Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Studio Is Put Together

Hip, hip hooray! My studio is put together and ready to use.

Yesterday afternoon I couldn't wait any longer for my BIL to call and say he was coming over to put together my studio island so I decided to start it myself. DH graciously offered to help me even though Tiger Woods was on TV. It took us about three hours to put it together.

This morning DH helped me put the furniture in place and then I spent three more hours putting everything away and setting up the room. Now I need a nap and then maybe I'll try the room out to see how if works.

Here's the view looking in from the door. The island is huge. There is room for two cutting mats, plus space for my laptop and a tin for my rulers and rotary cutters. The base of the island holds quite a few of my UFOs, my printer and ironing supplies. The drawers hold miscellaneous items such as smaller rulers, note pads, other tools, etc. The closet is this photo is my quilting closet. It's chock full of books, batting, other UFOs and my pine cart for storing charms and fabric.

This is the view looking to the left from the door. This is my old cutting table that will eventually end up in our laundry room as a folding table. I want to find a small, useful desk for this wall. The shelves holds my redwork books and projects, thread boxes, pincushions and binders of patterns. This closet holds my larger pieces of fabric on hangers as well as our winter coats and DH's suits.

This is the view looking from the island across the room. My sewing table is ready to be used and is feeling very lonely since I haven't touched in since the beginning of the month. My Red Sox rocking chair is ready for stitching with a great view out the window. The design wall is empty because I didn't know what project I'm going to work on next. There is a bookcase in front of the design wall that will end up in the media room when it's finished.

The only big task I have left is to fold the 50 or so FQs we used for packing glassware and dishes. I may do that later today or sometime this week. For now I'm just happy to have my room ready to use!

13 comments:

BobbieBentNeedle said...

It looks great - and the island does look wonderfully useful. The Sox rocker rocks, too! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who uses fabric to pack breakables :0)

Meredith said...

It looks really nice. That was a great idea to use the fat quaters the way you did to pack. I hope that you enjoy your new space. I think it is time for me to take a nap. I wish my room was as neat as yours is....

Sandra ;) said...

Your studio is fabulous - I bet you can't wait to sit down and create!

Nancy said...

What a great room. Can't wait to see all the great work to come out of there....

Jeanne said...

It's looking great! You must be so happy to finally be able to use your new studio. Your Red Sox are starting a whole six days before my Tigers. Are they playing out west?

Jackie said...

Your studio looks excellent!! Isn't it great to be organized with a place for everything. I love your cutting island...perfect.

Libby said...

What a fantastic quilting space. A lot of creating is going to happen here *s*

CONNIE W said...

Looks great - I know it feels great to have it all ready for use now.

doni said...

Wow! Now that's a studio - it will be so much fun to work in there - looks great. I pictured something much less glamorous for the island - I really like it!

Way to go!

doni in nebraska

Solstitches said...

You have a wonderful workroom there.
I hope you will be very happy in your new home

Melinda said...

Your new studio looks great. You will have a wonderful place to create.

Elaine Adair said...

What a lovely quilt studio.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your new sewing room looks GREAT,,, lots of room and your new island will be wonderful!