So, I’ve left you hanging long enough. Time to introduce you to my new baby, Winnie.
After much wishing, dreaming, planning and a couple of false starts, she came up for sale across the country and we just couldn’t let another opportunity pass by!
I was really hoping to show her to you all set up and ready for action, however she came along before we were ready with her new forever home, so she is carefully enthroned in the lounge room for the time being. She is complete with the HQ Prostitcher, so fully computer operated for all pantographs/all over patterns, but I am most excited about doing a lot of custom quilting with her too.
After a bit of too-ing and fro-ing, with some major changes happening in our lives at the same time as moving to our new house, we have chosen to renovate the two rooms in our enormous shed to accomodate her. The first room started worse than this (imagine layers of carpet, a rough built in desk and lots of grime). We initially repainted it, however then discovered that the work needed to be more extensive than just a lick of paint and some fresh flooring.
Here is *skip* ripping out the floor from the future sewing room. But I guess you’d really like to see the quilting studio, right?
It’s a shame we don’t have any before photos of the studio, it was in such bad shape that we didn’t bother. Full of random built in pieces of furniture, unfinished walls, exposed beams and lots of dirt. There was even some scorch marks behind some of the cupboards. What stories this room could tell!
However in the near future it will have fresh everything, including floors, new lighting, a laminate timber floor and a glorious big sliding door to the outside world. I can’t wait to set Winnie up and make a lot of beautiful quilts in here!
And just a teaser for the journey which is to come…..
I am so happy that you are here with me on this adventure!