Sunday, August 21, 2011

A (sewing) Room with a View


This is my favourite picture this week – although I am sure it is not Jim’s!  He decided he was going to make Thai prawn and salmon soup one day  after work this week and what a mess the kitchen was by the time he was finished!  I don’t think we ate dinner until 8:30 PM.  The soup was wonderful!  Jim is very devoted to get me through this darn broken ankle and he is doing a great job of it – although I think the soup was just a bit too much – even he admitted to that by about 7:45 PM.

I have been able to get out to a few of my usual stitching activities  thanks to quilting friends coming out to get me and Andrew driving out - in my car – which  he has gone off with – since I can’t drive you know…………no point in it just sitting there…

This weekend Jim asked if I was able to do all the quilting I had wanted while I was up on the deck.  I said that I wished I could work on the Barbara Brackman Civil War Block of the week but because my sewing room was downstairs and the patterns were all on the computer –which is on the deck it was something I just couldn’t do. 


So – off Jim went to Costco and bought a small table for $30……



Here is my new little sewing space –on the deck – on one condition  he says – once I can walk it has to go back downstairs.  I think he figured he had better make that condition because I think I would rather stay up here. 



The view from the ironing board!  I can sit on my rolling office chair and sew on the little featherweight and then easily iron.  It is a great set up. 

My ankle is getting much better – I could not have done this two weeks ago – it still would hurt if I had my foot down for any length of time but now the swelling is really going down and it hardly hurts at all. 



I have already completed a couple more since these pictures – I have 12/16 blocks completed.  I have also completed on Dear Jane block.


And just to finish off ----- the soup………..


I have a bunch of pictures of my ankle…………………..Nahhh


  1. Soup looks yummy, love seafood and what a view. Ankle get better quick .

  2. What a gorgeous view you have Pam- It would be a lovely place to sew= I think your quilt is just gorgeous- love the pretty flowers on the dark background.
    Your soup looks scrumptious too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. The view is enticing! How sweet of Jim to get you all set up! Oh... and the soup... any left overs for little old me? lol The quilt is looking good! I noticed it is a wool quilt! You know, I still have that little mitten you made for me. It's on my happy board! Cheers!

  4. Great view from the sewing room and the soup looks yummy.

  5. Personally I think you should drag out the whole ankle thing as long as possible just so you can keep that awesome sewing space!!!! Don't tell Jim I said that !! LOL

  6. Take your time getting back to walking. That view makes it all worthwhile. =)