Yay, hurray, hallelujah, eureka and a BIG woo hoo!
I made the deadline with a little time to spare and I know how important that is in the publishing industry. Now I can relax again.
When I finish a project, especially one of this size and importance, I have to put it to bed. I've spent the last couple of days tidying, cleaning, dusting, reorganizing and purging my studio. Most people wouldn't call that relaxing but it's a cathartic way of unwinding for me.
This is my "BIG Bernie" corner now with my new Bernina 750QE dream machine.
Things were literally upside down and topsy-turvy while I was working on the magazine quilt. I know I'm more anal than most and find it very difficult to be creative and work in messy surroundings.
This is my "Little Bernie" corner with my beloved Bernina 1080QE. What a workhorse she's been over the years and she's NEVER EVER had a problem or caused me grief.
My studio isn't large, perhaps 12' x 14' with one small closet that we had built just after we moved in. Stored inside are about 10 clear plastic bins full of fabric but I like my "go to" fabric out in the open where I can see it at a glance and be able to shop from my stash with ease.
I had Mr. Painted Quilt bring a three-tiered plastic shelving unit that wasn't being used in from the barn and had to move things around in order to make room for it.
The middle or blue shelf has four tiers of fabric neatly stacked next to each other behind the box that my iron came in.
The loud colors aren't the greatest in terms of matching the decor but they serve the purpose for now until I find something better to replace it with.
Ideally I'd love a little antique cabinet with drawers and shelves so I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the perfect piece.
So now I can relax and admire how nice and clean and tidy everything looks...until I start in on my next project...which will be tomorrow...when it will all start again.
Spring has finally arrived in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. All the snow is gone, the grass is greening slightly, the croci are in bloom, the tulips have broken ground and the robins are back. Oh, and the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the birds are singing.
I know this is our little piece of heaven on earth!