Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring is in the air . . .

I heard on the news yesterday that over 1,000 cities set record high temperatures yesterday, my city (haha I don't live anywhere near a city) was one of them. Forget spring, we've hop scotched into summer, which made my next quilt pick for the living room so easy.


This is Lifetime Quilt #60, A-Mazing Abundance. The pattern is Ashcombe, by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. I just love this quilt, it may be one of my favorite top ten quilts and I can't even tell you why. It's just the right combination of fabric, interest and color. It sure makes me happy to have it out.

(Every time I blog about my living room quilt I get at least one question about that rod. It's just a regular drapery rod from Home Depot. I bought the rings there too, they are right next to the rods.)

I got some other spring things out while I was in the mood,

some flowers for the dining room,

and a spring runner for the kitchen island. And YES, the freak of nature poinsettia is STILL hanging in there. As long as there are red leaves on that plant I'm keeping it!

This week Nicole, at Sisters Choice, and Carrie at La Vie en Rosie, blogged about their various sewing accoutrements and accoutrement containers. I just love peeking into folks sewing spaces, I thought you may want to see what I have on my sewing table.



That plastic document holder on the left holds the pattern and notes for the project I'm working on along with the rulers I use the most for that project. I like how it keeps my space neat and open, yet right there when I need something. That little flower on the far right waves back and forth at me when the sun hits it. One minute it's just setting there, the next minute it starts dancing up a storm.


I keep pens, pencils, reading glasses, rulers, scissors, and rotary cutters in this pink leather box.

Items that are too small for the pink box stay here. Do you keep tweezers nearby? I'm amazed how often I use them.

I noticed that Carrie and Nicole kept extra presser feet close by, not me! I'm a place for everything and everything in its place kind of girl.

my sewing machine came with this holder for my feet and this is where they stay. If I take one foot off it goes in this box while I use another foot. I'm not sure why I do that, I'm guess I'm worried I may lose one or something.


No feet are walking out of my sewing room!

Enjoy your weekend!

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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tour...I'd love being noisy and seeing what's going on chez Thelma!

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  2. love seeing pictures of your home
    and I agree I LOVE that quilt, its all about the colors/ fabrics you used.

    I love seeing others sewing spaces, that was such a great post Carrie did , I need to clean mine up before I show any pictures!
    Kathie

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  3. You are always so quick on the draw, I feel like a real slouch when I compare myself to you; however this time I beat you to it! I read Nicole and Carrie's posts and thought the same thing so I put out a challenge on my blog for others to show their sewing spaces...You rose to the challenge and did't even know you were doing it. What a gal you are!
    By the way I finally received some of my mail order patterns for the Year of Schnibbles challenge and I am starting my Bibelot today!
    p.s yes I have tweezers in my "sewing nest".

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  4. I have the very same Clover stiletto and seam ripper and I use them every day (even the seam ripper, alas) - although the cap for my stiletto has long since gone to its reward - I'm so impressed you still have yours! And, Thelma, you have got to stop trying to fool us - i KNOW that poinsettia is plastic.

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  5. Gorgeous quilt and a wonderful tour of your sewing space! Thank you!

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  6. Love the change of quilt - it's perfect for a sunny spring! Thanks for the tour of your sewing table - mine looks very similar, a place for everything and everything in it's place...I don't work well in clutter!!

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  7. Thelma - I do the same thing with my feet. They go back into their little holder that is always within arms reach. Since Spring is in the air, do you think I should take down my snowman wallhanging and put up something more seasonal?? LOL!

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  8. Hi Thelma I, too, love to see where people sew and yours looks so organised. I will have to get pictures of my area. I do love that quilt on your kitchen counter. Is that a pattern or on you did yourself? Have a lovely weekend. I did email a response direct to you to your comment you left from me, hope you got it as my whole network has been playing up all day. Susie x

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  9. Love your quilt!~ it does have a spring in it. :-) And thanks for the sewing table tour. I should put the feet back, but you will find them next to my machine. :-/ Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Oh, phew. I thought I was the only one who put a foot away when swapping it out for another one, especially after reading Nicole and Carrie's blogs the other day! I do keep band-aids close by, though - seems like I am always stabbing myself and drawing blood - especially when working with light-colored fabrics :)

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  11. A beautiful quilt for summer. I am ready for Spring or Summer...anything warm. I love your organized space. Thanks for sharing. You inspired me to share my own. So fun! Thanks.

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  12. Très belle harmonie de couleurs, très frais!! Oui, ça sent le printemps! Bravo et merci de pour cette visite. Amicalement

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  13. Hee hee, I thought the same thing when I saw Nicole's comment about feet...although her studio is sooo gorgeous! My room is not even 1/16th as clean/organized as yours, but all my feet are in their "holders" too :)

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  14. The new spring-y quilt certainly has lots of nice bright colors to cheer on the spring. Love it. And your miracle poinsettia is just hanging in there!

    Love to see your sewing space. Mine, sadly, is the kitchen table and one tiny corner of my son's room while he is off to college! Someday maybe I can expand!

    sillysally aka choc chip addict

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  15. So beautiful! This quilt is so happy to look at ;)

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  16. I do the same thing with my sewing machine feet. Back to the box they go when not in use. Same with the mini screwdriver, cleaning brush, and anything else that came in the box :-).

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  17. Hi Thelma, just had to take a minute and tell you how much I love your A-Mazing Abundance quilt. Your Virginia's Star quilt is beautiful too, but oh those wonderful mix of colors in A-Mazing A quilt is just so cheerful and fun. I don't think I had ever seen that one before, though if you posted on it while you were making it, I must have because I check your blog every single day. But if you made it in the last two years, I've had several surgeries and missed some weeks of blog hopping so I could have missed it, I guess. Work with me here Thelma, I'm trying to convince myself that I didn't have a huge "Senior Moment" and forget about such a gorgeous, cheerful quilt, LOL. Thanks for joining in and showing us what you keep handy for your sewing. It is so much fun seeing what everyone prefers to have close by when they work in their sewing rooms. I hope more bloggers will join in the fun. Hugs...

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  18. I am a beginning quilter and I know I will learn much by following you!

    Cindy

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  19. Thanks for the curtain rod / rings tips. Love your quilt, nice spot for it.

    I am currently setting up my sewing room. Still in the painting process but I am looking forward to the organizing part of it. I am also a 'place for everything, everything in its place' kinda gal.

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  20. Nice and neat! I like how you mentioned you put a foot in the box while you use another. They are so easy to lose otherwise . . . not that I know about that.

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  21. Thanks for the peek into your sewing space. Beautiful pics of your quilt & runner along with the flowers. I'm in IL too and yes, it's been so hot for March - strange weather!

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  22. I love your quilt! Please send some spring, or summer, my way. We had snow AGAIN this morning!

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  23. I like some of your organizational ideas. I may have to try them. Someday... :-)

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