Sunday, August 5, 2007

I caught the cleaning bug!

Thanks to Connie, I caught the bug to clean my sewing area. It was no easy undertaking! Luckily, as dangerous of a task that it is, I didn't get injured! ;o) lol

Would you look at this?

Is this clean or what? You know, I dusted that book shelf and man was it dusty.

Would you look at that floor! It's clean enough to eat off! Not that I would but... You should have seen it before!

Anyway, I did get a chance to work on the Pine Grove quilt yesterday and managed to sew on three (3) rows. It was my plan to quilt today but, like I said, I caught the cleaning bug.

One thing that totally gets on my nerves is the fact that my DH's workshop is right next to my sewing room. If ever you have a partner that says to you"I'm going to build a woodworking shop right next to your sewing room dear!". You just tell them that it would be best if it wasn't connected to the house. Frankly, had I known what I know now, I would have said "add an addition to the garage". lol

Although the door connecting our shops stays closed and that he does have a heavy duty dust collecting system, needless to say the sawdust just creep through the walls. It drives me nuts! No more sawdust!

Would you look at this? That's Stephen's shop. And by the way, I would need a wide angle lens in order to capture it all. He even has a skylight!

I think his space is much nicer than mine. Imagine the quilts I could lay on that floor and not have to worry about walking over it. I could even have a sitting area for hand work!

I tried to get him to build the barn bigger so that he could move in, but he wouldnt' buy it! Says he's comfortable where he's at! If ever we move, no more woodshop connected to the house!

For those curious minds, the wooden constructions on his work bench is the cupola. He's been getting ready for the barn raising.

Aside from the cleaning, not much is going on! Monday DD will start a day camp with Girl Scout, which means I'll have the days to myself! Hurray! Hopefully I'll get the Pine Grove quilt finished.

Keep well and thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

This cleaning of sewing spaces is like a virus travelling round blog land!! I caught it and have done my sewing room this week too :)

Screen Door said...

Thanks for sharing the photos... I can just picture you guys working in your "shops" at the same time!!!

Connie W said...

Carole, Well at least I'm spreading a cleaning bug and not the bacterial type. Dh's workshop is an unattached building which we added when we bought this house - and it also has a skylight. I have tried to tell him it would make a nice longarm & sewing studio but he turns a deaf ear. He thinks he needs it for all those power tools that rarely get used anymore. And I don't have to deal with his dust, so you're absolutely correct about that. I have two rooms, one for sewing, one for the longarm, and they're both crammed full. I don't dare venture out into the other rooms...chuckle...but I have enough stuff that I could! Your room looks great and now you can enjoy some sewing, that is, if you don't mind messing it up again! :)

Darlene said...

Your room looks very nice and tidy! Now, I do have to admit that when I saw Stephen's room my immediate thought was that he should give you that room and have one attached to the new barn. I think that would be a great idea. :-)

Anne Heidi said...

Wow, you both have wonderful spaces. Doesn't it feel great to have it all nice and clean once in a while?? (at my house it's not very often LOL)

Libby said...

It may be dusty - but it must be nice to have him working right near by *s*

Kim said...

Your sewing room looks wonderful, Carole! Bet you'll be spending tons of time in there this week, having a ball! Your husband's shop looks great too. I think it's kind of nice you both have creative interests--even if his produces a lot of sawdust! LOL!

Sonnja said...

Your sewing room looks wonderful, I like it!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Meredith said...

Isn't it nice to have a room of your own. I cleaned my room this weekend also. Enjoy your time with dd at GD camp.

swooze said...

Your sewing room looks great. The pine grove quilt looks good too. Nice job.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your sewing room is so clean and tidy. My husband's woodworking shop is under my studio, in the basement. When we were designing this house I kept increasing the studio size and he never balked... I didn't know why until I realized that for every foot we added on the studio his workshop grew an additional and equal foot! Clever man!! How are the barn-raising plans coming?

Greenmare said...

your room looks great! the barn raising sounds like it's going to be awesome! can't wait for pictures!!!

Wendy said...

Your sewing room is so nice and tidy, not like mine. I see you have a empty wall above your desk, do you have plans for hanging a quilt?

Nan said...

You have a very nice sewing room! I also love your husband's woodworking shop - it's much larger than your sewing room. How about switching rooms? Think he'd notice?? Tee hee! I don't know that I'd be so calm about the sawdust, though - you're a good girl!

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