Today I spent time drawing, reading, shopping, and messing about with fabric. It was raining cats and dogs, but we didn't lose power and happily the winds didn't bring down any trees or large branches. We will have a lot of palm fronds to clean up, though.
Here are pictures of one of my more useful projects this vacation. A clean, well-ordered studio.
I always like to see where other people work, so I'm going to pretend you think the same way and are dying to see yet another picture of sewing machines and fabric storage.
Here we are standing in the doorway of my newly cleaned and organized work space. Yes, I know that some are more pristine, but for me this is FABULOUS. Notice the nicely framed inspirational art on your right, by our own Sonji and Mrs. Mel.
As we enter you can see the key improvement in the space, other than general tidiness. I have put up a HUGE design wall. Well, for me it's huge. To get space for this, I just separated the shelving into smaller units and spread them around the room. Why didn't I think of this before?
See the new fabric holding baskets, they match and everything. I got these a little while back for half price at Michael's. A few more almost finished projects in the corner over there, tidy bins of fabric, and shelves of thread and other supplies. My new machine is over on the left. I should probably put the other one away for a while.
Off to the right you can see, along with some unfinished projects, where I have put up all the fabric postcards I received. I haven't been doing these cards too long, so most of these are from the artful quilters.
Here is the current work in progress on the new design wall. The quilt is simple, but these fabrics are gorgeous. I love, love, love the colors. You probably can't see the detail enough to tell, but some of them are Loni Rossi designs. They are so delicious I want to buy them all. I am going to try really hard not to do that since, clearly, I have plenty of fabric already, not to mention plenty of paint and PFD to make my own.
That concludes our little tour. I'm off to bed now, I have to get up early.