Friday, February 17, 2012

Well...That Didn't Last Long!

No sooner did I post (and brag) about being back in the Quilting Saddle than I was given about 5 minutes to move/relocate my ENTIRE quilting/sewing studio due to severe water damage in the walls of said studio!  Needless to say, not only did I go into panic mode, but I was totally ticked, to put it mildly, that I had just spent almost 3 full months during the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's holidays sorting and organizing and moving EVERYTHING in my studio so I could start the New Year off right - Finally, being completely organized and ready to quilt...NOT!  Now, everything is piled up in piles throughout my entire house.  Check these out:

My newly re-decorated kitchen w/quilting studio stuff

My TV room...

The Hub's TV room (I did eventually move the dining room chairs out from in front of the big screen after making him suffer for a few hours ;-) 

and finally - the master bedroom!

This is the very LAST time I allow the hubs to manage a construction project.  While he is a terrific farmer, home renovation projects are just not his forte, obviously ;-)  Since I finally got word from the contractors they won't be finished for at least 3 more weeks, I opted to set up my machine quilting frame where the dining room table sits, especially since I don't believe I will be cooking those large family dinners anytime in the near future (just ask me how I know?!)

UPDATE:  make that 3 more MONTHS!  We'll be lucky if everything is finished by July 1, 2012...sigh...

UPDATE Part II:  It is October 1, 2012, and STILL NOT DONE!  New projected completion date is now November 1, 2012 - we'll keep our fingers and toes crossed ;-)

UPDATE Part III:  It is now November 6, 2012, and STILL NOT DONE and I now have NO idea of when it might be.  I'll let you know if/when this quilting studio is ever finished...and the saga continues... 

UPDATE Part IV:  March 11, 2013, FINALLY starting to make some serious progress!

UPDATE Part V: April 3, 2013 - Betty in her New Diggs!

And, she fits in there just fine:

In fact, I may just leave her here for awhile ;-)

Wonder if the family will figure out we may not be having Easter dinner at our house this year - can anyone say, Reservations Please!

Well, as I always say - time to get back to it...;-)


  1. Oh, no! How awful to have to move! I sure do love your leaders!

  2. Thanks Mary - the black & white damask leaders are actually secondary leaders w/velcro that attach to the primary duck cloth leaders. I have different sizes to accomodate different sizes of quilt tops. I can't take full credit for the idea, got it from Sharon Schamber:

    Happy Quilting!