My goodness there are a lot of decisions that need to be made when renovating a home. Fortunately we are working with great people on this project who have been very helpful in presenting streamlined options and driving decisions in the order needed. The new sewing room (so excited!) color has been chosen.
This is Benjamin Moore opal essence, a light minty green. To me this is a happy but not overpowering color. What do you think? We've been playing around with the room layout with this very sophisticated tool.
There are going to be two rows of three recessed light cans. With the right bulbs and the two double windows, this should be enough light.
The process of emptying out our home of 23 years is a huge project and I think we are pretty neat and organized people! But all the boys' stuff, handmade furniture we have inherited, perfectly functional kitchen stuff that is not being used, cute baby things, school pictures and so on all need to go somewhere. Certainly, I will get to the point that I will pitch things in the trash, but right now we are trying to find the right home for everything (including the right charities to donate to). Just a little stressful...to say the least.
I decided I needed to force a little sewing time in the schedule to relieve some of that stress. One day I cut some squares of fabric that seemed springy to me. I picked up a set of Bloc-Loc rulers at Quilt Con. A little simple HST sewing sounds quite nice.
I'm also trying to spend a little time quilting some of the older quilt tops. This one is the oldest, indeed it is the first quilt top I ever made (blogged here) and the piecing is atrocious but it has sentimental meaning to me so it is going to be finished. I've decided to practice my FMQ'ing and am breaking the quilt up into large blocks with a different quilting pattern in each block and in a border surrounding each section.
The quilting is disappearing on the front and is almost not visible as well on the back so a perfect quilt choice for messing up!!
In the mean time we are watching the snow melt (slowly) and planning how to do a Easter egg hunt in the snow.