Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sacred Space

Last weekend I picked up this green chair at the Goodwill for a song. I'd been wanting to find a chair to place by my bedroom window so I can enjoy the view of the eucalyptus trees and keep an eye out for feathered friends.

It was lovely to sit by the window and listen to the sound of the creek burbling below, but it felt like something was missing.

So I wrapped myself in this quilt that I also found last weekend at an antique store. It is soft and faded with perfect hand-stitching and flowered fabric in shades of pink and blue.

But it still kinda felt like something wasn't quite right.


It didn't take long to find the missing ingredient ... my knitting. Ah, bliss. My little piece of upholstered heaven.


Charlie supervised all sacred space activities from the comfort of the bed.

16 comments:

Theresa said...

What a find! Perfect place to sit and knit while looking out at God's creations! I also buy quilts, love them when they are already broke-in:) Charlie was keeping an eye on you to make sure you got it all right! Enjoy your evening, HUGS!

Dogwood said...

Oh my dear...wonderful.
How nice to have a sacred space in your bedroom. It is really important to have a place to relax and knit and look out the window and snuggle with your kitty-cat.
Glad you got a good bargin on the chair and quilt. I know you love quilts!
Dogwood

Tracey said...

Oh Stacy, what a beautiful quilt. I think quilts make a room feel more "homey" and the knitting is just completes everything. Your Charlie looks so sweet. Have a great night.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy,
Looks cozy! Love finding the right piece at the thrift stores.
Rec'd the ATC today...Love it!
Warmly,
deb

Caffeine Girl said...

That looks like a lovely knitting niche. I'd like to come over and plop down in your chair!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great find!! I love that chair! And you made yourself a very nice little nook. Love it.

Ronna said...

Love, love, love the chair and its colour. Good find! Best enjoyed with cat near you, for sure!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- beautiful finds! It looks like the perfect space to relax and enjoy!

Jane said...

A slice of heaven!

Kate! said...

I'm so envious of you- that chair is wonderful! So glad you had the perfect place for it!

Rachel said...

Love the chair and...OMG I LOVE the quilt.

I was sure you were going to say that Charlie was the missing ingredient. :)

Lupie said...

I wish I could take beautiful photos like you!!!!
No words are needed they say it all.

justjenn said...

Oh how I envy that chair! I adore the lamp as well. Happy knitting.

Louise said...

It looks like a wonderful spot to relax with Charlie and your knitting. Enjoy!!

Suz said...

I can't get over the babbling brook just under your window...how wonderful is that..this should add to your variety of bird sightings...lucky you
and as for the chair..what a wonderful piece..like the color..that green is very in now..and the quilt..perfect touch..and of course your yarn..and kitty
all's well isn'tit?

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Looks 'just right' and comfy in your sacred corner. And even better to find chair and quilt for such a great deal! I love it when that happens, too.