Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

my new sewing space

My sewing studio here in Vermont is a fraction of the size of my old space, but how about that view? No complaints here! Despite being tucked into the basement, the windows down here let in plenty of natural light.
The cutting table fits snugly in one corner of the room.  Henry loves to sit on the window ledge, as it gives him a ground level view of the local chipmunks. A few weeks ago I found him chattering at a fuzzy caterpillar that was roaming the dried leaves under the pine trees, just inches from his nose.
I miss the shelves I had in CT over my Bernina, but I have found places to store those things just fine.
There is plenty of wall space for inspiring gallery arrangements like this one. The late afternoon sunshine slants into the room in a most extraordinary way. As the winter closes in, I'm guessing this will be a lovely sanctuary, where I can make progress on the many projects I have been yearning to take into hand.

A very comfy chair sits in another corner, waiting for you, dear friends. Bring your hand sewing, knitting or reading. I've got a plenty of tea and if you let me know you're coming, I'll have biscuits on hand, too.


  1. me, too, jeanneke...I would love to be in that comfy chair getting some advice on a couple of "twin" projects I need to get BUSY on....Karen, the spaces you work in always reflect your serenity and creativity...just looking at them relaxes and restores on dear friend...xo tqoe

  2. Looks like a cozy space, Karen, and the view is like a dream! Hope you have many creative hours in this little sanctuary.

  3. My heart is wide with gladness for you, dear friend. I look forward to visiting you in this lovely space often in times to come. God bless.

  4. well it's all been said
    beautiful view, cozy looking, sweetest place,comfy
    all true true
    but I agree with's the light
    the slant of fall and especially winter's light
    Oh...things are gonna get cookin

  5. Such a wonderful spot for your creativity to flourish, Karen. I look forward to seeing your creations!

  6. It's wonderful to see spots of your "bit of Earth"; it feels welcoming even across the Internet!