Hello from Baltimore, everyone! We managed to move and it was not quite painless, but it's done now and we're setting up our new home. We spent last weekend cleaning (oh, baby, was it dirty) and then the truck brought our furniture on Monday. So far Baltimore is great! It's very nice here (but quite warm) and it's been a pretty good experience. Bonus-- it only took me 17 minutes to get to work! This is a very big difference in the commute!
So, I guess you'll want to see my new sewing room, right? First, a quilty picture, just so there's something quilty in this post:
This is a Tiny Tuesday block that I made with my pink scraps. It's a variation on one of the blocks for last year's Squared Away project, and I'm calling it a Jumping Jack star. You can make any of those Squared Away blocks into a Tiny Tuesday block if you cut the squares at 1-3/8. Yep, that's tiny! Now that I've made this one I think I'll make them all as tiny blocks. In different colors, of course!
Okay, now to the sewing room. Here it is:
Yes, it's gray, but do you see how big it is? This room is, unbelievably, about 12 by 29 feet. And see that closet down at the end? It's another 10 by 12 room, complete with shelves, hanging bars, and lights. They tried to sell this as a fourth bedroom, but it definitely is not. It's in the basement, but it has full size windows and a walkout door, but no wall to close it off from the rest of the basement. This is okay, because the other finished rooms will be an exercise room and a storage room, so it doesn't have to be closed off for me.
The room needs some warmer paint before I can even begin to work in there, along with some new lighting. There is carpet on the floor, which is not ideal, but it's almost new and it's not in the budget right now to replace it, so it stays. I really don't mind; I just want to get creating in there. My fingers are itching to make some things. And I'm thinking 12 foot design wall, what do you think?
As for the rest of the house, let me show you the whole reason we bought it:
A whole wall of windows looking out over the yard, which includes lots of trees and a small stream:
I saw three deer out there this morning, which almost makes up for the fact that most of the house is a dark gray, except the window room, which is kind of a mustard color, and the master bedroom, which is brown. Yeah, there's a lot of painting to do. And we won't even talk about the window treatments, which all need replacing. I took down the really dirty ones with the dead bugs, but I had to leave some of them for privacy. Those will be replaced even before the paint goes up, because I can live for a while with brown paint but not with dead bugs in the pleated shades.
So here we are and thrilled to be here! I think it's going to be a good place for us, and I hope to get the sewing room painted this weekend so I can unpack some fabrics. Some bright pretty things should really brighten the place up, don't you think?
Everyone have a great weekend! I'll be unpacking and painting!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday (the last one for Myra), and soscrappy for RSC19.