Saturday, June 19, 2010


There is a party going on here and you are invited. Hope you will join all of us showing off the places where we create. I'm a little late today, I have been fighting alergies all week and they just seem to be gettingd worse. But I just had to join in the party!! This is the west wall of my studio. As you can see I have a red studio. This was a bedroom for my aunt when she was living with me and I thought I would keep it red for a while. It does give out energy. The chest holds some of my fabric to make pillows and things. The plastic containers hold some of my crazy quilt fabric and the plastic caddie holds my sewing supplies while the vase on top holds all of my tatting. I love my tatting!!

This is a better view. The old T.V. lets me watch HGTV when I'm working. Need to make my friend a new dress. The baskets hold ribbon, crochet and some material. Patterns and books on the bottom shelf. Along with my surger.
My desk is on the north wall, there is a window on the west at the left side of the desk. I like it since I have a lot of light there. Don't know what happened to my desk, I lost it.

On the east wall is another plastic container holding crochet, fabric and on top a train case holding all my thread for the machine. The chest was my aunts and I keep it for overflow things.

This shelf sits beside the chest . I store all my wooden thread spools, crochet and ribbon in some of these jars. Different kinds of threads, ribbons and things in the containers. Small mofits in the blue box, they are special and below it is fringe.

On the next shelf is some of my books. Mostly the ribbon embroidery and crazy quilt books. The ginger bread metal tin holds my good buttons.

These last shelves hold my prized possessions, my old tattered and bridal lace. I love to collect or a some say hoard old lace. My main objective when I go to sales is finding old lace, buttons, tatting, and crochet. I also love embroidery work. I have a container of that on the bottom shelf too.

The bottom table holds fabric and the top one has another train case with old buttons. The top has one of my favorite lamps on it.

And here is my old singer sewing machine. I bought it a couple of months ago to do some crazy quilting . I love the beautiful stitch that the old machine makes. When I make other things I have a portable machine. It is singer too.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, I love showing it to you. You are always welcome here for a visit. Also I hope you will visit all the blogs that are joining in the party and be sure to let Karen know you enjoyed our party.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!


DeeDee said...

OH La La! I love it..was so nice to see it in person....I didn't make the sign up to get mine in but you can check it out

man I need to clean it up so bad..will be painting it all for next years review thou....

Love your space many fun things I could fit into my craft space,,,inspired me.

Pat Winter said...

Love your space and the red. This has been fun peeking into other creative spaces. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Oh are right on time. LOVE LOVE LOVE your space my sweet friend. A total reflection of what's in your heart.

Love to you~


The French Bear said...

Oh my, i love tatting, though I never learned how to do it!!!!! It is such a beautiful lost art, good for you to keep it alive!!! I love your red room, it gives off lots of energy for sure! One of my possessions is my Mom's pleater for smocking, which I am going to learn to do...... I love old lace....I am happy to see you do too! we will have to spend time together, don't you think? Kindred spirits, I can just feel it!!!
Margaret B

Barbara Jean said...

This is great!
It does make a lot of difference to have them all painted the same color.
Maybe someday I'll do mine. Right now, I would just settle for getting it organized, and not willing to take it all off to paint. =)

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Pat,

Red definitely has a lot of energy! I love that old lingerie chest of that kind of a light green? I had that and the matching vanity when I was about 11 years old. I wish I had it now! You have everything's really a pretty space.

I know all about those blasted allergies..take care of have plenty of time to visit over 450 other blogs..LOL My goodness what an adventure this is!

It's such a pleasure to be back for the party again this year and visiting all of the wonderful creative souls and their creative space. Thank you for sharing yours with me.

I would love for you to visit with me and stroll through my's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home putting everything together as it should be I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pat ~ I love your creating room and all of your wonderful creating goodies ~ You do have the yummiest lace ever :)

zandra said...

Love the red wall. Your creative space is great. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Queen Bee said...

Your space is terrific!
Queen Bee Studio

Candy said...

OK I'm drilling now...maybe, just maybe after Paper Cowgirl I'll come home inspired to get organized. The other day I caught my little toe on a box in the middle of the floor and now I'm limping around with a purple pinky...ouch!
Been thinking of you lately and wondering if you are going to PC. This will be my first time and am so looking forward to all the happenings.
Have fun cookin up crafts in your great space.
Blessings ;-)

Candy said...

Drilling? bang I meant brain must be in my little purple toe ;-/

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Your room is wonderful! My head was spinning the other day going through box after box of the BEST lace ever! And what a good friend to share with your friends. Someday I really want to go garage sale-ing with you, you definately are the lace whisperer. Had a blast the other day. Lisa

The Rustic Victorian said...

