Organize your Stitching Studio with Emma and Friends + Vonna’s DMC Floss Organizing Tutorial and Cute FOB TutorialsMonday, May 10, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day yesterday! To wrap up our last day of our stitching studio’s feature, I am pleased to share with you our last guest blogger, Vonna Pfeiffer.
“I think the most important thing for any hobby is to have everything you need prepared, organized and at your fingertips, so that when inspiration strikes you are ready to stitch! If you look at the pictures of my stitching area I have myself cocooned with all my stitching necessities. My stitching spot is just a corner of our living room. My chair sits right beside the window and during late morning through evening I have sunlight shining in on me. Nothing is quite so wonderful as stitching in the sunshine! I also get to watch the seasons in all their many splendid glory as I stitch.”
“You’ll notice I have an antique reproduction thread chest that I have filled with my complete collection of DMC fibers wound on bobbins.”
“I also have a side table that holds my drink of choice for the day and my special stitching pretties that I want close at hand so that I may draw inspiration from them. I keep a pincushion on the arm of my chair to park my needles and I have my scissors draped there too. A current project is always loaded and waiting on my floor stand. At any time during my day if I get a couple of minutes to stitch, I make sure that I have everything ready so that I can sit down and put in a few stitches. Behind my table I have two baskets that house my current “works in progress”. These projects are all kitted in zippered bags with the pattern, fibers and fabric called for to complete the project, all waiting and ready to go. Behind my chair, I have a 15 drawer organizer that holds my various counts of linens, evenweave fabrics and special fibers. On top of the organizer I have baskets filled with “I must stitch these soon” projects. I enjoy stepping up to these baskets and flipping through the patterns I’ve pulled to work on in the future – it also makes me stitch faster so that I can get to them quicker!”
“On the wall above my organizer is my self made “scissors picture” this houses all my scissors in my collection and they are dressed with special fobs – both beaded and stitched by special friends I’ve met along my blogging journey.”
“Just looking at my stitching corner makes me want to sit down and stitch! It reflects my passion for stitching, it makes me happy, I do some of my best creating and my best dreaming (usually of what project I’m going to start next) in that corner. There is no place on earth I’d rather be, than sitting in my living room corner with my family around me stitching away – to me that is heaven! Hearth, home, family and stitching – what could be better?! Well alright, maybe a maid to clean my house and fix meals so I can stitch more!”
Wow, what a great inspiring space Vonna has! Thanks for sharing your great stitching studio with us Vonna! I agree a maid would be great, think of all that extra stitching we could get in each day! I also love your scissor wall with the beautiful FOB’s.
Vonna also has a great tutorial on organizing your DMC Floss:
Get the tutorial here
I’m so inspired by Vonna’s lovely FOB wall so I wanted to bring some fun tutorials and FOB ideas to you so you can make your own board similar to Vonna’s.
Wrislet Key FOB from Bayou Bags
Beaded Scissor FOB from Focus on Finishing
Strawberry FOB’s from Permission to Unwind