As you enter her upstairs sewing room you are conscious of being surrounded by memories, accomplishments, whimsy and creativity.
This beautiful sewing machine cabinet was her grandmother's. Nikki, the oldest of 6 children was taught to sew by her grandmother. She shares that she made a dress to wear to church when she was just 10 years old!
She searched and searched for just the right cabinet door knob, she loves the knobs with the buttons on them, adds that bit of cheery fanciful aspect to her room.
She relayed the story of how her friend and she stayed up past midnight quite some time ago to purchase the above 'Sexy Singer' from a TV home-shopping network.
One of her favorite aspects of her room is this new cutting table. She had the contractor build it 36 inches high for her to either stand and cut or sit on a stool and read through a pattern or book.
Nikki calls this corner of the room 'Granddaughters' Nook'. They love to come and spend time sewing with her.
On the opposite wall from the cutting table, is her built in cabinets, the counter filled with her sewing machines and more fun items that add to the whimsy of her special room.
On the wall next to her sewing machines she proudly displays her certificates from the 'Martha Pullen School'.
On one wall are her threads and ironing station. This little ironing board was found at a resale shop. She added the rubber feet and moves it close to the sewing machine while she sews.
Nikki is working on the above darling little smocked sundress and for her, this Vogue pattern 7975 jacket from boucle fabric.
Nikki's favorite sewing tool, other than her Babylock sewing machine is this point turner. She bought it while in high school.
Here is Nikki sitting in her favorite spot to do hand work. Everything is at her fingertips, the light from the windows make it the perfect spot to enjoy her passion.
Nikki, who discovered the Midnight Oil Smockers chapter after meeting Leslye while attending the ‘Sassy Southern Sewing’ event last year, shares that she is having great fun.