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Friday, September 16, 2011

Home is wherever I'm with you

Well, today marks three and a half weeks since Simon and I became home owners! And we are thoroughly enjoying our lovely little home so far. As you can imagine, we have been quite busy unpacking boxes, and sorting things out. The house doesn't have much storage space, so until we can arrange more permenant homes for items, most things are still living in boxes for now.
Already plans are in full swing for alterations we wish to make to the house and property. Simon and I often talk excitedly about what we would like to do - it's great fun! I'm sure that not even half the things on our 'to do list' will ever be accomplished, but it's great to dream and imagine.
Something that I was quite excited about was setting up my sewing room! Simon and I had a gift voucher to use at Ikea, so last Saturday we made the trip down to our local store (about an hour away.) I am an Ikea novice, so it was a fantastic experience for me! I had a lot of fun walking around and looking at things. But I was extremely excited when Simon and I purchased a beautiful Beech wood table with height adjustable legs for my sewing room. It's just brilliant and exactly what I wanted. It's been great fun setting things up! I still have alot more plans in store for the sewing room, but it's a slow work in progress. Hopefully I'll have further updates to show you soon!
And just to finish on a further sewing note - here is a quilt I finished a few weeks back. I actually had this one quilted by my work mate Clair back in February, but for some reason I was a bit busy, you know, getting married! So I finally sewed the binding on, and ta-da!
I love the colours in this quilt, and particularly LOVE the backing. Oh my gosh. How cute are big white polka dots!
As much as I love this quilt, it will probably be for sale soon. And for those interested, the range of fabrics in this quilt is an oldie, "Objects of desire," by Sandy Jervais.

3 comments:

Stitchin' time said...

Great sized table and the positioning is handy with an electrical outlet, a convenient window and an outside door so you can appreciate the fresh air on nice days or just nick outside to take advantage of the light for great photos of your creations :).
Cheers,
Robyn

Kaye R said...

Hi Sam I don't know how I missed your post, have been waiting for an update ( very patiently) of course. The set up of the sewing room is the best. Love your outlook. Glad you a settling into your new home.

Jantine said...

Looks like you are ready to start sewing anyway, the rest of the sewing room will get there.