Updates! Sewing room, quilts and shop-projects


Good morning you test tube-generated-self-replicating molecules. I don’t care if you learn how to sing Puff the Magic Dragon one day, I’m still not acknowledging that you might be alive. And I’m certainly not getting a bunsen burner and some test tubes so you can live at my house. Freaks of not-nature.

Sewing space update

I was going to do a ‘what’s on my sewing table’ type post (aka I don’t have anything to post about…) but I realized that what I’m really interested in right now isn’t so much what’s ON my sewing table as much as where IS my sewing table! Here’s the new under development sewing space! Mr. Bug finished painting the walls and has two coats of floor paint down – he says we need a third, although it looks fine to me! The floors require 3 to 4 days drying time before moving in, so I’m sure you can imagine how anxious I am! I took the picture this morning sans flash so you could get an idea of what it’s like – the window faces the west, so I think this is pretty good for early morning, western-facing, basement light!

And because I’m a lover of before and after photos, here’s a before….

And a (with flash) after…

Progress! Hopefully I’ll be semi-moved in by next week! P.S. I know well-behaved artificial life forms would DREAM of galumphing around our newly painted floors, leaving your molecule hair and slobber all over the place, but Lucy lacks your sense of decorum, so Mr. Bug built this basset hound shield out of a dropcloth and paint cans. Nice, isn’t it??

Quilt update!

Last night I finished cutting out all the ORANGE pieces for my orange and white quilt. I have to admit to feeling a bit miffed because these pictures in no way encompass the tedium of cutting 72 little orange trapezoids** with a rotary cutter and a little plastic template. At least I used the rotary cutter – I was concerned at first that the rotary would slice into the template plastic. Which it DID, a bit, if I wasn’t careful, but it wasn’t like slicing into butter so I had enough time to stop and reorient. Seventy two trapezoids down, 144 triangles to go…

**According to wikipedia, only US english speakers call trapezoids, um, trapezoids. The rest of y’all call them trapeziums, which, in my mind is a way better word. Trapezoid sounds like an large, evil reptile of some sort. Trapeziums sound like fun-loving, acrobatic monkeys. In any case, I couldn’t remember this particular shape name from my elementary school days and my google searches were pretty funny “that rectangle that’s short on the top.”

New Etsy-shop project

A sneak peek of something I’m working on for the Etsy shop!

Alright you trapezium molecule fake-life-forms. Continue with your dreams of world domination and developing mouths for the gobbling of donuts and humans. I’m off for the day so it’s sewing and furniture assembling for me!

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4 Comments
  • Ruby
    July 30, 2011

    It’s great to see your sewing room progress—it will be so nice to have your very own design space to spread out all your projects! Another possible embellishment would be draping/swagging/stapling burlap to the ceiling. It comes in all sorts of colourful options, and would conceal your floor beams. Vintage bedsheets would be another fun (and frugal) option. Just an idea!

  • Laura
    July 28, 2011

    Where are you going to put the furniture you’re building while your floor finishes curing?

    I don’t envy your work with those quilting templates, at least you had orange trapeziums to cheer you..
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  • Katherine
    July 28, 2011

    Why not paint the ducting on the far wall a bright pink? Or some other bright color. That would brighten the darkest part of the room. And make a dreary feature more fun. Just an idea.

  • Miriana Weston
    July 28, 2011

    Trapeziums / trapezia? I’ve lost the battle on forums / fora , but I’m trying to continue to fight the war. I heard someone on the BBC news say Stadiums, so I suspect that all is lost.

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