If you've seen the photos of my 'ever changing studio' on webshots you'll see that once again I've made some changes. Minor ones, but very very functional! One I want to point out is my new saddle stool for sewing. I have a higher saddle stool that I use with the longarm and dearly love. I found out about the smaller one to use with the domestic and just had to have one. I'm now a distributor for these fine stools so if you are interested you can visit my website to contact me for details.
In this corner I used to have my great aunts hutch, that has now been moved to the laundry room (photo later on below) and in it's place I purchased a bookcase to hold my new project boxes. The wire drawers were brought out of my laundry room and they hold my notions and my overflow of 'quilts in waiting' in the top drawers.
Yep, I found these really cool stackable plastic boxes that I transferred all my projects that had been in hiding for goodness knows how many years (grin) I can place all the parts and pieces in the box that are needed for the project and when I'm ready to work on one, it just comes off the shelf and onto my sewing station. These are also going to be great when I go on retreat next month -- everythings already packed!!
Pixxie was in the other room and saw the camera flash so figured she needed to get in on the deal -- I wonder if she thinks she's union and must get paid (in treats) every time a camera flashes?
This is one of my drawers that uses the smaller fabric organizers -- I use these for fabrics that I don't have a lot of yardage for but I know is enough for a narrow border, binding, or such. Anything smaller than a half yard is folded in another drawer. I also have a drawer for fat quarters and a drawer that houses all my strips and smaller parts and pieces.
This is the old hutch I was speaking about -- it made it's way to the laundry room and the shelves hold yet more project boxes filled with the oldest UFO's and the ones that are unlikely to find their way to my sewing station any time soon. I found a project started in 1995! So at least it's in a project box and IF I ever became inclined I could find it and finish it....By the way, the glass cake dish on the left has my left-over binding scraps rolled up like a cinnamon bun -- I keep telling myself that I'm going to do a scrappy binding one day....mainly I pull from it when a customer comes over and asks for a lesson in attaching binding...oh well, it looks cute don't ya think?
I've placed things in an approximate order that I'd like to finish and hope to turn these UFO's into quilts in waiting. Gosh, that's another story! In my personal Quilts in Waiting I have 4 small ones, 1 lap size and 1 queen. Not to mention there's a wallhanging already quilted that needs binding...and I'm really not sure all my personal quilts have labels (sigh). Just more areas to be better organized in I guess. More goals!
Ah, but if nothing else, I love looking at all the potential in this room! It's still my happy zone and I am more than content just to be in here.