Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Sewing Room!

OK, I am sure that many of you have been wonderful WHERE I have been!  The last five months have been interesting...two moving trips from Virginia to Arizona, plus all the unpacking that has ensued....and now our daughter and son-in-law just moved into a new rental as well (in Tucson still, though) and we helped a little plus they are opening a new restaurant in town, which is now up and running, but both of them are working every day and I am watching our grandson after school....OK all that was a huge mouthful!  The bottom line is I just haven't been able to quilt YET!!!!  Unfortunately, THIS is what the sewing room looked like a few days ago....

It has actually improved somewhat since then...I'm getting there slowly but surely!  The big chest of drawers is full of fabric....

And this is a closet with a shelf piled high of MORE fabric.  You can see part of my collection of feedsack fabrics here....
And I am absolutely DETERMINED to finish getting this room squared away and start quilting again within the week!  I miss it!!!  Here are a few of the projects I have waiting for me....

This is a quilt top and backing that needs to be sandwiched and quilted...

 These are the squares I made the very first time I attempted to do a sampler quilt.  I didn't know what I was doing and they are NOT very good....BUT I still want to get it made into a top and backed and quilted after, what, 40 years!!!!!
And these are some squares that I worked on in Texas when I lived there years ago, and the rest were made in NC for a Bee Friends challenge we were doing.  They were purposefully made to "go together" but now I need to make about four more squares to finish it off, and get it made into a top as well...
And I won't even go into all the other projects that are partially done, or that I want to start.  I have to GET BUSY!!!!  Hopefully in a week you will have a really good progress report on the room.  Wish me luck!


  1. It will come together. Time and patience will make it happen. You have your priorities right and that's what matters.

  2. Oh, enjoyed seeing this. I have to catch up on your other blog but keep waiting till I have a chunk of time.

  3. You will get there... just keep plugging along on it. I know how you love to quilt so when you can find that sewing machine.... I hear it humming now.

  4. Thank you all SO MUCH!!! I was so happy to see three comments this has just been so long since I did a post. Thank you for hanging in there with me! And, I will hopefully have some great progress on the room and some work to show you as well VERY soon!!!!

  5. I wish you luck, Marie. I think you will have some beautiful finished quilts very soon.

  6. I already saw the finished room, so I am really impressed now that I see all the stuff you had to find room for! I wish my sewing room was bigger. I keep the iron set up in the next room and walk back and forth constantly while I sew...I guess that is my exercise! I do have one of those little ironing tables to put right next to the machine if I am doing just small blocks. Chest of drawers are so useful in a sewing room. I have a wonderful one that my father made for my sister and I when we were growing up (as well as beds to match it). I hope that he would be happy with the use that I now put it to in the sewing room to hold my various projects and fabric.