Sunday, January 29, 2012

I will be sane, tomorrow!!

Yep...the studio is done!!! Of course, there are some minor things that still require attention (like moving all the boxes in and unpacking), but the main "work" is finished. Tomorrow I can quilt; tomorrow, I will be sane!!!

What do you think??

This photo is from the southeast corner by the window in the next picture:

This door leads into our house and will be replaced by a full light door, when  I can find one. They're hard to come by in this size, but I'm not giving up. Dennis thinks I'll have to settle for a half-light, but I don't think so!

This photo is from the opposite corner looking back toward the house. The half-light door looks into the teeny-tiny work space that Dennis has in the garage. His side is really cold; mine is insulated and warm and clean!!!

This is looking toward the door that will be the customer entrance to my studio. This door opens onto our back porch. Customers entering this way will have a lovely view of our pond and yard before they come in. I found a full light door for this spot; it will be in as soon as I paint it and will allow for tons more light.

And now for your test...can you find the Border Collie???

Dash just has to supervise everything!! <snicker>

Dory...sane again...<sigh>

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Going, Going, GONE


Upon arriving in Washington, I had one quilt that had to be finished and sent back immediately. The good thing about that: It made us focus on getting the boxes out of the garage and into the house. We set up my Millie in the garage and I got busy!

But since then...many options have been discussed and a decision finally made. My studio will be in our garage and will be 13 x 20.5 -- not a bad size at all. That is approximately 270 square feet of space that will be ALL MINE!!! We discussed putting up the yurt and even buying one of those Park Model RVs and having them leave out all the interior stuff, but finally decided on the garage. At first, Dennis was going to have his screen printing darkroom in one corner, but he kept remembering more and more stuff that needed to be in that darkroom and I kept seeing my studio getting smaller and smaller. Once I reminded him how important it was to keep his wife happy, he came to his senses and agreed that the space should be all mine! Smart man I married!!

Our friends have been great. We've been working on the studio almost every day, but its taking forever! Shelving and an inside dog kennel had to be torn out; a non-bearing wall had to be added, everything had to be insulated, sheetrock bought and hung, taping and texturing, painting, etc., etc.  We are at the sheetrock stage now and I have a ceiling. Its starting to look like a real room.

Unfortunately, since all this has happened, my longarm has been under wraps! She's protected by plastic and even if that weren't so, quilting in a garage with no heat really doesn't sound like much fun.

Wish me luck that within a week or two, I'll be in business and posting pictures of quilts once again!