“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sewing In Progress

 Another little reveal in 'Grandma's Sewing Room.'  After examining my sewing machine, I do believe it's more of a portable model than one that can be installed into a sewing cabinet ... so I found a vintage library/sofa table that is very sturdy, a perfect height, and together with an antique (in good condition) sewing rocker, makes the perfect combination for a sewing table and chair.

It serves double duty when not in use as a plant nursery.  There's even a recessed ceiling light above the bay window that gives off good illumination while sewing at night.

My first night of sewing produced a beautiful linen and battenburg lace addition to the valance in the master bathroom's water closet.  And .. some sachet pouches for my dresser drawers.

I'm beginning to really appreciate this new (almost) empty nest phase of life :)

A few more reveals to come.


Felisol said...

Oh, how neat and well organized.
I'm utter admiration.

FlowerLady said...

Very pretty and how neat that you've already made some lovely pieces using your machine.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Rebecca said...

What a great table to use for your sewing machine! I like the old rocking chair, too. I'm happy to hear you're adapting to the "almost empty nest" phase...

Joyful said...

A great start on your empty nest sewing! Everything looks so pretty including your sewing table and chair.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty projects! Love them and their colors, too.

And thanks for visiting my blog again last night. RE: your question, Tom and I will someday move to a warmer climate, but right now his health insurance won't transfer out of New York state so we must stay awhile longer and complete our 'Plan B.' So in the meantime-- since our farm had gotten too big for us--we thought we'd buy a local house outright so we'd have no more house payments while we get our affairs in order and ready to move out of state someday. Hope that answers your questions and again it was great seeing you at my blog! Blessings, Debra