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.