Without further ado, Hi! My name is Adrienne and I would like to welcome you to Chezzetcook Modern Quilts. Chezzetcook what you say? I know, it is a funny name, and likely you are not sure how to pronounce it. Chezzetcook is a small community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, where I grew up. If you are a local, you drop the "t", add an "n" and say it fast - Chezzencook. Go on, give it a try...
I figure a good way to get to know me is by taking a tour of my spanking new sewing room! This is how it started just three weeks ago
So here is the first interesting fact about me, I have been married for almost five years, but my husband and I have never lived together! What? Some of you are like "lucky buggers" and others are like "weird people". Yes to both! But I am happy to report that on July 1st, we moved into our new space, in the same country! Pretty cool. And while that is all exciting stuff (seriously people) I also had another first with this move - my very own sewing room!
First thing I wanted to do was brighten the room up. So with a little help from a mischievous nephew, brown begone and white appears!
Second fact about me, I love to organize! I love me a tidy bin with folded fabric, all in the same color. So Before I moved home to Nova Scotia from Ottawa I made a trip to Ikea and bought a nifty shelving unit. Here is the room mid-unpack as my Dad helps me assemble...I'm afraid the room had to get worse before it got better
Enough mess, it's time for the reveal!
|nice and bright now!|
|Check out those shelves! Every bin has it's own color, and some have current WIPs|
|Closet of goodness, batting, finished quilts and such|
|Further inside the closet you will find more sewing supplies and my collection of over 300 movies. I LOVE movies and never sew without something on the DVD|
|I have a new table coming which will be MUCH bigger, but as long as I have my tool cart I am good|
|I finally have a design wall! I even made it myself - I talked about this earlier this week here|
|This is my mantra. I had this long before it trended on Pinterest etc. I am glad it has caught on! Another good Mantra I have been repeating to myself lately "Comparison is the Thief of Joy" How true is that! |
|These little darlings were a gift from a good friend, not sure why, but they are me. The color, the simple design, I want to eat them up (but I think that would result in costly dental bills)|
|Who doesn't need a basket 'o rulers?|
|My "Modern" Library - another fact, I am obsessed with books, in fact all things paper. Very hard not to buy. My latest gift in the mail was Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. Jumping on that bandwagon soon!|
So, why do I blog? I love to quilt, I love to take pictures, I really like to write. Seemed like a good combo. But I must tell you that other modern quilt bloggers are who really inspired me to start this little ditty. I have been quilting for about 17 years. But let me tell you I am still learning every single day.I by no means think that I have any special talent, but I have been having so much fun learning from this amazing on-line community. If one of my experiences, help one other person out there learn, or even to inspire them to talk about their similar experiences, I am tickled!
I guess since this blog is all about the quilts I should share a couple of things I have worked on
Ok, I guess I should stop talking now. Another fact about me, I like to talk (ha!)
I am looking forward to more stitching and ripping in this new space. I still have some things I would like to add, but it is a great start! What is your space like? Do you have a favorite thing in it? I would love to see it, invite me over some time why dontcha?
It has been a pleasure having you drop by on the hop, but don't forget it is not over yet, check out the other featured blogs this week
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray
For those of you who like to read as much as I like to talk / write, five more facts about the crazy that is me:
- My favorite Popsicle flavor is root beer, which is nearly impossible to find
- I like to finish one project before I start a new one. I am usually planning the next three or four, but I won't cut unless I am done!
- I met my husband in grade eight home room the first time, and on facebook the second time
- I buy purses and shoes because they always fit
- Wherever I travel I look for waterfalls, I have a thing for waterfalls
Thanks for sharing your new sewing room with us, Adrienne! It sure has been a pleasure to get to know you through the blog hop this summer. Your wonky pieced pillow is sew-weet! Looks like you have dabbled in a lot of different quilting designs! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!ReplyDelete
Love the sewing room, Ade! So spacious, fresh, and bright! Makes me want to do a full reno of my studio. Though I'd definitely keep the wall of white cubbies that matches yours!ReplyDelete
P.S. Root beer popsicle insider tip: Try the Cash n' Carry in Halifax. They often have the store-sized boxes of usual flavours... my addiction is lime!
