Friday, March 09, 2007


All washed up and ready to enjoy! Thanks again to Amy who was such a sweetheart to send these to me! I love'm and am using them with such enjoyment. =) I've always loved needlework. When our first little girl was about 3 I got up early each morning and crocheted on doilies. I had a passion for ruffles back then. I would 'cook' the starch and starch them and pin them on a cutting board with waxed paper in each and every ruffle. I found a new place to hang things-right off the back of the cellar steps. They say Invention is the mother of necessity...don't they? ~~Thanks to all of you who left me those heartwarming comments on my previous posts! ~~ Loved them...Well, time to hurry away. Today I made a collage and 2 book markers...what fun! Did some ironing, walked on the treadmill and practised my cello , plus some reading.
"Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD." Psalm 150:6

This is on the other side of my craft/sewing room. Guess what I make at this table? Some of my happiest hours are spent here. I don't dare post a picture of it AFTER I collage. The floor around my chair looks like a parade went by...bits of paper all over the place. I make my jewelry here too...more fun!


Ta..da! My sewing table has a new look...uncluttered for a change and I'm so pleased! When I'm sewing I have always liked to pin my pattern directions to a bulletin board behind the machine. In my daydreams I imagine myself following crafting tutorials on Mom's computer that is now mine....as I sit with rapt attention, creating pretty things. Trouble is , I'm slower than molasses in January...thats what my Mother always said! How could she say such a thing? Didn't she know the truth can be painful...smile.

13 comments:

Senkyoshi said...

Your sewing/craft area looks divine. Maybe someday I will have one. I can dream, can't I? I love the mice stamp you used. The mice are some of my favorites. I never owned any, but I had a friend with a bunch of them. Years ago, a bunch of us with preschoolers would get together and swap stamps. I always went for the mice.

Amy said...

You're so blessed having a sewing area, my office needs a major clean out then I'd probably having somewhere to putter around. btw it's good to see those doilies etc being used :-)

Amber said...

I love your craft/sewing area. I can't believe how many stamps you have! How wonderful! Can I send some of my ironing your way?? That is one things I don't enjoy doing :)

Sabine said...

Dear Maggie Ann, your picture of the hanging doilies is a work of art in itself. My hubby loves the smell of ironing. I think I will treat him to some of it today ;)

Julieann said...

Hi Maggie Ann, I simply adore your caft and sewing area--what an inspiration.

Julieann:)

Saija said...

i'm chuckling at sabine saying her husband loves the smell of ironing ... though when i think of it, it does smell clean - doesn't it ...

and your work area looks like a joyous place to spend time! very comfy cozy ...

blessings on your sunday!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

A wonderful, and very efficient looking craft area! And you have a fab collection of stamps too! No wonder you make such lovely collages! Have a blessed Sunday, Maggie Ann, Love Ya-Claudia O.

Rachel said...

You must be so pleased! I hope that you are having a great weekend...Happy Sunday!

Dawn said...

You are just SO creative!

Ann said...

My craft room looks like a tornado hit it when I'm working there. I have to have everything around me and out in the open. On my quiz on my blog I got 3 right without looking at the answers! Thanks for participating!

Tracy said...

What a marvelous crafting area you have!! It's so tidy and inviting!!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, left even though I've been absent for so long. I appreciate it!

ruth said...

Oooh, what a lovely craft space you have!! And I agree with others, you have quite the stamp collection too!

audrey h. said...

I finally get to see where you create all of your fabulous things :o) I see you got some of those little clear acrylic stamps from Michaels...have you tried them out yet. I picked some up cuz i just couldn't pass them up, they are so adorable.