A Haven for Vee

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Just About Ready

(Imagine a vintage sewing machine with the name Vesta written upon it in gold scroll.)

My sewing room that is! I am so excited about it that I can't even settle enough to actually begin, but everything is there...the machine, the fabric, the tables, the accoutrements. I love that vintage machine above named "Vesta." It's my great-grandmother's name. My machine is a "Genie" and Suzanne named hers "Beverly"...what's your sewing machine named?

Here are some photos of my newly claimed space...

I believe I see evidence of elves in that last photo...all those tiny chairs. Well, I do wish that they'd finish up the packing!

Enjoy your Tuesday, Dear Ones...


  1. Vee,
    How exciting! If the elves don't pick up those chairs, hang them on the wall and use the little seats for display or to store little stacks of fabric or wonderful sewing notions like jars of buttons and such! Maybe the elves won't come! I love those little chairs! Happy sewing!

  2. Vee - Now i know for sure that we are sisters separated at birth. I am doing the same thing at this moment - repurposing my daughter's bedroom into a sewing/crafting studio. I've got an inspiration photo from Mary Englebreit's Home Companion magazine, although I don't think I'll be able to recreate the decor. I love that you have your own space to spread out and be creative. I'm very excited for you! I love the Vesta machine. What's your everyday machine I see on the table there? It looks like a vintage Singer.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  3. What fun to plan and organize a space to create. Can't say I have a name for my machine- will have to come up with one-but one of my friends is named Vesta and she is an excellent seamstress so I would say your machine is well named. Enjoy!

  4. I am sure my machine is named "dammit" or "poo". Sometimes we just don't get along. I need a course in sewing since the last time was in HS. I signed up to have you "followed" but blogger isn't listing your posts. I am going to try again!

  5. Ok, I did it again and it says, "You are following this blog but it does not have a feed."

    I have no idea what that means.

  6. It must be wonderful to have a dedicated space for getting your creative juices flowing. I love your antique sewing machine. It was interesting to see how those extra gadgets fit on the machine. I'm going to have to check mine as I never knew what those extra pieces are.

  7. Ahhhh, I wish that WERE my machine; it's an image I found on Google Images. I just love old Vesta machines.

    My machine is the "Genie" on the table.

    LOL, Terri! I'm sure that my machine has been called a few names, too.

    I don't know what's going on with the "follower" issue. It's all pretty confusing to me. Some time ago, I decided that what I was doing was good enough.

  8. Lucky you, Vee! I have an art studio which is not getting used much lately, and so I know how excited you are! It took me almost 20 years to find my own space. I suppose I could put my sewing machine and stuff in there, but I wouldn't be able to turn around. I love to sew and I would love to have time to do another quilt. My sister got me started on that about 15 years ago. She quilts beautifully.

    Hopefully one day soon, I can quit my job, if one of the last 2 kids would hurry up and get out of college. I have so many plans of what I want to do!!! Have fun! )oh I love the little chairs - I like Miss Sandy's idea of hanging them on the wall) Vickie

  9. oh the space is lovely Vee. I see that my beloved needs to come over and pick up that wonderful chest with the drawer and cupboard doors that he must have bought from you for my Christmas present. . . smile.

    Oh boy . .guess I better do some gift wrapping today as well. Time will become precious from here on in.

  10. A sewing room in the making...I see it clearly! You will have such fun. But here's my advice...keep your computer out of there. It seems to cut into the sewing time!

    My machine has been nameless for 37 years...I wonder if it still could use a name? It has served me well...but doesn't look so pretty.

  11. How wonderful to have a room of your own, Vee! Enjoy setting it up "just for you".

  12. Hi Vee! How wonderful to finally have a space to call your own--to slip away to a spot to sew and create. I'm looking forward to seeing more. I've never thought about naming my sewing machine. Given that it has provided me with countless hours of joy, I wonder if I shouldn't finally call it something! Have a great day! ~Kathy

  13. How nice to have a room just for sewing and doing your crafts.
    I'm afraid I'm not that good with machines and don't have a sewing machine. If I do any sewing it's done by hand.

  14. Enjoy your lovely, "new" room. Most days, my machine is called "grrr...." or "Argh". I'm hoping that a sewing class in the new year will change it to something much more delightful. :)

  15. Fabulous Vee! I wish I ahd a room of my own to play in. Someday, maybe. I use the basement now, but share it with hubby :-)
    I never owned a sewing machine but I've called my computer a few choice names at times -- especially when it freezes up or crashes ...lol!
    I expect to see a lot of beautifully sewn creations on your blog after the new year!


    Hugs, Pat

  16. your space looks so welcoming, those little chairs are darling! I don't have a sewing machine (I know gasp) it's on my 09 list of things I want to learn and accomplish!

  17. I am so envious. What a wonderful sewing room you have! I can just see you busy at work, making lovely things...I'd be making dolls clothes, myself...my sewing machine is called Maywest...lol...because when she is good she is very very good and when she is bad she is better!

  18. A space of your own to create, just the best thing I could think of for pure delight!

    I have my grandmothers old Singer, and love it dearly...but none of my machines have names...

  19. oh well isn't this adorable?! i love that you put the machine by the window, wonderful get-away!

  20. Oh, I love this! It's a dream of mine to have a sewing/crafting room.