Friday, June 19, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Tallgrass Prairie Studio is back, at least in part. I've missed everyone. It's going to take a bit to find my stride and establish a routine, but I'm on the way.

I'm still trying to find a place for everything in the house and we still have boxes and a bit of chaos, but the sewing machine is set up and I can sew again. I can't tell you how happy I am.

I've taken over what used to be Jon's bedroom. It's a room in the basement, but as you can see I have lots of light. I like that. I tore down the shelves that used to be on the wall. They just didn't work for the studio. I have a lot of sprucing up to do. I'm going to paint the walls, but for now I'm undecided on color. I have to live here a bit to get a feel for what would work.
I had fun unpacking my supplies. My new thread cabinet found a nice place on the wall.
And I built a fabric tower. Chet found a home there and is happy lounging with the fabric. I organized all my scraps in the baskets at the bottom. Sorted by color and so much easier to get to and use.

I'm repurposing Jon's bed into a work table. I took off the headboard and I'm adding legs and a formica top. I'm so looking forward to having a large table to cut and lay out blocks. Part of the design wall is up, but it's not done either. I have loads of work to do in the studio, but at least it's functional. The room is at least twice the size of what I had before. I'm loving all the space.
I sewed for the first time last night and tackled some obligations first, a couple of blocks for Ashley in my Block Party group, and a wonky house for Sarah in my Sew Connected group.
My show is in less than two weeks. I have so much to do. This is the start of my Modern Reproduction quilt. I'm not sure if I can get it done for the show or not. I have so many other things to finish first.

Tallgrass Prairie Studio is coming to life again. I'm a happy camper.

73 comments:

Trisha said...

Yay! Glad you are back! We missed you. Looks like you are getting all set up to inspire us all some more. Good luck getting ready for your show.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

What a totally awesome workspace your new home for Tall Grass is going to be! Missed ya.
;o)
ooxx`jodi

audreypawdrey said...

Everything seems to be coming together very well! Missed seeing what you were up to and can't wait to see how your new space evolves and how the show goes. Good luck!

Lynn said...

Look at all that wonderful fabric! Isn't it fun organizing a new sewing room? Is that a UNC snowglobe I see?

Marie' said...

Welcome back, and what a delicious looking fabric tower!

Vicki W said...

What a great sewing space!

connie said...

We are glad you are back. You have been missed! What a nice new space.

True Blue Nana said...

Glad you are back. I don't envy you moving but your studio looks great. I like the way you have your fabric organized.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Welcome back - your studio looks awesome. Love your fabric tower, I think I need my fabrics displayed like that....

Rita

calicodaisy said...

Good to see you on my blog roll again! I was wondering when you would be back. Your studio area looks like it will be great. I could use some windows in my basement area. -- Michele

cjh said...

Great new space! It's a big job but refreshing to start over like that. I missed reading your blog the last several days. Glad you're back - soon it will be back to normal.

Anonymous said...

Love the new studio! Will you be posting a picture of repurposed bed/work table? I have had this same idea in my mind for the twin bed in my sewing room but just not sure how to go about it. Will it be something you take down when needed for extra sleep space?

~R

XUE said...

A basement room with that big window - this is amazing!!! And already the studio is looking cheery & colourful & creative! Always love seeing fabric stash & I look forward to seeing more pics of your studio!

Staci K. said...

So glad to see you back! You new space looks great - can't wait to see it after you have it all spruced up!

Kerri said...

Love your new studio, and espeically how your organized your stash and scraps!! Glad to see you sewing again!!

Alissa said...

Yay! So glad to have you back!! And it looks like you have an amazing new space that you'll be able to sew away in! Can't wait to see all that you create in your new space.

ellen said...

Oh, you have been missed..so very much.
I love your new studio. Are you out "in the country" now?
I am very happy to anticipate all of the lovely and creative posts you will be sending out into this space.
Have a wonderful weekend.

fancystitching said...

Welcome back! Great space there, and I love seeing your organization. Really nice!
Kat

henny said...

OMG Jacquie....look at all your wonderful fabrics!!
Should I envy you...LOL!
Love your new studio, it's heaven!!

Dorrie said...

Jacquie! So glad you're back. . .I've missed you! Your studio is coming along nicely. I love your blocks! Have a good weekend!

Sherri said...

It's looking great! I love your fabric stash...what a great bunch of fabrics!

WillowBean said...

Wow! Lucky you! It looks like you've got a great start on your new digs...Best of luck to you and all your upcoming (and ohsoplentiful) projects!

Pat said...

Glad you are feeling home in the new space and sewing again! Looking forward to seeing your projects come to life :)

Allie said...

Congratulations! Your space looks fantastic! Glad you're back.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant studio Jacquie! You stash looks most inviting.

Stephanie said...

You've been missed. How exciting to have a new space. Will the little tree be a permanent fixture in your sewing room?

Janet said...

Ditto, you have been missed. The studio is already looking good. In a way it must be fun reorganizing and planning your layout and storage (but packing and unpacking is not). I'm sure you're glad to be back at the sewing machine.

jovaliquilts said...

I'm so happy for you. Must feel great to be getting settled into such a great space!

Lurline said...

Wow, I am in the middle of a big tidy-up, too - what a wonderful display of your fabrics - when I see yours it gives me licence to go out and buy more, lol!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kelly O. said...

wow that room has a lot of potential! Love that thread cabinet!

