Monday, April 20, 2009

D Day

Today is D day - Delivery day. I have been checking the shipping status of the fabric online and it is on a UPS truck as of 5am this morning on it's way to my front porch. I have my cutting table ready to go and the cutter has a new blade. How anxious am I for it to get here???? I'll tell you how anxious, I'm going to show you pictures of the inner sanctum - the sewing room. I'm sure you have all seen the fab pics of Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill's studio in the latest American Patchwork & Quilting, haven't you? Or you have seen Joanna's pics in there before, or Sandy's of American Jane fame? They all have studios to die for. They have studios that magazines want to photograph. Well, I have a room that is jammed packed and never gets thoroughly dusted. But, if it is tidied up a bit - it is quite functional. The sewing room is for machine piecing, ironing, and STORAGE. The rest of the house makes up the other parts of my studio. Cutting and Telecommunications is in the family room, as is my stitching area - the couch. Shipping and Receiving is in the dining room. Yes, I am spread out like an eight day wash. That's okay, because it is D day. The featherweight has a new needle and is rarin' to go. This is where the new fabric will live once it gets here.Once we get 4 quilts cut and the other "stuff" cut - the fabric can probably be squished into these 2 shelves.

So, it is a rainy Monday here, but that's okay because we have a covered porch. Bring it on, Mr. UPS man. I will be busy for the next week or so. Bill has been handed a folder with the menu's of all the take-out restaurants in Ann Arbor. He is on his own.

Laurie

11 comments:

Qubie said...

We need to see more of your room. What we can see looks great.

Kwiltsfl said...

I second that - I'd like to see more of your sewing room - and the new fabric when it comes!

Amy R said...

Let the fun begin! Just curious, do you always use the cone and thread stand when pieceing with your featherweight? I just got mine for Christmas, and I'm still figuring out how best to use it. Looking forward to all your new creations!

PamKittyMorning said...

I can't wait to see it! I'm hoping the goods ordered from Lissa are on their way to us as I am very excited!!! Not long to market now, happy UPS receiving and sewing and enjoying.

sewprimitive karen said...

Yes, more of the room please! Have fun with your projects and brand-new fabrics.

Auntie Pami said...

Aren't the blue & white tape boxes the best!!!! Can't wait to see...

Jan PATEK said...

Have fun sewing. I'm knee deep in pattern layout - necessary, but nowhere near as much fun.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Laurie, you keep the sewing room the way you want. Most of us can identify with what you've written! Looking forward to seeing your project; you and Polly have the best stuff!

pdudgeon said...

yup! my vote is for more pics of the stash (new and old!)

Kathy said...

OK...so just curious...how much fabric do you get in a delivery? Is it the whole line? Is it just your fabrics? Sometimes I read that designers like Carrie have lines delivered from other designers. Is this a contracted thing with Moda so she uses their fabrics?

Are these trade secrets you can't tell us?

I'd love to read more about how you ladies design, not just fabrics but quilts...and you are so excited about your delivery...tell us more!!!! I feel like I am getting the delivery, too!

from little acorns said...

. . . I'm still smiling over "inner sanctum" . . ! (but it really is like you are on a secret mission . . . isn't it! Have fun with your new pretties! Can't wait to see 'em!
xo, Bren

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