Saturday, October 19, 2013

Every thing should have a home.......

and go there at the end of each day..................

I reorganized the studio to make it more workable..........  The rule is to limit the number of projects I can have ongoing at any one time..........  LOL..............

Several years ago (about 8) Lem got me a Cannon Power Shot camera..........  It came with a case, an extra battery, a battery charger and an extra card..............  I kept the charger and extra battery and card in the case...........  It usually hung from the door knob in the studio..........  During the reorganization it has gone on walk about.............  I have spent the better part of two days looking for it..........  I have had two sleepless nights trying to remember where it could be.............


If only I had put it where it lived after the last use............  I would not be looking for it now......  Such a simple concept but not one I seem to be able to follow...........  Therefore I spend part of my life looking for just where I put something down last..........  The upside of this that while looking for the offender I often find something else that I had forgotten I had.............   Perhaps that isn't such a bad thing........



I should locate it some time today because I finally gave up and ordered another charger and two more battery packs.........  The batteries I had were needing to be charged more often so perhaps that isn't a bad thing.................


The last three pictures I was able to take were of a few finishes and one new start..........Yes, I do know that was against the rule but they are my rules and I can ignore them..............

I finished three more fluffy scarves.........  All for friends.................


I finished eight Christmas Tree napkins..........  Such fun they were to make..........  The link to the instructions are HERE


The next finish was a candle mat..............I made this model and 24 kits........... Each kit had the pattern and the four white sections with the embroidery all ready done...............  I do love my guild and I enjoy sharing...

It was also good to get away from the house for a few hours..............

The pattern for this quick and easy to make gift can be found HERE..........

 




Oh and another thing...........  Stopped by to see Georgina and found that she needed a little momentum in getting this Streak of Sunshine quilt off the ground........I got it cut out and started putting it together.......

She will add the borders and finish it...............


Monday, October 14, 2013

The New and Improved Studio

I have been unhappy with the studio for some time.......  It seemed to be a gathering place for whatever I did not want to find a home for now...........  When I wanted to sew I had to spend a day clearing it up to make room for the next impulse....................

This is the door into the room from the room side........  As you can see there are three projects hanging on the door alone.....  To the right is a pocket organizer with a dozen or more things I want to do NEXT.......


This is the chair that got the whole thing started......  A comfortable chair to sit in while I take out seams I sewed in wrong..........  Or whatever I want to sit to do.......  Yes, those are the closet doors to the right..... 


Behind those doors reside enough to keep me busy till the end of 2014............  Not that I will finish any of them any time soon..............


I removed the eight foot table I was using for a cutting table.........  By putting my spool cabinet on a stool I was able to use it for a table..........All the things that were on the cutting board are now on that funky bookcase I purchased at auction last month..........




The sewing machines sit in the corner and I can put the one I am using on the table while the other wait their turn.

Design wall still there........

The six foot table was under the picture........  It has been replaced with the bureau that was replaced by the chair.............  That bureau contains enough to keep me busy till 2015..........

The six foot table went into the center of the room with my three drawer units below..........  This is a perfect cutting area..........



I can sew and watch the lake or cut out and watch the lake.........


This basket contains the flannel for the upcoming project...........


The last two of Georgina's blankets turned and ready to press and topstitch..........

On top of the three drawer organizers are projects that have precedent. 
The tray with the items needed to make knitted beaded tassels......

Materials for making the Christmons............

The latest BOM from Temecula Quilt Co.


Flannel for the burp pads............

The material for Emma's Quilt............


The scraps for the current Leader/Ender project


The fabric selected for the Temecula bow tie challenge...........


Now that the room is ready lets get some sewing done..................





The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10