Shari said...

Your new space looks wonderful and so organised already- and your fabrics are just divine. Hope your prep for your show goes well -wishing you all the best with it!
Cheers - Shari

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Glad your back and look what you broght to show us, your workspace is great, I love all the room and the light, and the fabric!!yes the fabric!! We do not seem to mind working when we get something as wonderful as what you will have in the end. thanks for sharing your journey!

Junie Moon said...

It takes time to get things sorted out, but you seem to be doing beautifully. I'm loving those wonderful stacks of fabric in that great cupboard.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- look at all those cool, beautifully bright fabrics! Glad you're back!

Jackie said...

Glad you are back!! Your studio is really shaping up and I just love the space. The fabric looks yummy all stacked up like that. Loving your projects as usual.

Rebekah said...

welcome back! I'm in awe of your fabric collection :)

Cheryl said...

Your stash is beautiful! I'm envious!

I'm also sending you a big box o' selvages, again!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I've missed hearing from you Jacquie! Knowing that you were moving - I said a little prayer for peace and left you alone :)

You studio space has loads of potential -- love you fabric tower!

MightyMom said...

yehaw! I've missed you!

Victoria said...

Welcome back, Jacquie!
Your new work space is lovely and good luck with your upcoming show!

Marit said...

Your studio is great! Love your fabric tower and those scrap baskets. It is inspiring just looking at all the beautiful fabric on those shelves! Have fun and take your time setting it all up, it looks like a good place to spend some hours...

; )

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow..fantastic new work space, everything looks like it is falling into place...love your new project....and your stash is inspiring...

Jodie said...

and it is nice to hear from you again as well....

Linda said...

Terrific space and here's to a smooth and well organised show.

Stephanie D. said...

So glad to see your posts again and I'm loving your sewing studio!

Sarah said...

how fun to have a new space! i too like your fabric tower. and i love my block that you made! thank you!

Atlanticsong said...

Wow, am I ever envious of your fabric tower for organizing supplies! Hope it helps you to stay organized to get all the things done on your list this week.

Beth said...

Welcome back! Your space is going ot be amazing, and so is your show!

Shogun said...

I can't wait to see more!

Also, that room has sucha nice big window with lots of light and a nice view.

amandajean said...

yay! your space is looking wonderful!

Rose said...

I'm so jealous! Unfortunately my kids are 4 and 9 months, so it will be a while until I can reclaim their bedroom lol. As it is they share a room and I sew at a plastic folding table in the basement. Oh well, at least I'm sewing!! My goal is to one day have a craft room dedicated to all things crafty :)

Tif said...

love that fabric tower!!! i can't wait to see how this room shapes up...i'm sure it will be beautiful :)

Andi said...

I'm drooling over that fabric stack.
Welcome back happy camper.
Andi :-)

Kathleen said...

Glad you're back! Have fun (amidst the work) settling into your new studio - how cool.

sewtakeahike said...

Yay Jacquie!!! Your space is looking good! I love the look of all that organized and folded fabric. Makes me wanna run my fingers through it. I'm sure you already knew this but I'm in love with your Modern reproduction quilt already, and I don't even know what it's gonna look like LOL! Those fabrics are really drawing me in! I'm really excited to see your new repurposed table too. I love that kind of stuff!

Amy said...

You've been missed!

Cher said...

hurray for being back and sharing your new studio progress so far. It is going to be a fabulous space-already looks so inspiring- hurray for being able to sew again!

Taylor said...

it's great to see you back, Jacquie! Your craft room looks great! When can I come over and use it? :) Hope you're doing well....Take Care, Taylor

Cheryl Arkison said...

I was thinking,"Wow, she's organized so quickly!" But with the show looming you don't have much choice. If I could help, I would.

Jane said...

Gorgeous fabric tower!
Where did you get it?
Thanks!

One Flew Over said...

Glad to have you back! Stash and studio envy!!!

Jen said...

Wow, it looks great! It's so wonderful to have that much space. I miss that now that I'm in the tiny sun room. I figure it makes me a stronger person somehow ;-)

jaybird said...

welcome back! i love the feeling you get after setting things up and putting them into place... even if things aren't done it feels so good to have made some progress!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice to see you back......I am sure you will get everything done......

driftwood said...

your new studio is lovely, may you have many happy and productive hours on sewing time in it. good luck with the show preparations oxox

Jackie Russell said...

Welcome back. Love your new sewing area.

Christina said...

You didn't waste any time converting that bedroom, did you! :) It will be so nice to have the space. Don't you just want to sit and stare at your lovely fabric all day? I don't know if i'd get any work done.

msalleycat said...

Look at that light! And you say it's in the basement? Wonderful space - especially your 'fabric tower'. What type of shelving unit is that?

KateKwiltz said...

I am filled with Space Envy. And in awe of your organizational skills. Will you come do that at my house?

nicolette said...

Welcome Home!! Your new studio is amazing!!! Happy stitching!!

Team NE said...

Jacquie! The space looks great!

jackie said...

What a fabulous space! Love the way you have organized your fabric and the bed/worktable is incredible! I'm working on turning a porch room into a work space for myself and this was great inspiration!

Danielle said...

I love how you organised your fabrics ! not to mention how inspiring your quilts are!