Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Garden Room for now...

I've been waiting to tell you about my latest project - and now I can! This gorgeous room is currently my ''Garden Room'' where guests stay ....
...but at the end of next month I'm going to convert it into my winter studio room where I'll spend part of the day working on samples and new projects, but also, it's going to be open for sales of the gorgeous new fabrics I've been using, buttons and threads, patterns and books, and other yummy things that happen to find their way onto the shelves. I'm really excited about it, and for a couple of months have been mentally planning how I'm going to set the room up. It's a such pretty room - gets the morning and afternoon sun. Don't you think this is just the perfect place to spend part of the day ''playing''.

Finally I managed to get some of my class samples finished - these are part of the Vintage Christmas Decorations classes that I'll run again this year. I had finished the linen coloured one and thought, hmmm, wonder what it would look like in redwork - I like! You know, if I was super organised ( I know, such a foreign concept for me) but if I was, a whole tree of these would look pretty neat I reckon. So, two versions of the snowflake....
...and then there was the birdie. I made the little black and white one first and then I spied the red and cream fabric and thought, hmmm, wonder what it would look like in red and cream. Yep, pretty happy with that little birdie too - so two versions of the birdie...
There are two more decorations to come - but I've got to stitch them first!

On the weekend I also finished an applique for the Angels Story quilt that I started with a friend, goodness only knows how many months ago - I think she has completed about eight blocks while I've just done the first! That's pretty pathetic on my part really - but hey, good things take time!
And speaking of good things, I have just finished stitching the first beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous block of Brenda Ryan's new quilt, Jane Austen's Bonnet...
... it's not hard to tell that I like this quilt is it! Think I'm in love with it! And with Pam's threads. So, I have two lovely days off next week and guess what I'll be doing - planting spring bulbs and stitching - maybe Christmas dec number 3, or maybe Jane Austen, or the Girls, or Leanne's new one, or Vero's next block - I'm spoilt for choice!
Happy stitching!
Jenny

8 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Jenny that room is beautiful just perfect for a studio , i'd have to keep the bed in there in case I worked too hard and needed a nap , lol ! Your stitching is lovely , you always achieve so much .

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful idea, to change the room into a winter studio. People will love it (I know I would!) You are working on some great projects and the Jane Austen stitchery is irresistable. Love the snow flakes and birdies too! This all looks very organized to me!

Karens Hopes said...

Just popped in to say hello,I love your garden room and its going to be a very creative space to work in.
Love your stitcheries.
Karen

Cherie said...

oooh it's not often that I am jealous, but the idea of that glorious room has brought out the green eyed monster BIGTIME!! What a surprise and how wonderful to be able to come and visit.....just in time for "Mothers Day!" Well done and so looking forward to catching up with you. Just as well you are not moving again....after shifting all that wood lol! Regards from Cherie

Shiree said...

I think this will be a perfect winter stitching place Jenny!

Nathalie said...

I love your Snowflakes and your birds !
They are so lovely !
And your room is really beautiful :-)

Cottage Garden Threads said...

Ello there. I've just found your blog and thought I'd stick my head in for a sticky. Your stitcheries look great!
Cheers for now

Mollie. said...

LOVE those snowflakes! Would you mind if I pin this on my Lovely Embroidery Pinterest board?