Enter at your own risk.
Before I became a quilter I was a serious crafter of all trades. This is where it all happened. The smallest bedroom in the house, I tore out the carpeting and laid a vinyl tile floor (the better to paint, and airbrush, and clay and pound on). I painted the walls and ceiling soft shades of gray before gray was cool, because I wanted this neutral environment to create in.
I built that official wooden Home Depot workbench, in the room, back when we first moved into the house ('86--I was much younger then, with boundless energy and a 2-year old), with about a million nails, and enough 2x4's that it took me 2 days to cart them all up the steps from the garage (that would be 3 levels, if you're counting). Of course the table is wider than the doorway, and the window, so it either conveys with the house when we sell, or someone is going to have to take a chainsaw to it to get it out of there.
That workbench has been witness to so much creativity, it's sad that today it stands as nothing more than a place to dump things that need to be put away properly.
Let's get to work, shall we?
Six or so hours later...
The first thing I did was wire for cable (the hubs bought me that little flat screen TV quite a few years back)...that's probably why it took me 6 hours to finish. :)
A place for everything, and everything in it's place.
And a cleared off work surface to do a little crafting. There's a bunch of Ziploc bags in a basket under the bench that are projects ready to go.
Now, I'm not saying I'm throwing the quilting to the wind in favor of the crafting...it's just a good feeling that now I can walk into my workroom and create something, should the crafting bug bite.
In the meantime, I've been sewing something every day. Be it a few stitches on the Jingle applique block, or this 'Quilt In a Mousepad' that has been sitting around since 2009...the hubs bought this for me the first Christmas I started to quilt. It only took me 3 and a half years to get around to making it. Actually...I lacked motivation up until now....I'm taking an Electric Quilt class on Sunday, so I figured it would be much more fun to have a quilted mousepad to use in class instead of one advertising file management software. Those are some of the fabrics I'm using in the Mariner's Compass class this week--these are my favorite fabrics at the moment--from the Hoffman Bird of Paradise line. So pretty.
It's Wednesday....quilt something pretty, or do something creative. The weekend will be here soon enough, so it's always good to have a head start.