Just thought I would share with you my new room set up for my quilting.
You see I said to John ( My hubby) I need a studio.... everyone has a studio excepot me !!!!! well I went on and on about buying a new home so I could have the elusive studio.....
John went along with all of this looking at homes in the area and nothing was right, homes we looked at were too small, too big, too much work to do , too much pebble creating, too dark, no sun , the list goes on ........
He said to me one day hey why do we need a formal lounge room we dont use it much and the dining room?
Why dont you move into the front lounge room, well it was like a light globe going off ( we have only been in the house 24 years) funny how you can change the way you look at things isant it .....
So over one day we moved me out of the tiny dark 4th bedroon into the front of the house , great sun , light, lovey outlook and Im happy as Larry now .... John wipped his forhead.... Thank goodness we dont have to move now....
Well ,Im still looking for THE right one ( dont tell him) but in the mean time I have so much light and space , Im so happy in my own big room .
The table john took the top off a old desk , bought a sheet of ply wood 4 foot by 8 foot attached this to the desk, cut out the shape of my 440 Bernina and made a box for it to sit in ... Perfect ... Flat surface to quilt
I design , iron and cut the one side and then swap over to the over side to sew on the machine.
I have a tall ikea draw system with fabrics a portable design wall to the side and cupboard space behind the machine. I threw out all the junk that we collect over the years and now feel very comfortable in my new space.
On my machine I have my Bernina multi spool holder , my koala chair and my great big light..
A tv , dvd and radio all essential for a big day on the machine.
Off to Tasmania in a few days teaching at SEW KNIT in Launceston and at St Helens for Break _o- Day stitchers , looking forward to seeing my quilting Tassy friends again.
Till next time
PS Check out Quilters Companion magazine # 52 Just out now in your newsagent Im really happy with the article I have written .....