Friday, March 26, 2010

Since I am not moving

I made some decisions about my apartment and how I can make the area that is my studio space more efficient. First thing, I need to get myself at least three of those wire basket drawer units that IKEA sales. I plan to stop and shop on my way back from teaching in Kissimmee on Saturday.
Both bird pieces seem in a previous post are quilted, blocked and trued up. They are both on the design wall. I will keep them there for a few more days while I decide if they would look better if cropped more. Both still need to be faced and need sleeves put on and you know how I just love doing those two things.
I've spent my time this week moving between quilting on this small piece 26" x 28"and organizing the shelves in my studio space. And oh yeah, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, keeping a doctor's appointment so I could get prescription refills. Why didn't I just have her call them in to the pharmacy.... They charge $10.00 for every drug they have to phone in. Of course this is an out of pocket expense where as if I go to the office and the Dr. listens to see if I still have a heartbeat, the insurance company picks up the tab. All this cost me was 2 hours of my time.
On Tuesday I woke with an idea that I had to try. The night before I went to sleep telling myself that I could be more productive if I could find someway of sitting down to dye paint rather than standing and bending to reach. It's the bending to reach that prompts me to take breaks ever so often. So I came up with an easel sort of thingy set-up. Will give you a look at it when I next have something in the works.
I've spent quite a few hours updating my website but there is still more images I want to add. But that will have to wait until next week.
I love to dye my own fabric and now; knowing I am staying put for a while, I can get back to replenishing my dyed fabric stash. And when I come home with my IKEA drawer units, mask, gloves, dyes, here I come.


Anonymous said...

FYI - the 4 drawer wire units are on sale at IKEA for $14.99. Happy Shopping!

Sheila in Arizona

Carol said...

I'm so glad you put that beautiful picture on your blog. It is radiant and just lights up your spot. I'm still building and trying to get all like items in the same place in my studio too. It takes a lot of planning and time. I don't know if you have been to my blog lately, but I built a large sewing table that I posted.
Have fun while working.

Sue said...

Hi Juanita, I can't get over your new profile picture. You look amazing, and so much younger! All that exercise must be paying off.

Julie Bagamary said...

Your quilt pieces are so wonderfully colorful!

Julie Bagamary said...

Your quilt pieces are so wonderfully colorful!