After I posted about my Work Space and followed on by Serena's Work Space, I now would like to show you Micki's Work Space. I met Micki early on in my blogger career. Micki came and introduced herself to me and we hit it off straight away. Micki invited me to be her April Star. Micki is a wonderful writer and fantastic quilter and knitter and machine embroider and and...! Please visit Micki's blog and see for yourself. Here is a little a bit about Micki and her Work Space:
Tell me a little bit about your work space?
We moved recently into a wee cottage in NW Donegal County. We live right by the ocean, and as it is a traditional Irish cottage, it is small with only one bedroom and a storage room, I knew that I would not have space for a sewing room, but we were happy to be near the sea. However, it was time for improvisation and using my imagination as to how I was going to still do all of my crafts and hobbies. So, Joe and I went to a furniture store in Letterkenny, and we bought a wonderful large table for the living room, which would accommodate my sewing large quilts. It is by the window, and I have plenty of room to sew as I please. At first, I was a bit upset, but now, I can be with my husband and two dogs and sew too. I used to be pretty lonely all alone in the sewing room in the back of the house, but now I have company, can have the tv on if I want, and really it has turned out for the better.
As to my embroidery work, I have a large table set up in the bedroom, where I do my machine embroidery stitching. Luckily, our bedroom is pretty big, so I was able to do that with no problem.
In the kitchen I put a table for us to eat our meals, but when I want to do my machine felting or have to cut out fabric using my larger cutting board, I use the kitchen table, which has two extensions to make it bigger. So, I cut my larger strips there, and set up my felting machine, if I want do some machine felting.
As to where I store my sewing supplies, I do have a storage room, and we had a carpenter come in and build shelves there. I bought tons of larger plastic storage containers, labelled them all, and I have everything related to my crafts there.
I have two favourite areas in the house where I love to work. One is in the bedroom when I do my machine embroidery. I have a tv in there, and watch movies while I do my machine stitching. I also love my Pfaff machine, so I love sitting at my work area in the living room, and Joe sits in his favourite lounge chair and talks to me, while my two dogs lie beside me. How wonderful is that!
As to my main sewing machine, I just recently bought the Pfaff 4.0 Expression for my quilting. It is the best quilting machine that I ever had. I use the Janome 350E for my embroidery, the Babylock EMB12 for my machine felting, and a gorgeous 1953 Singer 221 Featherweight for when I go to the quilting bees.
Yes, I have managed to continue with all of my hobbies, without a bother, and really enjoy being with my family while I work.
Anyways, I get to take breaks from my sewing and walk on the beach near our house any time I want….not bad at all.LOL
Thank Micki for participated in my collection of Work Spaces. After reading story and see some of the photos of your work space I feel like I was there in person. Lovely Carnivale quilt on your wall too.