Monday, March 10, 2014

The long weekend went by very quickly, but we finished laying the carpet in the workroom, sorted out all the boxes of threads and samples and paperwork, and now it's all looking beautiful.  I find it hard to believe it's the same room, it looks so much bigger and everything has a home.  We had let it get into a bit of a mess, which tends to happen when there are lots of quilts to do.  Then we neglected it during the hot weather of summer, so it was an unloved space on Friday.  Not now!

The photos are taken from the centre of the room, going around clockwise.

This is the doorway, with the comfy chairs either side, and Queenie ready for a spot of sewing.
  The customer intake table, which is also the cutting table.
 Behind the Statler, silver metal shelves holding customer quilts.
The Statler, with dog for scale.
 Batting storage, on curtain rods between the two units; it's an easy way to make a rack to get the batting out of the way.
Thread storage and sewing area, ready to do two bindings tomorrow.
Ironing table on castors, so it can be moved around as needed.  It's lovely to iron big tops and backings on such a large surface.
The quilt stands can be moved out to hang quilts, with sideways light from the doorway

I wouldn't have chosen red carpet, but now I like how it looks.  It seems to tone the walls down a bit, and next time I'm in Adelaide I'm going to look for some curtains with a modern pattern, something grey and cream with maybe a splash of red.  That's not my usual taste, but I think the room needs something bold and modern.
I wanted to get some backings made this weekend, but that won't happen for a while, too much work to catch up on.  But at least we have a nice workspace now, I can't wait to get Millhouse stitching away on the next quilt.  I just wish I could have another three day long weekend to recover from this one!


Chookyblue...... 6:35 AM  

a nice organised area..............

Diane-crewe 11:06 AM  

looking good x

Sue SA 11:04 PM  

Looks great, very neat, tidy and highly functional. Hope the cooler weather helps the garden out. Some more rain would be nice!

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