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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Almost Back in Business!

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends.  Whew!  These last couple of weeks have been so very hectic, but we are finally all moved into our new home.  Of course, that means that we are currently swimming in packing paper, bubble wrap, and boxes, but progress is progress.  And, I have my sewing studio all put together...well, almost anyway.

You might remember that my dining room table was being used as my sewing extension and cutting table, and since my dining room is once again a dining room in my new home, I need a new table for my studio.  I'll be heading to Ikea this weekend and then I'll be all set!

My new studio is a little smaller than my old one, but it has great light, a nice sized closet, and a dreamy aqua color (that I didn't have to paint myself), so I call it an even trade.  Since the windows in this room are huge, there wasn't one wall that really worked for my giant color wheel, so instead, my minis are hung in a whimsical line around the room.

My Oh Happy Day! banner that used to hang in the middle of the wheel is still on display, but now hangs above the windows, just across from my machine.  The other main wall houses my project drawers, design wall, ironing board, and some quilts on display.

I can't wait to get everything else all together in my house so I can get in here and really start creating!

Our last NTT was a couple of weeks ago, but it had so many great projects linked up.  This scrappy bird house quilt from Frederique at Quilting Patchwork Applique is so amazing!

This scrappy string quilt was shared by Gretchen's Little Corner, along with LOTS of other scrappy goodness, so be sure to check out all of the others shared in her post.

And I just love all of the great texture in this quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch.

Okay friends!  I can't wait to see what you've been working on all this time.  Let's party!  By the way, since next week is Thanksgiving, NTT will be taking a break (just odd timing with the move being so close to the holiday).  BUT be on the lookout for my big Black Friday post with some amazing sales from my favorite shops.

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  1. It looks like you are getting nicely settled in; your space looks great!

  2. Beautiful sewing space! The rainbow minis look so great on the walls (and the closet door) !

  3. I'm new to your blog and just LOVE your rainbow minis. Do you have a pattern for making them? I would love to duplicate them for different bedrooms in my house. Mollie

  4. you must be glad to have the move finished that can take so much out of a person

  5. Great light in your new studio, Kelly! Looking good!

  6. I think it would be so fun to set up in a new studio. Enjoy your new sewing space and your new home. The color quilts are so inspiring strung around the room.

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my Birdhouse quilt top! I love your new studio, serene and peaceful, great creative place!

  8. I'm feeling sad that you had to sacrifice your Color Wheel display in your new studio. The bright natural lighting in your space will make the fragmented wheel SEW worth it!

  9. Glad to hear that you're slowing settling in. Your room is bright and cheery.

  10. Your sewing room looks really nice, and it's good to have good light. Though it's smaller, you'll find that you'll just make more efficient use of your space, as I have to do too. Hope you found some supplemental workspace at Ikea. Good stuff there. I have three pieces in use that I bought there, and couldn't do without. I really love your small, colorful quilts. They're truly inspirational, and are such a fantastic way to use scraps. Someday, I hope to make something similar, but would like to try putting all those color units in one quilt. Enjoy your new home, and making new friends! Happy Thanksgiving!


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