Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Studio Reno

Since increasing my iron, my energy is returning and I feel like I’m emerging from a fog. I’ve had a little Reno angst going on too. The work is all done except for a second window going in which is on order. It is the same size as the existing one and will go next to it on that blank wall. It’s going to be like a mini sunroom.

Gradually, I’ve been cleaning out boxes and putting things into the new cabinets that occupy what used to be 2 single closets.

There is space for my monitor and a sewing machine on the counter.  I really love the pegboard that I picked up from IKEA. There are other pieces available that I could add to it.

As you may notice, I’m working on the Cascade baby quilt. 
In the rare case that I would do night time sewing there is LED strip lighting to go under the cabinet. It will be brighter in the daytime when the other window goes in.

The machine that I use for my fiber art is still in the window facing the garden. 

The in wall ironing board was a bit pricey but so worth the space gained.

This afternoon, cup of tea in hand and window cracked open to the sound of rain, I looked around the room and teared up with gratitude and happiness. It is a dream space.
For now, I think I’ll keep the design wall portable. There is space for the crib/juvenile bed for our grandson if I move out the glider rocker.

At lunch today with my tea I pulled out my sketchbook, compass and retractor to experiment with making my own mandalas, a definite sign that my energy is returning.

It definitely contributed to a sense of calm that I haven’t had in a while.


Mystic Quilter said...

Oh lucky you, a new studio space and it looks super! I like that you have a cosy chair in the corner, I should love to have one in my little room but just not enough space. It's good to know that you're feeling better with the iron input, I'm taking that also and hope it works for me as it has for you. I still haven't begun my Cascade quilt but seeing your progress has my enthusiasm returning!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm glad to hear you have more energy now. The remodeled sewing room is looking good.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your new studio space looks amazing! I would love to have the bright light from your windows, although I am happy to at least HAVE a window (my previous studio was in the basement so no natural light at all).