This is my personal world, my own space where I sew, embroider, machine knit and dream. Really, it’s an old 1950’s ranch house set near the intersection of a state highway and a busy local road. I inhabit it whenever I can. And when here I work as quickly as possible or dream as long as necessary.
I also use it as my office. It’s a vast improvement over using my home as the site of my wild activities! Besides just not having the clutter around 24 x 7, I am uninterrupted by friendly neighbors who think that if I’m home I must be unoccupied. I’m not convinced that working from the home is widely seen as really working, no matter what the labor statistics and experts say.
It is usually a mess here at The Stitchery. The tables are covered in the project underway or projects to be assembled, the machines are surrounded with notions and gadgets, the floors covered in threads. I try very hard to clean after a project is finished, putting everything away, and swiffering the floors but sometimes the projects are pushed into each other and then survival is a matter of time.
My husband laughed at me after I bought this place, “Ha ha! Now you’ve got two places to clean!” He was, of course, correct. However, I also don’t have any visitors here at this point in time. Eventually I hope to entertain clients but at the moment it’s mine, all mine, and I do as I please. Very unusual, eh?
The neighbors have finally become used to the fact that when I’m here, I’m working. Some day I may welcome real people but right now, cyber visitors are the only kind I want. Am I a hermit? No, but I am working. Really!
This is the resident Westie, constant companion, and Chief of Security: Gaely GoLightly. She is sure to spy any squirrels, rabbits, and lizards that might wander by. A sweet, cheerful individual, she reminds me to smile and take time to play.
Welcome to The Stitchery.
Come on in and make yourself comfortable. I hope you enjoy the time you spend here. We’re not fancy but we do like using real silver and china when we take a break and we love fine fabrics and craftsmanship!