Friday, May 16, 2008

A Room With a View

There are many, including our own children, who think DH and I live at the ends of the earth. We have lots of reasons why we chose to live up here on the Canadian border after spending 21 years in New Hampshire on Lake Horace. One of these reasons is the unique beauty of our property. We live on the Deer River on a 650 foot section of white water 100 feet from the house. Wildlife abounds. The bird watching is phenomenal and we have been visited by critters that we have never seen before. We have been here three years.

Two years ago we built a family room and a sewing room addition. The window in my sewing room where I sit and sew is blessed with a view into the shade garden. The crowning focal point of this garden is the very large boulder that you see. I tried to take the picture as you see it from my window. I am in a continual process of refining this garden and get so much satisfaction out of its textures and shades. There is a natural pool that the birds visit every evening as well as the beautiful stone slab bird bath that DD gave us before we moved. I will never forget the day DH and I moved that puppy off the truck. I thought for sure a foot or leg would get crushed. Then we paid one of the locals with his heavy equipment to put it on top of this rock after we moved here. It was well worth it.

I thought I would share this slice of my sewing world as it pops out its spring growth. We are a little behind the rest of you around the country, being in zone 4. I have been sewing and looked up and seen a herd of wild turkeys, or my chickens that broke loose, or little songbirds, or deer, or voles, or other critters. It is a delight to sit in my sewing room. I hope you have enjoyed this visit into my room with a view....Bunny

8 comments:

  1. I don't know how you get any sewing done with a view like that to look at! Beautiful and thanks for sharing it.

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  2. You are welcome, Keely. I love shade gardens and this time of year if I am at my machine, I start daydreaming about where I should move plants, put new ones, etc. So its the best of both worlds. I think a lot of sewists are gardeners as well. I think it is a thing about textures and color, much like putting together a look or a quilt.

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  3. It is really wonderful to have a space of your own to sew. I'm still fighting with the dining room table for sewing. I just found your site, and it's great. Keep up the good work.

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  4. Thanks so much, Missy. Welcome to my small corner of the sewing world. I hope you visit often.

    That sewing room was 35 years in the making. For all those years I set myself up in the laundry room or basement depending on the house. I literally sewed next to snowblowers and hot water tanks for many many years. Part of the deal of my lovingly accepting this move to a smaller home in one of the coldest parts of the country was that I would get a large new family room and a dedicated sewing room as well. DH conceded. FWIW I think negotiation is the secret of a long happy marriage. If you click on the right on Sewista's sewing room you can see my space right after it was built. I still keep it neat but there are more machines and furniture in it. One day I will do an update.

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  5. Hi Bunny, Sunday morning here and I have just spent the last hour or so reading through your blog. You write so well and of course your sewing is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh how beautiful! What a perfect setting in which to sew, and in which to think about sewing. I have a birdbath, various feeders and binoculars and bird book which sit by my kitchen window. I too enjoy gardening. I particularly miss my roses in England...

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  7. Welcome Vicki to La Sewista. Thanks for the lovely compliments on my writing. I have always enjoyed writing and this gives me an outlet.

    One of these days I will challenge roses, Kelly, but I am still laying the foundation to our plan. I did get my herb garden in yesterday. Just like you miss your prescious roses I missed my really awesome herb garden. But now I have the start of a new one so life is good.

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  8. My father lives in northern Maine, on the border of Canada, so I can see why you and your DH live where you do. The surroundings are gorgeous.

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