door knob hangs a little cross stitch pillow I made many years ago. Okay...come in.
 Ta dah! This is what you see as you come inside the door. This is a bedroom on the front of our house and it's quite a bit smaller than my previous sewing room so I had to get really organized! This is going to be a pretty full post so go and get you an ice cold Diet Dr. Pepper and come back.
Okay, ready?
I made new curtains from this blue and white toile fabric I purchased about five years ago but never cut it up for anything!
I bought quite a few yards of the toile so I had plenty to make skirts for my tables. Above you see my sewing table in her new skirt.
 Then behind my sewing table is another area that is a large top that sits on two file cabinets with drawers. So this area got a new skirt too! Do I need to mention what is under the skirts? ;) Stuff, y'all stuff!
 Then I got all talented and all and covered this olden office chair! I used a little quilt that was on the daybed in our previous home and just chopped it up! It's a little different shade of blue and I liked it for the contrast. The chair was just old, covered in a dark brown fabric and in need of a redo. I haven't painted the legs yet and know it would look better if I did. I just measured the areas to be covered and hot glued everything down! Hey, works for me!
 Here she is again!
I also recovered by 'back' pillow. I'm short, um vertically challenged, so this pillow really helps me as I sit an sew.
Since I'm showing you my skills here is my sewing machine cover I made. Ain't she sweet?

 My table is not dirty but scratched up pretty good! Here you can see what is behind me. The room has carpet so I had to get a chair mat so I could scoot around.
Of course I had to have more of my cross stitch pieces hung up. The top one is one I stitched in 1987 called "The Virtuous Woman", the bottom two all about stitching.

 Starting at the tops of my little shelves, you can see lots of cuteness. In those boxes on the left are Barbie Dolls, doll clothes and their patterns. The bunny and little dolly sitting in the chair were given to me by my Daddy many many years ago. You can see a couple of Tildas looking sweet while sitting on their bench surrounded by some Cats Meow Village.
 Moving down I have sewing threads, wire cutters, box cutters and such in these little bins. Jars hold ribbons and buttons.
 These the shelves hold scrapbook papers, painting supplies, glues and other crafting supplies with a few cute things poked in. You can see my paper cutter and cutting mats. I did give my grandbabies much of my stash of stuff. They love to craft and were so glad to get some new supplies.
 I just have to show you this dated little figurine given to me by Mr. Precious in 1973! I'll always love it.
 Moving right along this wall is a little half moon table that belonged to my little mother and a lamp that doesn't go with anything in this room but I love it and it's staying. This is sitting next to my very olden Lazy Boy rocker that is the most comfortable. I can sit and do whatever here. The little corner table holds my CDs and CD player so I can have Note Songs! More Tildas and cuteness sit on the little pink shelves. My Yard Lady on the right hangs on this wall because I had no where else to hang her in my house. She doesn't mind that she's hanging by the closet.
Here we are looking back from the closet to my sewing table.
I hope you've enjoying seeing the first part of my sewing room. Believe me there's more even in this little small room. Now that green bag does not contain any yummy groceries, in case you're wondering, but my cotton crochet thread. I probably should have set the bag in the closet so you would have thought I was just so neat! Nah, I'm just a regular messy!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 Don't Stop Believin'



Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere

Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night

Streetlights people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin' somewhere in the night

Workin' hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night

Streetlights people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin' somewhere in the night

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlight people 
~ sung by Journey