Love your sewing room, am incredibly jealous, my craft space is a complete mess :( need to get it sorted so it looks great like yours. Hope you have many happy hours in thereReplyDelete
your new room is drool worthy --- so glad to have met you through the blog hopReplyDelete
I am ridiculously jealous of your amazing work space. You have beautiful natural light and lots of space. I look forward to seeing what you create in this wonderful room.ReplyDelete
How exciting to meet your! Love your sewing space. I have that same little cart. I am spray painting mine yellow! You have a most wonderful creating space. I will follow your blog, please!!ReplyDelete
Your sewing room is fantastic! I'm sure you will spend many happy hours in there creating more pretty things!ReplyDelete
It is very nice to meet you Adrienne! i love your new sewing space. I am so jealous! I am a new follower xo janReplyDelete
Hi Adrienne, Nice to meet you from a fellow Nova Scotian (by choice - been here for 18 years). Wow, your sewing room is organized. It's a fantastic space! My favourite item in YOUR sewing room? Why, the tool cart of course! Ever want to get rid of it? I'll drive to Chezzetcook and back. No, seriously... where did you get it?ReplyDelete
Terrific sewing room. Your sewing cart is to die for. Where did you get it? So perfect to keep things always used close at hand.ReplyDelete
Your sewing room is fantastic!ReplyDelete
What a lovely studio. With a big hardwood floor for basting?! Very enviable. MY favorite popsicle flavor is banana, which is only hard to find north of the US Mason-Dixon line. Which is, of course, where I have to live. :) So I hear you. I hear you.ReplyDelete
Shoes always fit? Lucky!ReplyDelete
I love your new sewing space- so bright and such a lovely floor! I'm sure you'll make tons of lovely things there :) I love your projects. That basket of rulers is a great idea... I'm always at a loss for where to store mine. So thanks!
It's so nice to get to know you a little better!
what a neat shelving unit and you set it up so neatly. Will it stay that way?ReplyDelete
OMG, would I love to have your sewing room!ReplyDelete
So nice to meet you. Great job on that sewing room and happy to hear you and hubby will have that first place together!!!ReplyDelete
Loved seeing your new sewing space! It looks so functional. I've been admiring your work for some time now and it was great to learn more about you, Adrienne! Can't wait to see what you make in your new space.ReplyDelete
Very nice sewing space - way cleaner than mine and great light! Congrats on finally landing in the same place - I'm sure it will be wonderful!ReplyDelete
Lovely post! I enjoyed reading your story and I have to say I have not seen a root beer popsicle since summer camp some 30 years ago! I am quite smitten with that little blue Ikea cart and keep thinking it would work in my sewing room - thanks for confirming that! The new sewing space looks fantastic - I hope you enjoy many happy hours there.ReplyDelete
It always nice to meet another Adrienne! I really enjoyed reading your post, and I think your quilts are fabulous! Your sewing space is lovely. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work :-)ReplyDelete
I've been a follower for a little while now Adrienne, but I have really loved reading more about you. I just adore your style. Your quilty projects and your new sewing space are fantastic!ReplyDelete
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
I love your HST and Glimma quilts, they are so fun! I have clicked over to your blog several times and just added you to my Bloglovin list so I am officially a follower. Nice to meet you!ReplyDelete
It's lovely to meet you via the blog hop! Congratulations on your new space (both sewing and co-habiting)!! Your sewing room looks like a dream--wish I had your organizational skills :) Your quilts are beautiful--looking forward to seeing more of them!ReplyDelete
Your sewing room is just gorgeous! I am sooo jealous! What a great space to create!ReplyDelete
So nice to get to know you better with this post - and what a lovely and bright sewing space!! Can't wait to see what projects you complete in there from here on out :)ReplyDelete
Okay that sewing space is unreal! The natural light you're gonna get in there for photos is divine! I am a jelly roll right now! Mr. Sparkles and I have a new apartment at the end of next year and I will finally have a dedicated sewing space as well. Can't wait! Thanks for showing us around and I especially enjoyed seeing your Carnaby St in action as I am still figuring out what to do with mine!ReplyDelete
LOVE every.single.thing! Wasn't it so much fun setting up a new sewing room? It looks fabulous. Nice to meet you :DReplyDelete
Your mosaiic of photos showed some really lovely quilts- looking forward to seeing more!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tour of your sewing space. I am really looking forward to getting into my own space again!ReplyDelete
"Comparison is the thief of joy" is a great sentiment. It's good to remember WHY we enjoy what we do and not compare what we do to what others are doing.
Lovely meeting you.
