Sunday, January 1, 2017

Fresh Start

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's day. 

Since moving here to Hawaii, sewing has been a challenge for me. I didn't get much of any sewing done at all. I could not even complete a quilt. But after my studio was built, I got the energy to get back to sewing. I thought I would share some pictures of what we have been up too.

For my studio, it was cheaper to buy a kit. The kit is a garage 24'x28'. We hired an architect to make some modifications. 

"After" We extended the roof of our deck so there is coverage from my studio.
I actually wanted sliding doors. However the cost of them here in Hawaii are SUPER HIGH. We even looked on Craigslist and they had old old sliding doors for $500+. Its crazy how people price their stuff. 

I have the most amazing husband! He never argues when I call him practically every 10 - 15 mins. to help me.  He trying to get my PC Quilter to working. My threads are all nice displayed. 

BTW, He was the one that actually suggested we build a studio for my sewing. Guess he got tired of my stuff all over the house, me grumbling about not have enough room, etc...
Cutting tables

AccuQuilt Studio rolling cart. Behind it are my UFOs and containers I need to clean out. 

Office desk cleaned and organized...YAY

The opening you see is the walk-in closet where I store fabrics! The closet is the length of the entire studio. NO NO... its not FULL of fabrics. I have Christmas containers (total 22) in there I need to find good homes so I can have the closet just for sewing. One day...a person can only dream right?

Anyway, this is going to be a 3 month or sooner job. I WILL work on fabrics and store them by color. everyday for 1 hour.  I get too bored and then I give up if I just work on one thing! My "old" way was to work on the project and get it done quickly. I find that I get fed up and give up. For me, I think that is why I have too many UFOs. Anyway, I am trying this new thing. 

I keep my extra notions and office supplies in white boxes. If you look above, I have all my books stored. I had more than that. I took out the ones I know I will not make anything out of the book, so I donated to our local library. 

Aurifil thread stored

There you have it of my studio. I love it. I am continuing to get things organized. It may take me another year to really get it organized. Oh well I am enjoying it. 

I have to share some photos of what my DH built. 

I wanted an outside kitchen on our patio. This is what my DH built. 

I saw this idea on Pinterest. We had an extra head and foot board bed frame. I wanted to be "my" project. However when I showed DH what I wanted to do with the extra bed frame, he did this.  Now I need to make the cushion. I am waiting for the zipper to come in. 

Until next time, have a wonderful Blessed week!