My sewing room has been long overdue for some remodeling. The carpet and paint as you can see from these first two photos were old and dirty from living with dogs (got to love them) and time. Besides it never seemed to be a good time to close the sewing machine and take the time but currently we are dog-less as our Rusty died this past January. No more excuses.
In this second photo you can see the carpet (probably 25 plus years) was originally a pale blue. Regardless of my cleaning it got to be impossible to get rid of the dirt stains.
I have chosen a light golden yellow for the new paint. The floor is a faux wood similar to Pergo and snaps in place. My dear husband is fortunately a good handyman. We duct-taped a beach towel over the west wall to block some of the summer sun out and help keep the room cool.
The clothing closet has been turned into an area for my small antique writing desk with some shelves added for books, etc.
Blocking really made this shawl! It was knit using the pattern is Stitch Sampler Shawl by On This Day Designs. The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, the shade is Lauraville. The finished shawl measures approx 20 in X 76 in. It has a lovely drape to it.
This quilt top was pieced to donate to the Pulse Orlando Victim via the Orland Modern Quilt Guild. The information to participate in this endeavor can be found here and here. This pieced top measures 56.5 in X 67.5 in. I’ll be sending backing, batting, and binding with the top. As my sewing room is being dismantled for repainting and new floor I won’t be able to do the quilting. Thankfully the guild will.
My sewing room is barely in a usable state at this time as I have packed much of it up in anticipation of redoing the floor, getting new paint, and perhaps new storage. All that is too happen after we finish the remodel of the guest bathroom. So my handwork production may be more knitting than sewing over the next several months. I put the afghan aside to work on this shawl. The pattern is Stitch Sampler Shawl by On This Day Designs. The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, the shade is Lauraville.
My sister recently brought me a carry-on size suitcase full of yarn from Arizona she had found at the Goodwill store (as if I need any more). I decided to use some of it to knit an afghan. The pattern I’m using is Western Hills – The Blanket by Julia Stanfield. The yarn is a discontinued 4-ply Wool-Ease from Lion Brand in four colors — black, grey heather, blue heather, and white. I’m using a size 6 needle.
I recently finished these two pairs of slippers using the pattern Simpliworsted Baronial Slipper Socks by Nigel Pottle. The yarn isHiKoo by skacel Simpliworsted, one in taupe (64 Totally Taupe) and the other in brown (35 Turkish Coffee). They will most likely be Christmas gifts.
I finished this quilt for a friend of mine who started piecing it for her first grandchild several years ago. I finished piecing it by machine mostly. I had to hand sew some of the corners so all the points would match better. It is machine quilted. The quilt measures approx 38 in X 50 in.
Here a close up that show some of the quilting.
The backing is a wonderfully soft flannel.