It's nice to meet you Adrienne! I really love your improv blocks. Those are so fun!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful sewing room and what lovely things you have on your design wall, so pretty. In fact all your quilts are beautiful, lovely to meet you :)ReplyDelete
Your sewing room is really beautiful!! Also it must have been difficult living apart from your husband for so long! Beautiful work, thank you so much for sharing more about yourself! :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on your sewing room and finally moving in with your husband! I adore the blue/yellow/orange pillow you made!ReplyDelete
Loved reading your post. Enjoy your new sewing room - it's fabulous. If only you were here to organize me! Your completed works are inspiring!ReplyDelete
Nice to meet you! I LOVE your sewing space! It's so lovely! Oh, and that organization??? Seriously - can you come and do my room?? ;) Your quilt mosaic is beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Wow, love your sewing room and so many fun quilts too, I'm a new follower:)ReplyDelete
Love it! Great post! I know you from the Stash Bee hive 2 but it was nice to get to know you better :) Isn't it nice to have a sewing room? You have a great space--love the cart!! I'll be following so I look forward to more of your quilts :)ReplyDelete
Such a lovely sewing room! My sewing space right now is a built in desk at the top of the stairs with the ironing board right behind me. My fabric is all in what was supposed to be my craft room until I decided to play good Samaritan and let my brother live with me while he looks for a job :)ReplyDelete
I have *serious* sewing room envy!!!!! I could happily live there and never come out! I love seeing order (even though I'm not too good at keeping it that way!) And so many great quilts :) So glad to find your blog on the hop xReplyDelete
Nice to get to know you. I can see the new room getting a lot of use.ReplyDelete
That's true about shoes! The sewing room is brilliant, what a great space to have! I love the HST quilt. Great blog hop post.ReplyDelete
Nice to get to know the name behind the email address! Nova Scotia has always fascinated me for some reason, but I haven't visited yet. What a beautiful sewing room and lovely looking projects. I used to be like you with finishing before starting, but I've broken out recently and it's great!ReplyDelete
adrienne - loved reading this! your sewing room is great - and we have many of the same things - love that bookshelf, right? That blue cart of yours is on my wish list and I am copying your basket of rulers as soon as I get home. I love how bright and cheerful your quilts and projects are!ReplyDelete
Your color palettes are just gorgeous! I love that the patterns look flamboyant and restrained at the same time, if that's possible. Also, that asymmetrical cushion ... adorably weird.ReplyDelete
You should post some of your projects on Kollabora, the crafting community! We've been looking for quilting inspiration lately.
Love your new sewing space. The design wall is great. I need one of those. Lovely quilts too.ReplyDelete
OMG - I also met my husband in grade 8 the first time and Facebook the second time. Our next anniversary will be our 5th. Also - fellow Canadian, opposite coast!!! Great to meet you. Love your new sewing space - the blue cart from ikea is on my list - next trip to Ikea, I am bringing home one for my sewing room!!! Visiting from the blog hop.ReplyDelete
Oh my, love your New sewing room and your sewing projects!ReplyDelete
I love everything about this space...so jealous. I need more room so I can fit that design wall! Nice to know more about you. Congrats on your new space and getting you and your hubby in one place:)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your blog hop post! Love the new sewing space and your quilts are all gorgeous. Looking forward to following your blog!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, root ever popsicles! Loved those! Your sewing space is so wonderful, I love all of the natural light and how organized and pretty it is! I think we will make great friends :) you have a follower in me!ReplyDelete
Love your sewing room...so bright and spacious! All that closet space is amazing! Love all your projects!ReplyDelete
Your sewing room is awesome! I'm so jealous! I LOVE your tool cart! What a great idea! Your design wall is wonderful too!ReplyDelete
Here via the hop - absolutely adoring your sewing room!! The lighting is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Loved seeing a little more of where you'll now be working! Love your quilts - very striking ;) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with from that brilliant new space!ReplyDelete
Amazing sewing room :) I will say that one of the stores I yearn for here on the East Coast is Ikea :( Smart girl doing some pre move shopping ;) Off to subscribe and root around a litte.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely sewing room.. I have visited before.. but it is so nice to visit again. What's not to love! A great crafty room!ReplyDelete
Wow, I love your space. So much natural light and those angles on the ceiling are perfect for always keeping the creativity going! Thank you for sharing your space with us on The Studio Spotlight Tour.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up your space. I have my eye on that blue IKEA cart too. Love your big design wall!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing your great space! Love the little rolling cart ans your happy fabric bins!ReplyDelete
Nice space and wonderful storage. Love the IKEA cubbie.ReplyDelete