Lots of patterns with bunnies, chicks, and eggs, but not a single mug rug with a lily was to be found. Good! I love making flowers! And lilies don't have to be white and they don't have to be relegated to Easter. A simple change of color and an Easter lily becomes a day lily or a tiger lily. So I made one, of course.
Did it all go perfectly from the start? No. This time, though the problem was with fabrics and thread rather than the actual pattern. Much easier to fix.
|There wasn't enough contrast in value in the first attempt. The greens ran together and the blue thread faded almost completely away. I brightened it up in the mug rug that I finished.|
My New "Studio"
If you've been following my blog, you know that a change was coming to my house. We almost never use the guest bedroom and my daughter needed twin beds for her new house. Fantastic news! I have suddenly acquired a nice big room for my sewing mess! Not only that, but when my hubby uses his office he won't have to squeeze past the ironing board or clear fabrics off his desk.
Here's a little photo tour of my new space.
|The door as seen from my desk. The 1905 treadle works like a charm.|
There's my lovely Craftsy bag hanging from the doorknob.
|My new cutting board and space to leave my ironing board set up. |
Also a new white design board on the back wall.
I made it from a $13 piece of styrofoam insulation covered with a piece of an old sheet.
|Thread. Lots of thread.|
|Wonderful light coming through a south window. I'll miss my view of the park, though.|
My hard working black Singer 201 sits under the window in it's cabinet.
|The smaller design board across from my desk.|
I had to have 3 feet cut off the insulation board to get it into my Jeep, so I put the excess to good use.
|Lots of drawer space for my fabrics.|
|Color on the big design board behind my desk. |
The quilt and mug rugs are bright, cheerful, and so fitting for spring.
Now, I need to get to work! There's a yellow purse that has patiently been waiting to be be completed.