I am starting a new project, which I hope to have completed by the end of this month. I should have started it earlier, as it is a project I am doing to launch a friend's new book, and typically, with things of this nature,there is a deadline. Things like organizing this new studio have consumed me of late, and I am a bit tardy getting started with my quilt blocks.
These fabrics are a collection of Civil War reproductions, most of them designed by Judie Rothermel. I believe they are from one of her Cocheco Mills groups. For now, the project is a secret, but all will be revealed in due course. I hope you enjoy a peek at these lovely fabrics as a little tease!
The studio is coming along amazingly well. In fact, Handyman Bill is here right now, turning an old dining room table into a sewing station for two! A spot for me, and a spot for a friend (or daughter, or sister or niece). I hope to share pictures tomorrow of the magic Bill has done to the table.
Of course I will give you all a complete tour of the entire space in a few days, once most everything is completed. I am so pleased with the ample storage, the lighting and overall ambiance of the room. It is everything I have dreamed of in a sewing space. I have to really think of some way to show my husband how much I appreciate all he has done to facilitate this transformation. Woodshop to sewing studio. Incredible.
With all this organizing and decision making and soul searching, one thing has become abundantly clear. I need to finish a LOT of UFOs. This year should be my Year of Finishing Things. So, aside from this project that is related to my friend's book, NO MORE NEW PROJECTS. Also, I should be banned from buying anymore red or green fabric. Jeesh. I could open a shop and sell only fabric in those two colors.
Would you believe I have three large leftover cartons of miscellaneous fabric that I need to sort out? Now that the studio is all set with my "must haves" and VIP Stash, the remaining fabric needs to be dealt with. No complete fabric bundles, just lots of leftover fat quarters that didn't get used when other projects were made. I have space in the garage for more bins that I can organize by the color of the fabric, but there is a limit to what I really need to keep on hand. Maybe another stash sale is in the cards....