Settling In

Things are really starting to feel like home now. Most of the boxes that are staying packed are tucked out of sight, the essentials are all in their proper places, and we've even got the garage straightened up enough to get one car inside. My sewing studio is also coming together. In this house it's actually the dining room but I'm enjoying being able to sew close by to the rest of the activity in the house. In the house we're building I had intended to have the upstairs open loft area be my sewing studio but I'm starting to rethink that. With 3 cats and a toddler in the house, I like the idea of being able to close the door and keep them out when needed. Here's what my studio looks like right now.

A few things that are on my wish list are a cutting table and a design wall. Right now if I need to cut anything larger than a scrap I have to use our kitchen table so I'm going to keep my eye open at garage sales and craigslist to see if I can find an inexpensive solution. I also really need a design wall to help in fabric selection and planning of the accuracy quilt I'm working on. My plan for now is to use a flannel sheet or large piece of felt and put it up using the command strips like I did with my small wall hanging (see tutorial here). Even without these things, I'm happy that we're getting settled and that I'm sewing again!