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Monday, 30 June 2014

End of June Update

The work continues apace in my Sewing Studio. I've cleared off the lovely sewing table that holds my Bernina 440 QE, and almost all of the quilt frame. Once all that is completed, we can start the process of moving the frame to the far end of the Studio.

All of that is really boring to show, so instead I'll show you some of what followed me home from Log Cabin Yardage on Saturday. It's only part of what I bought, and ideas are forming in my tiny brain for pretty things to make.

Onwards and upwards!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Yay! It's Saturday!

I love Saturdays! For some reason, it's the only day that I actually enjoy doing housework. (Did I really type that out loud?)

At any rate, here's the reconfigured shelf in its new location, all ready to be filled up again.

And here it is after 15 minutes:

In the foreground you can see basement floor that needs to be painted. That will be done soon. What I'm not showing - yet - is the progress in clearing off one of my sewing desks that holds my Bernina 440. Maybe tomorrow. :-)

Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday Update

The shelf is now empty. It's DH's turn. :-)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Challenge Update #2

This is my third post, and my fifth day working in my sewing room. The shelf is almost cleared, and ready to be deconstructed, and then reconstructed. DH cleared another shelf, and painted the floor in the furnace room area, in preparation for moving the shelf over into that part of the basement.

I won't show you a picture of the progress. However, I will show you something that was "unearthed" during the moving of stuff.

Who can tell me what it is? ;-)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Challenge Update #1

I didn't post yesterday, but that doesn't mean that I didn't spend 15 minutes in my sewing space.

An explanation: everything is depending on a domino effect. So - to begin, I'm emptying a shelf I have in the corner, so that it can be moved over a few feet to provide more room at the far end of my sewing room. This is what I'm working with.

I have to empty everything off of this shelf, and DH will empty everything off the black shelf behind it. Then, this shelf will be moved (and reconfigured), and we will figure out where to put the black shelf (maybe against the back wall where this one is now?). And then I get to put everything back on. Well, maybe not everything. I'm also trying to declutter in the process. But Rome wasn't built in a day, and it didn't take just one day to get into this state.


Sunday, 22 June 2014

15 Minute Challenge

Wow! It's been almost a year since I've posted. Last year was a bit of a challenging one, and so things got a little, um, distracted?

At any rate, in an effort to bring myself back on track, I'm giving myself a 15 minute challenge. You see, my husband built me a beautiful sewing room in the basement. And the main reason I'm not using it is because I've allowed it to become too cluttered. So - I'm giving myself a challenge to spend 15 minutes a day in there - decluttering, or organizing, or maybe even sewing!

Just to keep it on a quilty note - here are a couple of pictures from the room as it is now.

The first is a shot of the new ironing station DH built me for Christmas.

You can also see some of my disorganized shelves in the background, and one of my sergers. On the top of the pressing station - on the right - is a small flimsy which I recently completed. It will be quilted and bound, and then donated to an animal shelter.

This is a shot of two hotpads DH purchased for me yesterday. We went on a garden tour - which included musicians and artisans - yesterday. There were some lovely quilts on display, and these came from a local quilter in the next small city to our east. They include my favourite colour - blue!

The background of my postage stamp quilt isn't the best, but at least my corners are getting better than they were. ;-)

So - this is my challenge, and I'm hoping I can keep it going. If anyone else is interested in joining me, let me know. Misery loves company, as they say, and perhaps we can help keep each other motivated.

Take care for now, and happy sewing!