Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm finally sitting!

With snow comes children who wake before dawn wanting to go out and play in it. Mine are no different. We were out there as the sky lightened this morning, romping in snow above my knees. I didn't know it could snow this much in Virginia. We got more last night than in all six winters I've been here combined. Fun, fun, fun!





After about an hour and a half, we came in for breakfast and showers, then the kids surfed the TV looking for Christmas movies while I began moving myself into my new quilting studio. It took me ALL DAY! I had no idea I had so much STUFF! But it was worth it. Now that everything is in there, it looks and feels pretty good, despite the fact that my paint job on the walls is the worst in all of history.
Here's the view from the door (ignore the air mattress - we are about to have company, and this is also officially the guest room).

During the day, there is so much natural light that I don't need to turn on the lights. And I have my sewing machine situated so that it faces the doors, so I can look up and see the kids playing outside. I put up a design wall and decided that wasn't enough, so I put up another smaller one. Some of the UFOs that I want to get cracking on are up there to get me motivated.




The exception is my flannel buzzsaw quilt, which is still stacked on my ironing board. See that cute little closet door? (Yup, it is under the stairs.) I utilized the inside of the door to hang patterns and motifs,


and the closet itself is brimming with fabric in bins and batting in bags (you can't see most of it as it is in the deeper recesses of the closet).


So right now it is neat and organized. We'll see how long it stays that way. Well, for a week at least. We hit the road in the morning (if the interstate is open yet) to head up to my mother-in-law's. Which, of course, meant that I had to do all my present wrapping tonight. I am so tired. Let me shuffle off to bed now...

9 comments:

Becky said...

I think it looks wonderful, Erin! You'll have a blast creating in that space.

cozy quilter said...

You have a lovely sewing room. Nice and bright! Great view out the window too! I live in Southern Ontario, Canada and we don't have any snow here at all. We have had a few flakes in the air but no accumulation at all. Last year, we had a ton of snow by now. I guess Santa will have to put the wheels down on his sleigh when he comes to visit us! Have fun creating in your new room. I love the closet door!

Nancy-Rose said...

Congratulations on the new studio!

Look at all that snow! WOW! I saw on the weather network that your part of the world was in for 30cm of snow. I don't know if we will have any in time for Christmas.

Judi said...

It looks great! Love to see others sewing rooms.

kwiltmakr said...

I was wondering how much snow you got out there. Your "studio" is terrific and I don't see a thing wrong with the paint job.

Auntie Em said...

Congrats on a sewing space to call your own! Wishing you many happy hours of creativity in your place.

Molly said...

Your own sewing room !! How terrific....but you know you will move things around a million times don't you?? But that's half the fun of it. Congrats on the room girl, enjoy it.

dobco said...

I love your new space! And you do have lots of space...I should be so lucky. The one thing I do not have in this house is storage. I am having to seriously limit my stash! We only had about 4 inches of snow here. It is quickly going away today. Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

Looks like your machine is on a table that is not the cabinet like I have. What will you do with that. Looks like you have so much room in there - just as you have been saying! Looking forward to seeing it in person!