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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tea Time Thursday #21 and a Peek at My Cottage


I spent the entire day weeding and cutting back things in my front yard today. It was pretty hot out and by the end of the day, I was pooped, but the yard looks neat and tidy again. I needed to get it done while it was somewhat cool.

So, here it is Tea Time Thursday. I was going to give you a look at my cottage, but it's still not quite done. I am getting close! It was fun to actually use my sewing machine to make my curtain valance. I am going to really like having a place to sew.

Some of you know that I'm decorating my studio with Mary Engelbreit things that I have been collecting for some time now. Here's my teacup for today....it says "Everyone Needs Their Own Spot" and has adorable little dogs running around the saucer. How appropriate....as my cottage certainly will be my SPOT!




I promised some friends that I would show my sewing cabinet. One of the things that was important to me in my studio was to have a lot of space. I decided to get this great sewing cabinet that can open up to provide me with great work space when I'm sewing. Here it is all closed up.


I just opened it up to show the inside and the storage spaces. The machine goes down for storage. I'm still waiting for the acetate cut out that will allow me to have my machine flush with the table. It had to be special ordered.


This is the regular fold out...space on the left and right hand side. Don't you like my RED work chair? I love it!


Then if you need more space, the back will open up too for a very large work space. Sometime you need that when you're working on a quilt.


You can see my cutting table in the back. It folds up too. I just wanted lots of flexibility.


Here's a little shelf I got at the bins and LaVonne sent me some cute pot holders. I have a few more things to do, but will be sharing the finished room soon. It has been so fun to put this room together. This weekend, I am getting a cute cozy chair and my stereo system. Duane put speakers in the ceiling.
It's such a happy room that just makes me smile every time I walk in the door!


I hope you enjoyed this little look into my cottage/studio. I will be sharing more with you soon. Working as much as I can before baby Otto arrives! It's getting close.

23 comments:

LaVonne said...

Fun! No, you don't have much time left, do you! You're cutting it close....no pun intended! I can just picture you sewing at that table like a mad woman!
Where are all of the tubs? ;-)

Robin said...

I love your room and don't you just love Mary Englebeit. I have so much of her stuff. I wish I had a room just for it. Enjoy your new space.

xinex said...

hat a neat sewing area, Linda. The table is so versatile, I love it! Love your teacup set too, so cute!...Christine

Karen Frost said...

Your room is perfect - I just love those sunny yellow walls! Your sewing cabinet is wonderful. I love your teacups, too. I can't wait to see your finished room! I just love Mary Englebreit. Wish she still published her magazine xo

Maureen Wyatt said...

Oh, the sewing table is wonderful! Love that it opens up to give you the space you need and what a great organizer.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain, i really like your sewing space. You have everything very tidy. Nice pics. Keep in touch

Sylvia said...

What a great sewing cabinet.Love your teacup.
Happy sewing!

Suzanne said...

The room is just perfect and so you!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you have been a busy bee :) Your tea cup is darling and I love you sewing table - what a great way to stay organized!

Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend!

Much love!

Denise said...

Oh Linda!!!! This is My kind of room :) I adore it. Hugs Denise

Denise said...

Oh Linda!!!! This is My kind of room :) I adore it. Hugs Denise

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Linda how fun. I can just picture you sewing away. I bet you never want to leave. Enjoy xox Clarice

fabraholic said...

Awesome, I love it!!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Linda,
What a wonderful sewing table, it's the perfect thing to have, you are lucky to have it. I love it. Well I have had an orchid but it didn't last I am just not good w/orchids, she has so many and all bloom beautifully. Take care, Lu

Terri said...

Hello Lady Linda,
Your studio is looking fabulous! You must be so excited! I love that you have a theme, and your collection will be put to very good use. Your new sewing cabinet is amazing. Wow! You have so many options. That is great.
What a cute tea cup! And yes, everyone needs their own spot! lol!
Thank you for inviting me over to visit your new studio. I look forward to seeing how it all turns out.
Hugs,
Terri

Linda Fox said...

Very nice. I knew you would have lots of cute stuff in there. Happy sewing. Do you have a tea kettle for those tea breaks?

Martha's Favorites said...

So very cute. I love ME items. Your table is adorable. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Martha

Jemma said...

Linda,
I truly love your studio-the organization is amazing and to have your "own," space seems wonderfully therapeutic and calming. Love the yellow so cheerful, and on cloudy days it will seem bright!
Have a lovely weekend,
Love,
Jemma

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful sewing tab;e! I lOVE it! And ME is always so colorful and cheerful. Wonderful! The teacup is perfect! Thanks for sharing your great creating space and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
You have a wonderful work space and a great cabinet for your sewing machine. Your ME theme will make your space a sweet place to be.

I am doing well. My doctor gave me two shots of cortisone in my back last week and I have a CT in a couple of weeks. We will have a better idea what the problem is once the surgeon sees the results. Thanks for asking, my friend.

You have a very exciting day to look forward to! Baby Otto will arrive any day now.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by my HOME.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Oh Linda, that is going to be one darling studio! WOW WOW WOW

I LOVE it already. Of course, Mary is one of my absolute favorite artists.

Can't wait to see all the photos! Great job. So cheerful and happy! Susan

janice15 said...

O my I just love it and your sewing machine center is fabulous. I just love Mary Engelbreit I miss her Magazine so much... can't wait to see it all finished with love Janice enjoy your weekend..

Bernideen said...

You have a great room here and very creative!