Thursday has rolled around, and it's only one day till my birthday - and the day that two lucky commenters are going to get some giveaway goodies!! If this is the first time you've stopped by this week, go back to my Sunday blogpost and read the rules, then go through this week's posts and make comments to earn entries! I'll run Little Miss Random tomorrow morning early and post the winners before I post my Bloggers Quilt Festival post. I'll also send you a personal e-mail if you win! (PLEASE NOTE: If a "no-reply" comment is drawn, I will try to locate an e-mail address for you, or post a comment on your blog if I can, and your name will be posted on my "winners" blogpost - but if I don't hear back from you by Saturday morning, I will draw a new winner for your prize. So sorry - I want to give everyone a fair chance but if I have no way to reach you, the prize will go somewhere else! So if you don't have an e-mail address associated with your comment, please leave me one now!!)
By the way, I topped 200 followers this week (thank you so-o-o-o much!!) so I'm adding in
another little Moda goodie for a third commenter just to celebrate...
|Two mini honeybuns, one each |
of Spring Magic and Patisserie
This little cutie will make up two Sweet Treat Bags, instructions included!
I'm still struggling with my to-do list - it's much harder with my sewing room still in disarray. But since you've been so patient with me and left such sweet comments this week, I want to show you a few pics of what I've done to the room so far.....
This is where I started - a pass-through room at the top of the stairs. My husband's drum room/office is through the door on the left in the top picture. The windowed door goes out onto a very small balcony with a ceiling only about 3 inches over my head. (Needless to say, it doesn't get used very much!) The den is through the door you can see by the wicker chair in the second picture. The third picture shows the room from the balcony door.
Well, after going through all the books and weeding them out (they were getting seriously out of control!) I moved four of the bookcases and the rocking chair out of the room. Then I moved my fabric shelves and table supports in...
Shifted the bookcase out of the corner and brought in my worktable....
|The view from behind my worktable...|
|and here, from my comfy chair!|
|My comfy chair, with beautiful pillow|
made by my friend, KarrieLyne!
I've made a few additions to the room - as you can see in these pictures, I've brought some of the fabric in, and put one of the bookcases from downstairs on top of the two 9-hole bookcases. I may put the other bookcase up there, too - there's room above it - but I'll have to have some help from my hubby to get it up there!
|Just part of the stash......|
|It's so nice to have shelves for my books and magazines...|
|Rolling drawers will hold small|
color-sorted scraps for easy access.
Most of the artwork will be replaced with some quilted wall hangings I've collected over the years, but I haven't managed to get a hammer upstairs to put up the hangers yet!
I have had several questions about my storage units, so here's the skinny - I buy my storage units from Target. They are a standard size and come in several colors and wood tones (as you can see from the pics, since I have two different wood tones!). You can buy inserts for the cubbies if you want to store your scraps in them, either wire or fabric, for a fairly reasonable price. My worktable is made of a hollow-core door from Home Depot, and is set on four narrow bookcases (also from Target). It wasn't quite as tall as I wanted it to be - I'm tall and prefer to do my cutting at a high counter, like my kitchen counter, so I used four photo storage boxes from my local craft store on top of the narrow bookcases to raise it to the height I like. It works great for cutting, ironing with my table-top ironing board, and piecing or quilting. It's easy to manipulate a quilt over it while quilting because it's so large. Because it's so high, I had to put a ledge for my sewing machine foot control underneath, but I had an old tool chest that belonged to my granddad that just fit. And it's actually wide enough for two people to work at it, one on either side. The table top is covered with stone-look vinyl self-stick tiles left over from a home improvement project! So the long and short of it is, you don't have to spend a fortune to have a functional workspace (although I'd love to give it a try!)
Here's some pics of Lilli giving it the seal of approval....
|Showing her mom how she can sew at the new table....|
|And checking out that little ledge underneath!|
So this will be your last chance to enter the giveaway - remember, if it's your first time here this week, go back to the Sunday blogpost and read the rules, then leave comments for entries! (By the way, I've really enjoyed reading your comments this week and feel like I've made some new friends - and I've definitely found some interesting new blogs!) Tomorrow's my birthday, and I'm going to wake up early to celebrate with all of you by sharing some goodies!! Don't miss out!!