Happy International Quilt Day!

I took last week off work to start getting our house ready for the market. I worked straight through from last Saturday until last night and I am still not finished, but the house is looking very nice…I don’t think it has been this clean in years! It feels so fresh and bright, and I smile all over inside and out of myself just to look at it.









And happy co-incidence, it is International Quilt Day, and so I saved my sewing room for last. Now whether you have a sewing room or not, I know you can easily imagine the constant state of chaos that a sewing room can exist in! Which means you can easily imagine not wanting to wade in and clean up.









But it cleaned up beautifully!









I even polished the furniture and washed the floor. And do you like my garbage can? It’s a giant crystal vase and I love it! I don’t throw “regular” garbage in it – it sits next to my sewing machine for threads and scraps too small to keep. Special, pretty garbage. I figured it is better to use it for something than to store it “safely” away in the cupboard where nobody ever sees it.









Yes, that is a treadmill in my sewing room! Go figure.








I watch TV while I walk.









Yes, that is my presser foot inside the cupboard. Yes, I stick my foot inside the cupboard to sew. Lol!








All quilts personally tested and approved by Samson.









And a special Haiku in honour of the day, just for you:

Dreaming in colour;
Peek-a-boo, cozy;
International Quilt Day.

Hooking up with SewCalGal’s Virtual Sew-cial.




About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
This entry was posted in Balance, Beauty, Quilting, Samson, Stitches and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Happy International Quilt Day!

  1. Janine says:

    I love your haiku. Your house is looking lovely and your little dog made me smile! Happy day to you šŸ™‚

  2. Aren’t you clever, putting your foot peddle in the cupboard. šŸ™‚ I have a large vase I got from an aunt maybe I will do something like that with it.

  3. SewCalGal says:

    I’m delighted to have you join the virtual sew-cial to celebrate International Quilting Day. Fun to see your sewing room, which I think looks great (super organized and cheerful).


  4. I like your haiku and the picture at the top of your blog–you look so joyful!

    Oh, and yes great use for a pretty vase. It would be a shame to hide that away most of the time.

  5. cindy says:

    Happy International Quilting day to you too! Samson looks all cozy snuggled in your quilt.

  6. Barb@Witsend says:

    Nice to have a quilt tester at home.

  7. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for sharing your sewing room, it gives me hope that mine may someday be as neat and tidy! Quilt on, sister!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!