Monday, March 12, 2012


I'm off to Lancaster this week, so hubby is installing the new worktable in my sewing room.  Seemed like perfect timing to me!  With a sewing machine that allows me to quilt larger quilts myself, I realized I needed to rearrange my sewing space to accommodate them.

 The old set up was a piece of counter top on milk crates stacked so I could use them as shelves.  Like dummies, we didn't think of taking the before picture until everything was moved out.  But you can get a glimpse of it here. The green behind the machine is some foam wrapped in plastic to level off the space so the quilts don't drag behind it.

So I showed hubby pictures of the cabinets you see for sale at quilt shows and explained what I'd like to have.  He is very talented and loves to build stuff, so he drew pictures and measured and drew more pictures and measured some more and started working in the basement.
 He got all the preliminary building done and helped me move into a temporary set up in the guest room/ studio.
 (This is the clean side of the room!)

He wouldn't look up so you can't see how cute my handyman is, but here he is working away.
Hopefully next week, I'll have a picture of it all set up.  It may take a while to figure out where all the crap that came out goes back in, though!

Tomorrow I leave for Lancaster to see my spider quilt hanging in the show.  People keep wishing me luck.  They can't know that just getting the quilt in to this show was the win for me!  Seriously.  It's not like the Oscars where they all say it's an honor to be nominated. Just seeing my quilt in the show will be the prize for me!   That is not to say I won't jump up and down screaming like the ladies on the Price is Right if they call my name at the awards presentation!!!

Just a simple green tip this week- I forget from time to time, so I'll remind you to put the reusable bags where you see them so you don't forget them  even when you're only going in for one or two things! (cos you always get more, right?)

I am grateful for:
A call from Guy
My new sewing space
Tomorrow I'll be eating a yummy soft pretzel in Intercourse, PA
Sunshine and spring bird song and crocuses blossoming
Diana Gabaldon


  1. Have a good time at the show! and you are so entered and you won a spot at that show! The rest would be icing on that cake.
    Your workspace is going to be awesome! You are lucky to have an AL to make it happen!
    Be safe on your travels.

  2. I am so excited for you and your entry! Now a new sewing space to celebrate, create and play in - this year will be superlative for you.
    p.s. I am grateful for Diana Gabalson too!