How clean and organized your space is, filled with cretive treasures. I opted out of the party afterall,,party pooper am I,,,giggle,,,maby next year.
Have a creative week!

Charlene said...

Pat, your studio looks wonderful!!!! If all these gals really knew what treasures those bins & baskets hide they would be jealous!!!! I'm so glad I'm your friend & get to dig into them! Thank you for your kind words about my studio clean up. And yes, the little dress does look like it belongs there doesn't it! I have had my GRANDS all weekend & am just now begining to visit the studios in the party but, it is my goal to go to each site & see each studio in the next few days Thanks for sharing yours. HUGS! Charlene

Chris said...

Very sweet place to create! Love all your special sweet touches.
Best wishes,

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MosaicMagpie said...

I love your space I feel I would be right at home there. I love how you stacked the two chests. Those train cases are something I am going to start looking for. I love a new item to hunt for, it gives you an excuse to go!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

LOve your idea to stack the tables Pat! You have a fabulous collection of lace & your aunt's chest is a it!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Pat!!! I just LOVE your studio dear friend!!!! I love tattered old lace too and the more stained and tan colored, the better....Lisa told me you have a knack for finding the stuff too! I hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful photos, hugs and love, Dawn

Liz said...

Hi Pat,
That red is incredible! It really makes your room lively and festive. Everything is so organized and tidy. It is a great place to create!


Patti's Artful Design said...

Love your vibrant red walls, Pat! Your working space looks so inviting and organized! I did not enter my studio into the party....right now it looks like a cyclone hit it. It is good to catch up with your posts. I have been just too busy to blog....feels good visiting you. Take care.

Claudia said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely space with us. I love the red color!

kluless said...

You are so organized and I love the wall color. Thank you for sharing!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Stacking furniture is a great space saving idea. Love the red walls - lots of energy in your room. Thanks for inviting us to visit!

Cindy Geilmann - TSFL Coach said...

Red is a strong color, I would have like to have known you aunt.

Love your room. It's amazing that you are a tatter. Or do you just collect it?

Your boarder and header all so fricking cute. Where is your button?


Karen Valentine said...

Hi Pat! I don't blame you leaving up the red. It's a fabulous color and so full of creative energy! Thank you so much for joining the party. I loved getting a peak at where you make the gorgeous things you make.
My Desert Cottage

Terri said...

Sweet! A really delightful space to create in. TFS

Susan said...

Good morning....if you make flowers I am coming over right now.Put the coffee on! Love your space, thanks for sharing and taking a peek at my space. Keep in touch! Susan

Jillayne said...

I loved visiting and your room is lovely! I like the red very much, it adds pizzazz. I'm a crazy quilter too and ribbon embroidery as well, in fact, pretty much anything with a needle! I'll look forward to coming back again to see what you're up to. Thanks so much for teh tour!

donnaj said...

love the red, makes everything pop!

My Arts Desire said...

I would love a chance to dig through all your buckets of lace, tatting, buttons, etc! A girl after my own heart. The chest you have from your Aunt is just divine! I wouldn't mind snitching that train case either tucked on that end table! Thank you for sharing your space and happy creating to you! Xo, Sue

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I love crazy quilts and I enjoy doing needle tatting. I wanted to post a comment on your studio and then I'll go back and take a sneak peak at your creations. The red wall in your studio does look very energizing. I think it looks great. Your studio looks very nice. I enjoyed my visit. Connie

Renee said...

Your room is great. I found my mom's step-mother's tatting (needle? threader?) the other day. I have several things she made. Used them on a vintage tree skirt and hang some on the tree at Christmas.

When I found that I thought I would love to find some books on tatting and try to learn.

Artzy Heart said...

I love your space an the creataive things you have in it! Don't worry about being late, lots of bloggers posted on the 19th.
I myself didn't post until the
25th. Of July. Just after midnight. Thank you for's been fun and uinspiring.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Thanks so much for sharing your space. I just love looking at other crafters craft rooms and was really surprised to find an event like this. I have only been blogging for a month but I hopet to take part next year. BTW~ I am having a giveaway to celebrate the 30 day anniversary of my blog... Yes, only 30 days! I would love it if you would come by and visit at Hope to see you there~ Sherry

Anonymous said...

Love the great red color - I can imagine it does feed the room with creative energy.

I enjoy watching HGTV too while I'm working. Nothing like talented designers to get one inspired! :D