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Sunday, March 4, 2012

A start.....

Greetings fellow friends and stitchers.....
Whew! Tired of rain, that's for sure~~ It has been a messy weekend, but brighter days are ahead.....

I spent alot of time in the craftroom today....Speaking of craftroom, several of you have asked me show pictures of my little corner of heaven....Where I am not ready to show my desk, sewing machine, shelves of supplies and baskets of stash, I can show you a few photos of the things on my walls of the space. I find inspiration in my surroundings, so I have primarily samplers....My dear husband made me a ledge of sorts where I can lean the pictures and move them around as I see fit.... Sure beats putting a gabillion holes in the wall....

My patriotic tree sits on my desk where I can gaze at alot of the small finishes perched in its branches..


Some of my old samplers are my favorites...
 

So.....There are a few of the framed pieces I have on the walls of my creative space....

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I did manage to get a quick start going this weekend.....I plan on attaching this one to one of my new hornbooks.....Its a design I have wanted to do for some time by Erica Michaels....

Random Thoughts of Spring...
Erica Michaels
40 ct light exempler
Cuba red thread by Atalie
(oh my~~ That is a very poor quality photo....sorry....)

Thanks for visiting and your kind words...I am always anxious to read your feedback... I truly do appreciate hearing from everyone....

Here's hoping everyone has a great week~~~

Faye



70 comments:

Jackie said...

I love the shelf your husband built you! It's a great idea and holes aside - it's hard to get framed pieces perfectly straight and just so. Looking forward to seeing pics of the rest of your space! :)

Beth Pearce said...

Lovely room. Your hubby was really nice to make you the shelf! Looking forward to seeing your room.

Nan said...

I can certainly see how you'd find inspiration with all the samplers. I love the idea of the ledge to sit them on. I wouldn't want to show my desk, closet or anything else in my craft room right now so I completely understand. ;-)

Beth said...

Faye - That shelf is so very clever - it looks as though it has a lip in the front so the pieces do not fall off - and looks to be quite narrow - extremely clever - it allows you to change out seasonally or whenever the spirit moves you and always have a display. Random Thoughts is on my "Must Stitch Someday" list.

MoonBeam said...

Thanks so much for the first peeks into your stitching room. This comes at a perfect time for me. My office/fabric keep room is a mess. It has too much stuff all over the place and I have been saying for months, well years really, that I have to go through things, weed out, and organize.

After seeing the couple of photos that you shared, two things hit me immediately: first, my room must have a plan, and second, it must have beauty and inspiration. I'm going to mentally work on these, but start weeding out in the meantime. How wonderful it would be to have this area organized, inviting and comforting to me, and worth of sharing photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bobbi

P.S. I could never show pix of my desk! Unimaginable...at this point anyway.

Ellen said...

Love that shelf, great way to displace all your gorgeous samplers!

Love your red start on Random Thoughts!

Hugs,

Jan said...

I'm going to show what you husband did to my husband. I like it.

Stitchinowl said...

Thanks for sharing a few photos of your craft room. I love your sampler ledge! Your Random Thoughts WIP is coming along great.
Carolyn

carol fun said...

I love the shelf/ledge idea - need to find a place to do this in my house. You have some beautiful samplers - thanks for sharing!

Myra said...

How could you NOT be creative when surrounded by all that beauty? Love your new start too.

Krista said...

Wow, your samplers in your craft room are stunning! What a great way to display your pieces. Have a great week. :)

Karen said...

I love the idea of the ledge... think I am going to steal that one. After 4 years in my house, I still can't bring myself to hand anything in my room. Problem solved.

happy stitching....

Melissa said...

Such pretty samplers and I like how you've displayed them!

Jennifer said...

Love the shelf idea! You can move stuff around whenever you want and save yourself time fixing the walls. I'm definitely going to have to steal this. :)

Jennifer said...

Love the shelf idea! You can move stuff around whenever you want and save yourself time fixing the walls. I'm definitely going to have to steal this. :)

Jennifer said...

Love the shelf idea! You can move stuff around whenever you want and save yourself time fixing the walls. I'm definitely going to have to steal this. :)

Barbi said...

A ledge of Samplers! It's marvelous!

marly said...

Very nice idea and display. Hope we get to see more.

Margaret said...

Oh my, that is so clever to have a little shelf like that for your samplers!!! They look so wonderful displayed like that! Wow! Love your start too -- so pretty!

Dana Baker said...

What a wonderful idea to put a ledge up for your work, how clever. And I love the tree. What a wonderful place to work and be inspired. I look forward to seening more pictures in the future.

Deborah said...

Wonderful shelf with even better samplers.

Pat Matejcek said...

Lovely room Faye, this is where all the creativity starts and finishes. I am loving your new start the red is very nice.. Have a good week~~Talk to you soon..

Catherine said...

Clever husband of yours to make that shelf!
And Faye, what a stunning group of samplers!!

Lesleyanne said...

Your ledge is gorgeous - great idea. Great new start.

Debby said...

You are showing us some very lovely samplers!!

Greetings from Debby

http://lasoffitta.canalblog.com said...

Oh Faye, all is so beautiful here!
I love your room!!!!!
Thanks to stop in my blog, for me is a great honour
Have a great week, kisses
Nadia

Bekca said...

