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Thursday, May 19

My Sewing Room - The Office!

This is the little room in the attic where I live!
Well, it's really the big room over the garage where I Design, Write and Sew.

And I spend alot of my time there.  

You can see  fabric leaning against the back of my desk. 
Fabric has a tendency  of making it's way into every inch of your life!
My "Office" is  really a little area at the end of my Sewing Room.
 It's just perfect for me.  And cosy, too.

My walls are a rich cream.  Or maybe unsalted butter??
Very pale and light and pleasant.

My computer, printer and scanner take up much of my surface area on the white desk.
I have drawers on the left side that are shallow but wide and deep. I planned it that way. Good for keeping designs and drawings in.  Wish I had a dozen more!

The drawer handles are a pale green glass.  Not antique but reproductions.  No one sees them but me.  But I love them.

You can just see the bookcases in the left corner above.
Sorry, I didn't clean up the Bookshelves.
I am a book collector.  I love books.  I need books. 
I want more books!

These are my Sewing Books, both old and new.  I use the old books the most.

You need them too! 
Have you noticed that no book tells you everything you want to know.

I have all the Red Books (as I fondly call them) from Creative Needle.
Each book has all the issues of Creative Needle for that year.  Mine start with year 1992 which was when I had my first column article published in the magazine.  I wrote my column for almost 10 years. It was my Old Fashioned Baby column....named for my business. 

The date on the last year is ...sadly...2007.

The space is really bigger than it looks. Notice the storage overhead.
My old oak desk is 62" wide by 32" deep.  And the white desk/shelf together measures 98" wide.   I had it built specially and intended to use it for sewing.  So there is lots of light here.  The natural light from the window, the hanging light you can see in this picture and a florescent light in the ceiling.

But I love where my sewing is and this is a perfect office for me.
My sister made me the pretty quilted wall hanging on the right.  You can't really see it.  Another post perhaps. 
I love the window.  My body seems to crave natural light.

Having the desks at this angle is wonderful.   Very functional!

This crystal light is special to me.  It was given to my Father In Law by his mother, Grandma Baumeister.  I am so glad I took it from the house before the Tornado destroyed his house.

So happy you could visit me at work today!!

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2011 Jeannie Baumeister


Jan said...

You are so right about needing more books. I certainly can't get enough of them. Happily, it was in Creative Needle mag I found you wonderful columns. I didn't have a pleater back then, but it didn't stop me from planning for the day when I would have one. Thankfully, I've got mine 8 years ago. I haven't regretted that investment a second. I think I love my pleater even more than my sewing machine, well, maybe not. thanks for sharing your wonderful sewing room and books with us.

Karyn said...

I love your sewing room, it looks so warm and welcoming. I also crave the natural light, I love sitting in front of a window to read.
I don't think we can ever have enough books, but my bank balance may disagree with me LOL!!!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

What a pretty room you have, so much nicer than mine. What direction does the window face? And where is the sewing machine?

Jeannie B. said...

The big window you see in the first photo is at the other end of the room and faces east mostly. The entire room is very bright because of it. The window by my desk faces north. My machine is on another wall. I will show you that part of my sewing room in another post at a later time.

Karen said...

I love getting a peek into creative spaces. What a joy this space must be to you! So glad you shared this with us!

I am so pleased for you that you have such a special momento as the lamp. I was so shocked when you shared the picture of the tornado's devistation. Truly a blessing that it happened after he passed, it would have been so traumatic to lose his home like that.

I used to pick up Creative Needle on occasion, I never realized that you wrote a column in it. I'll have to go back through my old issues and look for your articles. Now I know why finding your blog online felt like I was coming home!

Jan M said...

Thanks for sharing your special corner with us! So happy the lamp is still a part of the family.

Kellie said...

What a perfectly wonderful spot for creating! I have a "craft/sewing room" for the first time in my life and just LOVE it!

Debbie Young said...

I got chills when i read that the pretty crystal lamp was saved from your grandfathers home after a tornado distroyed the home. What a treasure for your cozy sewing studio

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