Saturday, March 31, 2012

Good Morning All,
I am in my studio today working on my long arm. I am sewing feathers actually. I can't believe how fearful I have been about starting these. No, they are not perfect but I really do have to start somewhere, so I just jumped right in. 
I am taking a break to post this blog and a few pictures of my studio. I did get the floor all stripped. Looks kind of Yukky right now. 

The walls are all painted and I bought a new cabinet for fabric storage. I am thinking about getting a new sewing table from Ikea. I got the idea from here and I think I could make it work in here. Still just thinking about it though.
Here is my long arm. Then right across from it is my ironing board, with the design board on the wall next to it. I made the design board out of a 4x8 piece of fiber board that I got from Menards. I had them cut it in half - 2 pieces 4x4, then I covered them with batting. 
Seems to be working so far, though I only have one of them up on the wall. I haven't decided where I want to put the other one.
Well, I better get back to my machine. I am on a roll so I can't quit.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crocheted Lacey Afghan

Good morning all,
 This afghan has been in my WIP box for a long time and now I can finally mark it Done! YAY!!!
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I finished my afghan while listening to a book on tape called Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. It is an EXCELLENT Book and I highly recommend it. I checked mine out from the public library.

Onto quilting>>>>
It seems I have had a "sewing block" lately. Really it has been going on for weeks, soon to be stretching into months. I walk into my sewing room, look around and walk back out. Does anyone ever have this happen to them??  How did you get over it and get back to it? I know "Just do it!" but that doesn't seem to be working here. Maybe my room needs some inspiration. I don't know. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

I do love listening to books on tape while sewing but don't have any room for my CD player. HHmmmm, probably need to do some more rearranging. I suppose I will go back in there and take another look around. :)

Anyways, Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you are getting some of your WIP's knocked off your list too.