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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Welcome to My Craft Room

Happy Friday friends.  Hoping you are all looking forward to the weekend.  Oh, I just love Saturday mornings when the Mister does not have to work.  Nothing better than a lazy Saturday morning sharing our coffee together.

I have many times invited you to sit on the porch with me, and this week has been a perfect week to have coffee out there in the morning.  We even broke a low temp. for a morning low one day this week. So early in the morning this is where you could find me.

Yes, life is good.  Sitting in the swing and watching the hummingbirds at the feeder and the squirrels playing in the yard.  Enjoying God's Beautiful World.  But eventually I had to go inside and get busy. Mr. P's tomatoes are coming in great, so I made homemade salsa this week.  Great eating in the winter. 
I have also begun crafting upstairs in the craft room.  Yes, September and our annual craft show will be here way before I am ready.  And that brings me to my topic for the day.  We have chatted on the porch, the sunroom, and you have toured the other rooms in the house,.  I have always been hesitant to invite you into the craft room.  All you crafters know sometime we need a sign on the door that says, "Enter at your own Risk"  My craft room gets quite messy when I am working for my show, so,,, before I get in there in full swing, thought I would share it with you.  Now, don't get excited, it's not a room that would be worthy of a magazine, however I am so thankful to have a place I can craft and close the door when it gets too messy.
This is the view from the doorway.  The small double doors hide the sewing machine.  The cabinet above holds my cross stitch materials and felt. The bottom cabinet hides a filing cabinet.  My dear Mr. P. made all the cabinets for me and turned this spare bedroom into my craft room. 

Continuing on the same wall, this is a tiny workspace

And the cabinet above this area, holds my patterns.  I have them in notebooks and sorted according to the season ,etc.

My paint rack is way too small. {hehe}  I have got to go through and weed out all the old paint.  Need more room, eh?

Can you tell the sun was shining when I snapped these pictures.  This old peddle machine is what I learned to sew on.  It was my great grandmothers.

Mr. P. made my table, and this my friends is where I do my crafting.

These old lockers from a work place are wonderful for storage.  Lots of supplies hid away in them,

And hid in this cabinet is my ironing board.

You met Miss Maggie ages ago, but today she is dressed in my work aprons.  She keeps me company while I work the day away. The white door to the right hides my walk in closet where I store my materials and such.

Just to prove to you I don't waste my day away on the porch here are some WIP that I have to finish for the show.  Lots of stitcheries waiting to be framed.

Just finished this cute "Witch Upon A Star ".  It's a pattern by Sagebrush and Sassafras.  Got the spindles painted to make more of these.  Loved how she turned out.

Pumpkin men are waiting for heads so they can be assembled.

Ghost are ready and waiting for a new home.  This pattern is by Sassafras Hill Primitives.

Well I hope you have enjoyed visiting with me in the craft room today.  Sure was nice to have you stop by. 
Do something this weekend to make you smile,,, and don't forget to stop back by soon and we will visit again.  Hugs and smiles until next time........


  1. Gonna come spend a day with you in there soon and work with my machine! Love you.

  2. You are blessed to have such a wonderful craft room and how organized you are!!! Sorting patterns by seasons! I am impressed. Enjoyed the visit. It has been cooler than usual here too. Last night I had to go in before dark, because I got cold.lol The middle of July!

  3. Love your craft room. I have my patterns sorted by seasons too. I need to get busy with crafting...my first show of the season is in early September.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your personal space. I have a room too and really don't like anyone else to go in and look around....and perhaps pick up and disturb the way I like to have things. I've tried very hard not to peek into cupboards as you've shown us around....but boy have I been tempted!! Joan

  5. Oh mannie day what a awesome craft heaven.
    I would love to sew chat and eat cookies in your space with you,
    Such fun.
    Hugs to you

  6. Oh what a wonderful place to craft! I love all of the storage you have. I am sure a lot of great things come out of this room. Thanks for sharing.
    Be blessed,

  7. I think sitting on a porch swing sounds just perfect... I have two and have not had much of an opportunity to enjoy them.. hopefully soon..YOur porch is very inviting.. I believe you Your craft room is a humdinger too.. so organized. You are getting some very pretty neat projects done too.. Why not enjoy your swing and craft too. Have a great week! Blessings!

  8. Thanks for the tour. My craft room is whereever I sit...no special room for me. Janice

  9. those ghosts are too cute! Wish I lived closer so I could go to the craft sale. Have a great weekend!

  10. Love your craft room better than ANY magazine room Angela♥ So many personal touches and your hubby is a wonderful craftsman! Love your creations - good luck! ~*~Lisa

  11. Well I think that your craft room is amazing. We all love a little corner to create in and yours is great - neat and tidy! Love all you little WIPS - especially the ghosts!


  12. In our farmhouse I am going to have to use the breakfast room as my sewing area but I think it will work out good. I have a sewing cabinet that I will be able to keep most everything in. (hopefully). Love your craft room. I am finally on my computer. For some reason I cannot comment on Iphone.

  13. very nice cabinet... make traditional decorating sense

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