Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Stripper Progresses

My word for the year, plan has been a life saver this week.  Monday found me feeling well enough to spend some time in the studio.  I had hoped to get The Stripper quilted and ready to enter in the Spring IQA show so I decided to start the quilting.

This project came to an abrupt halt on Wed.


On Wed. we finalized the plans for some house renovations.  That included new flooring in the whole downstairs.  That includes a bedroom, den and my studio.

Well give it some thought, new floors mean bare room, right?  Since I had to have everything out of that room I decided I would repaint the walls.  That meant taking down my design walls, cleaning out my stash closet and removing everything.

In order to make optimum use of my space, the room is 14" x 17", I asked a interior decorator to come and help me decide the best layout for my needs.  I think it was money well spent.

Peg board and one design wall with work table before clean out.

Book shelf unit filled to the max.  One printer on top of book shelf and another on the small table cover that wall completely.

 This window looks out on the lake and provides inspiration.  The sewing table at it's full extension fills this space with room for the wire roller stash unit.

It's amazing how small that unit becomes when folded up.  The table in front is the printer table while the sewing unit is up against the window.  This photo was taken at 4:30 this morning.  Since I couldn't sleep I decided to do something constructive like post on my blog.

My plan for today is to tackle my stash closet.  I have fabric from my beginning quilting days that I no longer use.  Hopefully someone will be able to use the fabric, so I'm donating it to our quilt guild.  I plan on being ruthless.  Well as ruthless as I can be when it comes to getting rid of fabric.

Monday Jan. 21 the contractor takes over the house.  We are actually moving out and staying at a friends house.  They are out of town and have, very generously, offered their house for us to use as long as we are in need.

The Stripper has once again taken the back burner.  That means it may not be ready for the Spring show, but we do what we can, right?

Actually my word for last year was de-stress.   I know it's not actually a word but.......I am taking that to heart during these next few months and de-stressing.

Maybe soon I will have new studio photos to post.


  1. thank you for sharing your pic's of your work space - I'm in the midst of planning my new one and they really help! OTWFri is still open today!

  2. Hi Nina Marie, time just didn't allow me to post. Hope I will be able to soon.

  3. My husband and I signed a contract last week to have an exterior wall knocked down in order to make a very small extra bedroom larger so that I can have a studio. Presently, I just store things in various closets around the house and do my work on the dining room table. It helps to see how others have organized their work spaces. Thanks for your photos. I have to decide on a wall color. White would be the smart way to go so that photos of quilts come out the correct colors w/o reflections from the walls, but I really, really want to use a pale yellow to brighten up the space and give it some warmth. The color you chose looks like a good one, too.