All of the descriptions will be above each photo. First is the view outside the north-facing window! We have four white Dogwoods in the front of our house - each is at least 50 years old! I took this photo right after a good rain and the sun wasn't out yet.
Here are my shades. I went with roller shades and a matching valance for simplicity. The choices were endless so I finally just pointed to something pretty! They roll from a pully on the side rather than handling the shade itself.
Check out the rug I found at Home Depot. It has a similar design to the shades and although you can't tell from the photos, it is nearly the same color as the shades. Mr. Squash was amazed (as was I) that I went with such a light color, but so far it's been easy to keep clean!
Starting from the left side when entering the room...my 56-drawer chest and the new Perfect Caddy all stocked and ready to go! I am in a quandry as to how to display quilts! I'd like to rotate them, but will need something less permanent than what I have now - perhaps a curtain rod with "pinchers" that goes all the way across the wall - that way I can display any size quilt. (I'll be posting a giveaway soon in exchange for asking your suggestions on this topic.)
Here is a slightly wider angle shot. The quilt on the left is mostly behind the door when it's open.
Just look at the Perfect Caddy! I ordered an insert for small items for the top drawer yesterday. Other than that, it's completely filled with lots of necessities!
Here is my Koala table set up for cutting and sewing. That is the window that looks out on the Dogwood trees. I used both my Sony digital and Mr. Squash's big Canon to take photos. I am surprised at just how hard it is to photograph a room!
Continuing on around the room you now see my desk and the north window. Karen over at Short Story Long took the photo of a ladybug that's on my computer desktop and graciously allowed me to copy and use it! Thanks, Karen, I love it!
Now you can see my design wall. I don't have it affixed to the wall and not sure I will just yet. But it's very functional. It's a piece of insulation board from Home Depot. I attached another piece of Warm and Natural batting to it using double sided carpet tape. The two wicker baskets to the right of my desk hold fabric and other sewing stuff.
This is my green primitive cupboard that I use to store all of my quilting books and other notebooks. The door next to it is the tiny closet and then the door leading out into the hallway.
Check out the inside of the cupboard - stocked full! Do you think I'll ever use all of those quilting books?
This is the inside of the closet. It's filled to the brim with another Bernina for backup when one is in the shop, my embroidery unit, another chest filled with sewing and office supplies, thread and several boxes of blocks I've started for different quilts! It's also where I store my ironing board, and the clothes that need to be ironed. When I'm sewing I set up the ironing board in front of the 56-drawer chest.
Looking in from the hallway. You can see that all I need to do is pivot my chair from my desk to the sewing table. A while back, two of us were in the room cutting a quilt and we seemed to have plenty of room even with the ironing board set up!
So there you have it. Nothing special, really, just a comfortable room in which to have a lot of fun!