The movers only broke a few things. It's okay, I like a rustic style.
Furniture has been arranged in probationary ways...I think I like what I see, but will know for sure once all the art is on the walls.
My sewing room is in the master bedroom, and we are sleeping in the guest room. This just makes more sense to us. We only use the bedroom for sleep (hmm) and the other room is so much bigger. I love my sewing room. The light is great, and I can hear the birds as I work on my projects. The room has a walk in closet which I'm using for my clothing. It is so spacious! I call it the princess closet.
I have organized ALL my stash into a hall closet. This little space now contains all my patterns, all my fabric, all my art supplies. LOVE the space in this newish home. In the photo below you can see only one part of a shelf. There are 5 shelves in this closet, which opens with accordion doors. I have binders for pattern envelopes and notes, boxes for the tissue patterns, a tackle box for hardware and buttons, and of course, my fabric stash. You can see that some of the fabrics are nested together with ribbon...these are coordinating fabrics for future projects.
I have been sewing the last few days, and finished a Tosca dress using some loved B/W batik. For those of you unfamiliar with this pattern, it is a cool little dress, but has the deepest armholes ever. I left them deep this time to see if they would be cooler in the desert heat. The only change I made to the pattern was to hem it in a straight hem, not using the band provided. I chose to be conservative here because the armholes are such a strong design feature, and my fabric is a standout B/W print.
The cowl forms as the "collar" drapes toward the bustline. I used interfacing here and the collar and cowl have lots of structure.
The length is above the knee and I will wear this as a dress, and also a tunic. Look at the deep armholes-I like them. I bought some little cotton tees to wear underneath.
|~~my first garden addition~~|
so nice to be back here, Mary