Monday, June 5, 2017

Where's Libby?

New week, new month, new home
(We hope)

I noticed a lack of comments in my in-box.  Then I realized it's been a week since my last post!

I've been spending at least an hour every day working in the garden, trying to spiff things up before we list this house to sell.  Well, I've discovered muscles I didn't know I had!  With all that squatting, up-and-down stuff, even my butt hurts.  After I come in and get all cleaned up, I'm too tuckered out to even think about sewing.  But it's been worth the effort.

Last week I was working on a post for "I Like" Thursday and needed to retrieve some photos from the laptop.  That's when I got one of those alarm-going-off-your-computer-is-infected messages which I learned a long time ago (i.e., paid the "stupid tax") is a scam.  But it locked the laptop up long enough that I couldn't finish the post.  So I'll just show you a picture of what prompted that post.

Asian Bullseye
While at the NC Quilt Symposium, I took two classes.  The first was exercises in improv and there's really not much to show for that one.  The second class was with Anne Holmes, a former stained-glass artist who transferred those techniques into a folded edge fusible applique technique.  Top-stitching and quilting are done in one step.  I'll give more details later but wanted you to see what I accomplished in this one-day class.

DH and I took an unplanned jaunt to Johnson City on Thursday to see a house that looked interesting online.  Let me attest to how distorted photos can look in online real estate listings!  It was tiny, tiny but had fabulous views.  Oh, well.

So we decided to revisit the house that has been #1 on our list for months now; we even took detailed measurements of the basement to see if we can fit our pool table AND my sewing studio into the space.  Bottom line, we're going to make an offer.  If all goes well, this will be my fabric storage room:

Fabric storage and cutting room
The room is 10' x 11.5' so there will be space for a cutting table in there.  My sewing table will go in the area behind the existing pool table (which we don't need):

Sewing studio space
Our pool table will go in the area at the foot of the stairs and I'll put a cutting/ironing station under the existing lights.  The views to the lake will be refreshing for eyes tired from sewing.

There is another large mechanical/storage room off the garage where I plan to put a washer and dryer just for fabric and quilts.

Garage storage area
I did manage to crank out a few yellow chunky churn dash blocks yesterday to recharge my stitching batteries.

Have a great week, Y'all!


  1. Lots of catching up in your ost, Libby! Your garden is looking wonderful, and it's fun to see pics of the potential new house, too! That's exciting, and I hope everything goes through as you are hoping. Love the Asian piece you worked on, and your churn dashes look happy!

  2. How exciting Libby!

    Happy times ahead. You've waited a long time for this dream to become a reality.

    Considering the size of your fabric collection you may have to add a few more shelves to the fabric room. Congrats!

  3. Having your stash organized and available is a wonderful thing. Hopefully soon you will be posting pictures of your fabric room filled with quilting goodies. Good Luck!

  4. Good luck with the offer!
    I'm looking forward to hearing more about that class piece - it looks amazing!

  5. Big changes in store for you! Good luck -

  6. Hope the house listing stuff goes well. It's so exhausting getting a house on the market, selling it and then moving. Hopefully it won't all happen at once.


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