The pillow made from my needlework class sampler arrived yesterday. It turned out lovely, although smaller than I imagined it would be; I obviously had trouble in my mind translating the flat two-dimensional fabric to a three-dimensional pillow. It could also be that the other pillows in my house are less tightly stuffed. Nonetheless I love the way the shape of the pillow itself brings depth to the stitches and I am surprised to learn that I like the pillow far more than I liked the completed canvas in its flat form. I am also happy that I sent it out rather than planning to do it myself as it would still be languishing in a pile somewhere, just one among many ufos.
I am working upstairs, organizing my studio. I am starting with the 9 x 17 foot space that is destined to be storage/cutting/pressing room and from there I will move to the second room, which will be the primary sewing room. All that has been accomplished so far is to move everything out, including the rolling metal shelves that were being used as fabric storage (seen here, only imagine them about 3/4 full of fabric) The two shelves pictured will remain in the attic for storage, although the fabric will move to the new storage wall once it is assembled. I am expecting big deliveries of components for my new huge cutting table today and the components of the storage wall on Thursday. Then the real work will begin.
I unpacked about 20 boxes yesterday, as well as moved furniture, and there is more unpacking, organizing, building, and putting away to come, so expect posts to be spotty.