June 6, 2016

Sewing Room Post

 In my lifetime, I have had more sewing spaces/areas/rooms/studios than 20 quilters put together. If you have read my blog in the past, you've seen more than one of them. My new home, in Wisconsin, is small. VERY small when you put 4 people in it. We have a living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom on the main level. Though the rooms are all quite spacious, it's still only 4 rooms and a bath. The basement, when I moved in, was a finished half bath, an unfinished laundry room, the rest was unfinished, grey cement block walls and floor, with wooden rafter ceilings. Since then, we built a bedroom for Zachary, and made a sewing area for me. John offered to build me walls and completely finish it like Zach's room, but I was more than fine with fresh paint on the existing walls, and a nice carpet remnant. My Grandmother's hutch is ALWAYS the staple in all of my spaces, and it came with me to Wisconsin.
 The painting above the table is the new addition. It was a gift from a dear friend back home. It makes the room!!!! Another new addition is, my machine. My husband bought me a new Bernina for my birthday last November. I am in heaven when it comes to machine work now. I could not believe the difference.
 We have become good friends!
I made one change since putting this room together a few months ago. See the tall, narrow wooden hutch? I switched it with the antique buffet from my kitchen. I like this better in the kitchen!
 And the old buffet is a nice addition to the sewing room. Plenty of storage too!!
My treadmill shares a space just past the carpet. I use it in the bad weather. My view from my sewing table is my design wall. You can see the hot mess I had going on there!!!
That quilt is my granddaughter's that I mentioned in my last post. You can see why I call it Unicorn Poop. I'll be glad to have it done! 
This is, by far, not the nicest space I have had, nor is it the worst, but I must say it is one of my top 3 favorites, and it is a wonderful part of the beauty of my new life here!!! 
Zion likes it too!!!!!
Next time!!!
Blessings, Bren

June 3, 2016

Almost a Year??

 It's been almost a year. Does anyone even blog anymore? Facebook is the place to be! I, however, started blogging as a diary for my children and their children, and I have dropped that ball repeatedly. I want to try again. 
Much has happened in the past year. I married this handsome guy.....
 Life is good!!! It is quiet and slow, and my boys are happy. 
I did suffer a small stroke last August...the day after I married...but recovered very quickly, and am doing well. It scared the kids, after losing their dad to a stroke, but by the time the knew it had happened, I was home. Some honeymoon!! 
Another big deal....I finished the UGRR Quilt that I started, and have worked on, for a decade! It was a great accomplishment. 
I have started and finished several other quilts since I last posted, and have 2 more in the hoop with imminent deadlines. 
In the meantime, here is a quilt I made for my great niece, who is due this month.
The hand quilting was quick and fun!
 Here is a little peek at a current quilt in my hoop. It is for my granddaughter, Allie.
I call it "Unicorn Poop". You'll understand why when you see the whole thing. 
Next time I will show you my new sewing space my sweet husband created for me. I am hoping and praying that blogging again....whether any one is even left out there to read it....will keep me off facebook a little bit and give me an outlet to share photos and life.
Zion will be making appearances again as well!!
If you've read this, thanks for bearing with me!