Working on the new studio

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I thought I would share a few new photos and show you how the studio is coming along. The drop ceiling and lights are all done. There are 3 lights that will be directly over my cutting table. Here you can see we took the top off the table so it could be cut down to 36 inches. That is the perfect cutting height for me. See the unpainted wall in the back….my large bookcase will go there so we didn’t paint behind it.
Working on the new studio
The top is back on the table and I already brought down a big cutting mat that I bought a while ago. The lights on the table were upstairs in my room. I’ll show a better photo later but in case you noticed….the lights go all different directions. That is because Builder Bob installed them were I will need the light. The shelves on the back wall used to be to your left when you walked into the room. I thought I would like them toward the back but I’m not even sure if I like them. I’m still trying to figure out where I want a design wall and last night I asked Bob if he could build me a portable design wall that could sit in front of the shelves to hide them.

We also went to see about carpet or paint for the floor and should get a quote next week. This room is huge……a little over 16 wide by 32 long. I really like the idea of a painted floor but I can already tell the difference in standing on concrete since I’ve been down here working. I was planning on painting the bottom of the table today and also the door to the new Man Cave but we did some running in the morning and in the afternoon I had some projects I needed to work on so the painting didn’t happen.

Working on the new studio

This is the door coming into my room. Hopefully by next week my cabinets will be moved down here. I can’t wait to see what that will look like. Once the floor and trim are done I can start moving things down. There are several things that I’m not sure how I want until I start sewing down here.

Working on the new studio

I know everyone is doing year end posts with goals and resolutions and I had planned on doing one but time just got away from me. I can tell I’m getting “older” because the time just flies by! I want to thank all of you for sharing another great year with me. Every once in a while I get a little behind in posting and then I will get a email from someone checking on me and that charges me up again. Thanks Vicki for your sweet email yesterday.

Happy New Year to all!

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  1. I have been think about you and your new basement room, what with all the flooding along the Mississippi I was hoping to hear that all was well with you and Builder Bob.

    It was nice to run across the post today with no mention of water.

  2. Shasta Matova says:

    Your studio is coming along quite nicely. I'm sure it will bring you lots of fun quilting time and space.

  3. Happy New Year Connie! I'm so happy for you to have this fantastic place for your studio! I hope you get everything done soon so you start to enjoy the sewing! x Teje

  4. Very exciting to see it come together and happen. So happy for you and your new space.

  5. You are going to love that big studio so much! The grands look delighted with their Christmas loot. How long will it take for them to get bigger than those bears? 😀
    Happy New Year, Connie!

  6. Donna Hollingsworth says:

    Do you know of any block of the month programs using the French Roasted materials? Love your sewing room…it is so big and roomy!

  7. That is going to be an awesome sewing studio! Happy New year to you!

  8. Your studio looks gorgeous.

    It looks like the bears were a huge hit. Yeah.

    Happy New Year.

  9. Looks like you had a great Christmas! Your sewing room is looking so good. I have a nice sewing room also, but not that big and nice! You lucky dog! 🙂

  10. Love the size of the room and am very envious of the lighting, both from the lights and the natural light from the window. Happy New Year!

  11. Createology says:

    Super cute (blurry) photos of the girls with their bears and tablets. Your new studio is really coming along nicely. Safe and Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones dear…

  12. Amy @ Amy's FMQ Adventures says:

    What a fabulous space! I am thoroughly envious!Now I'm eyeing trading rooms for my studio and the dining room….if I can convince the hubs….

  13. Got so carried away over your studio that I forgot to write that the quilt for Kathy Engle is gorgeous! and It's wonderful that your gifts for the girls were a big hit! 🙂 Happy New Year!

  14. Love your idea of a movable design wall that will stand in front of your shelves! Your studio is shaping up beautifully Connie! Wow are you going to havea great time down there when it is finished!
    I was wondering what type of light bulbs you are using. I used to grow thousands upon thousands of garden plants in our basement and we had full spectrum daylight fluorescent bulbs, installed in regular shop light fluorescent strips. It made it seem very sunny and natural down there.

  15. Glad you had a nice Christmas, and have been hoping that you're not getting flooded out. I think the Design Wall over the shelving is an excellent idea! Perfect, in fact. I need to add on to my room. Happy New Year!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    You know you are making a whole bunch of us envious, your room is going to be wonderful! I suspect you will move things around for a while till you get it customized perfectly 🙂

  17. can't wait to see your QUBE project, I had to hurry and finish mine too, didn't realize it was due the 5th to show on the 7th, so the day after you 🙂
    Your studio looks AMAZING! and I thought I had a big room, you surely got me beat!!
    lovely Christmas pics too, I got my girls some pony shirts too 🙂