One of the changes around here is that I’ve moved into a studio space outside where I live. I didn’t think I wanted that for a long time because I figured it would hinder late night productivity sessions and such, but I now have a space in the building where I work and I’m super excited about it.
I work at a coffee shop called Krankies and the building they inhabit, which was originally a meat packing plant, is filled with many other things. There are apartments and a web design company upstairs, a guitar repair place, some practice/teaching studios, and Device, a screen printing business in the basement, the Electric Moustache gallery on the main floor and the studio with spaces for 8 artists (including Laura Lashley, Liz Simmons, and Ian Dennis). I moved in and set up pretty quickly, minus shelving to hold my fabric. I had built in shelves in my last space so now I have to figure something else out, something to put in a concrete wall, no less.
Things show no signs of slowing down. I’m powering through to finish a commission this week, hopefully going up to Roanoke this weekend for some quilting action with Lindsay and to hang out with Catherine, finishing another quilt for a shower on St Patrick’s Day, having another sewing date with Cait for our next LMP+QG project, and then going to DC for a long weekend. Looking farther ahead, my dad is coming in April, I’m going to the beach for my birthday in May, I’m still trying to go to Toronto this spring, and I’m hoping to get four quilts that have been in the works for awhile off the WIP list, and sew a couple more dresses. Let the productivity commence!