09 December 2009


I promised pictures.

I know these aren't the best pictures of my sewing room. However, it is clean, it is ready to be used in its alternate incarnation. Like I said, it's cozy in there. But, if we keep this configuration, it will be much easier to turn on the lamp and get my chart binders. I am switching that lamp out though, to one my mom bought me. It's got patriotic sheep on it. And skeins of wool. It was meant for me. It's summery! I wuvs summer

From where the couch used to sit. The top shelf has some of my goodies on it. And my first dog. Have I mentioned I keep her ashes in the sewing room? HTB found the idea of keeping her in the bedroom distasteful. He wouldn't buy my argument that she is possibly the most maintenance-free dog we own and should be allowed in the bedroom. I don't know why people have such an aversion to pet ashes. I promised her I wouldn't leave her again, hence the reason she is cremated, and I'm not shoving her in a closet just because she's no longer alive. Anyway . . . I'm digressing. There's also a really neat book up there on Maryland schoolgirl samplers. I like looking at it. I'd like to stitch some of the samplers.

Standing in the doorway.

When it reverts back to its civilian usage, I'll take new photos.

Two finishes. LHN Fa La La. The snowman bear wanted to pose with it, since my Victorian Bearington Bears are packed away.

A quilt square for a friend. I don't know if I am particularly proud of this, but it's neat and pretty, and I love the design. I hope she likes it

Lastly, sometime in late September, I decided to send a letter to Cross Stitch Collection magazine about my lion picture, which came from that magazine. We took the photo after work, I wrote them an email, I sent it off. I didn't hear from them for the longest time . . . til last week. They are publishing my letter. I hope they do some creative editing because I look like I just got home from work in the picture. I am wearing my dog jammie bottoms and a twinset--terribly stylish, I know. My hair is parted down the middle, but I just didn't feel like retaking the picture. Anyway, the email said I was getting a prize from Madiera. When I got home, these were waiting for me. Aren't they gorgeous? I am trying to think of something to stitch with them. I've never used this brand of thread, but I'm willing to try anything free, LOL. I'll be in issue 179, so if the picture looks a bit rough, remember, I work in customer service, and somedays rough is all we can aspire to.


CindyMae said...

I have received some of that brand of thread as a gift before. I have stitched a few things with it and it is really nice to stitch with. Love your new finishes, they are great!

Annie said...

The room looks like a comfortable place. I'm sure your visiting friend will be happy there.

Congrats on the winnings! The threads look very pretty. I'll be on the lookout for that issue.

Nice stitching too. Love that LHN design.

riona said...

Madeira is a beautiful fiber ... I have some for my Liz Turner Diehl Gardens series ... great stuff.

Julie M said...

How nice to be published in the magazine. Great gift too!

The room looks very cozy, enjoy!

Kathy A. said...

What a cozy little room you have put together. Congratulations on a job well done.
Oh I am excited for you that you will be in the magazine and what a lovely stack of threads. Enjoy!

Siobhan said...

It looks like a nice, comfy room! Beautiful finishes, too.

Barbi said...

Wonderful finishes!
Congrats on getting your letter published! And you're right the threads are gorgeous.
Well done

Pumpkin said...

The room looks great!

Congrats on the two finishes :o) And congrats on getting your letter published too! How cool is that? I've never used that thread before either so I'll be interested to hear how you liked it.

Meari said...

Your room *does* look cozy. Congrats on the finishes -and- for being published! I have a package of that thread -- haven't used it, though so you'll have to let us know what you think.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls