So it's has once again been a while since I set foot here. I won't even bore you with excuses. A decade is gone, the first month of a new year is gone, so let's just call it Fresh February for a fresh start on February 1st!
To start things off, Joyce's Daughter is graduating from something I cram into my toddler's naptime to a full-fledged studio. I started this off to get a feel for things and find my identity. What little work I have done I have gotten so much support from some really fantastic people. The little ones in the house are getting more independent and I am finding it a little easier to get things done. To keep myself on track, starting tomorrow, yes tomorrow, I will be posting on a regular schedule as follows . . .
Good Morning Mondays - a cheery random post to start the week off.
Tutorial Tuesday - a tutorial or tip from my studio or from a friend relating to sewing, fiber and needle arts.
One Word Wednesday - one word sets the theme for photographs (blue, grass, linen, etc.)
Thursday Studio updates - more on that in a minute.
Fiber Friday - what wonderful things are going on in the world of textiles, some arty, some crafty, all goodness.
I will stay on schedule for a little while until a rhythm is set here. Then it can either stay the same or take off on its own. As far as the Thursday Studio updates go. I will post what is being made in my studio but also share an exciting new move I'm making.
For the past three years my studio space has been the corner of my bedroom. I have been blessed to have any space at all but it is really hard to work when you are looking at a pile of laundry. It is also really hard to sleep when you are in the same space as your work. For Christmas this year, my husband decided to give up his workshop, which he used a lot, to give me a new studio.
I will be going from this . . .
The inside is almost cleaned out (a big event in itself) and now it needs insulation and drywall. That should happen this weekend. The double doors will be replaced with glass doors for more light. Some cosmetic finishing and air conditioning and we'll be done. The final product will be a 12' x16' space of my own, though as you can see at the first studio picture, the toddler doesn't plan of being very far away.
Tutorial tomorrow, I'm in an embroidery sort of mood . . .