Saturday, January 5, 2013

New sewing room and Easy Street Progress

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year.  I feel that 2013 will be a great year.  The end of 2012 brought an early valentine's gift:

This is my new little nephew, James, he was due Valentine's day, but decided he wanted to ring in the New Year in person.  He's doing great, just has to get to 5 lbs, then he can go home.  Eat up, little man! The new parents are doing great, and just love him to pieces.  There are now 5 grandchildren between the two of us, and almost 15 years between the 2 youngest.  And, much to my daughter's disappointment, she is still the only granddaughter. I haven't even had a chance to make him a baby quilt, I was supposed to still have 7 more weeks :).  I will be getting it in gear this week.  I promise.

My youngest kids have been at their dad's for the holidays, combined with my oldest son moving into this own place.  So... his old room became my sewing room!
 I love having a room just for the sewing machines, dress form, and all my patterns:

Pattern holder
 Isn't it the coolest?  I got it from the local library, they were going to toss it out, but it holds patterns wonderfully.  I thought I had so many patterns, but they only fill up about 1/3 of it, the bottom and back are empty! More space to fill. 
 I now have my quilting system in the middle of the room, where I can get around it.  I might even try doing pantographs now.  Learn something new, right?
Finally, here the progress on my Easy Street Mystery quilt.
 The side and corner pieces are done.

This stack has only half of Block A.  I still have 8 more to go, and then block B, and putting it all together.  It's not difficult, just so time-consuming.  I really want to get the top together this weekend, but I have to be on the road tomorrow for about 8 hours ( time for vacation to end- kids are coming home), so maybe by Monday night.  I can only hope, right?  I am loving the colors though, and I haven't figured out yet what kind of quilting design to do on it.  I think I have to wait and let the completed top "speak" to me. 

Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend,
Happy quilting,


  1. congrats on the new rug rat, the quilting can wait till your feet come back down out of the clouds- lol

  2. Don't you love your quilting system -- I have one too, and really enjoy quilting on it. Been re-organizing my studio, but haven't been able to put it anywhere but in the middle of the floor :)

  3. Hope you've had time to work more on the Easy St. mystery quilt.

  4. Congratulations on your new baby nephew - so cute! Your Easy Street is lovely too. There is a lot of sewing at the end, but it's totally worth it.

  5. Your new nephew is adorable. He obviously is a curious little fellow and wanted to see what the beginning of 2013 was going to be like. I love your sewing space. I am looking to purchase a grace frame and Janome 1600p. I read your post on your set up with interest.I must admit I had not thought of using the area underneath as storage. I am lucky enough to have the space to put a frame set up in. I look forward to folling your blog. Jan in the uk x

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