Friday, June 18, 2010

2nd Annual BLOG PARTY to Share Your Creative Space

WELCOME to The Party

It's exciting to know we will be visiting blogs from all over the world ~
being a fly on the wall in that most sacred creative space we all share ~
our studio,sewing room,kitchen table ~ wherever the beauty happens for you!
Be it Big or Small, it's special and it's Ours!
I had big plans to do a redo on mine before the party but it was too nice outside
unfortunately I never found the time.

 The mascot of my space is Teddi.
You will see him in almost every picture somewhere ~ the tapestry chair in the photo belonged to Jake
who just passed away this April.
I had a red metal love seat that matched the room much better but replaced it with the chair for Jake so he would be more comfortable and I don't have the heart to change it for now.

The red magazine rack was just $10.00 and holds my most loved books and magazines for inspiration.

Storage Places
Wicker baskets with supplies project ready,
 threads for machine embroidery,
dowel rods glues to a wood block for ribbon, 
a red Chanel box filled with vintage pearl buttons,
a closet cubbie with stacks of fabric,
 box of thread for crazy quilting,
plastic bin of velvet ribbon from my Aunt Gert's hat making business in Chicago,
silk ribbon stored in a barbers glass,
my 4 favorite trays to use when beading.

What Do I Create ?
Like most of you ~ 90% of what I make I give away.
Most times for me ~ I feel the Lord inspire me to create something for someone and often it
is someone I don't really know. I love that ~ am thankful that He trust me to touch that person.
He has also sent people along the way that have done the same for me ~
Pat Winter has been one of those people.
Her work decorates many areas of my home ~
to the left of my threads above you will see 4 of her beautiful pouches.

SO what do I create?
Crazy Quilting, sewing and machine embroidery are my favorites.
I desperately want to learn soldering ~ I have all the supplies and just can't get the hang of it.

I like mixing machine and hand embroidery.

I made these little purses about 6 years ago. 

What started it all 10 years ago ~ my first crazy quilt ~ still not finished!

The most recent things I have made ~
this lavender heart last week for a special couple.......

and this Mini wall quilt 2 weeks ago for my Aunt Shirley.

And here is a sampling of my unfinished crazy quilted items ~

All my work in between is posted somewhere on my blog but you don't have time for that ~
There is a long list of blogs to visit from all over the world so get going!!!!!!

And Thanks for Stopping By!!!!
Love you Lots ~
Come Back Soon!!!


Home and Heart said...

How can a creative space being presided over by Ms. Monroe NOT be fabulous??!! Thanks for showing us your wonderful goodies!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! I loved seeing your creative space and I Loved seeing your beautiful creations! Thank you for the tour. Enjoy your day! Twyla

Queen Bee said...

Your space is great and your creations are incredibly gorgeous!
Queen Bee Studio

zandra said...

What a great creative space. Love all the nook and crannies. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Laurie said...

I love this Terri, so much for the eye to take in and enjoy! Your heart turned out beautiful, and your space is awesome!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Chris said...

What a great space and such great storage and container ideas!
Best wishes,

Tobi Britton* said...

What a charming place!
We love your Marilyn, amd that lavender pillow you made for someone very lucky!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The lavender heart and crazy quilt are just is all of your beautiful crafts! I just had to stop by another Lavender blog to see meet you! Hope you've visit me soon! ♥

Malisa said...

I'm glad you showed the studio just the way it is...without the redo! Your studio is a very creative place! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those little purses...I may have to pick your brain a little about the construction! Thanks so much for the peek into your workspace and your world! When you have time, please stop by my blog for a visit!


Gloria said...

Very very nice. I love your creative space. I also love MM. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Jillayne said...

Your room is wonderful and your stitching is fabulous! I especially love the little lavender heart you did - simply beautiful!

kluless said...

Your studio is great and I love your beautiful handwork! Thank you for sharing.

Liz said...

Wonderful! I just love your creative space. Love it all!


Karen Valentine said...

H Terri!
Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing your lovely room.
Those crazy quilts are beautiful, but the couple getting that white lavender heart are lucky indeed!

My Desert Cottage

Anna said...

Lovely space. Oh, those button cards made my heart skip a beat. And I love the Barbasol container. You have created an awesome space here and your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

donnaj said...

great space-thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

Really beautiful creations come out of you wonderfully creative space. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us.

Halle said...

Wonderful the little purses you made!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You are so right that our space is ours, no matter how big or small. Yours is lovely and you have the cutest studio mascot ever. Thanks for inviting us over!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great space! I love your whole desk area and all your storage pieces. I think that the storage pieces {especially those that show off supplies} are just lovely and really become a part of the decor of the room. Thanks for sharing your creative space!

Miss Sandy said...

Your art work is beautiful as is your studio and your generous heart. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Michelle May said...

What a beautiful space! I love your quilts too, they are stunning! Little Teddi is adorable. Hugs for your heart about Jake. :(
Thanks for the tour. It was great to meet you!

NanaNay said...

Your room is great. I love that magazine rack. You are so organized.

And make such beautiful projects.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I enjoyed visiting your studio and seeing all the beautiful pieces you create there. I have always been so attracted to crazy quilt pieces and your pouches are very cool. Thanks for sharing. Connie

MosaicMagpie said...

I am just now getting around for a visit. Love the barbercide jar. Hope you find someone to help with the friend who lost their leg.
Praying for them.

luluslovlies said...

Hi Just stopped by for a visit as I'm slow to get through all the blog party gals, I love your space and your magazine rack, what a deal, your cubbies are a great idea and your crazy quilt pieces are wonderful, just loved everything, thanks for sharing! XOXO

elizabeth said...

love the looks of your workspace and the pouch you made is beautiful I will be revisting your space and hope to get to know you better thanks so much for sharing

Lynette Killam said...

I am so late getting to all the studios, but I'm glad I made it to yours. Your studio is beautiful, and the things you make are just charming! I also have a crazy quilt I never finished. Having seen your lovely bags, I think I will have to take the squares I have completed and repurpose them.

Thank you so much for the tour, and for the inspiration!


someplace in thyme said...

Thankyou so much for opening up your special space to us. I love it and esp like the way you have your ribbons. I would love some time to go thru it all, what fun. Char

Michellee said...

Love your creative studio.. Beautiful...

Artzy Heart said...

Your work is quite lovely with all the beautiful embellishments. I love it! Now that my space is finally ready, I hope to try some of your ideas on items I've created.

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