Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Favorite Corner

Well, no current WIP pictures tonight; I'm working on an exchange that needs to be mailed by next week. Instead, I will share some photos of "my favorite corner."

This past March, my DD decided to move into the room that we were using for storage guests. Her former bedroom is now fixed up as an extra bedroom / library (it's not really a library, but it sounds impressive, don't you think?) Anyway, I think it's also going to be a "gallery" of sorts for my stitching pieces (as soon as I get them all framed!) Please allow me to share with you some pictures of my favorite corner in this room since I have no other pictures to share with you!

Above the bed I have this quilted piece in patriotic colors. Wish I could tell you that I made it, but I didn't. I bought it a few years ago at a craft boutique. To the left, you see one of the bookshelves.

These are two pieces I stitched a few years ago - I'm sure you will recognize them, LHN Gameboard Sampler and La D Da Little School House.

It's raining here, so I had to use a flash. It kind of washed out the LHN piece on top of the bookshelf - ABC123.

Above that, hanging on the wall is a Lizzie Kate design that was finished into a quilted wallhanging by Marie for me as part of a summer exchange we both participated in a few years ago. (Visit Marie's blog; she currently has a picture of this in her header.) I treasure this gift from Marie! In the Longaberger basket are lots of pinkeeps - I'll take a picture of those another time.

Finally, the doll sitting on this shelf is a treasure that I brought back from the Cayman Islands, oh about 12 or 13 years ago. It was handmade by a local woman. Does anyone here like the Bobbsey Twins books? I've got about 8 of them; they were my mother's favorite books when she was young. I need to take time to read them one of these days.

That's it for tonight. Guess I better get moving to my stitching chair if I want to finish that exchange piece! Thanks for visiting!

19 comments:

Linda in MA said...

I used to love the Bobbsey Twin books! I still have mine from when I was young and they are still sold but in paperbacks. At least that's what our store carries.

Diana said...

I love the piece that's cross-stitched and finished as a quilted wall-hanging and I also love your Liberty stitching piece.

Julie's Keepsakes said...

You have a very sweet corner there. I like it. I especially love the color of the walls. Did you pick that out? It's fantastic.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely corner you have there. You have a good start on a library.
I read all the Bobbsey twins when I was young. Loved them.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Looks wonderful, I love the idea of filling the whole room with your stitching. CJ ok;-)

Kim B said...

I love this corner!

Melissa said...

Lots of cute stitching - a great start for the 'wall-to-wall' redecorating challenge!

Theresa said...

Very nice!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Now wouldn't I just love a room like that. I like calling the room a library. We have one too, except it's just the old guest room converted into a study and lined with bookshelves. Library does sound so much more impressive.

Ronel said...

I love your favourite corner and a gorgeous collection of past work!

Margaret said...

I can see why you like that corner. I love how that LHN piece was finished into a quilt hanging!

Karoline said...

Your corner is lovely, thanks for sharing

Von said...

I'm sure you get a lot of pleasure going into the room, Cathy! Soon there will be more stitching on the walls and you'll probably never want to leave. :D

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your favorite place is so lovely, all your hand made things make it look so cosy.

Brigitte said...

This little corner looks very inviting and I'd like to sit there stitching and reading.

TattingChic said...

Your favorite corner is very charming! Thanks for sharing! :)

Cindy F. said...

What a fun room!! Love your finishes!!

CindyMae said...

What a great corner. Love all your stitching!

FayeRaye said...

love this room!! Your work is showcased very nicely....I am especially partial to the Liberty piece....Great job!!