Hello from Ohio!
We just got the studio set up yesterday and my scissors are warmed up and ready to go!
The last quilt I finished was September 16th and I miss it a lot!
We got all moved from Idaho, unpacked, settled and in a new routine. We love our new surroundings. . .
. . . love the weather, love the trees, love being close to town.
Out in the country and 10 minutes from the heart of town.
Lovin' our huge back yard . . .
We went from being surrounded by wheat fields in Idaho to being surrounded by Ohio corn fields.
Who knew that we would have to clean up corn on the lawn. Pesky squirrels...
Lovin' our new outdoor living space. Today, it's December 3rd and 64 degrees, perfect to sit outside and watch the birds: Cardinals, Blue Jays, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Cedar Waxwings and Finches. Those are only the ones I have been able to identify so far!
This is one of the main reasons I/we picked this house-- it has plenty of basement room for the quilting studio.
Before . . .
I look at everything I unpacked and put on these shelves . . . and wondered how on earth I got it all in my little closet in Idaho. Frankly, I was wondering how I would get along down here without all the windows I had in my studio. You know, I am lovin' having all this uninterrupted wall space for storage and supplies! I have tons more space here see all those empty shelves? Hmmm....
I brought my old cutting table from my old original kitchen. It's held every scrap of fabric I have ever cut since 1977! Of course, the original cabinet has been modified with drawers to hold current projects. Behind, I have all my patterns, stencils and rulers.
You are not going to believe this--we placed the quilting table exactly where I wanted it in the room and THEN figured out how to plug it in overhead. I had an overhead system in Idaho and wanted to keep it that way if possible. Since we have a dropped ceiling, we thought we could figure out something to go up the wall, inside, across and down, etc, etc...
Whoot! When we opened up the first ceiling panel, there was an outlet! Are you kidding? It was surely meant to be, right? We plugged in my surge protector, mounted it on the ceiling and installed the overhead tracking system that my hubby created in Idaho. I love it because the only time there is any tension on the cord at all is when the machine is "parked."
I still have my serger and my Bernina 820 to set up here. Right now, I have my old workhorse, my Bernina 530 set up to do my piecing I have a custom quilt to make for a lady back in Idaho for Christmas, so I need to get that done before I do anymore arranging and organizing.
As you can see, the stairs separate the studio from the rest of the basement.
We have a fun place to hang out when we have company. The pool table came with the house. Funny thing--neither of us has had time to use it!
It's a fun one!