Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blog Party!!

For the second year I'm participating in the "Where Bloggers Create" Blog Party!
I can't wait to visit all the studios and make some new friends!
My creative space is in my dining room, since I eat all my meals in bed. It hasn't changed a lot since last year, but let me give you a view of what it looked like over the winter!

The house came with a greenhouse - and these plants!
After heating the greenhouse for a winter, I decided I would rather eat and put gas in the car, so they come into the dining room for the winter.
Now they are outside for the summer . . .
And I have my sewing space back!
I've been making bonnets and pillowcase dresses lately.
Thanks for your visit! I'll be around to see you.
Love, Linda


  1. Hello Linda! thanks so much for the tour....I love all the things you make!

    It's my first year on Karen's link list...hope you'll be by to see my space.
    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

  2. Lol Linda, I don't use my dining room for eating either. Yours is a gorgeous space perfect for a studio. Stop by and see my dining room too!

  3. What a neat space with all that light!!! Love the little pillowcase dresses!

    I have a new little creative space for me thanks to all the years of visiting all those wonderful Where Women Create parties- would love for you to come by for a wee visit!

    bee blessed

  4. Just a beautiful environment to create in! The plants give it life!

  5. Love your beautiful doggies. Beautiful plants too.


  6. Love your dining room and eating in bed is so decadent. Aren't dogs the best.

  7. Your designs are just gorgeous - what a great way to rescue and repurpose vintage handwork. Love it! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hi Linda! I love dual purpose rooms!!! I think living with the plants indoors would be wonderful, but I'm sure it's nice to create in there again! Your work is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!

  9. Oh I love being surrounded by plants like these--it's so nice of you to share your space with them. Your work is beautiful as always.
    Hugs to you and the doggies!


  10. Hello sweet Linda!!!!

    YOUR DOGS ARE SOOOOO DARLING! I bet they follow you wherever you go! And I love that you live where flora and fauna thrive! I so wish I could have entered into this party but I was in the process of painting my studio and also having builders here for two weeks of building a deck! WHAT A MESS, but now, what a treat!

    Thank you for visiting and I will be back on line Sunday! BE WELL! Anita

  11. A very nice space to work in.....all in the company of some cute pups! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Your work is exquisite !!! I adore your bonnets and
    intricate work Your studio and home are just so romantic as your needle work your sewing area is so cozy Do you do it all on the sewing machine? . Do you do commissions ? I have been frantically looking for a talented needlework master to design a piece for me !!! Let me know Pat Beglin

  13. WONDERFUL space! Those plants are ENORMOUS!! And beautiful... I wouldn't mind sharing my space with them, either (or that adorable dog). Your pieces are wonderful - I love cottage whites - beautifully done.
    Hope that you visit sometime,

  14. Your plants are beautiful. It is nice that you have your sewing space back and you are creating some lovely things in that space. Your room looks like a light and cheerful place to spend time being creative.

  15. Beautiful Linda, and you do amazing work.
    Your work space is wonderous. All that natural light, and plants too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  16. You have a beautiful space and the little dresses you make are so sweet!

  17. such a beautiful creative space.....

  18. Well of COURSE you know you had ME at Dogs and Lace! I love your humor in this post kiddo! Too fun!

    Look at all that great light you have, I envy that so, I have to rely on artificial light in the "Dungeon Studio!"

    I didn't know you did dog massage! That is amazing! Quick story,,,because you know I talk/type too much.....

    When my husband Karl died we had an elderly blk lab mix. He went into grief/depression. Wouldn't eat and hardly moved. I took him to the Vet and they said his white count was a bit low, but that seemed to be it..

    Well, I'd seen a show about Dog massage,,and being that I was a blubbering good for nothing mess anyway, I took to massaging him every couple of hours on the floor.....

    Long story short,,,It worked! I had him for another 2 years, he was over 16. Firm believer in the power of Massage!

    Thanks for sharing your studio, if you haven't stopped by yet, swing over and say hi....

    Hugs, love and a BUS,,,,,And pets for the fur babies. ALL OF 'em!

  19. Wow that wooden cabinet looks wonderful! Love the pups and what a beautiful space!

  20. Hi Linda,
    It looks like you make some gorgeous things. I love your fur babies too. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment.


  21. Hi Linda, you make beautiful things. I wish I could sew, but that gift passed me by. Your sewing space is so pretty, and I love your doggies. Thank you for the tour, and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  22. Well I just love your dogs!! Your sewing talent makes me jealous. Why not come over and give me a sewing lesson and I"ll let you rummage through my linen's full!! Thanks for stopping, I am a new follower. Are you a reader?? Susan

  23. so nice you have your fur babues to keep you company I miss my darling pugs so much

    It was fun walking through your studio and seeing your work

  24. Hi Linda. Your pillowcase dresses are precious. And, of course, the dogs are the star of the show!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. And to answer your question, yes, I do commissioned portraits from photos.

  25. Hi Linda, Your house is beautiful and I love the setting in the middle of nature. Your sweet dogs must love that too. I think the plants look great in your dining room but of course it's even better to have a lovely sewing space.
    I read your last post as well and I almost cried. It always makes me terribly sad when I read about animals being mistreated. It's great that there is such a wonderful place in your area to rescue golden retrievers and that you help them back to a "normal" life with your massages.

  26. Your pillow case dresses are so sweet!! As well as the bonnets! And your precious "child".... so adorable! I read your bio and can so relate to wanting to get back to the country. I have sent that desire out and hope I have the courage to follow through. Give me trees and nature any day... just as long as it's close enough to a city! Still need the energy of all that inspiration! Charming home and thanks for sharing!

  27. Hi, Linda!

    I also made my dining room my studio. Your work is beautiful! So are your plants and dog.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I did do a post about my studio. If you click on the link from Karen's blog it should take you there.


  28. First off Thank You for coming by and visiting me and for having me over to your space. I have always been in awe of anyone who sews and does it well, you certainly have mastered that. I love all of your items and can feel all of the love you put into each and everyone of them. Thank you for sharing.

  29. Your creations are just charming! And it doesn't take a special room to create - all you need is a sewing machine and a buddy : )

  30. Hello Linda, I love your pillow case dresses and bonnets. Your fur babies are adorable. Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm a new follower. It is wonderful meeting so many talented woman.

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  31. What a wonderful space! You sew such pretty delicate things! (I can't sew anything! LOL!)

  32. Lovely photos, Linda! I'm not sure which I enjoyed more...your gorgeous dogs, your exquisite work, or your magnificent plants.

    So glad I dropped by to visit...:)

  33. What a lovely studio and such charming dogs!

  34. Lovely space!Your work is so awesome,I wish I could sew! Your doggies are adorable. Thank you for sharing with us!


  35. Hi,

    So nice to meet you and visist your lovely creative space and meet your beautiful dogs. I can see that they have made themselves very comfortable in your sewing room.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely space and charming creations - your plants are amazing.
    Blessings, Erin

  36. I love your beautiful creative space Linda! I went to your Etsy and saw all the lovely things you make in that special place too. You are such a talent!
    I thank you so much for your visit and the comment you left for me there.

  37. Thanks for the tour - love those pretty green plants

  38. Great space to work in! Your bonnets and dresses are adorable. Thanks for the tour.