(an old quilt i found which i adore...that orange back and binding...but which needs a bit of work. someone had the brilliant idea to use it as a tree skirt and hacked a big hole in the middle)
well, really that quilt is just filler right now, cause i don't have a lot to show you at the moment. yes, i'm painting! and working on getting my sewing room all gussied up. thanks so much to each one of you for giving me your thoughts and advice on my sewing room quandary. (seriously, you should go read the comments on the last post, there's some great ideas there!)
it was great to hear about how you folks have worked with your own homes to make a sewing room work for you. i know that a lot of you may have smaller homes than i do!
quite a few advised me to stay in my dining room. oh, i so agree. only problem being that i'm a messy person who hates mess. so i'm unhappy when my house is a mess, but i leave messes around me everywhere. and i tend to be a collector. no, not a hoarder, a collector:)
so i've decided to move to the basement. and yes, I will bring my machine up and sew upstairs sometimes. when i'm quilting a large quilt, or working one one big project, it's worth my time to haul my stuff upstairs.
and yes, your advice to paint? of course! i'm known to use a fresh coat of paint as a solution to any problem, which isn't always a good thing, my husband would tell you. but this time, i had told myself that it wasn't worth the time it would take, i should rather be spending that time finishing up quilting stuff, rather than making my sewing room pretty.
but you cheered me on, so i'm painting! and i chose to switch my basement rooms around so my former guest room will now be my sewing room. it's bigger, and it has a concrete floor, so i can paint it a funky color!
so hopefully i'll be back to regular quilting stuff in a few days!
and about that Value Quiltalong? Yes, it's happening, but i was getting a bit ahead of myself. It's coming at the end of October...