Saturday, July 14, 2012
Here's the north wall of my second story studio we are building.
Eventually this area will house all of my sewing fabrics, machines, and notions.
The table makes a good table for pattern layout and cutting.
The white shelf rails around the perimeter of the studio look great against the gray walls and black cubbies and library card files. But the most important reason for the shelf rails--they provide a place to display/access serger thread spools, and long arm quilting thread spools.
For the time being the studio is where I spend my days sewing.
When I'm not sewing-- I keep house, work on my book, and do genealogy/house research for people like me who have old homes they've restored and want to know the names of their house's previous owners, children's names, and learn about local history.
This is the area where I'll put the long arm quilting frame and machine.
Left is the west dormer where I sew.
I have 3 machines set up in the west dormer. General purpose sewing machine, serger, and embroidery machine. I have fun with all of them.
Here's a view of the east dormer to the left, and further on the balcony at the south end. Off the balcony we are installing a spiral staircase . . . . yes, yes, it's true . . . real stairs.
The elevator will be installed eventually. When? I don't know.
Jon works 6 days a week, so things get delayed. He works so hard all the time.
Another long view of the studio's south balcony. To the left you can see a bit of the east dormer and temporary foam door to the elevator shaft. Currently I climb up an aluminum ladder in the elevator shaft to access the studio. I climb up and down the ladder a dozen times a day. Good exercise for a 60 year old, eh?