Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Do I HAVE to go to bed????

Oh, this has been a fun and EXCITING night!!!!!
And, Jen...forgive me, but our shared excitement from earlier will need to wait until the end of this post...

Because.....

I'll let THESE pictures say it all...

Ta-DAH!!!!! AND....AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!!!!!

From the doorway

sewing area

shelves (the big one is new!) just ready for more fabric!

design wall up in action already (yeah, Star Struck has seen just a little bit of time)

my strip storage

no more lamps needed!!!

I will need some adjustment with this set up because I've never been restricted "behind my machine" before. But, I don't think it'll be much of an issue since I won't be quilting anything of a large nature.

**sigh** It was SO hard to force myself (out of sheer discipline!!!) to turn that light off at 11:00 so I could blog and get to bed by midnight. My previous sewing area is a DISASTER; my sewing stuff strewn about, DH's tools all over, and LOTS of clutter!!!! DH is gung-ho to KEEP working on finishing up the basement. Therefore, he emptied out all the "junk" that had been collecting in the "someday-eventually-will-be-a-bathroom" room. I think he wants to see this room finished by the time school starts????? So, another of my tiling adventures will begin next week after my morning volleyball camp sessions....


Okay.....

Anyway.....

Let's back up a few hours.....


Meet Jen. Jen is a former student of mine who coined the phrase, "That doesn't make sense to my brain" while she was in my Pre-Calculus class a few years back. No, it's not because she couldn't understand the material; she simply put the challenge out to me and her classmates to come up with a different way of explaining certain topics to have it make sense. She is truly one of those students that every teacher wants in the classroom!!!

Well, looky-looky at what she's been up to lately!

Doesn't she look absolutely "giddy" in this picture. She had just tried out some border layouts and was admiring her choice!

Oh, this poor girl----This is her first quilt (I think?); well, at least it's her first BIG quilt. She has some more blocks to make yet before she will be able to lay out the entire top, and I think I overwhelmed her tonight with too many suggestions on what will need to be done after that. I assured her it'll all come together, one bit at a time. I opened up my email to her and will open up my basement up to her once the top is ready so she'll be able to quilt it on the frame herself. I can't WAIT to see it together!!!

Okay---time for a quick midnight snack, and then BED.....

16 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Oh you lucky girl, DH has done a wonderful job. Enjoy every minute in there

Amanda said...

Hasn't he done well! It's looking terrific and will doubtless be a real push to further inspiration for you. Will you show us another picture when your shelves are full?

jaycad said...

We're looking for a new house... Is yours gpfor sale? I'd be willing to relocate from Australia!

Linda said...

Your room is awesome! Congratulations! Jen has selected beautiful colors--I knew she was wanting to make a quilt as a gift. She is a talented gal.

Jackie said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful room and it looks like you have absolutely everything that you need! How close is your quilting frame?

jillquilts said...

OH I am soooo jealous!!! It looks fantastic!! And you have room to expand your stash in the room! Woo hoo!!!

I just have one question... Is that design wall big enough for you? hmmm....

;)

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh YEAH, Baby! Now that's a sewing space! Looks great and you should be giddy! It's going to be hard to get you out of there now, isn't it? Enjoy!

scraphappy said...

How exciting is that? I'm so glad your room is finally done! I don't see a bed in there anywhere though. Isn't it supposed to be a bedroom for one of the girls? It is going to be so relaxing to work the day away in your fantastic new space.

pecasatwo said...

Amy - Love your desk unit - it looks much more spacious than the ones I have been seeing - can you please share where you purchased it? Thanks so much! I know working in this space will be a joy!

Gari said...

Your post made me remember when I first got my studio. I hope you will be as happy with your new space as I have been with mine. It looks so well organized.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

--> Pecasatwo
I really don't have an answer for you; I'm sorry! This was a hand-me-down computer/office desk I inherited from my parent's when they chose to down-size their office.

My guess: Office Max?

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh I LOVE the room!!! I love the light pine on the walls... really helps to brighten it up. I'm going to have to show this to Kevin :o)

A double success... explaining calc and quilting... you are so good.

Hugs!

Winona said...

Oh wow, Amy, your new room is terrific. You and your dh did a great job on this. I would love to have this kind of a setup. I am afraid I just have a corner. Maybe someday.... LOL Enjoy your new sewing room. Winona

陳佑發 said...

很棒,令人期待.................................................................

Candace said...

Your sewing room is so gorgeous and spacious. I'm sure that it will add lots of pleasure to something you already enjoy very much. Looks like a refuge from the stress of the world.

Laurel said...

I'm very jealous of your wonderful sewing space! I'm still sewing on my coffee table in the family room (so I can watch TV while I sew). DD has a TV she can watch in the Living room. But maybe its time for me to think about finishing the basement! Well, maybe not. Anyway, congrats!