I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading all of your comments yesterday. The whole world is filled with lovely
I'm a bit busy working on a little project, so I'm just peeking in on my lunch break. I wanted to give you a stepped back view of my sewing wall. I moved things around recently and am loving this window's southwestern light. I thought I'd wait to share this until I had sewn a new curtain and it was all "styled", but frankly I'm just happy it's tidy in these photos. Right now, this surface is covered in thread and fabric! The table is an old high school science lab station from Craigslist. It has two work spaces and thus fits my serger right next to whichever sewing machine I'm currently working with. It's very sturdy, but a little tall. I have an adjustable dentist stool on wheels that I've hitched up and roll around on. Someday I dream of covering its white vinyl cushion in something prettier. However, I did recently make over the lampshade. An old lace runner is simply safety pinned securely around the shade. Talk about the fastest diy ever!
I used to have an inspiration board on the wall above the table, but they get so busy... so I relocated it and put up favorite artwork instead. I tend to sew with a soft and natural palette, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a splash of color in front of me. The two framed prints on the right are done by Helen of ZukZuk. I love her work so much and could see filling my entire home with her happy art! The psychedelic pregnant chicken is an original silk screen my mother did in the 70's and represents my wild and creative childhood. It reminds me to make my own rules when I sew, just the way my mother taught me! The pink coconut masks were brought back from Mexico, where I leave my heart every time I go. That clementine box needs a little straightening, but there you have it. A fresh place to stitch and smile.