Today is the first day, my sweet friends, that you will get to "visit" our new home
and what better room to start with than my favorite room - the craft room.
You might think it's my favorite because it's filled with crafty goodness
such as buttons, beads, lace, and fabric,
but let me tell you why this room is truly my favorite....
Won't you please come in?
And I will share with you the secrets held in this delightful corner of the house.
There is an old, but very comfortable rocking chair waiting for you
so rest your feet and rock a little.
She is an antique and I have often wondered who has rocked in her
and what that person did while sitting there.
Maybe a mother rocked by the fire while mending holes and tears in her children's clothes,
or maybe a sweet Grandmother sat by the window watching the birds fly around
while a cat curled up in her lap.
The quilt on the chair was made by me and given to my Grandma Betty,
but after she passed away my Grandpa gave it back to me...
I wrap up in it A LOT!
This beautiful and colorful quilt hanging on the wall is a precious work of art
made by my dear great-Grandmother who was 90 at the time.
She used her lovely hands to stitch together each piece of fabric
and gave it to my husband and me as a sweet wedding gift.
Great-Grandma is now 97 years old with a few health issues,
but she still keeps on going blessing many with her stories.
I hung a few doilies and handkerchiefs on some delicate lace
which was given to me from a wonderful friend named Abby
who blogs over at Little Birdie Blessings.
The doilies and handkerchiefs are mostly from my loving mom
and one of the hankies was used on my wedding day - can you guess which one? :)
This picture is of my beloved Grandma Betty whom most of you have "met" through my blog.
My Grandma is very special to me!
It has now been 10 months since she passed away ... oh how I miss her!
You will see a couple of quilts folded on the white table.
The top one was given to me from my aunt and uncle who live in Canada.
They call me "Steffits" and had that name embroidered onto the quilt.
The bottom quilt has the 'Log Cabin' pattern
and was beautifully made by my mother many years ago when I was a teenager.
It has been used many times to warm me up and it's still a quilt I love to curl up with.
Here is where I keep my flowers made from lace and fabric.
It's easy to keep my basket filled and it makes for pretty decor :)
The picture of my darling husband and me
was taken the day after we got back from our honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii :)
As for the dolls, they were given to me from Grandma Betty.
When I see them I think of her and am reminded of how she liked pretty things like these.
I tend to use a lot of embellishments when I craft so I like to have them handy
and out where I can see them so I have several in a tin box.
And I also keep them in these pretty vintage jello molds.
They are the perfect size for beads, pins, and other little items.
My shelves are filled with little knick-knacks-
come take a peek :)
Ribbons and lace and trim, oh my!
They fill my jars...
and my basket!
Scraps of fabric rolled up in a basket.
Dried lavender and fabric yo-yo's are always on hand.
These pretty tea cups were a gift from an extremely kind friend.
She said I could use them for crafting, but I haven't the heart to make anything with them.
I like to look at them and think of her :)
No, I don't crochet, but I must have yarn for crafts...
and inspiration to one day crochet :)
To all my stamping friends -
please come over sometime and we'll have a sweet time making cards!
Believe it or not,
keeping thread in a jar has made it so much more convenient for me when I am sewing.
And speaking of sewing,
my machine is all ready for the next project....I wonder what it will be? :)
Now onto this charming fabric that was used for my craft room.
I used embroidery hoops and fabric for wall decor
and made curtains to match.
If you visited on Tuesday then you saw my organizer board made from the same fabric.
It came from Donna's lovely shop
Donna has beautiful fabric to choose from that is simply perfect for anything.
She also has a delightful blog and I know she would enjoy a visit from you :)
So my lovelies, can you figure out why this room is so special to me?
Yes, I love having extra room to craft
(you should have seen my previous craft room - small doesn't even describe it!)
But that is not why it's my favorite.
It's my favorite because it is filled with memories :)
Memories of precious family and sweet friends.
I love sitting in there to craft, read, or simply to think
because I am surrounded by love and joy.
I hope you enjoyed the tour and there will be more coming of other rooms in our new home.
I will try to shorten them and not add so many pictures :)
Once strangers, but now you are dear friends to me!
Enjoy your day :)