It's Show and Tell day over at Kelli's House, and after weeks of blogging about my office/sewing room in progress, I'm finally proclaiming it finished. This project has come a long way, so for Show and Tell today, some pictures of my new room...
The view, as you walk into the room:
The "office" area:
The "sewing" area:
And where the two worlds collide, writing books meet quilting fabric:
I'm sure there will be more little decorative touches to come, but here are a few items that just had to be in here right from the start. I made this mini-quilt to cover up the big hole in the back of my Freecycle desk:
This little writer bear was a spontaneous dollar-store purchase, but I just love him, with his little typewriter and that big stack of finished pages. He's an inspiration!
And of course, every desk needs a family photo. The frame was a gift from a "secret friend":
The one and only remaining bit of wall space displays this photo by Angela Giles Klocke. Angela is a fantastic writer and photographer, and when she offered this photo as a giveaway on her blog, I thought it would be the perfect touch for my office. How thrilled was I when I found I had won?! The text reads, "Success Doesn't Wait - Grab a Pencil and Get Started!" It's the first thing I see when I walk into the room, so hopefully my conscience will get the message. (By the way, she's giving away a different, poster-size print soon, so go check out her blog!)
Incidentally, Angela gave me my start in freelancing years ago. As publisher of "The Writing Parent," she was the first to pay me for a piece of writing. And though we've never met in person, I consider her a dear friend - and an inspiration.
My friend, Leween, made me this embroidered "UFO Queen," after I went through a particularly prolific period of finishing UFO quilts. What a great surprise that was! She definitely has a place of honor in my new sewing room. ;o)
So there you have the grand tour! I consider it a small miracle that I managed to squeeze all of my stuff into this little 9 x 10 foot room. Hopefully having everything organized and in one place will motivate and inspire me to do great things this year. ;o)