Friday, July 15, 2016

Carrying On


We haven't seen much of our pet deer lately, they've started construction at the house next door.  This is the view from my doorwall....


Apparently, our lot line is 11ft from our house, which means we lose all the trees on the south side, plus part of our patio.  We may have to have a survey done sometime.

I've been getting in a bit of stitching [or cutting, lol], got this far on my scripture quilt.


Quite a bit to go yet.  

We went to IKEA the other night, but they were closed early for some strange reason, so we went to the thrift store instead.  I found the cutest vintage sewing basket!!


So very happy it's pink!  I also found a floor lamp, 3-way bulb and it swings out so it really helps with the hand sewing.  I couldn't get comfortable hand sewing in my room, so I set up a corner just for that.


Someday I'll have a real footstool, but for now a pillow on a tote works.  I needed somewhere to put my feet up - they've been swelling so bad!
Please disregard all the junk food in this pic.  It was necessary.

Two fawns have been venturing out from the woods recently, they don't come close enough to see really well, makes me wish I had better zoom on my camera - aren't they cute?



Well that's it, guess I'd better get off here and get some laundry done.  Y'all take care!

Love,
Allie

31 comments:

Terry said...

We had deer at our last house and it was always so cool to watch them. We had wild turkeys too. :0)

shez said...

Hi Allie oh tose deer are very cute.Wow your sewing corner looks wonderfully comfortable,such a lovely spot full of light and great to be looking outside.
Oh i love your thrift buy,good spotting my friend ...

Jenny of Elefantz said...

The first thing I thought of looking at your stitching chair was 'What wonderful light!"...nothing better than natural light for stitching.
Oh Allie, I LOVE your new sewing space. It's perfect. And that sewing basket? I'm jealous. LOL!!

Yvonne said...

How wonderful it must be to have deer in the yard! I could watch them forever! Love the sewing basket you found! The corner in your sewing room looks very comfortable!

Jeanette said...

Love the vintage sewing basket, a fabulous find. The sewing corner looks fabulous. Hugs, xx

Jocelyn said...

I found a similar sewing basket a couple of years ago. Mine isn't in as good of condition as yours but it's pink too :-) Love your stitching corner. It looks like you get a lot of natural light. Enjoy your sewing room. It's so cool to have a quilt cave.

Karen said...

Didn't you have to have a survey done when you purchased the house?

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love your pink basket! It is awesome! Your sewing room looks so cheerful and wonderful!!! The deer are fun! Enjoy watching them! Especially the young ones! Have a wonderful day dear friend! Hugs, Mickie

Lin said...

Those fawns are just gorgeous. Nice thrift store find and it looks to be in good condition. xx

Kathy said...

I've never seen a sewing basket like that but I love it!! And I had to smile over all the snacks in your sewing area. Sewing is hard work and we must have sustenance at the ready!!
I think I can understand why you might be losing some trees with the construction next door but how can you lose part of your patio!!??

Rachaeldaisy said...

That sewing basket is such fun! You could do one of your beautiful stitchery designs based on the pretty picture on the front. It's lovely to see pictures of the deers. I hope the house building next door isn't as disruptive as it sounds.

desertskyquilts said...

When you bought the house, did you know about the construction and losing those trees? Seems sad to take them out! Is the other house also close to the lot line, so they have to go for construction? The deer are so cute. I like your stitching corner. I'm the last person to say anything about junk food! Munch, munch, munch. =)

WoolenSails said...

What a fun sewing basket, I need to start thrifting again, but not before I have a yard sale and get rid of half my junk, lol. You are losing your patio? That is a shame and not fair that you lose all that beautiful area.

Debbie

KaHolly said...

Sorry about the construction next door...and so close!

Fiona said...

the deer are so lovely to watch - a bit of a pity about the building and loss of trees but you will soon get used to it. love, love, love the basket...
Hugz

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

The deer are adorable with their spots all over. It's hard when previous owners don't survey or follow the survey when they lay cement, plant trees, or build fences. Too many times the new owners lose these things when a new neighbor decides to build.

Love the pink sewing basket! Have you seen the prices for them on ebay? You found a real treasure at the thrift store. I know I want a sewing basket but I just can't decide on what style. Your new pink beauty is pretty close to what I need. Maybe I can transform a hat box into something similar??

margaret said...

such a shame the trees are going, you must check they are not encroaching on your land. Lovely to have deer visit, hopefully the fully grown one will return after all the building disruption

Dolores said...

What lovely visitors you have. Looks like you've got all the necessities set up in your sewing room. Great windows!

Sandra :) said...

We saw a mangy wee bunny the other day, and we see raccoons on a regular basis. We certainly don't get deer or fawns! You should name them --- oh look - there's Bambi and Thumper (well, Thumper was at MY house, lol) :D I saw the Swiss Miss rolls and thought ... hmmmm GIMME :D Definitely necessary, lol. That's a beautiful corner you have set up for hand-stitching :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your deer, love your sewing basket, love your sewing corner. You have a great place there. So sorry about the trees. Hope things work out to your liking.

Vicki said...

How wonderful to have those beautiful deer in your backyard.

Ruth said...

Such a pretty sewing basket! 11 feet from your house didn't leave you much of a yard....kidney problems often result in swelling feet and legs. Keep track of that.

donna said...

Seeing your deer is awesome. I just love them. Oh my gosh your sewing basket is like brand new. I have one some were lol! Just love mine.
Hugs
donna

Melody said...

Lovely sewing. I do hope you don't have to lose your trees.

Pam said...

Your sewing room looks very comfortable and well provisioned. I love your thrift store find.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Allie, are you sure they will take down those trees. It would be nice to keep them as a buffer between your properties. Anyway, inside is getting beautiful with the most cozy corner for stitching. You have so much space! You are making me rethink choosing the smallest bedroom for my sewing place. And be kind to your legs/feet!!

Claudia Bugh said...

I love your sweet sewing basket "find" and the cozy corner you created to do your hand stitching. I love having nature around us too but the deer and bunnies are hard on the plants :) FYI I recall way back from my law school days that there is a doctrine called "Adverse Possession" which basically states if your use of land has been open, continuous and adverse to the other owner's interest over a certain period of time you can acquire rights to that land. As I say this is dredging up old law school theory.... still it might be worth investigating to save your deck....

Águeda said...

I think I fall in love of your sewing basket! :)))

Shasta Matova said...

That looks like a beautiful comfortable sewing spot. I didn't notice the junk food until you mentioned it. That's what makes the sewing spot so comfortable. Beautiful deer! I bet there is a survey in your closing paperwork. I wonder if the former owners decided to sell after they realized there would be construction next door.

Tanya said...

Your space beside your chair looks a lot better than mine does! I need to so some straightening up.

Karen Schurr said...

Gosh, Allie! I LOVE your sewing corner! That is a truly remarkable chair...love, love, love. I inherited a footstool my mom had by her easy chair (which was very similar to yours) that we just love. Matches NOTHING in our living room, but its there regardless. So well used, and loved.

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