The shelf idea is genius, I haven't seen this done before. Great progress on your WIP!
Best wishes.

Chris said...

Beautiful sampler Faye :)

Giovanna said...

Lovely display! And very nice new start. Have a good week!

And This Little Pig said...

Faye what a wonderful way to display your samplers. Great start.
LiBBiE in Oz

pam said...

Great little red start. Love the idea of being able to change the stitching around so easily

moosecraft said...

Very clever hubby you have! That's a great idea with the shelf! All your stitches are beautiful.... but the blue Quaker Sampler is really catching my eye!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Inspiration, for sure! Beautiful results, and how ideal that you can move them about at your pleasure! Looks quite cozy and warm!

Anna van Schurman said...

Can't wait for the full tour! Your room looks beautiful.

Lynn said...

I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. Our rec room has a built in ledge all the way around it and I wouldn't have to wait for DH to hang the frames either! Perfect!!

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Love love the shelf. I want to get my room organized too. Everytime I walk in and think oh my where do I start. It will get done though. Someday.

Fiona said...

Love the shelf idea, I'm sure there will be lots of DHs making shelves in the future. Looking forward to seeing your Random Thoughts finished.

Dona said...

What a good idea to use a shelf, Faye! I really like the idea of being able to move the framed pieces around.

Pretty start on Random Thoughts!

Shirlee said...

What beautiful samplers & they look lovely as you have them displayed!

Carol said...

What a great way to display those fabulous finishes, Faye!! You must love every minute you spend in your craft room :)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

The ledge is the way to go. Hope you don't mind my stealing that idea. Or better yet, does you hubby make house calls! Everything looks lovely, Faye!
Linda

Vickie said...

Your stitching room looks very nice. Can't wait to see more. I don't have a room to myself. :(

BrendaS said...

Faye --
OMG! Your samplers look so beautiful! What a wonderful idea to put them on a ledge and be able to move them around. Thanks for sharing this little glimpse of your "nest".

Nice start on your new project.

Have a good week:)

Penny said...

Enjoyed your little peek! Such a lovely room and I love the shelf idea.
Random Thoughts of Spring is a sweet little design and will be so pretty in red!

Michelle said...

The samplers are beautiful and what a lovely way to display them x

Laurie in Iowa said...

The shelf is a perfect solution to less nail holes. Your collection of samplers looks wonderful. I like the idea of being able to switch around the placement of the samplers.
Pretty new start.

Mindi said...

I love the idea of a ledge to display all of your samplers on. So much better than putting holes in the wall, and is really a nice way to display a grouping.

Deb said...

That shelf is just the most perfect solution to displaying samplers (and other things). My husband is so anal about holes in the wall (even those teeny tiny ones made by the museum hangers) that he spazzes out. This looks like the perfect solution.

Am looking forward to seeing yur sewing room.

gilly said...

The shelves are a great idea.

Your needlework looks and is displayed beautifully.

I will have to get my man to put up some shelves for me in my room :)

Robin Hager said...

Beautiful samplers, Faye! The shelf was a terrific idea!

Michelle May said...

I have sampler envy...how fabulous!

makeitshine said...

Those shelves are a wonderful idea. My favorite sampler is the blue one with the alphabet on top ...

The Scarlett House said...

Love it...very clever and creative.
We want more photos!!!!!

Veronica said...

Love the shelf idea that you place your samplers on. It really is better than hanging your samplers on the walls. So much inspiration can be found looking at your framed samplers.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Hilda said...

Dear Faye,
what a great idea to present this wonderful sampler like this: On a shelf!
Your new start looks great too!
Hugs
Hilda

Joy said...

I always love seeing your beautiful stitching. What a nice way to display samplers.

Lana said...

Sooooo gorgeous!!!! Great new start!! I can't wait to see more progress there!

Nicola said...

What a wonderful idea to display your samplers on a shelf and you can move them around so easily that way too.

Sherri said...

Oh, I could just sit in your cozy craft room with a cup of coffee and wait for inspiration to hit. Really nice.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love your stitching my Dear, ...
beautiful blog,

bisous de France ma douce amie ...

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful pictures !!
have a good day

Michelle said...

Love the ledge with your samplers on it - great idea! Can't wait to see more of your craft room. Love your new start!!

Patty C. said...

How many samplers have you stitched - I would be in heaven staring at all of those !!!!!!!

MartyG said...

Faye, your samplers are lovely. It is nice to be able to move them around. Maybe your husband can do a tutorial on how to make the ledge. We can get our husbands to watch it. Well those with handy husbands can. Mine will hold the tools for me and tell me all about his last round of golf. :).

Katrina said...

What a pretty craft room, I love how you have your samplers displayed!!!!

PegC said...

Love the shelf. I've been trying to decide for sometime how to cope with not wanting the holes --please thank hubby for the perfect solution!

Louise said...

Oh my!!!! I am in AWE!! Just beautiful!! Love all your stitcheries..what can I say? Inspiration!!!

:)

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Carolyn NC said...

Great idea for pictures - they look wonderful!

Nicole said...

Your samplers are gorgeous, Faye!! I missed you and Linda yesterday - it just wasn't the same without you there!

Arwena said...

Samplery cudowne. Miło u Ciebie.