Well we made the move and I’ve uncovered my sewing machine! I’ve been painting and cleaning and unpacking but I really just want to be sewing. I have lot’s to share though.
First of all, I was sewing on my dining room table in my dining room so I had to find a new place to sew. I moved into the basement family room but couldn’t bring the dining room table with me. I was just going to set up a folding table to sew on for now but I found this cute little table at the Randolph Mercantile here in town. It’s my new favorite store.
Isn’t this cute? It’s an old sewing machine base with a wooden top added. Perfect for now. After we get things fixed up in our new house we will be turning our attention to the workshop in our backyard which will be … MY QUILTING STUDIO!!!
I’m super excited to have some space to spread out and do my thing. Sure -it has a garage-y smell right now but after we clean it up, add some paint and flooring, I think it will work just fine. I’ve been driving all over to test and compare long arm machines and then measuring and planning my space. Lots of work to be done but we’re getting closer.
OK back to actual sewing. Have you checked out Bobbins’ Bargains over at Kansas City Star Quilts facebook page or the PickledishStore.com? You really should because you cannot pass up these deals – well I couldn’t pass up these deals. A couple weeks ago I bought “Roaring Through the 20’s” by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick for less than $7 (I can’t remember the exact price but it was a super deal). This book has paper pieced quilt blocks from the 1920’s and what I liked about it was that the patterns are in 2 different sizes. You can make 10″ blocks or 4″ blocks. I love doing paper piecing so I thought how fun it would be to make a little quilt out of 4″ blocks. There are some very tiny pieces! I made a couple of the easier ones already. I’m doing these blocks in blue, green & white.