I don’t know if any of you recall that we are remodeling our house and getting ready to build a new garage come spring of 2012…anyway..Our current garage leaked like crazy until just last week, when I managed to take a very big piece of visqueen (sp)..aka very big and thick Plastic sheeting…over the roof and stapled and nailed wood over it.. to hold it down…the day after we put it up we had 30 mile an hour winds…I totally thought I was going to look out and see this 16 ft x 36 ft piece of plastic flapping in the air, but it held up great and the garage doesn’t leak anymore (as of now)… I am hoping it holds thru the winter until we can tear down the garage and build the new one which will be 24 x 36 and hopefully with a loft area that will be my new sewing room area…..Our house is also very small..under 900 sq ft total..There isn’t really a place for me to sew without interrupting everything else going on in the house. I decided to move out to the Garage..haha. We have a little storage area in the back section of the garage it’s a room full of all our overage from the house..Most of it is in totes, but there is a decent space in the middle and since it doesn’t leak anymore..I have made a makeshift sewing room area. Billy thinks I am crazy..but is okay with it..now I don’t interrupt the football games as much..hahaha..he gets his uninterrupted TV time and I get my quilting therapy time 🙂 WIN WIN for both of us.. I hung a design wall up from the rafters..and enjoyed the afternoon sewing and playing in my new craft room..HAHA Here’s my little sewing cave…
Today I was working on a quilt for a friend that wants a quilt made for her 3 year old nephew..He loves Thomas the Train. I didn’t even think they had Thomas fabric by the yard out there, or I would have considered making my nephews quilt out of Thomas fabric..But we did manage to find some at the Fatquartershop online. She let me have creative control of how it will look…So I did a little online shopping and found fabric and a pattern that I thought would make cute quilt. The blocks run in a pattern that with a 3 year old’s imagination will look like railroad tracks. I couldn’t just use brown for the tracks so I added lots of color blocks to go along with it. The pattern I found as my inspiration is called Arcadia by Mountainpeek Creations. I am going to modify the borders a little bit so that the tracks run to the edge 🙂 But all in all I think that the gal will LOVE it..so will her nephew..
Here is a pic of it on the design wall. I also found a really cute Thomas Train all over print to go along with this for the border. Will update pix soon with a close up..when I get closer to being done, but just had to share. It felt good to get started on this and to have a spot to sew and not feel so bad for all the noise we can make with our machines. 🙂
Till Next Time….