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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Real Studio Tour

So I've been too busy to do any sewing, but I thought I could participate in the linky party  that Vicki Welsh is hosting of  real studio tours. 

This is the room that I can spend 10 hours a day in. I hardly ever sit in the living room. I watch little tv though I have one in here. This is where I sit to write  the books and blog posts, pay bills and of course make quilts. Note this is is the sewing studio. The quilting studio is in the basement where the long arm is. I sure could spend more time down there.

Looking to the left as you enter the room. The doorway is to my bedroom. I like books, but I don't collect a ton of them. I will move 'em out to make room for new. I have them categorized by publisher on one shelf. The end of the top left shelf has  quilt history books. On the right on the bottom shelf is books that are just saddle-stitched (stapled). That works for me. The shelf has two small quilts covering messy piles of tops and such. I just straightend them looking for a Christmas present or two I may have stuck up there last July. No, didn't find it.
Next to the book case is the office area. Not only do I take care of family finances, and all my quilt related stuff but I also take care of finances for two people on disability. Their stuff fills one file drawer.
In front of the bookcase is one of four quilt racks that I use to drape stuff over. Up in the quilt warehouse I have two next to each other and I flip quilts back and forth like pages in a book. Easy access and no folds in the small quilts I use them for. 

 I'm sitting at the desk as I take this picture.  The ironing board is in  a bit of a tight squeeze. Good thing I don't have to get into storage on the back side of the cutting table too often.  I use the drawers on the other side for my main stash.  The table is so clean cause 1. I have been working on the book at the computer. and 2. this is Christmas present wrapping station.

Here I am standing at the cutting table looking across to the flannel wall. The room is 13' x 17".
Behind the flannel wall  is a 5' x 10' closet. My usual sewing machine is out of view to the left. The table moves around the room a bunch.

This is  to my right as I enter the room. I sew in front of the windows. The sewing machine to the right is an extra my friends use.  When they come to sew it gets moved to the table.

When I see all my stuff like this it sure makes me feel blessed. There is little I want.
This also makes me think I need to clean things up a bit, but really things are pretty organized already. It's really a matter of too much stuff. Maybe next time I will show the quilting studio.

To see other studios in the tour, stop by Vicki's.



Magpie's Mumblings said...

I envy you being surrounded by all that lovely wood....so beautiful! Thanks for inviting us to peek into your studio.

LA Paylor said...

It's a log cabin!! How cool to work in a room that feels like this!
LeeAnna Paylor

kadyb said...

You have a lovely studio. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your creative environment. It's been while since I've read your blog - it's good to see you're writing more often than you were in the spring. I've enjoyed catching up on your quilting adventures today.

Kathi Harris