Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday

It's that time again...Black Friday, when stores are stocked and waiting for us to visit.  I'm not one to shop at 4:00 am for a deal but this morning I was tempted since there was a $200 Janome sewing machine on sale for $79 before 9:00 am and $99 after 9:00.  

Alas, I already have 6 machines and 4 of those are sewing machines.  It's time to pass on one of these machines, so if you know of anyone near Athens, GA who needs a machine, please let me know.  The one I'm offering works well and is in very good condition, but it's not electronic and needs oiling regularly (I can give instruction if necessary).

We did some holiday decorating at Sewcial Studio this week with gold garland and holly berries from our trees.  I also rearranged the hand-dyed fabric case...

We had lots of curtain spring rods from our house in Florida and they came in handy for displaying  the fabric.  Looks much better than the towers of stacked fabric I had last week.

Can't see the garland too well, but it's there.  We also put all of our quilt patterns in one rack (left in photo).   I just love rearranging and making things more efficient!

Enjoy your long weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Creative Juice

I'm sitting today in my lovely studio with soft music playing and plenty of fun things to do.  I have a commission quilt in progress, plans in my head for holiday decorating, some beading ideas, and new ideas for quilts (modern and other). 

Yesterday I made a new curtain for my eyesore broom closet out of a hand dyed fabric and a lovely Northcott fabric...

It's not exactly a "closet"; it's more of wasted corner space that I have made into a useful space.  Bill cut a dowel long enough to hold the curtain and it sits on top of the fabric shelves.

Bill made this great shelf for holding more fabric bolts.  It sits under the cutting table and it's the first thing folks see when they walk in the door. 

 We also brought in one of our vendor booth displays to hold scarves, table runners and ornaments for the holiday season...

Our neighbor Laurel from Stitch Craft visited recently and she brouht in her lovely aprons for us to admire...

 Great holiday apron!

These are made with dress shirts!  Laurel turns re-usabe fabric into lovely items;  she also does alterations, makes quilts, re-covers cushions and much more.

It's inspiring to have so many creative folks around us.