Thursday, March 8, 2018

Success

Isn't it funny how the tiniest things can rearrange your day?  I spent the morning yesterday rearranging my sewing room.


cutting table, computer table, sewing table, stitching chair

I read an article in the early morning about LED light bulbs, and how they think they can contribute to macular degeneration and possibly blindness.  True or not, I don't like LED's.  When we first moved in, hubby changed every light bulb in the house to those, and they kind of hurt my eyes.


back window wall

I have a daylight LED bulb in my floor lamp that I stitch by, and where I had my couch I had to use it even during the day.  Well, I decided that since I have so many windows in here, I need to stitch by daylight alone as much as possible, so the big rearrange happened!

the only available wall for mini quilts and such

Now, everything I do [except cutting] is by a window.  My stitching chair is by TWO windows - the light on either side will really help me see.

the back wall that still defeats me

I really needed to do a good vacuum as well, so moving all the furniture helped me do that.  I'm happy, I even have a plug available for my heating pad while I'm stitching now, lol!

Normally, I don't like to have all the blinds open, as I can see right into my neighbor's house and they can see right into mine.  Feels a little like a fishbowl in here.  But even with the blinds turned so they can't see in, I have enough light to stitch by without the lamp.  Yay me.

So - I have been stitching, I drew up this design the other day and finished it up.

Available in my shop, Allie-oops Designs

It's called A Gardener's Heart.  I really do have the heart of a gardener - but not the hands.  Bugs scare me, I don't like dirt, and I tend to kill everything I touch with the sole exception of my African Violets.  At least I can stitch what's in my heart.  And I do love the verse!!!

I had a sweet little surprise in the mail the other day, dear Karen from KaHolly sent me this darling decal!


It really does make me sew happy!  I'm not sure yet what I'm going to put it on - she had showed some on her blog that were on a sewing machine, which is darling, but as I get familiar with my treadle I want to retire my Viking and use my Featherweight and the treadle mostly.  You can also put them on tumblers and mugs, so that's another option.  I love it!  Thank you Karen!

I'll leave you with a picture of our sugar-coated woods - be well, be happy, see you Monday!!

Love,
Allie









21 comments:

Karen said...

You have so many windows in your sewing room. I only have one. I do use daylight bulbs in a lot of the house where I want good light. I like the one that is in the floor lamp where I sit in a chair and do my applique stitching.

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE all of your windows. What a great place to create!

Yvonne said...

Love the big Windows in your sewing room and the space you have. A nice place to gather with friends to stitch or quilt.

Tammy said...

Love your sewing room. Especially your very comfy looking stitching chair...And those windows are amazing my friend.

Nancy J said...

Hmmm, I use LED bulbs, but do have lots of windows where I sew. East,North and West,lots!!! Love your re-arranging of the tables and chairs.

Fiona said...

Your room looks lovely - yes, natural light is so good and you have such lovely windows there...

Hugz

Mary-Kay Colman said...

What a beautiful sewing room. I just love all that light! Big difference from when you moved in.

Cathy said...

So much beautiful light. You have a wonderful sewing room. Hugs

Little Quiltsong said...

Such a beautiful design - I love it! I always wanted to be able to paint - that is maybe why I love quilting so much - I can say it with fabric :)! Scary about the LED lights article!!

sunny said...

You have such a gorgeous sewing room! I want to come play. That's a very nice decal from KaHolly. She is such a sweetheart/

Shasta Matova said...

It looks like a bright happy space with all the windows.

WoolenSails said...

Your room looks great and having so much light is a bonus, I could use that. I realize all my rooms are too dark and makes it hard to see what I am doing. Love your new stitchery.

Debbie

Donna Pheneger said...

Your sewing room is lovely and so spacious! And those windows! :-)
I think you and I read the same article - I remember reading that and thinking if my one poor little daylight bulb would do that. We never replaced them in our house because dh doesn't like them - nether do I. We stocked up on the old ones and then later realized we didn't have to. There are plenty out there! LOL!
The Gardener's Heart is a lovely thought and design. Black thumb here too!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You have a lovely spacious space. I used to use a room in our house that is behind the garage..you know that 70's style ranch. I moved my room to a smaller one off the dining room when we retired so I would be closer to Terry. Unfortunately it is not very bright and much smaller. I frequently spill over to the dining room. It looks like you got just about the same amount of snow that we got. I'm so ready for Spring to REALLY be here!
xx, Carol

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are so lucky to have all that natural light. I love your seewing room. It is awesome!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love your sewing room!!!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I would love a room that size. You make it so welcoming! LOVE the new pattern...seriously LOVE it. xxx

Lin said...

You have such a lovely sewing space Allie. Yes, daylight has got to be 100% better for your eyes. xx

KaHolly said...

You’re so welcome! I am quite envious of your sewing room, so spacious and bright! I love how you arranged it.

Anonymous said...

Sugar coated! You are so funny! I love your new arrangement. I hadn't heard that about LED lights, but I don't know what constitutes LED, unless it's one of the little ones I can recognize. Is that what Ott lights are? If so, I'm doomed.

I would love to come and stitch with you!

Tanya said...

What a bright cheerful sewingroom you have! I wish mine had more light! And room enough for a chair! Ah well... it's got a sewing machine, a cutting area and an ironing board so that's what counts. AND A place to keep stash!

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