Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giddy with Excitement!!

I'm simply giddy with EXCITEMENT!!
Wanna know why?
Just follow me up those stairs and I'll show you why.
Those stairs lead to a third floor finished attic that is or was a large bedroom that my two boys shared.
Well in the past two years neither boy has slept in that room no matter how many times I ask them to. They can come up with many excuses as to why they don't want up there but I know the true answer.....the XBox's are on the first floor...not on the 3rd.
Plus it's a tad warm up there in the summertime even with the central air on.
Still wondering why I'm giddy though??

Well here is why!
I've been looking for an old quilting frame. I talked to my Dad about making me one but he suggested that I talk to my Aunt (his sister) first. So I called her to see if she had one that I could take a few pictures of so Dad would have an idea of how to make one. To my surprise she had 2 frames and told me that I could just have one of them....BIG SMILE!!

I needed a fairly big area to set this frame up so I decided since my boys never use their bedroom I would turn half of it into my sewing room. The other half will still hold their dressers and one of the beds.
I spent the whole day yesterday taking down one bed, moving furniture around and cleaning. 
My MIL's sewing machine. I'm thinking of painting the cabinet pink.

File cabinets to hold all my crafting and sewing books. Just need a pretty doily to lay across the top.

The room looks pretty blah right now but I intend to add a little color to brighten it up. I've got a good many more craft supplies to haul up there and I'm sure I'll probably move things around again until I get everything where I want it. When I finish it all I'll post a few more pics.


Sharon said...

That is exciting, Jessica!!! How sweet of your aunt to give you one of her quilting frames! You'll have fun arranging and decorating your sewing area. :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

How lovely for you! And I make the same cucumber salad! It's a good recipe! Enjoy your day.

lisa said...

Jessica, congrats on the quilting exciting..Don't need jewels and furs just our craft room... I am sure you will get everything organize...It will be your secret garden sort of to go to and sew and have some fun...Enjoy...Lisa

Carmen C. said...

NO WONDER you are so giddy:O That is awesome!!! No sense letting the space go to waste if the boys aren't using it;) I bet you will have alot of fun up there!!!!

Rosemary said...

You are so lucky! What a great room to sew in! I'm so jealous! One of these days I hope to take one of the kid's rooms but not yet. Maybe soon....

Mamabug said...

I'd be giddy too Jessica! All that wonderful found space. A great place to do all the great creative things you do. Can't wait to see it all fixed up!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

AWESOME ~ I'd be giddy too!
So wonderful of your Aunt to give you such a wonderful gift! Enjoy!
Hope to see some wonderful quilts!
Enjoy your new craft room too!
Prim Blessings

black bear cabin said...

that space has your name all over it! hooray for a sewing room and how awesome is that quilt frame! as for adding some pink...i say go for it...make it all your own! :)