I last blogged on Monday and its already Friday…its not like I’ve been extraordinarily busy or anything. I’ve worked, I drove to the neighboring state for a day to visit my niece and her children, took the dogs for a bath, grocery shopped, and now the week is over. One note on the dog/bath thing: Our dogs are not small, its winter here, and bathing them in our tub never works. So when we take them for a bath, we drive several miles to a car wash/dog wash. The dog wash has two tubs – my husband takes one dog, I take the other and voila! This always takes a big chunk of time. Both dogs are long-haired and shed a lot so next week will be all about swiffering tumbleweeds of dog hair again and again. But they look and smell great.
Our cottage is very small. Sometimes its hard to find the proper space in which to create. This was my dilemma when I wanted to start a quilt. There simply wasn’t enough space, I thought, to plan and work on a quilt. Then my husband and I thought about our upstairs landing. There was some unused space that had potential. At the top of the stairs is a little niche. I moved the trunk that had been there previously and lo and behold, my sewing machine table fit right in.
As you turn the corner at the top of the stairs, there is a wall that I made into my design wall, by covering insulation board with felt and attaching it to the wall. Then I invested in a cutting table that is the perfect height. When not in use it folds down on two sides and takes up very little space. Its not the studio I dream of someday, but it works for now.
This is the quilt I am working on – Its a snowball block from Kaffe Fassett’s Museum Quilts.
Its further along than this now, but the photo gives you an idea of my design wall. You can see the edge of the cutting table on the left. In the future, I’ll post more photos of the quilt and the sewing area. This particular quilt is going to be for our bed.
Hope you have a great weekend.