Well, I accomplished one goal for the weekend. I finally finished quilting this quilt! I had hoped to load my mystery quilt but that just did not happen. I got sidetracked by other things like replacing light fixtures and shopping for a new shower head. But the big thing was rearranging part of the basement again.
When I first started working with glass I set up my workspace here, right behind the longarm. The size of the space was fine and I used the longarm table as a work table to hold my books or whatever. But glass flies around when you break it and I discovered that some tiny bits were getting on the rails. You don't see it until you are quilting and run over a bump. That's totally not acceptable so I had to move the glass out of Willie's room.
I picked this space next to the water heater. To the right is my fabric cutting table for prepping my dyeing. There were things in the space and to get them out
I had to clean up my dye/paint and soap making storage area. That wide silver shelf on the left is what I had to move from the other space. It was nice to clear out some garbage and to leave a couple of open shelf spaces.
Of course, they will not stay open for long. You know how we are about collecting supplies!
Here's the glass space all set up and I used it yesterday. I took a really good glass webinar Thursday on making screen melts but got a few other great ideas from it as well. I've got the first step fo one of those ideas in the kiln today.
With this reorg I officially own the entire basement with all of my stuff. I even took over Chris' sauna to use for batching my dyes. He stopped using it a couple of years ago so now it's a craft tool! So now I have about 1000 square feet in the basement, 230 square feet for my sewing room on the main floor and 90 square feet upstairs for my shop inventory and shipping. None of it is pretty or fancy but it's quite functional and I'm set up to work on pretty much anything I want at any time without having to set things up. It's awesome.
There isn't much that's going to get accomplished this week. I have a big family weekend coming up this weekend. My Mom will have all of her children's families together this weekend for the first time in a long time. I don't even know how long it's been since we've been together for a weekend but it was probably before I left for college 30+ years ago! We are all going to hang out at the river, eat, drink and relax for the long weekend. We split up the meals so Chris only has to cook 2 dinners. I'll help him by doing the shopping, packing and list making this week. There will not be much sewing going on so if you want to see sewing you will want to check out what's happening at Patchwork Times.