Monday, July 23, 2007

My Sewing Nest

Last week Darlene at Quilting Daze showed us her sewing chest and asked us to share a picture of our "nest" where we sew. Mine is nothing special. It's just a rocker/ recliner in my family room. I love this chair! I fell in love with the fabric because it is garden themed and I enjoy working with plants. It is also a very comfortable and soothing chair as it rocks like a glider rocker and it reclines when I'm tired. It also isn't real large and fits me very well. I'm 5 ft. 4 inches tall and my legs are short, so many of the large chairs just feel a bit uncomfortable if my feet don't touch the floor when I sit down. Most of my hand stitching is done as I sit in this chair. DH and I sit here to watch TV or talk in the evenings. My sewing machine is upstairs in one of the bedrooms that I use as my sewing/computer room.
The little cabinet to the right of the chair holds some books, magazines and projects that I'm working on...out of sight so it is a little less messy. However, the top of the cabinet remains a mess most of the time as it is now. You can see that it not only has my sewing stuff, but it also catches a lot of DH's junk! I can see a book and a golf score card there now. On my end of the cabinet top you can see my birdhouse pincushion and also a wool pincushion that found its way down from my sewing room. Of course, I have my OttLight by my chair which I use a lot at night. I got it new... for a bargain at a local clearance store. The little green footstool is always beside my chair. It usually holds the pieces and sewing tools for whatever I am working on. The mess on it now is the makings of a Cathedral Window Quilt that I have worked on for a long while. This was a project I started years ago as a "take along" project. I am using scraps for the little windows and I only pick it up when I have nothing else ready to stitch. I was preparing some of the little muslin blocks for that last night as I watched the Tour de France. Today I plan to get some more of DD applique quilt ready for stitching and will again put the Cathedral Windows back in their little box.

I have not cleaned up behind the chair in a while. The blue bag holds my portable quilting hoop that I used in the hand quilting class I took recently. That needs to go back to the closet in the sewing room!! I also keep a basket behind my chair with a few quilting magazines and quilting books. Usually the ones in the basket are ones I recently purchased. I do try to clean it out regularly so it doesn't get messy and overflow onto the floor.

You can also see the throw draped over my chair. It is sewing themed. I got it as a gift....perfect for someone who sews...don't you think! I also crochet and made the doily on the back of the chair. This area truly is a nest for me. Lots of things that bring me comfort surround me here! Now you've seen my nest.....and like Darlene.....I would like to see yours.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

That looks like the most comfy spot to be your nest. I like the cabinet next to your chair for hiding a few books and patterns. Thanks for sharing.

Bren said...

I love your chair. I sit at the end of our couch. Your light has me green with envy too. I really want one of those.

Darlene said...

Thanks so much for sharing your 'nest' - it looks like what I used to have. I love your chair and you're surrounded by everything you need and love. The perfect stitching nest.

Rose Marie said...

A "nest" is exactly what your spot is, surrounded by all the stuff you need. I'll have to do a photo of my spot also. Loved your applique post and you do lovely work!

Jeanne said...

I love your nest! It reminds me of my area, although I usually have more stuff surrounding me than I know what to do with.