Saturday, January 11, 2014

Progress

Slowly but surely, slowly being the operative word.....I'm making progress. In between moving my multiple piles of stuff, I'm actually starting to check a few things off the list.


 I was able to reuse my multiple panels for creating the design wall or should I say design walls (what can I say, one can never have enough design walls).....I had stacks of these panels sitting around, just waiting to be put up.



Having a black design wall, as well as a beige one is really helpful when auditioning fabrics for a project.



 With the two left over black panels, I created a display board for smaller finished pieces (sort of artsy, don't you think).




 A new door was put in (by my handy husband) letting lots of lovely light into the long arm area. Since there are no windows in this part of the basement this door is just the answer.



Naturally, I couldn't resist putting the rest of the panels in here. We even managed to get the long arm up on the frame and all wired up again.



Oh, and take a look at that fancy lighting!!!! These lights used to hang above the pool table at the old house. The pool table was donated to a good cause and we thought these lights would be wonderful above the long arm!!!

Trust me, there is still much to sort and organize but progress is being made!!

25 comments:

  1. Black design wall! Awesome idea! I would never have thought of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Absolutely dying over that black design wall - it's amazing!!! Though it would make me want to use black for everything. Especially with my husband around. Any time something doesn't look right, he's like "add black!" :)

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  3. Love your design wall, if you need a break feel free to come and set up my long arm, lol, I just moved also so am slowly trying to set up my new quilting space. Have fun I know what a fun challenge it is. Love your quilts and enjoy reading your blog.

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    1. Thanks...and I agree it sure is a challenge. Those long arms are such a pain to move, that's for sure.

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  4. Love the black design wall, and all your walls look like an art gallery. I could so use a basement. Not sure what the English have against them. House design is not one of their high points here.

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  5. Dear Marianne you are such a big artist and such a great inspiration!
    Love, Myrto
    in Athens, Greece

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  6. marianne - are the black design wall panels - insulation covered with black batting? They look fantastic! I'm in the process of moving to the basement and I love your design walls!

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  7. What a beautiful space! I have never seen a black design wall. It makes total sense and your panels look fantastic on all the walls!

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  8. All I have to say is I am sooo jealous. I am trying to squeeze all my stuff into 1/3 of a room and my bedroom that I am renting from a friend.. Down from having a large extra bedroom Good thing I never invested in a long arm.. I would never have thought of a black design wall but what a great idea. Beautiful room and I know you will spend many fruitful hours there.

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  9. The lights are an excellent idea. The space is looking so nice, I hope you are sewing in it too.

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  10. Wow! You have made such progress in getting settled. Your space is wonderful. I can see that it will allow you to be even more productive.
    Happy New Year!

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  11. Looks like an artist's space to me. All those great blocks on the design walls are so inspiring.

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  12. looks great so far! now...get back to work. :o)

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  13. Great space!!! Love it!!! Wish I had room for a long arm!!! But, you cant have everything ...right?

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  14. There may be more to do, but you have made wonderful progress! Doesn't it feel good? I straightened up kitchen cupboards this weekend and found stuff that was buried and rearranged items to make it easier to find what I am looking for. I now love going into the kitchen and opening the pantry doors just to admire how it looks inside.

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  15. Great looking studio! Very handsome light-giving door! Wonderful work! Looking forward to seeing some really inspiring work! Thanks!

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  16. It must be really nice to sit in those rooms and just look around. I love that your "extra" panels display little things. I would love just sitting and looking at your work. It really grabs me, everyone of them do, and pull me in. I would probably drool. HA. Keep on, Marianne!

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  17. It’s all coming together so colourful and beautiful!

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  18. Thanks for all the great information. I have collected all the needed supplies and my husband is helping me build mine today!!
    Are you still using command picture hangers to attach the panels to the wall?

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    1. You are welcome....and yes I'm still using the command strips.

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  19. My design boards are hanging beautifully, and already are proving very useful!!

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