Contrary to all appearances, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have, in fact, managed a sewing project or two in the last couple of weeks (though no pictures to prove it). However, I don't think I will be getting much done in the next couple of weeks. Well, I'll be getting a lot done (hopefully) but not much sewing.
Some of you who know me personally know that my family will be moving this summer. I am very excited about this big change in our lives. We have purchased a beautiful property near Charlottesville, Virginia and have been working on some improvements before we move. The biggest project, and the one that will certainly have the most impact on me, is the second story addition we have built over our garage. That space will house my sewing studio and an office for my husband with workshop space below in the garage. It has been very exciting to design and build a studio from the ground up. The final work is being done this week, and we will have the chance to see it in two weeks. Also at that time we will be moving a portion of our furniture and lots of possessions to prepare our current house for sale. So, I will be spending the next two weeks packing up most of my sewing room along with other areas of the house in anticipation of this move.
My new studio is large and airy with lots of windows for natural light and good storage. My hope is that I can use this new space for classes or workshops once I am settled in my new location.
Here are some of the pictures of the place during the construction phase.
Toward the beginning of the process. These south-facing windows open into my studio.
The same windows from inside the space. The studio will have a partially vaulted ceiling.
The interior wall. From left to right, a large storage closet, hallway, hanging closet and stairs to the attic.
Paint and wainscoting.
This is part of the workshop area in the garage. A sink will be installed in the white cabinets.
This is the back of the building in its woodland setting.
I am hopeful that once this transition is over, this new space will inspire me to spend more time sewing and creating. And blogging. It should help that my youngest child will start kindergarten in the fall, leaving me with (theoretically) more free time. I am pretty excited about this new chapter in our lives.