Tuesday, July 22, 2014

News around my sewing room!

I absolutely love happy mail as do most all of you!  I have gotten some great happy mail in the past few weeks.  I had the opportunity to clean up my sewing room this week, and put up a new shelf to display some of my happy mail and gifts.



About a month ago, I was informed that I had won a $50 gift certificate from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics!!  I was thrilled, and set out to choose exactly what I wanted.  I could not make up my mind, so I ordered a bunch of low volume fat quarters with some Kona solids thrown in to make up the difference.


This is the newest piece in my sewing room.  It started out as one of those unfinished crates you can get at the craft store.  I'm not even sure where this one came from.  It was sitting in the closet for a few years.  I decided to paint it barn red and make a display for my beautiful fat quarters.  They are all works of art to me.

Is it hot where you are?  It is H-O-T here!  This is what I woke up to the other day....

 
...yep...that is 8:45am and it is already 81 in the coolest spot in the house.  I had just turned the A/C down to 79 to try to cool down my sewing room...which is the hottest room in the house.  This particular day it got up to 108.  That's Fresno, CA for ya!!
 
Linking to:Let's Bee Social! at Sew Fresh Quilts.

17 comments:

Kaja said...

I love the colour you have painted your crate, it looks great with all your fabric.

Catherine said...

you can never have too much storage! We are having a lovely summer in south Wales but I think you would find it a bit chilly. It reached 23c. here yesterday, that's about 73.5f I think. Perfect!

Amy at love made my home said...

WOW , that is hot!!!!! Love your new fabrics! xx

Kim said...

Alas no, 'tis a wee bit chilly down here; perhaps you could send some of your warmth to li'l ole me to melt the icicles!! Love your new barn red crate. Your pretty fabrics look rather spiffy sitting there.

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

Love that red crate-shelf!

It's Winter here so it's quite cold!!

ipatchandquilt said...

Yep, hot here too in Europe! It is 11 in the morning and 80F already!!! Think it will be in the 90's this afternoon. The last couple of days is has been pouring down and grey allover, bleh! But the sun is out with a vengeance today!
Have a lovely day!
Esther

Kaisievic said...

Your crate and your FQ display look awesome! It is winter here, so very cold and foggy at the moment.

Pam Wilde said...

Love great storage especially if its a find from somewhere in my home. The colors perfect

Lorna McMahon said...

Barn red was the perfect colour to make that cute storage crate really pop against the background! Some really sweet and yummy fabrics you have proudly displayed on it.... Can't wait to see what you make with those. Stay cool!

Valerie Reynolds said...

As soon as I saw your post at Lorna's linky I had to hop over and check out your new shelf! LOVE IT!!! I'm trying to stay cool too...my only saving grace is my studio is in our basement...I get all my "things" done in the am and head down there for the afternoons. :)

Ruth said...

You've inspired me! hope I can convince the rest of my family that an inherited (not an heirloom!) dark brown small kitchen dresser needs to be repainted in your colour of choice barn red!

Amy DeCesare said...

Wow! I love your sewing room shelf. Great move to paint it a fabulous color and let it be a co-star with the fabrics! I'm putting this on a Pinterest board now.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Lucky you, winning that gift certificate! Looks like you put it to good use - that package could have just as easily arrived at my house. I do love low volume & Kona! I'm not much good at converting farenheit to celcius, but even I know that over 100 is WAY too hot! It's nowhere near that warm in Nova Scotia these days, but it's hot for us!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your fabrics are so pretty. It is nice to get surprises in the mail.

LA Paylor said...

what fun to peek in a sewing room.
I have that eifel tower fabric too, love it, not sure how to best use it as I like it so much!!
LeeAnna at not afraid of color!
visiting from lets be social

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful choices! And holy, that's warm! It's hot here but not quite that hot. We don't often hit the 100s in the summer but we spend a lot of July and Aug in the high 80s and 90s. (My Fahrenheit to Celsius is a little rusty...) Then we spend October to March in the deep freeze - gotta love the Canadian prairies (-50 to 105 and back again in a calendar year)!

Stay cool and hydrated, dear!

Christine S said...

Love your storage piece!

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