Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"The stitching area "or "It's Rachael's -don't touch it"



I thought I would treat you to a picture of "my chair" today. This is where I always sit to stitch and knit. Other people are allowed to sit here, but only when I am otherwise occupied. You can see two lights here ,but I actually have four! The one attached to the bookcase was the last purchased and is a daylight lamp and my favorite. The chair and footstool are gliders and the knitted wrap on the chair is " Big Blue" .

Big Blue was knitted for me by the lovely Cheryl . It started out as a kind of shawl, but due to a small miscalculation, ended up being so big that when I put it over my shoulders I have a train. I love it though and use it to cover myself when I take a nap on the sofa :-) On one side of my chair is "My table". If people have to sit in chair I can live with it, but my table is pretty much off limits. I try and tidy it up regularly ,but as you can see it is overdue. The glass is a huge canning jar that I stole from my neighbor and I use it to drop my orts in. On the other side of the chair is a basket for sock wool ,a box for whatever stitching projects are in the holding pattern, and a frame/chart holder. Next to that is a bookcase with all my hardback stitching, sewing, and knitting books. I have to admit that while I am flexible about many things , my hadwork is not one of them. Please let me sit in my chair with my light just so and my books within arms reach. I do have more stash areas including a large bookshelf a small rolling cart, a small chest another rolling cart and ...oops I keep thinking of more stash areas. Better not to think to hard on this.

On the chair seat you can see my almost finished project of the moment. Michael's plain ,black socks. Not really interesting and kind of slow going, but I should get them finished tonight or tomorrow. I will post a pic when they are finished-however boring. Happy stitching.

7 comments:

Connie said...

Rachael, I have just myself in the last month set aside a chair in a corner for my stitching chair, off limits when I am home, giving me the opportunity to sit when I am ready and not having to chase anyone away! I also have a blue blanket covering my chair...your corner feels like home to me!!!

Von said...

Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your home and your most special stitching chair! My table resembles yours very closely, lol!!

Annemarie said...

Thanks for showing us your stitching area, Rachael. You've seen mine, too: it's everywhere, really. I need a chair like that myself, including the soft, woolly blanket. I can just picture you sitting there!

Barbara said...

Your stitching area looks very cozy - I would love to have everything in hand's reach, but probably having to go after it helps keep me fit. ;-0

Dianne said...

What part of your house is that? I like that you can tell it's 'the queen's chair'. : )
I sit on the end of the sofa in front of the tv in our family room. Sean is allowed to sit there when I'm not occupying the premises. I have my xs stuff piled high next to me and my scissors and scrap jar on the table.
Michael's socks are perfect!

Rachael said...

Hi Connie, i went and looked at your stitching corner. it does look quite similar to mine. Is that a great minds think alike thing?
Dianne, I have my stitching corner in our family room. It is a large ,light room at the top of our house where we all spend most of our time. I probably should do a photo tour through aour house one day as it is quite large for Germany and put together quite strangly. But, it works for us.

Susimac said...

Love your 'area', and your own chair, I have to share mine with cats and visitors as I sit on the end of the sofa and to get a footstool I have to fight with Mark!!!